Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Snow Excursion and Birthday

Us in the snow!

Me at the base of the Y:)

Well, we've had a pretty fun month so far for December. I can't believe how cold it is, or how much snow we've gotten. It was like in a snap, and it the weather decided that it was winter. For my birthday we had Tyler and Alesha, Jason and Nicole, and Karissa and Cory over for some cake and ice cream. Then we turned on the automatic ping-pong server, and it was lots of fun. We would take turns at doubles, and turn up the speed all the way! Watch out, ping-pong balls can give you welts! I got a Chi (only the coolest hair tool in the world), and some Gel-Nimbus Asics (great running shoes for my little feets) from Nathan. He is a wonderful husband. Then, this last snowstorm, we decided to see what the Subaru could do. I have grown up driving in snow, so we went to a parking lot, and I got behind the wheel and took us for some spins(Thanks to Brady Hansen and Matt Freeman for teaching me back in high school!). Well, the Subaru was awesome, so then being young, married, and childfree at the moment, we did what anyone other reasonable BYU student would do, and went up the hills to the base of the Y and hiked around, during the snowstorm, at midnight. Why not?!?! It was lots of fun, and Lady loved it. We saw six deer too really close from the car. What fun to be young:)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Well, Thanksgiving was great. For Thanksgiving we drove to Colorado to see Kendra's family in Denver. We got to stay with our Grandma Kitty one last time before she sells her horse property and moves in town again. It was good staying with her, and Kendra will especially miss that place, so many memories. The drive there was long, as it had snowed a little in Wyoming, and the semi-trucks were having a hard time moving more that 2 miles an hour. Luckily we got to stop in Cheyenne to stay for the night Mark, Marie, Mary, and Moriah Freeman. The Freeman's have been friend's of Kendra's since she was 10. Thank you again!!! Once in Parker, CO we cooked for Thanksgiving, and enjoyed playing Pit with Kendra's parents and sister Kirstin. Thanksgiving day was great, and was one of the best times swapping stories around the dinner table with Mom and Dad Grazulis, Kirstin, Grams, Uncle Kyle, and our twin cousins Meghan and Jessica (who by the way have grown up so much and are gorgeous!) Friday we got to do fun things with Kirstin, Mom, and Dad, including stopping by the Lowry Air Museum in Denver, seeing their horse Cinnamon, and going into shops and the Holiday Candlelight Walk in downtown historic Littleton, and then finally watching Evan Almighty back at Grams' house that evening. Talk about a packed day! Saturday we took it a bit easier, but not by much, and we watched the BYU vs UofU game (GO COUGS!!), making peanut butter balls, going through things as Grams is selling her place, and getting to visit with Heather Radosevich, Kendra's best friend from high school. Sunday we went to church then packed up and headed back home. The trip back was much easier than the trip there. Thanks again to Grams for the saddles, they will definitely be put to good use!

Nathan has traveled twice this month to Cincinnati, and is currently there. Poor thing, he runs on just a few hours of sleep, and then can hardly sleep while he is there. He just had his compensation review, so he has been putting in the extra time this past month to really show what he is worth. I already know though, I married him:) I do miss him while he is gone though, so we both end up not sleeping well.

Well, that is the end of our November. Pictures will follow shortly!

Monday, December 3, 2007


Well, I will write more later about what we did for Thanksgiving, but today is a day to mourn. Our Grow-a-frog tadpole, Wiggles, died this evening. There was a burial at sea that included a two man salute. His never ending energy surely will be missed. So this blog today is dedicated to our little tadpole who didn't ever want to grow up, who never got any bigger, but who made our hearts so. We will miss you Wiggles.