Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas time is here!

We went to Temple Square last night to see the lights turn on.

We got there early to be able to get a good parking spot. So we walked around the visitor's center while we were waiting. We also looked at the Nativity.

Then, we came home and decorated our apartment FOR CHRISTMAS! It was so much fun and made a great Friday even better.

We are pretty impressed with our tree decorating skills:

I LOVE Christmas time!

Only 6 more days until my mom comes.
Only 9 more days of classes.
Only 21 more days until we go to Washington.
AND only 28 more days until Christmas!!! :)

Friday, November 27, 2009


We had a wonderful thanksgiving at our Aunt Patsy and Uncle Brett's home in Centerville. There was tons of delicious food! We are so grateful they let us spend the holiday with their family!

We offered to bring pies and we were very proud of ourselves!! Just look:

Marcus was FANTASTIC at rolling out pie crust. He says he must get it from his mom :). We are so proud of how perfect the crust looks.

We made two pumpkin pies...

and one chocolate coconut cream pie. (Which was delicious!)

Since it's Thanksgiving tradition to eat the meal at random times of the day, we were hungry later on and decided to make sandwiches with all the left over turkey! Brian was a master at making the sandwiches.


We hope yours was as fantastic as ours!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Our Best Bites

Marcus' aunt Patsy introduced me to this site called Our Best Bites. I have recently spent a lot of time on this site and want to try just about every recipe they have posted! Marcus and I are fans of Caramel Apple Cider and so their recipe sounds DELICIOUS! As well as their Pies in a Jar. I officially just want to spend an entire day making some of these recipes. Thank you Patsy for introducing me to this site. :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Great Weekend!

We've had a good weekend. On Friday, we doubled with a friend from one of my classes and her boyfriend. We went ice skating and then got Caramel Apple Cider from Starbucks and walked around Barnes and Noble. It was lots of fun! We also found out that my mom is coming to visit for a little over a week at the beginning of December! I'm SUPER excited!!!

On Saturday, we volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. We really enjoyed it! We helped sheetrock a ceiling. I had never done that before and it took a lot of arm strength but we were proud of ourselves. We did a pretty good job, too. My arms are a little sore today, though.

Then today, Sunday, was a very relaxed day. Marcus made fajitas for dinner. They were delicious! Also, I'm really ready for it to be Christmas. But I have promised Marcus that I will not decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving. So instead, I've been playing lots of Christmas music and baking. Today, I made Magic Bars. They are delicious and remind me of the Holidays.

They look better in person. And they taste great!!

Because I've been in the Christmas mood lately and playing Christmas music a lot, Marcus asked me if I would be sick of Christmas music by the time Christmas actually came around. Yeah, I don't think that could happen. This is definitely my FAVORITE time of year! I just have to hold out less than two more weeks before I can decorate...