Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ice Castles

My sister heard of these"Ice Castles" and told me about them. It sounded interesting so I checked them out online and talked Chris into going. It was freezing cold. I lived in Rexburg and this weather was almost a competitor.

We didn't stay too long because Owen wasn't having it. But it was incredible and I totally recommend it! They are in Midway, UT and will be until late February.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

30 Things Series

To see all of the posts of I've done so far, just click on it!! I would love for you to do this also! Start today, I want to know more about you too! 
Thanks for reading-

30 Things Series

1. List 20 random facts about yourself
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
3. Describe your relationship with your parents.
4. List 10 things you would tell your sixteen-year-old self.
5. What are the five things that make you the most happy right now?
6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
7. What is your dream job and why?
8. What are 5 passions you have right now?
9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10.. Describe your most embarrassing moment.
11. List 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 5 of your strengths.
15.If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are 5 of your greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with is first?
22.Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your family dynamic from your childhood vs. now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you thing the world has wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misunderstand most about you?
30. List 10 things you hope to be remembered for.

17/30 Great

17/30 What's the one thing you wish you the most great at?

Home Improvement

I so want to be the girl who can put up sheet rock, paint the walls, knock down walls, add shelving, sew curtains and pillows, build a toy box, know how to use a jig saw, build myself a headboard, etc. The list could go on for days. Right now, since I don't have a home of my own, it's a little hard to do this stuff but I am researching a learning all I can. Basically I want to be Ana White.

This is one of the hundreds of things I pulled out of a jar of that I want to be great at. :)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Christmas in Cali (part 2)

Christmas Eve party 2013 

Migdats (missing Matt who is serving in Argentina)

Sean and Shannon
  Candi, Ben and Joseph
The Christmas program. Every year this family does a little nativity  Christmas program. It's so fun.

So here are the Christmas Day pictures. We had a small and wonderful Christmas. My sister in law made everyone cute crocheted beanies. It was perfect. 

This is Owen and his cousin Issac and uncle Sean

Chris' parents got Owen a ball pit.. he LOVED it. We stopped getting him any toy other than a ball because he won't play with it. He is obsessed with any kind of ball. This is him opening it.. and yelling "BALL BALLL BALLLLL"

My nieces- Lexi and Aarilynn

Nephew Isaac

O saying "cheeeeessseeee"

Everyone in our beanies (and my nice "holy" pants)

Chris' family tradition for Christmas day is a family brunch with waffles and a strawberry/whip cream topping. Owen enjoyed it.
 Sean and Shannon left Christmas morning.

Later that afternoon we went over to the Migdats house for a dinner party. They had a "making bubbles" station set up. They found a mixture that made these bubbles 20 feet long! It was so awesome.

Tiffany helping Owen make bubbles

Grandma Ostlers' famous chocolate brownie truffle!
 Owen found this and wore it the rest of the night.

This vacation was just great! We met up with my family the day after Christmas and went to Knotts Berry Farm. Owen wasn't having it after a couple hours so Chris offered to take him home and let me play! It was so much fun. Marrying a big guy that doesn't fit into roller coaster seats very well worked out for me! :) 

Owen, Mimi and Papa

We also went to The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. I highly recommend going. So cool. And you can't tell that isn't the coolest stroller you've ever seen! It's a shark!

Owen was really unsure about this penguin..

 Then we flew home and this time around he slept! We had a wonderful time I so wish we could go back! I miss family and the weather already. Summer is coming right?!