Saturday, December 18, 2010

Desert Winter

Christmas is on the way yet again, and I seemed to be blown away on how fast it rolls around. Another year passing by, and a new year to enjoy will be here soon. It has been a nice winter here so far. Warm days and cold nights. Nothing crazy and snowy like other places in the U.S but I'm definitely not complaining. Driving to work with my windows down most days is pretty nice and a winter wonderland isn't too far away either. Kolby and I are planning on heading up north soon to play in the snow and hit the slopes! We have never been boarding together so it will be a great time I'm sure. Until then, we are enjoying the chilly nights on the balcony. What else do you need besides a warm drink in hand, good company and good conversation. Slowly Ive been decoration the place to bring in the holiday cheer. With a beautiful tree, candles, and the scent of something yummy cooking in the oven, it actually feels like winter/Christmas time here in the desert.

My very dear friend Tia and I made Gingerbread houses on Thursday, and it was actually really fun. We had hot coco with baileys and decorated away. Hers turned out awesome! Her dog Ender licked her roof while we were not watching and sort of ruined one side, but other than that it was a beautiful house. I don't have a picture of hers, but I do have one of mine.

Also, I wanted to show off my cute birch candles!

And Last but not least, my good friend Thomas celebrated his 26th birthday on Thursday. So Happy Birthday and glad to have spent it with you!

Photo from Halloween by the way

Friday, November 26, 2010


                    Yesterday was Thanksgiving and I got the pleasure of inviting my parents over to my apartment to have a small but tasty day. The last few days were busy for me getting everything together. Not just food items and decor, but literally putting my new dining table together for the big day. The table is beautiful and I'm glad that I got it even though I had to wait til the day before I really needed it to get it. Kolby and I went to go get our table on Sunday, which would give us time to get it all set up, but about 5mins before we got there, they had sold the last one and were not going to get an other til Wednesday. Like they say, better late than never. So my great friend Tia went with me on Wednesday to get it, and I spent most of my day, getting a few last minute items and putting the table together. And believe it or not, I got everything done!

                     This was also my first Thanksgiving cooking everything. I have helped my mom cook it the past but I've never done it all by myself. (Even though I did make a few calls getting some help from her over the last few days. Thanks Mom!). I got all the ingredients to make turkey day essentials like sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, Kolby's special bacon green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, and the main event was the 19.6lb organic, free range turkey that I got. It was a beast! Everything turned out great! My house didn't catch on fire, the turkey was moist, the taters were fluffy, and the company was splendid. It was a lot of work, but it was nice to know that I can do it and I'm looking forward to doing it again. Oh and let me tell ya, the best part of doing it yourself, you get to keep all the leftovers! Kolby loves his turkey sandwich and I had stuffing for breakfast. Yum!

        Being that my dad is the photographer, he has all the photos at his house. So until I get those, all I have is a photo of my table set up (even though the lighting is bad because its on my camera phone) I'll put it up anyway.

The Kids

Here you go Sammie, I knew that the reason you wanted me to make a blog is so that you could see the kids! And for those of you that dont know, Arienette and Elliott are my sweet little mother and daughter duo. yea I know, im the crazy cat lady in the making but until I have kids of my own, they are the next best thing.

Baby Elle May trying to cool down during the now past (thank God) summer months

And of course, Mother Arie hanging out in the cabnets by my desk. Always keeping me company. I know its not the best picture of her, but im sure there will be more.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

So here I am

Well look at me. I'm making a personal blog for once! The fact that my family is scattered across the west cost like dandelion seeds has finally brought me to my computer to help keep in touch. Anyways here it is and I hope you enjoy my simple, little life.