Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

This year Kory and I celebrated Thanksgiving and my grandpa's 86th birthday at one big party in Herriman. There were 70 of us there. Wow! My mom did an awesome job planning and hosting this big celebration. Thanks mom for all your hard work.

Grandma and Grandpa Dansie- My mom's Dad and Mom

That's me with Kory on Thanksgiving! (I'm a dork!)

This is my cute Grandpa Dansie

There's my mom working away like usual, making everything look and taste perfect.

My dad and brother Steve make a great turkey cooking team!

Bye Jill and good luck on you mission! My best friend Jill just left for her mission. I'm so excited for her, it's something she has wanted to do for as long as I've known her. She will be serving in the Knoxville Tennessee Mission. I'm proud of her and know she will make a great missionary.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Halloween Festivities...finally!

Happy Halloween! I love halloween, i just love everything about it. The leaves the costumes, the smell of pumpkin guts, watching scary movies, and halloween parties. This year I hosted a Halloween party for my friends. It was a lot of fun. Every year at our halloween party we play the annual potato rolling contest. If you have never played you should, it's so funny

Ha, ha, I'm finally better then Kory at one thing!

Katie and Dan Tenglesen

Chris and Kathryn Clegg

Megan Hilton competing against the potato rolling champion!

I just love this picture!

Michelle and Christian Smith as hicks

We carved pumpkins at the Woodward's house with a group of friends. I just love carving pumpkins and ...I love the smell of pumpkins too.

Flintstones Meet the Flintstones...da da da da

We went to a fun Halloween party at the Morse's house and we played some crazy games as you can see.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Christmas in October?

For Christmas last year my parents gave my family a cruise to the Southern Carribean. Since there were 14 of us that went, it took a lot of scheduling and planning to finally figure out a time we could all go. So...10 months later and here we are enjoying our Christmas present. We flew to Puerto Rico and stayed the night.

The next morning we went to the Puerto Rico's old town fort. It was really awesome and old!


Royal Carribean's Adventure of the Sea

They have tons of fun activites on the boat. Rock climbing, mini golf, ice skating, and of course gambling. Bingo!

Formal nights!

Welcome to St. Lucia! Kory and I liked this island the most.

Kory and I were very happy to be scuba certfied at a time like this. We saw all kinds of awesome sea life and crazy coral. I had never seen a real sea horse, but now I can say I have. He was very cute!

My brother Steve and his Wife Tiffany are also scuba certified so we went diving together.

When we got to the island of St. Thomas we hopped on a ferry and went to St. John so we could go snorkel at Trunk Bay. I think this is one of the the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen.

We had a fun time body surfing on the waves. Believe it or not, this is the same place as the picture above. It suddenly got cloudy and rainy so we didn't stay for too long.

Family at Cokie Beach

This picture is taken at Cokie Beach. There was a lot of great snokeling here. Kory and I did another dive near this beach and I held this weird creepy puffy cucumber worm thing that looked like a big rug.

We got off the cruise ship sunday morning and spent the day in Pueto Rico.

We hiked down though the rain forest and saw this awesome water fall.

We had a lot of fun and made some fun family memories that we will never forget. Thanks for the fun trip mom and dad!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Kory has recently signed up for a "Biggest Loser" type of program here in Utah at Open Court. His friend Mike lost over 30 pound doing their program. Kory signed up on September 15th and has been doing great with it so far. He goes everyday for an hour and works out with a trainer. He has a certain list of foods he can eat which is not strict really at all. Mostly fruits, veggies, lean meats, and pretty much anything else thats not greasy or sugar loaded. I have been very impressed with Kory's motivation. I have never seen him so motivated to loose weight like this. He is eating very healthy and has cut back on his portions. The thing I like most about this program is that it is very realistic and isn't something that can't be kept up. Some programs and diets are not realistic and can't be maintained for very long. Guess how much weight Kory had lost in only two weeks? Nope, even more! Kory has lost 12 pounds. I am very proud of him and his detirmination. The program lasts until December 15th and the person who has made the biggest change or has lost the most weight wins 10,000 dollars. Cool huh! Who knows, he might even win.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Since we've been home

It seems like we have been running around like crazy since we've been home. We started school 12 hours after we got home from California so that was a bit crazy trying to unpack and all. Then we decided to paint out family room and clean our carpets. Luckily we have been back for many fun events like Mike and Katie Woodward's baby shower,one of my best friend's bridal shower and wedding dinner, FHE with the whole Wallentine family, and so on!

Kory's early Birthday present!

Last summer Kory found out that the U of U's football team would be playing at "The BIG HOUSE." Kory's favorite team is Michigan so for a whole year he has been talking about wanting to go to this game. I never really thought he would go through with it. Sure enough, a few days before the game he booked a flight to Michigan. One of Kory's best friends Clint Mower, plays for the U of U so he was able to get Kory a free ticket on the front row.

Go utes!

Number 39 is Clint Mower. He is the long snapper for the University of Utah.

This stadium holds almost twice as many fans as BYU's stadium. (109 thousand?)I guess that's why they call it the big house!

I think Kory said this was called touchdown Jesus. Is that bad say?

Happy 24th Birthday Kory!

Make a wish!

We had a labor day/ birthday party at the Owen's condo. I had no idea the kinds of stories these boys had from their high school days. OH BOY!

So about a year ago Kory won his fantasy football tournament so Carl Clegg ( chris clegg's dad) took Kory out to a restaurant called Ruth's Chris Steak house. Ever since that day Kory has mentioned Ruth's Chris to almost every person he knows. To surprise Kory for his birthday, I decided to take him to "Ruth's Chris." He told me it was expensive, but I had no idea! If you go, be sure to dress I little nicer than we did. Oops. I sort of look like a turtle here huh ;(

We highly recommend the sweet potatoes. They are really, really, really good! They were my favorite part of the meal.

Like I said, this is an expensive restaurant

We needed to get out of our house and enjoy the nice weather so we drove up the canyon and walked around cascade springs. If you haven't ever been here I recommend it. I always love to eat the water cress, but don't tell the rangers!
This picture turned out really maybe i should be a photographer after all!

We went to Chelsea Whittenberg's wedding dinner at Snowbird's Cliff lodge.

Doesn't she make a beautiful bride!