Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007 Part 1

Thanksgiving 2007 Part 2

The rest of the Oregon trip

Pictures of my old "backyard." So beautiful. It was nice to be back there.

It was so fun to see Chrysta! We got to talk a lot, go around Corvallis, watch plenty of old Friends episodes, and eat good food (most important). We also Dyed Chrysta's hair this really pretty red color. It turned out very nice. I'm so sad we live so far apart!! Hopefully we will be able to see each other again soon. The wedding was beautiful. It was the first wedding I have been to outside of the temple which was fun. Amanda (my brothers wife) looked so beautiful. I loved her wedding dress. My nieces were adorable too. As usual. I can't believe how grown up they were! They have gotten so old since the last time I saw them. It makes me sad that I don't live closer. I also got to see my grandpa who isn't doing so well, so it was nice I got to spend some time with him. I had such a great time in Oregon and am so happy I got to go.

Monday, November 19, 2007

I've been tagged!

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

#1. I was tagged by Erica, who's blog is quite a bit more interesting then mine, therefore, this entry might not be able to keep your attention as well as hers did.

#2. Ok, here are my random facts. I'm not sure I can come up with enough, and since Elliot's name is attached to this blog as well, I just might have to add a few things about him to keep this going the entire duration of the 7 items.

#1. I can't stand the sound of the microwave beeping. I always stop it when it gets to 1 second and take my food out.

#2. When I was 12, I was a huge fan of Oprah. I wrote her a letter telling her how much I liked her, and in return I received an autographed photo of her which I put in a frame and hung proudly over my dresser.

#3. Ok, Elliot's turn. He knows every stat of every football game every played, but can't remember how our first kiss went down. (If you want the real version, come to me. Don't believe a word he says).

#4. Elliot owns every album that Queen made. You should hear him sing (and sometimes dance) along. It is something else.

#5. I prefer rain to sunshine. There is something about a really overcast day that puts me in a good mood. Ahh, a true Oregonian.

#6. I cannot stand to be shushed.

#7. I love my birthday. I make people (and by people I really mean Elliot), start celebrating the week before and I try to drag it out a few days after. This year, I'm going to try to make the entire month of February one big party.

#4. I tag: Chrysta. I'm too tired to go to anyone else's blog to leave a comment.

My parents house.....kind of

Ok, so dumb blogger isn't working again. I just downloaded a bunch of pictures from my trip to Oregon and these 4 are the only ones it is allowing me to keep. I guess I will just have to do multiple blogs to tell the tale of my journey to Oregon. I went out there to see Chrysta, and to go to my brothers wedding. It was so fun!! I hadn't seen Chrysta since my wedding day over 2 years ago!! Crazy. We both don't feel like it had been that long, probably due to our hour long phone conversations every day. We can get sick of each other 3000 miles apart!!! Anyways, while I was there, we went back to my parents old house. They moved to Indiana while I was on my mission so I never got to see it one last time before they moved. I totally still pictured it the way it looked when they still lived there. Well, for those of you that have been to the house, you will be so surprised by how they have redone the living room and kitchen!! It looks so great!! The couple that bought it (the wife rather) has a knack for decorating. They have cute stuff everywhere, and they painted the walls these really great colors. I loved it! It was a little strange being in a house that was still so familiar to me but knowing it wasn't my house anymore. I showed the new owner where I had carved me and all my siblings names into the wood on the staircase. Funny that it was still there. The lady said that they still use the wood fireplace to heat the house!! It brought back bittersweet (mostly bitter) memories of me and my brothers hauling in wood every Saturday morning. 100 pieces each. Ugh. But I have to say, heat from a wood stove feels way better then central heat. There is just something about it that feels cozy. They are still renovating a lot more of the house so I am excited to go back in a few years and see what else they do to it. Ok, I will try again tomorrow night to add more pictures of the rest of my trip.

Saturday, November 3, 2007


Elliot's fraternity (Beta Alpha Si, it is a fraternity for accounting students) held a kickball game today. It was really fun. They had it at Piedmont park in Atlanta and I had never been there before so it was really cool to see it. It is beautiful up there! And today's weather was totally perfect. It was about 75 degrees and felt more like a spring day then November 3rd!! I sat and watched and enjoyed the sunshine. Elliot's team ended up winning 11-0. You'll probably see recaps on ESPN tonight. After the game, on our walk back to the MARTA we stopped by to look at some apartments. They were a little out of our price range. And by out of our price range, I really mean they were in a price range 3 worlds away from our price range. Too bad, it would be so great to live up so close to school and work, and the area around Piedmont is so cute. Looks like a really great place to live.
So tonight we are going to a Miranda Lambert concert!! I am really really excited. I love her! I will put up pictures tomorrow of the concert.