Friday, December 24, 2010

David ARCHULETTA!! Need I say more?

Last weekend I had the opportunity to see DAVID ARCHULETTA.... and the Mormon Tabernacle choir, on temple square.
Little did we know how many people would be there just to see this infamous performance that we had almost no time to eat dinner. Amanda and I were amazingly fast.
(thanks to the Normans for an awesome evening)After we RAN, literally in our Sunday dress clothes, to get in the longest of all long lines, we ended up waiting.... the lines were ridiculous.
Apparently somewhere along the lines of 1.5 million people put in for tickets to this concert, and we drew out, LUCKY!
We weren't allowed to take pictures inside :( but we were "so freaking out cause like we got to see DAVID!" hahaha I wish we'd been that excited. I didn't even know who was performing with them until we got there. Low and behold did I know Michael York would be there too. we were so blessed that night. What an experience.
I've never really paid attention to David Archuletta (I don't even know if I'm spelling that right) but he's actually a very good singer.
This is how excited Mikki was after just seeing David... not quite the same faces we had on, but she holds in the excitement very well. You should have seen her swinging her arms and singing David songs all the way home... :)
Two nights later my niece PorSha had her Christmas performance. It's a singing and dance group and they were very cute. It helps that she's such a ham.
Her group had such cute costumes... she wanted to wear it to bed and to church the next day.
I was so impressed by her solo. She was supposed to have a partner who we guess didn't show up, but that didn't even phase her.
As I sit here blogging this Christmas Eve, I've figured something out. Nothing matters but family. Not just biological family, but everyone in your life that you consider family. We literally are all brothers and sisters and I get so excited just thinking about how awesome my family is!
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Is it really December already?

Elaina and I decided to head over to one of our favorite places for a warm bite to eat at the beginning of November... Little did we know how cold it would actually get.

Peanuts and french fries. They are truly the best. We actually didn't eat many of the peanuts, but had to have some out of tradition.
One of my favorite memories this year will be the Hogwarts Harry Potter Party my mom and I went to the night of the premier. We didn't see the movie until the next week after Thanksgiving, but it was a perfect way to get ready.
Platform 9 3/4
We got galleons to spend
Couldn't decide where to start....
Finally chose professor Trelawney to have our fortunes told - I'm a little fickle and mom's "inbetween worlds"....
When we visited care of magical creatures, they convinced my mom to touch the GIANT BOA!!
We both tried butterbeer. A lot different than I had expected but fun to try at least once.
We were both sorted into our houses. I was Ravencaw and mom was Hufflepuff.
We also got to play Quidditch, got our very own wands, treats from Honeydukes, jokes from Zonko's and a little magic of our own.
Mom made me a scarf for Harry Potter #4 and it was the perfect place to wear it. I LOVE Harry Potter. From a true skeptic to a believer. We had so much fun that night.
Then it got a lot colder and we had a ridiculous snow storm. It was so crazy that halfway through the day we went outside to scrape our cars of.... I couldn't even reach the top of my car to get it all. I can't wait for a garage some day :)
That wasn't enough to stop my brothers on Thanksgiving morning at 15 degrees.
They are dye-hard "Turkey bowler's" That's where all the boys from our old neighborhood get together Thanksgiving morning and play football at the park by my parents house. However this year with the snow, only my two crazy brothers were there.
Jacob was determined to do a diving catch.
and Ben's just the type to go all out regardless. Yep, he caught it.
My dad had a nice warm fire when we got home and we warmed up quick.
We took a trip up to the Martin's for a quick visit and soon it was turkey time.
We had a great Thanksgiving. My sister had heart surgery, that she's been waiting for for a long time. Ben and his family were staying with us for a few days and it all went by so fast.

This weekend we went to temple square with some friends of ours. When we got to their house, their tree was all decorated in Blue LED lights. Alex was in heaven.
Our plan to get hot chocolate when we got downtown was foiled when the place was closed :( Luckily for us it wasn't really that cold, however it was raining. Weird, we weren't expecting that at all.
We did have a good time though and hopefully we'll get back down when it's not raining.

We love Christmas
Even if it is snowing.....or raining :)