Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dogs and Turkeys

The weekend before Thanksgiving Kristi and I attented our yearly Dogshow. I know I know we are increadibly nerdy, but we love going. We are almost the only spectators that go, but we really enjoy oursleves and we love being able to look at the dogs and pick the winning dog. We especially love watching the dobermans. It was sad this year and really made us miss Maggie. This year Brandon came with us and he went to his first ever dog show. He enjoyed himself quite a bit I would say. I think he was most impressed with the obedience portion of the show. the dogs really are amazing and so intelligent. You can just tell they are so well trained and how much they admire their masters. its so adorable to watch them. We want a dog so bad! We cant wait to have a house where we can actually have a dog( I know we are thinking WAY in the future but we can dream cant we?) Brandon has a few different breeds he really likes, this is one breed he really likes....
This pup here is Kegan, he is and Irish Wolf Hound and he is huge. Brandon cant decide if he likes irish wolfhounds more than Scottish deerhounds. They have very similar looks. This is the only picture we took of a dog at the dogshow. Kegan is a champion and he won best in breed. He is quite a little cuttie (Both Kegan and brandon)

Also we had a wonderful thanksgiving. Not the most amazing weather but the snow was absolutely beautiful! I know those who had to travel didnt agree with me however. Brandon's parents and brother and sister came over from Kennewick to spend thanksgiving with us and also Aaron and Laurel were here. Aaron was supposed to have an interview with UW but we dont need to go into that. We had such a good time, we just ate a lot of food and played games and relaxed. On Friday we went and saw the new Harry Potter and we all really enjoyed it. I am so thankful that Brandon and I have such amazing family and I know that I have so many blessings.
Our backyard in the Snow
Here is Brandon Carving the Turkey. He was loving using the electric knife. We couldnt get him away from that things so we might as well put him to work. 

On a different note, Now that thanksgiving is over, its Christmas all the time every day for me. All the decorations are out and music is playing all the time. I love this time of year!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

First Timers

We had two firsts this week. First, we went to a hockey game. It was the first hockey game for both me and Brandon. It was really fun. I can totally see why Canada is so into hockey. it was really fun to watch and they made the players look like heroes as they skated their way onto the ice. Brandon kept hoping for a fight, we had a few close calls but the refs were really on the players. Brandon was disappointed about that. I kept saying that I thought the players were mean. they would just ram someone into a wall for no reason. I mean I understand it if he has the puck and its imperative that you smash him against a plexi glass wall, but if theres no specific reason its just plain old mean. It was the Everett Silvertips vs. the Chilliwack Bruins. The Silvertips won by one point in a sudden death overtime.

Here is a little piece of the action. We were in the seventh row. We had very good seats especially when the silvertips were shooting into this goal. Kristi kept embarrassing us because she was cheering for Chilliwack(thats in British Columbia)
Here we are at the game. 

And our other first was a purchase. We bought us a brand new TV. Brandon really wanted one and just couldn't wait for us to get to Rexburg. We were going to wait until Black Friday, but we didn't want to get trampled and have to wake up at 2am just for a few bucks off. So we decided to get this little beauty. Brandon went and got it yesterday and hooked it up right away. I would have been perfectly ok just leaving it in the box, but not Brandon. It was probably pretty funny to the cashier because we bought it with like 12 gift cards that we had for target from the wedding. Its the one thing Brandon wanted and since I picked out everything else we've boughten with them, I guess its only fair. So here Brandon is with his new baby.
Hes very happy now. He even connected our DVD player to it today cause he wanted to see how movies would look on it. haha

Thursday, November 4, 2010


We started off our Halloween festivities on Friday night. We made some molasses cookies shaped like pumpkin with this delicious cream cheese frosting. They were really good and festive. Then we carved our pumpkins. Brandon and I picked up two more pumpkins from Fred Meyer and Kristi carved the huge pumpkin that my parents grew in their garden. my dad has never been much of a pumpkin carver, even when we were kids he never had his own pumpkin, he always just helped us. So this year he designated himself as the judge for the best pumpkin.

Here we all are hard at work. Kristi is next to her pumpkin. I believe she does this same pumpkin face every is proof

So the pumpkin on the left is kristis...i think those eyes do look a little familiar...
And this is the year before. They eyes are a little bit different, but you get what im saying.

Anyways, Here is mine and Brandon's pumpkins. Mine is the house with the trees next to it, and naturally brandon's is Yoda. My dad was so amazed at what we carved. he had no idea that brandon used a pattern for his. he was not so impressed when he found out. 

On Saturday, My friend Joslyne and I had a little party for some of our Primary kids. it was very successful and fun. It was a costume party so brandon and I went as.....
Waldo and Wenda.

Here is Waldo....
And Wenda. Apparently no one knows that the girl Waldo is named Wenda. But she is and we were not both waldos as everyone thought. Waldo and Wenda are like an epic duo at hide and seek. How could people not know who she is! Anyways, we enjoyed wearing these lovely costumes around town. the checker at Fred Meyer thought is was pretty funny. When we walked up, she was like "oh found you!" Oh and Brandon was loving his costume. he kept asking me to take pictures of him hiding places and he dreamed of standing in the middle of a crowd while I took a picture. Unfortunately for him Snohomish doesn't quite offer the kind of crowd needed for that type of feat.Heres the best I could do for him...
Wheres Waldo?

