Friday, December 16, 2011

Oh Christmas Time :)

Well, I made it through finals week alive. Thank goodness. For some reason the work load always takes me by surprise every semester around this time. It shouldn't, I should be used to it by now....but I'm not. Jeff and I celebrated Christmas together last night and it was super fun. There's nothing like your first Christmas with the one you love. It was a modest Christmas for us, but it was perfect. And it was even better because I made Jeff take us to Walmart to buy a tree a couple weeks ago, so we had a tree :) I told Jeff however that when we have a house, I don't want a fake tree anymore, I like the real ones. I like the smell of a real tree. They are a little messy when they are dropping their needles everywhere, but that's something I am willing to deal with. I mean, you can't have it your way all the time, can you?

Notice our pajama pants. Those are courtesy of the lovely in-laws! I love them. For some reason I get really excited when Jeff and I match. :) And I love Star Wars now, thanks to husband, so it it PERFECT :) The countdown begins...3 days until Ohio and I am super excited! Sydney is talking so much now and Ian is just as cute as ever. Oh I just can't wait :) It will be a great 2 weeks, but I can already feel the sadness of getting back to reality and school after that. Live in the moment, right? That's exactly what I am going to do. I am going to be lazy and enjoy myself! We are going to be participating in cookie baking day, Ian's birthday party, Christmas, New Years, and a lot of people seeing! It will be great fun!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Recently in the Dahl House :)

I had the sweet privilege of spending Thanksgiving with my in-laws. They are so sweet. We had a great time! Jamie and Ryan had gotten to Idaho Falls Tuesday night and Jeff and I had John hang out with us at our apartment. So, we ate Terriaki and the boys played video games (don't ask me what I did because I honestly do not remember....Pinterest maybe?). We woke up way too early to go to Idaho Falls the next morning and unfortunately Jeff had to work the whole day, but that's alright because starting Thursday he was all mine (sorta). On Wednesday before Jeff got back from work, I went to see Breaking Dawn with Jamie & Susan. Thursday was very delicious. Susan makes yummy food :) I also contributed a little; I didn't want to be a slacker. I made Strawberry Pretzel Squares! For those of you who have never heard of these, you need to try them. Go to my recipes tab and you will find the recipe there! :)

Friday we all left to Utah because Grandpa Dahl passed away that week, We were at his viewing Friday night and went to his funeral Saturday morning. It was sad, but I am so grateful for the knowledge I have of the gospel that helps me understand His plan for us and that this mortal life is not the end. I am glad he went though because he was suffering.He told us all that he wanted to go, that he was done here. Even though I didn't get a chance to know Grandpa Dahl very well, I know that he was such a great man. I love hearing stories about him! He is such a neat guy. The picture below is so cute. I hope that Jeff and I are still so in love and want to hold hands when we are old and feeble.