Friday, December 11, 2009

It's Been A Long Time

It has been a very busy few weeks! Here's a quick break down of what we've been up to.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family. We spent it with my dad's family and it was great. We ate until we couldn't eat anymore!
Black Friday was awesome. I woke up bright and early and got to Kohl's by 3:45 am. Then I met up with Bryan's mom, grandma, sisters, and other family members to shop some more. I got all of my Christmas shopping done in one day! I was so proud of myself. I love Black Friday, it really is fun.
We then went up to my dad's cabin for a couple nights to hang out and relax. I love the cabin and the kids love it too. They get to build snowmen (they built a 'touchdown snowman' for the BYU/Utah game!), ride four wheelers, play with lincoln logs, and watch movies.
We have also been busy going to family Christmas parties. It's been great to see family that we haven't seen in a few years.
Bryan started interviewing for residency about a month ago. We have been to three programs in Utah, one in Tyler, TX, two in Indiana- South Bend and Muncie, and next week we go to Boise, ID. Thanks to my mom and Bryan's mom Bennett and I were able to go with him to all of these places while the girls played at grandma's house. I am glad that I have been able to go and see all these places. We have met some really great people and have a couple programs that we like a lot. Sadly, I forgot my camera on both trips so I don't have any to share! Making the decision of where to go next will be a hard one.
I am getting a little tired of packing and unpacking. We haven't had a moment to rest. It will be nice to get back to Vermont and get back to our normal routine. The poor kids have been all over the place! I am excited for Christmas to get here. The girls have been so much fun this year. Charlie the elf made his appearance last week and they are loving that he brings them surprises. Niah asked for a real puppy this year- don't think that will happen! Chloe wants a baby and some playdoh.
We wish everyone a merry Christmas and hopefully I will be able to update again soon.

Here we are at the top of Niah's castle!

Here's Niah and her best friend Addi playing in the dirt!

Bryan's favorite things:

  • BYU Football
  • Surfing the Internet
  • Mountain Biking
  • Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
  • Kayaking

Natalie's Favorite Things

  • Naps
  • Blogging
  • Cooking
  • Going on dates with Bryan
  • Reading good books
  • Being a mom

Niah's Favorite Things

  • Hannah Montana
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • High School Musical
  • Reading books with her dad
  • Singing
  • Disney Princesses
  • Playing outside with her friends

Chloe's Favorite Things

  • Being outside
  • Her binki
  • Bananas
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Playing with Niah
  • Taking a bath