Monday, December 22, 2008

Amendment: All I want for Christmas

Is the snow to stop so I can go home for Christmas!

Pray for me.

Friday, December 19, 2008

All I want for Christmas

is Portland City to invest in some salt for the roads.

Monday, December 15, 2008


I saw this on A's blog and it gave me chills. I just had to post it too. What a gift to have a voice like these.

So it snows in Portland.

WARNING! It has snowed in Portland! Temperatures are below freezing. Lock your doors, get out your food storage, call in sick to work, board up your windows and tell your family goodbye. You might not ever leave your house again. It is as if a huge hurricane and tsunami are hitting at once during an epic earthquake and mudslide. Seriously. The news is just eating this "storm" up. Last night on the news we learned the dangers of hypothermia and how to keep warm in the cold weather. Things like "Bundle up!" and "Wear a hat!" were very important tidbits of information. And while I find it rather silly that an entire city was shut down for two days over 4 whole inches of snow I have to say I am happy to see it. I finally feel like Christmas is just around the corner.

This is what it looked like when we got a call at 8:00 AM Sunday morning to let us know church had been cancelled due to inclement weather. Church cancelled? We had a lovely day and slept in until 11:00 and then bummed around for the rest of it. Who doesn't love a snow day?

They are saying this is the worst storm and coldest it has been in the last 5 years and possibly even the last decade. Which is why I am sitting at work and not a single person is here. I really think I might be one of five people in my building so far this morning. There were about 3 people on the road this morning. When I said lock your doors and pull out your food storage I was not joking. People this is serious! We have a few more days of snow this week in the forecast. It could be bad. We could be totaling over 6 inches in one week! The result will clearly be catastrophic. But I will not be sad to have another snow day/no work day. Because if the city cant handle 4 inches over two days (can't handle as in- the entire city is a solid block of ice. The news claimed "it is too cold for salt" wha??)- well the rest of the week could be an adventure.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Friday To Me

Stumbling across this photo on the Internet today may have made my weekend. I think he is starring into my soul. Lovingly.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Aubrianne Elizabeth!

Aubri comes home from her mission in TWO DAYS! I assure you it is not possible for me to describe the amount of excitement it brings me to make that statement! Among many things Aubri is my Christmas Day buddy and I have to say I was a little more than disheartened when she ditched me last year for her mission. So I am so happy she will be home to hang out with me on Christmas. Here are a few Aubri photos. The first really captures the true us. As does this one.

A rare photo of us not pulling faces.

Welcome home Aubs. I have missed you an insane amount.

Family Photos...

This is my cute family in St. George. I can't believe that my little brothers aren't so little anymore. It was so much fun to spend the weekend with them. I miss my siblings like crazy and I cannot wait to see them again. I am trying to convince them all to move to Portland. I will keep you posted on how that works out for me.

Friday, December 5, 2008


I am missing a Salt Lake Christmas today. But I have to say I can't complain about the beautiful weather in Portland. It just doesn't feel like December at all. I hope I get some beautiful snow when we come home.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thanksgiving finds

Most people like to go shopping the day after Thanksgiving for amazing deals and great finds. Well in my family we like to stay right at home to find the very most amazing things. Thanks to G and G and their love of trinkets and fake plant life you just never know what you are going to come across.

Flower Nymph Andrea.

Mandi swinging from vine!

Hand crocheted swan with flowers? Yes.

Seashell....ummm we don't know...

Candle wall hats!
For more G and G fun click here!