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Thursday, January 24, 2008


I hope you don't mind, but I have to mention a few more fun things that took place in December.  

#1.....The Nutcracker Ballet.  It has been a part of my life for 23 years now!  I can't stop now.  I didn't dance in one this year, but I did have the opportunity to choreograph some pieces for Ballet Etudes Nutcracker (the studio that I teach at)!  My girls did a fantastic job!  

#2....Bowling! I absolutely LOVE bowling! Chris and I went with his family while they were in town.

#3......Christmas Lights. Chris and I did date night at the Mesa Temple to see the Christmas Lights. We pulled out our winter gear (yes, we are wearing scarfs and beanies!). I know, I know.....we are wimps! After we walked around, we hit Starbucks for some hot chocolate. Fun times!

Monday, January 14, 2008


I love the word NEW and all that is associated with it. I especially love a NEW YEAR. I feel like it's a fresh start, a clean slate, a new adventure!  That's where resolutions come in.  I have thought long and hard about New Year Resolutions.  I have so many things that I want to accomplish, try, try-again, finish, start, re-start..... you know what I mean.  Most of my new goals are too personal to share, but there is one that involves everyone reading this entry.  I received a little nudge from some friends on this one (thank you Brooke and the Rowans)......I am going to try and update my blog more.  So here goes........


           We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas morning at the Olson's.  This year we added a new event (which I hope sticks because it was rather fun)....we picked names for candy grams and exchanged them before we went to bed.  It was a crack up!  

Chris' family has a Christmas Eve party for friends and family.  It was fun to catch up with people that you unfortunately don't get to see all the time.  

Now the word that comes to mind with this next picture is ....SPOILED!!!  We are very, very spoiled!

After opening up presents...........We then headed to the Bawden's to enjoy a little more Christmas with my family.  We wanted to make Christmas last as long as we possibly could!

What a fun time!  I just want my family and friends to know how much I love them.  I feel so blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful people!  I hope that everyone enjoyed the holiday season!  Love you all!