Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Bryn ate sushi for her fist time last night. Not only was she great at using the chop-sticks, but she also enjoyed eating the sushi. My aunt and uncle and cousins drove down to get their hair done and took us out to dinner after wards. What a great time we all had. Thanks Char and Mike!

YEAH for SISTERS! Here we are. The three of us. It has been a few years that my sisters and I have all been together for christmas. What a joy my sisters have been in my life! Oh the memories...AND boy, do we have them!! Good times..good times.

On Christmas Eve, we went over to Grandma and Grandpa's house. Bryn and Ari decorated cookies for Santa with grandma. There was movie watching going on, keroeking "Feliz Navidad" by Bryn and Ari with the help of grandpa. Lots of snacks, present opening, and the best part of all...Being with family.

This is Bryn one year ago. Oh how the time flies. She looks pretty much the same to me, though now she has shorter hair, and she is a bit more grown up. She is in Kindergarten and not in preschool. She will be turning 6. CrAzY!! I have a 6 year old? Oh what a delight Bryn is in my life. I LOVE HER!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

So, it finally SNOWED!! I LOVE the snow. I am already looking forward to the next snow fall; and the next snow fall and so forth. I LOVE looking outside my windows and doors to see the beautiful white covered world that we get to live in. I don't even mind shoveling the snow that covers our driveway and walks. This way I get to chat with my neighbors while we are all out shoveling! Thank you Andrew for beating me to shoveling last week, and thank you Ryan for plowing our house...TWICE. (Maybe this is why I don't mind shoveling our walks. There are generous people doing it for us.)

Last Monday, the 22nd, my mom and I had the opportunity to be a part of "Good Things Utah" show audience. Here I am with my mom and Nicea, Angela, and another girl who took the place of Reagan. Reagan is my favorite, so I was bumed that I didn't get to meet her. Oh well, there is always time for a "next time".

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Bryn performed at her first gymnastics recital. Before the recital started, she began telling me that gymnastics was boring and she didn't want to do it anymore. I know that she loves gymastnics and I was pretty sure that she was saying that silly nonsense because she was nervous. After warm-ups, the recital began. She did her winter dance with the group of girls on the floor. I have decided that Bryn does a very good performance under pressure. I could tell that she was nervous, but as the dance came to an end, I could see that she was really liking to perform. Each girl did their beam, bars, and vault routine individually. Bryn picked right up on the attention of a bunch of people watching her and enjoyed the applauses and attention. She did a great job performing. After the recital was over, I asked "Bryn, do you still think gymnastics is boring?" She replied with," Mom, I love gymnastics. I only told you it was boring because I was scared."

Thursday, December 18, 2008

THANKFUL THURSDAY...A very good friend of mine had this on her blog a month or so ago. Today while I was doing hair, I was thinking of many things that I am Thankful for. I had my cute friend Monica sitting in my chair, and just being in Monica's presence brings much happiness and love to my heart. I have had SO many great experiences recently, which when I take a moment and stop thinking about my everyday trials, I am comforted and brought to the realization that I have SO MANY WONDERFUL PEOPLE in my life. So, here I go...I am thankful for my parents. My mom has one of the most kindest hearts of anyone I know. My dad is a very simple, compassionate person. I am thankful for my two sisters Amy and Angela. I am lucky to live close to my sister Amy. She keeps my spirits up and is always ready for a fun time. After being with her, I am uplifted and ready to take life on. Ang lives in Cali, but is one of my most favorite people to talk to on the phone. She always puts a smile on my face. My cute neighbor Mindy. She is so upbeat and calm. She has helped me out so much. I am so blessed to have her for my neighbor. I must say that I am so lucky to live where I live. I LOVE all of my neighbors. Each one of them mean a lot to me. I am so thankful to be Bryns mom. Even though today Bryn and I have been butting heads, I am grateful for every moment I have with her, even the hard ones. I am thankful for Rick. When I hear him on the other end of the phone while he is at work and I can tell that he is enjoying his day. I am thankful for my little dog Zurich. He thinks that he is one of the kids. I am Thankful for many people who I haven't even mentioned. I truly know and feel that each person who is in my life is someone who is special to me. Thank you for being a part of my life.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I have fun hair products for sale for Christmas! Did you see there is a new Digital Chi Iron? First come, first serve...Merry Christmas!

While catching up on the blog, Bryn continues to make visits back and forth into the office by throwing things away in the garbage next to the computer. I decided to go check out what was going on in her room, and I find this...Rick taking on another project!!! Cleaning Bryn's closet. Oh this is a scary project. I better sign off and help with this one.

"Twightlight". Yes I have seen the movie. Twice. Amy and I decided to follow the crowd. Her and I saw it Saturday morning. I must say I enjoyed the movie. I did not go with any expectations. The best part of the movie for me was hanging out with my fun, fun sister. I saw it for a second time on Sunday with my girlfriends Saranne, and Jamie. Who, by the way, are obsessed and were seeing the movie for their 4th time.

I went on a date with my aunt Lori to the Jazz game. She is a true Jazz fan. We had great seats and she taught me about our "Utah Jazz". Before the game, her and I met at the Gateway and went shopping. We ate dinner at AppleBee's with desert served first. What a fun night I had. Thanks Lori for the invite. I had a great time with you!

For Thanksgiving weekend, Bryn and I headed down to Vegas to meet up with grandma and grandpa, the Oscarson's, and our good friend Cole and his kids. We enjoyed nice weather, and time spent with one another.

Rick does not like taking on projects whether it is mowing the lawn, cleaning out the garage, pulling weeds, cleaning out the closet, painting anything. He would rather sale his car and pay someone to do these here projects. (I am trying to remember how he put all these words into his own words as I type this.)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

HELP! I cannot fall asleep. I am up reading blogs and I know that I have not posted anything lately. I don't know how to download my pictures from the camera to the computer. (Should I be admitting that?) Does anyone out there teach classes on that? So, my sister Amy shared a great story about her christmas shopping that just had me laughing. EVERYONE should check out her blog. You will find it under Oscarson's. The title is "No more Mrs. Nice Amy." It just might make your day and have you prepared for any future shopping experiences...