Sunday, November 30, 2008


My cousin got her mission call:) she is going to Oslo, Norway and reports Feb 4 2009.


we're having a Christmas party and we want everyone to come:) here's the link:

Usually Thanksgiving is for family

but this year it was a little different. Ty and I went to Colorado for the break and it turned out to be more of project week than a break:) So, about the whole family thing for Thanksgiving...we had all of my siblings there and also cousins of my cousins and then a widow in our ward who didn't have anywhere to go and also an older man in their ward whose wife was working all day. Needless to say it was fun in its own way. It was a project week too because we worked on wedding stuff for my sister and painted one of our bathrooms and I also worked on some tutu's for our Nutcracker performance which is on December 9th and 10th. My biggest achievement was the pies...I was in charge this year and I made 10! here's some pics:

that's 4 pumpkin, 1 cherry, 2 blueberry, 2 peach, and a mincemeat(pioneer tradition or something)

my sister and her friend working on wedding announcements

Ty and my dad painting the bathroom

our Waltz of the Flowers tutus for Nutcracker.
If anyone wants to come you can get tickets at Thanksgiving point. They are 18.00 for adults anyday before the show and 20.00 day of. For kids it's 13.00. I am really excited for it to be here, but also ready for the rehearsals to end:)
Also, if anyone knows of places to live in Seattle let me know. We are not sure what we're going to do...I LOVE THE HOLIDAY SEASON:)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Summer Plans

I know now is not the time to be looking forward to summer because we haven't even really started winter yet! however, I have some spectacular news...Tyler accepted an offer from Ernst and Young for the summer in SEATTLE! So we'll be heading up there during the summer before returning to BYU for him to finish his masters. Crazy how life just keeps on trucking!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Blogging like crazy

I have been blogging so much lately. It's a good thing because I have been keeping busy while Tyler's been gone interviewing with accounting firms up in Seattle, WA. He leaves me at home by myself. What else is there to do without a husband around? Just kidding. Please, anyone, give me more posts to read and more things to blog about!! Cissy did tag me so I will go ahead and blog about that, yay

6 TV shows I watch:
hmm, since our TV is broken and we can only watch DVDs, my TV watching is pretty limited. However, we do usually get to watch
-The Office.
-I will sit down and watch days worth of What Not to Wear. I can't get enough of you Stacy and Clinton!!
-I also will watch How it's made at any time of the day (or night, as it is usually on at like midnight).
-Other than that, I can't really even remember the last time I watched TV...

6 Things that happened yesterday:
-hmm, I danced, I danced, I danced, I danced, I danced, I that 6? It was actually 6.5 hours yesterday...
-ok and I went to dinner with Ty and then the ballet
-we went to best buy to get a new power cord for his laptop
-did some homework...
not very productive saturday i guess!

6 Things I'm looking forward to:
-Tyler getting home
-going grocery shopping (we have seriously no food)
-having a baby
-my first Christmas married!!
-our own house

6 Things on my Wish List:
-shopping spree (especially for shoes...I love shoes)
-living abroad (hopefully south america)
-to be a professional ballerina
-read a book not related to school
-learn how to fly (airplanes duh)
-more time with Tyler!!

Ok, so now I tag Lindsey Nardone, Julie Rasmussen and Valerie Housley!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Anyone who knows me knows how OBSESSED I am with Ballet. So, it's not too surprising that I wanted to go watch BYU's Ballet Showcase perform this weekend. The surprising part is that Tyler consented to go with me:) I figured out this weekend that I dance more than I am in school! (Dance= 18.5 hours; School=10) I found this AMAZING video snippet of what ballet is...more than just girls(or boys:)) in tights!

I also couldn't help but put this one in too... I think I watched it like 5 times! Check out those men!

So even if you don't like ballet or don't understand it, you can at least appreciate the beauty and grace of being able to move your body like these professionals. These are the kind of dancers that inspire me to keep going, even when my feet are bleeding while I dance and when I can't walk the next day because my legs and feet and hips hurt so much.
Next time you see a ballet, or meet a ballerina, you may understand just a little more of what they go through to build their strength and talent. Just like any other professional, they work to become who they are. Countless hours and days and years to be able to lift and sustain their leg above their hips. Hundreds of falls and slips to be able to turn 3 times in a row en pointe. Lots of pain and self-discipline to develop the technique, speed and power to defy physics!
Oh ya, did I mention, I love ballet??

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A little poem for the Newlyweds

Here is the poem we wrote for Elyse and Andrew for their wedding:
Dearest Drewelle:
We drove to California with haste
(remember when dad used to eat paste?)
After these yummy foods we did taste
We're happy to say it wasn't a waste.
As easy it is for Andy's dad to make widgets,
So it shall be for you to make midgets.
Look at all these presents people have brought
Watch for Elyse, she's energetic and runs around a lot.
Gallop off in your car and pack your bag,
Make sure tonight you play lots of tag.
In Elyse's early times she was abused by steers
But she has beautifully mended through the years.
Snogging and Blogging, what more can we say,

Congratulations you two:)

Donkey Love

Anyone who knows my little bro Brennan (to lame to use all of bro-in-law all the time) knows how he loves donkeys. Well I found the perfect blog for him. Check it out here.

Election Time

I already posted a huge post today, but my grandma just had me read this quote and I thought it especially pertinent:
"Men may fail in this country, earthquakes may come, seas may heave beyond their bounds, there may be great drought, disaster, and hardship, but this nation, founded on principles laid down by men whom God raised up, will never fail. This is the cradle of humanity, where life on this earth began in the Garden of Eden. This is the place of the new Jerusalem. This is the place that the Lord said is favored above all other nations in all the world. This is the place where the Savior will come to His temple. This is the favored land in all the world. Yes, I repeat, men may fail, but this nation won't fail. I have faith in America; you and I must have faith in America, if we understand the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are living in a day when we must pay heed to these challenges.
"I plead with you not to preach pessimism. Preach that this is the greatest country in all world. This is the favored land. This is the land of our forefathers. It is the nation that will stand despite whatever trials or crises it may yet have to pass through" (Harold B. Lee Ye are the Light of the World. p 350-51)