Sunday, December 23, 2007

Thank you!!

A big thank you to Scott and Minda (Ty's brother) for the mysterious Christmas tree that arrived on our doorstep last week! It was such a great surprise. The tree was followed by some yummy chocolates of few days later. Scott and Minda might be the most thoughtful people we know. We really love them.

This is a picture of us at Oxford Circus. We went on a double decker bus ride to see the lights and brave the crowds. It was so much fun.

Well, I have always accused Tyler of being incapable of keeping secrets or surprises and he has proved me right once again. We were talking on the phone this week and he was saying that he was pretty busy 'but that it won't be a problem when we are in Par...' And I said 'WHERE?!? When we are in where?!?'

So he spilled the beans early. We're going to Paris this week! I am so excited! He was going to surprise me for Christmas, but I don't mind that the surprise came early. He found really cheap tickets, so we're going from the 27th to the 30th. It will be a blast. I can't wait to be able to spend time with him, he's been so busy with work, that I am really starting to appreciate any time we get together.

Merry Christmas to everyone!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

I think we have a secret Santa...

We had a Christmas tree delivered to us over the weekend!! There was no note or anything on it. Did someone feel bad for our little tree? It didn't have a return address on it, but the postage was British, so we have no idea. So now we're blessed with 2 trees, it's a Christmas MIRACLE! Anyway, we love it and thank you to whoever sent it.

I'm doing the twelve days of Christmas for Ty. And on the second day- thanks to Nanette's creative genius- it was '2 home made stockings'. She made stockings for her and Jared last year, so I really wanted to make them this year. So after many emails of detailed instructions from Nanette I finished them! Ty's name wasn't meant to be in italics but, that's how it turned out, slanted and beautiful! I really love them, I only had to redo the first one I did 3 times, the first becuase the stocking was backwards from the letters. And even though both names are just 2 letters, they took me hours! It wasm't until Nanette scanned me a hand written graph paper she made to help me figure out how to center the names did I get the letters right (well, the term 'right' is used very loosely). Man, I miss Nanette. If anyone sees her over the holidays, will you give her a big hug from me?

Today is the 6th day of Christmas, it was '6 warm pancakes' (you can tell I put alot of money into the 12 days' presents).

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Is it too much?

We may have gone a little overboard with our Christmas tree this year. We hope it's not too ostentatious. But we love it! It's real, smells of delicious pine and is the perfect size for our flat! Every time I look at it, it warms my heart. We had quite a journey by bus to lug the tree home, so when we saw this one, we knew it was ours! Below is a picture of Ty carrying our decorations back on the bus. We had such a fun time. It was a funny thought of trying to get a huge Christmas tree back on the bus for the ride home. Don't worry, I've rearranged the ornaments to be a little more evenly spread out. And yes, that is a red t-shirt of mine wrapped around the bottome of the pot. I love Christmas so much, it's such a fun time of year.

We were in charge of planning our ward Christmas party, so I'd thought I'd post some pictures of the big day. It was really fun. But you won't see any pictures of Ty because he got called into work just an hour before we went to go set everything up...very convenient. But the party had to go on without him. We had Christmas Karaoke, a Father Christmas from Jamaica and a pot luck which meant a very diverse mix of food.

This is Jean, one of my greatest friends here. She just turned 67, and she danced and sang the night away! It was so fun.