Wednesday, December 15, 2010


In October the ladies went to Vegas for Kellie's bachelorette party! There were 9 of us girls and it was a total blast! We stayed at the Monte Carlo and while we were there we explored the strip, saw Holly's Peep Show, spent some time in the pool/lazy river, spent at night at Toby Keith's bar, went to the Minus 5 Ice Bar and just had a great time partying together. I'm planning a trip there again soon!

The 9 of us!

With Kellie's mom after the Toby Keith bar

Kel-Jo and me at Minus 5

Kel-Jo and Leslie


Dan and Kellie's Wedding!

On November 28 two of our very best friends got married. Dan and Brandon have been best friends since the 7th grade and just like Dan was the best man in our wedding, Brandon was the best man in his. Kellie and I met through Dan and she is now one of my BFFs. We were also bridesmaids in eachothers weddings. The day was perfect and everything was so fun and beautiful. She was the most beautiful bride I've ever seen and I was so priveledged to be a part of their special day. I love them both and look forward to many many more years of being great friends.

For their cake they had cupcakes that were decorated as flowers, baseballs and footballs!

The beautiful bride, me and Dan's hands

I'm so happy I married this man everyday!

Rally In The Snow

Novemeber brought us some snow this year. We had a snow day at home (my car has awful tires and I couldn't get anywhere) so we made the best of it and took some pics in the snow. It was Rally's first time seeing the snow and he LOVED it! I took him out in it and he was running around like crazy so I got his ball and the camera and we went to town. We were probably out in the backyard for about 45 minutes just playing together. When we came inside he drank tons of water and the passed out on his bed for 3 hours. I love this puppy. Where was Chelsea during this snow romp? She was sleeping in the nice warm bed. She hates the snow or anything cold for that matter. What could have made this better? Brandon being home playing with us. He eventually came home from work, looked at the backyard and asked me if kids had been playing in our yard. Yep! We had a blast.

Pouncing the ball

Brrr Mom that's cold stuff!

Monday, July 19, 2010

I'm So Bad

Oh man I'm so awful at keeping up with this dang blog! Here is a small list of what we've been up to since the last post:

April 2010- PNTSDF (only pic I have is Leslie and me in the car when it was over lol!) and Shawn's Bridal Shower

I made this sweet cake. It was delish.

May 2010- Shawn's Bachelorette Parties (one in LA and one at the Tulalip Casino), Shawn's Wedding
At the end of May we added another member to our little family. Welcome RALLY KARR!!!! I'll post some more pics of him and the story of us getting him in a little bit.

June 2010- We celebrated our 2nd anniversary! No pictures of that but hopefully we'll be getting some nice pictures of us soon (Candace, I need to talk to you!).

July 2010- I went to San Antonio, TX for a week for the International Choreographed Ballroom Dance Association's Convention. I dance in a demo group called the Stray Cats and we did two different dance demos. It was awesome to be in Texas with some really good friends I don't have the opportunity to hang out with all the time! We also went to SeaWorld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas while we were there!
For some reason I can't upload the pics but I'll try again in awhile. I'm excited to have some more fun this summer with hopefully a lot more pictures. Who wants to hang out with me and make some memories? =)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Lil Gal Time

I had a few friends over for a pajama party and game night in February. Fun times! I hope to have another one sometime probably in the summer and have a bunch more friends come!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Elliot's Birthday!

For Elliot's 22nd birthday this year we went down to Terra and Seth's house in Auburn to celebrate! We had a great time and we definitely need to get together more often to spend time as a nice family =)

Elliot and Terra striking some pose

Love my family!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Seattle Wedding Show

Dan and Kellie got engaged a couple months ago so Kellie and all of her bridesmaids went to the Seattle Wedding Show this year. There are 8 of us total I think. It was a great time and I don't think I've ever eaten so much cake.

Before we went in. Everyone minus me because I was taking the picture. From left to right: Erika, Laura, Kristi, Kellie, Amy, Allie and Shawn in the front.
At the end when we were all exhausted and being silly
Sweet cake
Ending with Happy Hour at Applebees!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Catching Up...Christmas!

I had to work on Christmas Day this year so I wasn't able to spend Christmas morning with Brandon or the fam. But I got off at noon and then was able to go and spend time with everyone. When I got off work I went right home and changed and Brandon and his dad picked me up and we went to his Grandma's house (Brandon spent Christmas morning at his aunts). My dad had dropped my mom off at the airport that morning and then he came over as well. It was so nice that he came. I didn't want him to spend Christmas alone and I wanted to see him on Christmas. We hung out there for awhile and opened present and ate dinner. Brandon's mom had to work as well so she came a little bit later. Oh the joy of working at a place that never closes (we both work at hospitals).
This is my gorgeous red, white and gold Christmas tree. The pic sucks though.

Love my Daddy!
After Brandon's grandma's house we went over to his parents so we could see Randi's reaction when she saw her brand new washer and dryer from Doug. Since she had to work Brandon and Doug set them up that morning so she would be surprised when she got home.

From there we went over to Nick and Shawn's house to say hi and Merry Christmas and then finally came home. After a nice shower and some cozy pjs Brandon and I finally got exchange gifts at about 11pm. I was dead tired by the end of this day but it was a pretty good Christmas. Brandon got me a new little camera!!! I like ones that I can just stick in my pocket or my purse. yay!!! Merry Christmas!

I think that this is the only picture of Brandon and I from Christmas Day. I will need to work on taking more pictures of the two of us. I feel like we don't have any!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Catching Up...Thanksgiving

I had to work at the hospital on Thanksgiving this year so a big family dinner just wasn't going to happen. When I got home Brandon and I went over to his parents to say hi and then we came home and my parents came over for a small dinner. We decided to spend this time with my parents because my mom was leaving for BonAire on Christmas Day and we wouldn't get to see her. Unfortunately I only have this one picture of me making a butterball turkey =) After dinner Mom and I went through the ads for BLACK FRIDAY (my most fave day of the year)...a timeless tradition for us.

Catching Up...Halloween

This year for Halloween we decided to have some friends over to our house. It was a long night but overall pretty fun!