Thursday, December 27, 2007

oh what a day

I decided to change the look of my blog to a more upbeat and bright look. I figured that this is how I want to start the new year and since Doug and I will be traveling back to Iowa for the new year I thought I should change it now.

Ok-enough about that, let's talk Christmas! This Christmas for us was such a blast! It was Drew's first Christmas where he understood what he was supposed to do with all of his presents...not to mention everyone else's presents too! He also played Santa and helped my dad pass out the gifts to each other. But the best part of the morning was when he woke up. He looked right at us and said, "Santa Cwause! Toys!!" It was so cute! When we brought him downstairs, his eyes got all big and he started jumping up and down, and ran right to his stocking! He just had a great time! So I'll leave you with some great pictures of Drew's wonderful Christmas! Oh wait! I must start off with the best picture of all, Doug in his new p.j.'s! (My mom gives everyone pajamas on Christmas Eve!)

Saturday, December 22, 2007

what a weekend!

It's been a very white few days here in Sandy, UT. It has snowed about four inches or so at my parents house, and Drew loves it! He hasn't really had the opportunity to play in the snow. Last year in Iowa the snow was hard and the wind was awful. But this year it's the opposite, the snow is soft and there isn't much wind. Drew got a Tonka Dump Truck for Christmas from his Grandma and Grandpa Giles, and he has been taking it out in the snow...not to mention he loves to ride in it!

He even got to help his Grandpa Quinn clear the neighbor's driveway!

Then last night, my dad's whole family get's together the friday before Christmas and has a huge party. The grandkids perform the nativity, we sing, and play games. There are about 40 people's a blast!

I will end this blog with the best part of the night! My Aunt Sue brought a piniata for all of the younger grandkids (ages 2-6)! Here is a video of Drew hitting his first piniata...enjoy!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Ok-so I was tagged by my great friend Erica, but I have no idea what to do, so I just copied and pasted her tag and changed the answers so they describe me...if that's wrong, you let me know.

A- Attached or single: Attached
B- Best Friend(s): Doug, &Mori Jensen
C-Cake or Pie: Pie
D- Day of choice: Friday
E- Essential Item: cell phone
F- Favorite Color: red and pink
G- Gummi Bears or Worms: DOTS
H- Hometown: Born in Salt Lake City, UT, raised in Sandy, UT
I- Indulgence(s): nice cold caramello
J- January or July: July-no question
K- Kids: 1
L-Life is Incomplete Without: family, friends, my religion, piano, and books
M- Marriage Date: November 14, 2003
N- Number of Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother (all younger, but my brother and one sister are twins!)
O- Oranges or Apples:I like them both just the same
P- Phobias or Fears:Spiders, losing my husband and son
Q- Quotes: Remeber who you are. (my dad would say that every time I went out with friends)R- Reason To Smile: watching my son discover new things
T- Tag Three: Kristan, AnnMarie G., & Teresa G
U- Unknown Fact About Me: I have a white flower around each pupil of my eyes, and I have a tatoo of a piano on one of my molars.
V- Vegetarian or Meat Eater: meat eater, but I do like my veggies
W- Worst Habit: I bite my nails...ugh
X- X-Rays or Ultrasounds: ultrasounds
Y- Your Favorite Food: Mexican or Doug's cooking
Z- Zodiac: Cancer

So ther you go! I hope you all enjoyed your reading!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Bee Movie

Today we went and saw Bee Movie. We wanted to see a show that Drew would sit through and enjoy. Well, he enjoyed it, but he didn't sit down...he stood the entire time in front of me and Doug! We were pretty much the only ones in the theater (maybe 10 people total). Drew could not take his eyes off of the screen! Thank heavens for fun animated movies! It was a good show, telling about how important bees really are. Who knew something so fun could be so educating! Ok, I know I'm a loon (Erica) but I enjoyed it!

Thursday, December 13, 2007


I feel like I can finally relax! All of my Christmas shopping is done, and I my final for school. Of course I still have to wrap some of the gifts, and I have some to send out, which means I need to do that fast so it will get to it's destination on time.
It's cold up here in Idaho, and there is only about an inch of snow, but the flurries are starting to come down so I'm expecting some more. Drew will be excited if it does snow, he's been wanting to play in the snow and build a snowman! He's so funny when he sees one in someone else's yard, he yells out, "Snowman, snowman!" He gets so excited to see them!Drew's been playing with matchbox cars. He puts them on the window sill and makes them crash to the floor! He thinks its the funniest thing! But the thing he's been loving the most is watching the Grinch! He loves that movie, every day he asks for it, so we've seen it about 50 times already! He knows just about every word!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

new arrival

We have a new arrival in our family, William Mark Giles! He was born on sunday! Click here to see his first picture! Way to go Matt and AnnMarie! We love you and wish we could be there to see him in person!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Oh happy day!

I HAVE A HUSBAND AGAIN!! He wasn't going to come up until monday because of the storm, but my sweet dad flew down to St. George to ride back with Doug. That way they could drive together through the storm. They got home about 10:30 last night! I can't tell you just how excited I was to see him last night, even Drew was so excited! I hope everyone has a great day today, we are going to be out playing in the snow...about 2 feet of it! CHOW!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Well, I made it to Utah safe and sound...with a little bit of turbulance, but it was great! I sat on the front row of the plane and all by myself!! I love it when nobody sits next to me, unless it's family. I could stretch out and be confortable. When I finally got to my parents house, Drew was so excited to see me! He ran up to me and gave me the biggest hug! But now that is all over with since he now realizes that the disciplinarian is back in town, and Grandma is his safety net! All I can say is that I can't wait until Doug gets here this weekend! It will be nice to have his fatherly expertise with Drew, besides the "me" time with him!! I hope you all have a great week! Chow!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

august rush

I just came back from the best movie, August Rush! It is about a boy who is trying to find his parents through music! Johnathan Rhys Meyers is so good looking in this movie! He has such kissable lips! "Sometimes I talk to the moon!" I'm such a loon!
Then after the movie, I went a got a peppermint hot chocolate with Erica...YUMMY! Thanks Erica for introducing me to those, now there won't be anymore drinking from the fountain! Oh, my ribs!

my morning commute

Well, this is what I got to drive home from work in this morning...isn't it lovely? It isn't snow, it isn't hail, it's freezing rain. It's like little ice crystals hitting your car and they don't come off, they just stick. So I had to have the heater on full blast on the windshield so that it wouldn't stick to it. I can't wait to get to Utah where the snow is powder and not this freezing crap, because here in Iowa, it has to rain, freeze to the ground, and then it will snow. Then the snow is covering all of the ice underneath it so you can't see it....scary! Anyway, I just thought I'd share this with all of you who aren't experiencing this disgusting stuff in Iowa!