Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Canadian Christmas

We did things the Canadian way this year & spent the holidays snowboarding our little hearts out at Big White with Andy's family. I heart them!

Seriously Canucks got things all backwards. For some odd reason they think Christmas is like Halloween...picture men dressed as nuns skiing, swamp man & polar bear snowboarders, and most memorable of all a man wearing only a thong held up by suspenders as he plowed down the mountain. Oh and the day after Christmas is called Boxing Day. I thought for sure I'd see people throwing a wicked left hook, maybe some bloody faces, but no there was nothing of the sort. To top it off, we met more Australians than Canadians and found out from an Aussie himself that Canadians "treat them like slaves" working for them all winter. Hmmm...sounds kinda like Az and Cali except for, well never mind! I'll get on with the trip & let the pictures do the talking : )

at this point they were all making fun of me for wanting a picture with a tractor since Lance's family (BIL) owns several much larger in size...only an Az girl would think this was cool!

the girls are learning early about laptop addiction

the boys

I leave you with my favorite Christmas apparel this year...Andy thinks they're disgusting : )

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Our new little addition

Haha, you thought I was going to announce I was prego didn't you?! Andy & I took the next step in our marriage and purchased our first car together. It was a big step considering the most expensive thing we've ever purchased thus far is our plane tickets to Canada (which we are so stoked to be going there in t-minus 3 days) Ironically, Andy's car transmission went out the day after we talked about getting rid of my bug bug that he so loves to drive. Unfortunately for Andy we had to purchase something that would serve him well for the next 10 years or so. Needless to say he got something I swore I would never own...a Subaru Outback. I said I'd never own one because #1 hippie tree huggin' liberals tend to own them #2 I would look so much hotter in a Lexus IS 250 #3 the older ones remind me of a station wagon. Now that we have one I love it! What other car can you camp in, carry your bikes, snowboards, offroad in & even throw a kid in the back seat! I actually almost cried when we got home from test driving it because I realized I've changed since being married to Andy (for the better) & owning a Subaru is just one more step closer to making me into a Northwest girl & not the Arizona girl that I am: ( My sister's adorable family stopped by to say hi on their way to Disneyland so we got a pic in front of the new wheels...I LOVE my nieces & nephews!

Brig was attacking Andy in this pic...

ok, this one is a little nicer, from left to right: Andy, Hunter, Me, Bailee, Brigham, Jaxon, Jalen

Monday, December 7, 2009

I'm just gonna say it...

I LOVE US! Breck had the brilliant idea of a girls trip reunion in Park City filled with snowboarding, sledding, crafting, dancing and laughing, needless to say it was amazing! We literally stayed in "the penthouse" located at the resort it self, chatting it up until 4 am was a nightly occurrence and a few of us may have peed our pants just a little from laughing so know who you are : ) We were only missing two of "US", Jill (who just gave birth) and Cherisse : ( Oh how we missed you both! You girls will forever be my friends, I will never find friendships so unique filled with love & laughter, free of girl drama and caddyness. I truly had the best high school experience thanks to all of you, FRIENDS 4EVR

We made a pact...don't let me down!! Can't wait for "GIrls Showdown 2014"