February 18, 2011

nye 2010

Jason and I went on a quick get-a-way for one night (I think we were gone less than 24 hours) to Alta, WY.

We had a delicious dinner at Warbirds Cafe in Driggs, drank a few beers and listened to a great Irish rock band Swagger at The Trap. The next morning we got up to a very cold minus 5 degrees and took some turns at Grand Targhee.

It was a great way to bring in the New Year.





 

February 14, 2011

Christmas Dinner and Family Celebration

December 26, 2010.
We had the whole fam damily over the day after Christmas. It was SO MUCH FUN. That about sums it up. I am apparently a woman of few words. :-)

me, mom, laila
 Everyone!
 The game playing begins...
 If you've never played, here is what you do.
 Take a BIG box and put a small neutral gift inside. Wrap as normal.
 Then, take a whole roll of packing tape and cover every square inch of the wrapping paper with it. :-)
 Then, have your family/friends get in a circle on the ground. Put out two oven mitts and a pair of die. Each person in the circle starts taking turns rolling the dice. When someone finally gets doubles, they get a turn at attempting to unwrap the gift using the oven mitts (as everyone around them continues to roll the dice), until the next person in the circle rolls doubles, then they steal the mitts and get their turn to try and unwrap the gift, until the next person gets doubles, etc., etc.

It went round and round and round with my masterful wrap/tape job! Oh man, is this game entertaining to watch! It gets very intense and hilarious once someone finally breaks open an edge and starts the opening process for all the players, just as the next person steals the mitts from them. At that point it is a race to get the present open.

Brett FINALLY won the Subway gift card and some lotto scratch tickets! Tee hee :-)
 The great turkey carver
 Cheers
 The nephews (punks)
 Mmmmmmmmmmmmm
 Aunt Mil and Randy
 Uh-oh
 Scott in a texting frenzy!
 Jake loves Carter. Who doesn't???!!!
 Cousins

 Lai and Brett. Cute!

February 11, 2011

Christmas Morning

December 25, 2010.
I'm about the world's worst (or past due anyway) blogger right now. Oh well, I don't think I have all but one follower. But, I love documenting these memories and sharing my pictures.


 Jason says hi. Gary is too intrigued by my iPad.
 Cousin Flo and Carter
 M&M stocking stuffer. This boy has got a sweet tooth just like his Dad.
  I never get enough of these blue eyes.
 Jason spends so much time on the computer with school. So I decided to buy him a much more functional computer desk. He has so much more room to spread out all his books, notes, and study cards.
 I bought him a kitchen in hopes he will become a better cook than Jason and I. Not really, he just couldn't stop gravitating towards the one at my friends house so I decided to get him one. Already using the microwave I see. Taking after Mom and Dad I suppose.

Thankful for another happy and healthy year. We are fortunate to have so much. We have such wonderful and amazing family and friends surrounding us. I love my life.

View from our room

View from our room

Cool outdoor cafe/bar on beach in CR

Cool outdoor cafe/bar on beach in CR

Langosta Beach, CR

Langosta Beach, CR

Zip Lining...mucho fun!

Zip Lining...mucho fun!

The Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

The Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

Preserve of Monteverde & Santa Elena Reserve

Preserve of Monteverde  & Santa Elena Reserve

Iguanas and lizards everywhere

Iguanas and lizards everywhere

Howler monkeys

Howler monkeys

Off road 4X4 tour, only used machete for pics

Off road 4X4 tour, only used machete for pics

Playa Grande, Leatherback Turtle nesting

Playa Grande, Leatherback Turtle nesting