Thursday, December 31, 2009

Murder Mystery Dinner

Even though this time of year is super crazy for most people, it was the best time for us to host a party because we weren't in school. The Tuesday before Thanksgiving we had Josh's married siblings and their spouses over for a murder mystery dinner party. It was a first time for some of them. It was a high school themed party and it was super fun. Thanks guys for coming.

Josh's brother Steve was the football star, brother-in-law Logan was the nerdy kid (he did not think this role fit him at all, but he did good), and Sarah was a beach godess/ swimsuit model.
I was a ditsy cheerleader and my sister-in-law Heather was an illegal (but beautiful and flirty) immigrant
Josh's brother Adam was the class president and our sister-in-law Becca was the gothic artist.
Josh was a guy who likes to make movies

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Dang it- I always upload them backwards. Oh well- I have so many pictures and things of stuff that happened last week I figured I'd better split them into different posts. This one I just thought I would show off our pre-christmas church outfits. I thought we did so good matching. Also- we made divinity. It turned out so good! Thanks daddy for helping Josh learn how when we were in Oregon.

Monday, December 28, 2009

This was going to be a post about Christmas

but it's actually a post about my wonderful husband. I have had the most wonderful weekend with him. He had Christmas Eve off so from the eve of Christmas eve on, he was all mine. We spent lots of time playing games and reading together this last weekend and he was so thoughtful about my Christmas presents. I just wanted to take a moment to record how much a I love him and the moments we get to spend together. I will miss some of this time when our baby comes.

I love you Josh

Monday, December 14, 2009


I don't know if it is the cold weather or my pregnancy hunger but lately I have been on a cooking kick- which doesn't happen much for me. I'm trying new recipes too, which is even more rare. But this last weekend I made:
1. peanut butter pancakes. They were good and easy but Josh and I like regular better.
2. Chocolate trifle (idk if that is the right name for it) this pic is not what I made, it is the example. I was going to put a picture of mine but I haven't uploaded camera pictures yet. Mine didn't look quite as good (I spilled half the pudding in the process) but it still turned out so good. And again, it was easier than I expected.
3. I made my grandma's french bread. Josh says it didn't taste like hers but it was still really good. We have only once piece left from yesterday.
4. Currently I am making cookies with a new recipe.

I hope that didn't bore all of you- but I am proud of my things because I don't think I am a very good cook but I have successfully made three new things this weekend. Now I should stop cooking because I am eating way way too much, Josh and I haven't shared any of it.

On just another note- Josh's mom gave us Portland in a box, which is like monopoly but with Portland places. She found it cheap at a 2nd hand store and thought of me. We opened it Sunday and it had never been played. We played and it was my first time getting all the way through a monopoly type game. I lost big time. But it was a lot of fun anyway.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

dancing, baby, and school

So I teach clogging to Josh's little sister, Kaitee. I love it. I hope she is enjoying it too, it's getting to the point that it is pretty fun. She's doing so good, I can't believe how fast she picks up on it. We are getting ready for her first time showing anybody but me and Josh, she's going to show her family on Christmas eve. I'll have to have Josh take a video of it. I feel a little bad because her family keeps giving her a hard time about incesentlly tapping around the house, but that's part of the fun of clogging is doing it anywhere. I hope that doesn't discourage her. But really all I wanted to say was how much fun I am having teaching dance.

Also- I offically feel pregnant. My belly for sure shows and I can feel our baby kicking quite a bit. People seemed suprised at those two things but I think it must just be the way the baby is positioned and my shortness probably doesn't help. This is me yesterday, 24 weeks along. I am getting so excited for our baby. It is almost Christmas break (thank goodness) and then I need to do some serious house organizing since when I start school again in January I will be short on time. When I was in Oregon, someone (maybe Kay) mentioned that if I don't want to do anything permanant to the baby's room (which I don't) that you can put fabric on the walls with starch. Does anybody know how that works? I have some ideas for that, but I'm sure how exactly to do the starch thing. So help wanted with that...

School is almost done! yay, just a few more classes each for Josh and I. Then we need to get serious about Christmas. As you can see in the post below, we have our tree set up but that's about it. There is one present from me to Josh and a bunch from my parents under the tree and that is it. I'm so excited for Christmas.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

some pictures

We got a new camera and here are some pictures for it and some of our trip to Oregon. They are backwards in order, so I'm sorry. Hopefully soon I will have pictures from my wonderful baby shower that was a surprise for me in Oregon.

Seth in the Thanksgiving Parade
(This whole 5 gallon bucket of doughnuts from Voodoo doughnuts was only $7)
Daisypath Anniversary Years Ticker