Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

So I turned 27... that's weird, I never thought i would live to see 27. I don't really know why, I guess I always just thought that the second coming would have happened by now, anyway weird.
It was indeed a happy birthday. I got what I wanted, a Wii! I really didn't think I would get one either, but Miss and my parents came through. I know it seems dorky, but I am a Nintendo geek. It was kind of embarrassing how much I wanted one (I'm sure glad Miss still loves me). I have some friends at work who were trying to steer me towards an Xbox, but I am super happy with the Wii.

So we have a tradition that I love and that is to spend the weekend around my birthday up at the cabin. This year we continued the tradition and had a really fun time. I feel bad that we hardly took any pictures of the event.

I love winter cabin! I love the smell of snowmobiles and a fire burning in the fireplace. Miss and I have this discussion of which cabin is better, Winter or Summer. I guess in the end I just love having a place to go and relax.

We invited a whole bunch of people up, but I guess only the people that really care about me came... Just kidding! We missed those who couldn't make it. There is always next time.

This is Lindsey and Miss. in front of the fireplace.

This is Lindsey and James. James gave me another awesome gift, almost all of the original Nintendo library of games. I think I played Super Mario Brothers too much. (editors notes: Sorry for the Nintendo geekness of this blog. I just realized how much of a nerd I really am.)

The fire Miss built. The last time we went to the cabin It became the joke that I could build a better fire than Nate. Well this trip getting the fire going didn't go so well for me. This is Miss's fire that she built. So I guess she can build a better fire than me. I will have to redeem myself next time.
I sure hope this year works out well. We have big plans... not telling what those are yet.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Our "Other" Anniversary and New Years Eve

So today is our "other" anniversary (it would have been our anniversary if we hadn't gotten married) I can't believe that it has been three years! I am so grateful to have such a wonderful companion. I love him so much, and look forward to many more wonderful years and memories. This year we had such a great New Year's Eve, and spent the evening playing games with friends and then headed up to the cabin on New Year's. I am so glad that I didn't have the flu like last year! :-)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Christmas Eve and Christmas

We started off our Christmas Eve at Preston's parents for the annual White family Santa breakfast. As a sort of tradition, my father in-law wears a yellow sweater that he bought in England ages ago, and has now become a joke in the family because he wears it every year and it's not even a Christmas color. Well after many emails and forwards that later ended with my father in-law defending yellow as a color of Chrismas, the rest of us decided to wear yellow ribbons on Christmas Eve in his honor.This is us wearing yellow ribbons in my father in-law's honor

This a picture of the famous yellow sweater

Later on Christmas Eve we went to my parents to open gifts. We got matching 13" macbooks and a desktop monitor. They are beautiful! On Chrismas morning we went over to Preston's parents where we got a Tomtom gps and a lovely desk chair. For the afternoon we headed to Preston's grandpa's for the annual gift exchange, and then to my grandmas. We had such a great Christmas this year, and are so blessed to have such wonderful families. We love all of you!

Us opening our stocking!

This is our desk chair

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Progressive Dinner

Every year, the Sunday before Christmas, Preston's family gets together for a progressive dinner. This is us and his best friend/cousin Jamon and his wife Jen.
Today we just got back from a fun relaxing weekend up at the cabin. Luckily for us, we were still able to watch the U game. Go utes! What a game!