Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Much To Be Grateful For

Hello friends. I've taken a little break from my blog and felt like I have something to write about. I've been silence these past few months and this is good for my psych to get this off my chest. McKay and I have felt a lot of uncertainty about our future this past year. I'm happy to say we're entering a new stage in our lives and we're very excited. We have much to be grateful for and this is why:
McKay got a Electrical Engineering job at L3 Communications and is taking a break from his Masters. He's planning on transferring to the University of Utah after a much needed break.
We celebrated our 4th Anniversary at one of our favorite bed & breakfast

Jon, my brother in-law came home from his mission literally from hell (he went to Juarez Mexico, where all of the drug wars are happening in Mexico).

I felt really spoiled this Christmas, especially in the kitchen appliance area.

My older sister Melanie and brother in-law Andrew visited us from California for a full week!

I felt like I was on Oprah's Favorite Things when my work surprised us with a limo ride to our Christmas lunch party, a $100 gift certificate to the mall, and got paid to shop for a hour and had to spend the money on myself! If you haven't seen Oprah's Favorite Things, then go to this site so you can get a feel http://www.popsessive.com/?p=9495.

I have a new class of 11 sunbeams

Got to spend New Year's Eve with my parents and my 90 year old grandparents. We went out to eat to this place called Sego Lily Cafe in Bountiful, we went home and watched the nastiest show called Animal Hoarders and I wanted to barf. It was so interesting and disgusting I couldn't stop watching it. McKay and I kissed at midnight and called it a night.
I planned a college reunion with all of my fellow students. The plan was to meet at Classic Skating but due to the weather nobody showed up. McKay was stuck in traffic and I got to skate by myself for a hour! It made me remember the good old times of Jr. High and desperately wanting to be asked by a cute boy to snowball with me around the rink.

A couple weeks ago I suffered from a severe acid reflux attack. It was so bad it burned the lining of my esophagus to the point where it was extremely painful to eat or drink anything for two weeks. I had to go to the emergency room and ended up at a gastric intestinal doctor. This made me lose ten pounds and am happy to announce I'm feeling a lot better and caught up on all of the food I wasn't able to eat during those two weeks of holiday food blissfulness.

My new favorite thing is to make terrariums. I made one for everyone in my family for Christmas and I can't get enough of them.


Tara Winchester said...

So cute! how do you make those?

Slackman 12,000 said...

That was a good update! And PS, i love my terrarium, itis so cute! :)