That night we went and passed out candy at the trunk or treat. Seeing as we are poor and my parents are in Hawaii, we bought one bag of candy that had 100 pieces of candy, and we were out of candy in 15 minutes! so we just left as to not disapoint any more children when we told them we were out of candy.  heres Brandon passing out candy to the kids. 
On Sunday we just watched Lost and passed out candy. We made homemade pizza for dinner because I remember my mom always making homemade pizza on Halloween before we went trick or treating. It was a great weekend.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Brandon's Birthday

Sunday was Brandon's 23rd Birthday so we spent the weekend with his family in Kennewick. It was a very fun weekend. Brandon was so excited for his birthday. I think he asked like 13 times that day if it was present time. We kept telling him he had to wait till after dinner...and then after we clean up...oh then after we carve pumpkins....and clean those up. haha he was going crazy but we ended up letting him open them after we cleaned up dinner, and let me tell you if that wasn't motivation to get him to do dishes, i don't know what is. We had a really great time and we are so happy to get to spend time with his family. We were there two weekends ago and his dad had to work the entire weekend, then this weekend he also had to work the whole time! we figure that we are a curse and every time we go visit we will never get to see him.

On Saturday night we went out to dinner with Brandon's Parents. His Moms Birthday is two days after his so we had a little combined Birthday dinner. We went to Famous Daves. It was really good. Our waiter was a little different but the food was delicious. 

We went to the Corn maze with Brandon's Family. It started raining while we were lost in the maze but I didn't mind. We finished the maze in like 28 minutes or something. We got a little lost at first. Once we finished we had to wait for his little sister to finish the haunted corn maze so a little latter we went back in and went through from the end and we finished in like 11 minutes so not too bad.

They had this cool corn shooter thing that Brandon and his dad and brother did. It was pretty cool. 

Also, they totally had a zebra there which took me by surprise. I don't think Ive ever seen a zebra outside of a zoo. There was also a wallaroo jumping around in there.  

Brandons parents gave him this couch for his birthday. We are SO HAPPY and so grateful. Brandon loves this couch and we kept hinting to them to give it to us, but we never actually thought they would. We cant wait to put it in our little apartment in Rexburg. 

Brandon also got a DVD player from his parents. Ive known about it for weeks and it was driving him crazy to not know what he was getting. 

We carved pumpkins. This one is Brandons...

Its supposed to be sneezing. Its his variation to the very common vomiting pumpkin. It turned out pretty unique. This is my pumpkin.....

Its supposed to be a ghost. Brandon's Mom's pumpkin was amazing. She used one of the patterns and was at it for a while. I just dont have the patience for that i guess. 
After Pumkins we had a mud pie his mom made. It was delicious. It was a great weekend! we had such a great time and we loved spending time with Brandon's Family. Oh and Tammy, Happy Birthday! 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

First post

So we've finally joined the blogging community. It took us a little while to finally decide on a name. We asked our family for help to come up with something creative but the best anyone could think of was "we like to Plunkett Plunkett" which really just got annoying as they continually sang that to the music of we like to move it. Point of the story is, we realized they were of no help to us and we had to think of something on our own. We don't have to much to talk about. We are just waiting to go back to school. We finally have a place to live at school and we cant wait to move into our little apartment. I have weird dreams about it all the time so I cant wait to actually get there and have it be a reality. Since its taken me a while to actually get to the blogging thing, I will just give a little summary of the things we have been up to.

First of all, for our Honeymoon we spent a week at DISNEYLAND!!! It was so fun. Brandon was like a little boy in, in well Disneyland. He was so excited. We spent almost the entire day there each day. I really wanted to go swimming at the pool at our hotel at least once while we are there, but Brandon insisted we spent every waking minute at the park. I was so tired of walking around by the end. But it was worth it. A week is a little long to be at Disneyland, I think we rode each ride about 12 times at least. But we had enough time to do whatever we wanted. 

Splash Mountain
We had some pretty adorable just married pins that we wore. I think its a requirement for every single Disneyland employee to congratulate you when you wear them. 
Brandon was lovin the Jedi training camp. He wanted to be picked so bad to be trained by Jedi master Mace Windu, but he wasn't selected. Apparently theres some age limit or something. But its ok because as you can tell from this picture, Brandon is clearly already well trained in the ways of a Jedi. 
Us and our dear little canine friend
We asked some lady to take a picture of us both in front of the castle, but it turned out horrible, so all we have are two individual pictures. 
We have so many pictures and I dont want to post them all, so here is one last picture. this was by far my favorite part of the entire trip. We splurged a little since we were on our Honeymoon and we ate at the Blue Bayou, its the restaurant you see as you ride the Pirates of the Caribbean. Brandons life dream has been to eat there. It was so fun! We were one row back from being right on the water and we could here the old guy playing the Banjo on the ride as enjoyed some New Orleans Cuisine and sipped our Mint Juleps (Kristi insisted we try them and they were delicious.) 
 We already miss Disneyland and cant wait to go again! 

So some other random things....

One Sunday we went to the beach at Camano Island with Dad and Kristi. We wanted to go to Chuckanut Drive but we didnt feel like driving that long. It was a good time. We looked for shells and Brandon skipped rocks. 

This is how Kristi punishes us when we misbehave. Frightening I know. Actually this is some neck stretcher thing Kristi uses. Apparently it actually feels really good, I'm not so interested in trying it though. 

Brandon Went to Canada for his first time ever. He was so excited. i think he felt so different now that he is a world traveler and all. Every time he saw a pedestrian he would get all excited to see a real life Canadian (Even tho he lives with one). He was also excited to see how cheap gas was, until he remembered it was by the liter, not the gallon. My camera battery died so I didn't get to take pictures, but we also went to the new temple in Vancouver(technically its in Langley) and its beautiful. We had a very nice weekend and Brandon is so happy to be half-step-Canadian-in-law

We've Done a lot of other things while being here. We have really had a good time and have just done too much to blog about.