Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Another Christmas come and gone......

It always surprises me how fast the years go by. Kids are growing up and getting their own lives started and it getting harder and harder to get everyone together in one spot. We appreciate the time we do get and as you can see from the pictures, we have LOTS of fun hah. We were able to get Brock, Taylor and Cass in our house all at the same time. Josh had to work in Payson, Jordan and Sarah had to work in Sheridan. We were able to see Josh the day after Christmas and we will see Sarah and Jordan before the year ends. We love them all very much!!
Peggie and Nolan came up Christmas Eve night and we ate LOTS and played games. If you ever get the chance to play Guesstures do it... so much fun and we laughed and laughed at each other trying to act these things out.

Here are just some random pictures of the last couple of weeks over Christmas. Our blogging lately has been scarce.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

You can take the girl out of the city, but...

It has been years since I have lived a small town life. As most of you know I was raised in a VERY small town in Southern Idaho, Population 6,000 or something like that. I knew everyone I graduated high school with, knew where they lived, what their parents did, and at one time or another probably dated someone in their family. I hauled hay, chased cows, and caught mice in mouse traps... SMALL town.
Now Sam and I live in big city... We don't really know our neighbors, I don't know where they work, what their kids names are, I don't know where they grew up or what they do on the weekends. I do not have mice, I do not SEE cows, and if one of my kids had to haul hay they would look at me like I was crazy, they may not even know what hay looks like. I DO have everything I want at the tip of my fingertips. Professional sports teams, huge shopping complex, airport, gourmet restaurants, art galleries, world class medical teams, unbelievable schools and Universities, and endless opportunities for the kids. We make big money, we spend big money, and I pay more for a pair of Levis and way more for a pair of shoes than I EVER thought I would. I am more and more city girl and less and less country girl.

So Sam and I have the conversation a lot if we would want to go back to small town living and we both agree that there is something about a small town that calls to us. I know I would not be content in TOO small of town and I have to be somewhere that I could buy a really expensive pair of shoes and have somewhere to wear them. I am more of a city girl now than I ever want to admit and Sam laughs occasionally about how I would stick out like a sore thumb in some of the places he has lived. However, he forgets that I have lived in a small town and there are a lot of things I miss.
You probably will never see Sam and I moving back to Preston, Idaho, Sheridan, Wyoming, Le Mars, Iowa or Winslow, AZ... but we may be planting our roots somewhere smaller than this concrete jungle of Salt Lake City, Utah.

So how big of city is to big??? or how small of a town is to small??? We are thinking somewhere with 100 to 200 thousand people.. That sounds just right to us! and you?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Where have we been???

As our busy lives seem to get even busier through the Holidays we keep saying we need to blog more. We were reading through a lot of our old posts the other night and such great memories are kept here.
We had a great Thanksgiving, we have been to a couple of Hockey games, shopping for the Holidays...... but the reality is we work so much right now that we try to squeeze things in and by the time we hit the bed at night we are exhausted. We are still having lots of fun however!!!
Here are a few pics of some memories over the last month or so.

ITS HOCKEY TIME!!!!!! Even Grizzbee knows who the hottest woman in the crowd is.

We reserved the Maverik Suite for our lil party one night.

WE are now playing " GUESS WHO THE HEADS ARE" lol

Debbie, Judy, Allison, Sally and Michelle - YOUR RIGHT!!!!

Allison and her friend Brandon

Brock and his friend Rylee

Thanksgiving was awesome!! We didnt get tons of pics but we had about 15 people with lots of food and great company. They even had an activity... building Ginger Bread Houses. My wife built the best one.. but they were all great.

Little Morgan was playing with our snowmen. She was pressing the play button on all of these at the same time haha.. cute!!

Cassidi, Josh and Taylor. 3 of our brady bunch was there.

Kyley, Morgan and Taylor