Sunday, December 26, 2010

Making baby hats for the hospital

Starting December 1st, I started making baby hats that I could take to the hospital during the Christmas season.
When I was in young womens, one of the projects I chose wad making baby hats for premie babies bc a lot of times they are too tiny for regular clothes and have to wear baby doll clothes or clothes that don't fit.
A lady that was in our ward and worked w these premies at the nearby hospital told me about this. I made a bunch of tiny baby hats for them.
This year, Chris came w me to the store and helped me pick out yarn to make the hats. I already had the supplies (i used a knitting circle thing for the hats), and made cute hats, many of which were Christmasy colors. I started to work on them everyday, but I couldn't keep that up the whole month but I ended up still making some really cute hats.
Chris' bday is Christmas Eve and he helped me drop them off to a hospital, I went to the top floor and delivered them to the Nicu place for these tiny little babies. The ladies thought they were so cute and asked for my info so they could write me a letter. I told them it was ok bc I didn't make them to get a letter or anything out of it.
When leaving I noticed some dads or other family members leaving with worried looks on
their faces, I was just glad I could make something cute for those little babies born around christmas time to keep them warm.

Stocking stuffer idea

This year we did something fun with putting stockings together for each other. We got an idea from a friend, but we went to Target and for 20 minutes we spent $20 on fun little things.
It was more difficult than it seemed but it was fun going around finding things for each other. Sometimes we would pass each other our see them coming and take a quick detor. Ha it was a lot of fun.

Married 100 days

So this last week we've been married 100 days! To celebrate we tried to take 100 pics thoughout the day. It ended up being less than that but it was fun to do and to be w each other.
I can't believe it has been that long! It's so much fun spending all my time w my best friend.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

10 Days TO Christmas

We've been doing our kind deeds throughout the day, it's made my mind very conscious of how many kinds things we might do during the day but don't noticed. Being in a mindset to serve and be kind to others makes me realize how little things really can brighten someone's day.

IDEAS: Saying hi to everyone, talking or sitting by someone who is by themselves or who you might not usually talk to, opening a door, writing a thank you note, taking inititive with a situation, calling someone you haven't talked with in a while, making the bed for roommate or spouse, drop extra goodies at someone's place, do something for the needy.

There are so many things we can do and do not take a lot of time. Being conscious about our surroundings and serving others this week has definitely helped widen my perspective in showing even more love to others. You should try it out too, writing it down and talking about it with my spouse has been even better.

Christmas song of the day: I don't know why, but I've heard the "Little Drummer Boy" song a billion times already this season. Ha, when I was little I thought the song was in French because I could never understand the song.

Something that has touched me when I have listened to the words, is that the Drummer Boy was "a poor boy too" and didn't have a gift to bring so he played his drums. Whether we are rich or poor we need to realize we always have something to give whether it be time, money, goodies, or our talents. Sometimes we don't realize how our talents can touch or inspire the lives of others.

Like the little drummer boy we can use our talents to worship and show love toward the Savior as we understand and share them with others.

Monday, December 13, 2010

12 days TO Christmas

Yeah yeah I know the title is different but Chris and I are doing "12 days of Christmas" for the last 12 days until the big day. We are doing small acts of service throughout these 12 days to focus on others.
We have some ideas for the next few days, some we will just do small acts of kindness toward eachother or family or whoever.
Christmas story of the day: "A Bright Shining Star" by President Monson during the Christmas devo.

"There is no better time than now, this very Christmas season, for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the principles taught by Jesus the Christ. Let it be a time that lights the eyes of children and puts laughter on their lips. Let it be a time for lifting the lives of those who live in loneliness. Let it be a time for calling our families together, for feelings a closeness to those who are near to us and a closeness also to those who are absent.

Let it be a time of prayers for peace, for the preservation of free principles, and for the protection of those who are far from us. Let it be a time of peace because we have found peace in His teachings.

Most of all, let it be a time to remember the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and the worship of the Wise Men."

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Centerpiece

It makes me mad these pictures do the table no justice. Everything glows when we have the Christmas tree on and the chandelier. Here is the China that we got from our wedding. It is beautiful! It's white with these silver designs that you can see really well in this lighting.
The 'holly' stuff in the middle of the plate I will wrap around napkins, I found them at Hobby Lobby 50cents.

Our table with the China and centerpiece I made! I also took out our silver silverware. Potterybarn napkins on sale.
I found this wreath thing at Hobby Lobby 50% off, it really is a large candleholder. I placed it around the glass vase and filled it with silver pinecones and berries. Dang so hard to see.

Our chandelier! I absolutely love it

Ta da!!! Ready for a yummy Christmas time dinner

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The obvious, and not so obvious about us

Here are some fun things about us, I'll keep adding more:

  • loves the Jazz
  • loves pixie sticks
  • never gets sick
  • incredible gingerbread maker
  • paintballs
  • wants to go to Europe
  • wants to invent an idea
  • loves big watches
  • his car got towed the first night we met
  • works out
  • always chews 1/2 piece of gum
  • Went to Chili on his mission
  • Doesn't like tomatoes
  • Surprised me with our honeymoon to Cancun


  • uses sticky notes for daily reminders
  • wants a Chinchilla
  • loves skittles
  • fear of spiders
  • wants to go to Australia
  • loves BYU and Cosmo
  • on my birthdays I used to wish for 100 Dalmations when blowing out my candles
  • crafty
  • has a list of 100 things to do in life
  • Will not eat mustard
  • Wanted to go to BYU since 8
  • Been in musicals and plays growing up
  • Won medal for 4x200 relay in Track

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Temple Square Lights

This year we went up to Salt Lake to see the lights. We went early to go to Pottery Barn where the SLC location had 10% off the whole store, and since we registered there, we get an additional 10% off of everything, so I definitely wanted to take up the opportunity.
Before we went up, Chris said we should make it into a whole date night and go somewhere for dinner. We were going to Outback with a giftcard, but there wasn’t any by us so we went to Chili’s.

We started going to Temple Square and of course it started raining. We grabbed some hot chocolate to warm us up, but then we drove around FOREVER to find a parking spot. We went around, saw one of those horse-drawn carriages back up into a car, and around and finally found a spot.

I don’t think we were supposed to park there, so we ran into the grounds and did the quickest few laps around the temple because we didn’t want to get a ticket, and that wet. Hahah. Fun date night adventure. Here are some of our pictures from this year:



Friday, December 3, 2010

Making Ornaments Part 1

So I found out I say the word 'ornament' wrong. Chris finally told me, and I never knew it. Anyway this year I'm working on some ornaments. I found these at Pottery Barn for $8 and decided to make my own with the Cricut.



I got found a small thing of black vinyl I already had. I used my Cricut to cut out these letter P and put them on the glass bulbs I got 50% off at Hobby Lobby for $3.

Got some red vinyl and cut out different sayings for Christmas that are hanging on our tree