Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lots of fun in 2009

I decided that we should give 2009 a farewell! 2009 has definitely been good to us, we are grateful for all of the blessings we received over the past year. Here are some of our best memories!!

1/2 Marathon

My little brother performing as a D'Male

San Diego with Courtney and Marc

Coloring Easter Eggs

Our Trip to Nicaragua

Skim Boarding

San Diego with Brittnie and Dan

The Storage Ottoman

We are both in nursing school!! (Sorry, no photos for this month...)

Awesome Halloween Costumes

Thanksgiving with the Cook/Keil side

Christmas with Tudor/Nilsen side (The only photo we took over Christmas, at the Jazz game)

Happy New Year!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

School's Out For Ever!

Well, ok school is only out for a few weeks... But it will be extremely nice to have a break! Cameron and I both had a very productive semester. He finished his 3rd semester of nursing school and I finished my 1st. Cameron is very excited to only have one semester left, hopefully by the time he gets his RN he can find a job. At the moment it looks like he may be commuting to either Mesquite or Las Vegas.

In order to celebrate the end of the semester we planned a fun filled day of soccer, food, and movies! We made pierogies which, according to wikipedia are a dish consisting of boiled or baked dumplings of unleavened dough stuffed with varying ingredients. They are usually semicircular, but are square in some cuisines. We filled our with cheesy mashed potatoes and they turned out pretty darn good!! After our feast, we went and saw the movie Avatar. I'm positive that in our group I was the only one who actually wanted to see this movie, but it turned out to be pretty good. We saw it in 3D and at times a felt a little dizzy so unless you're really a high tech person I would just pay the lesser price and see the movie in 2D.

Here are some photos of our fun!

I forgot to take a photo of the finished product, but they were very tasty and worth all the work! Hooray for school being out! We hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas!! Love you all!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Random Thoughts

After reading Jessica's blog I felt I needed to also blog about the random thoughts I have been having.

#1 I love my knee socks!! I know here in St. George it isn't near as cold as other places but it is still pretty darn chilly at times. I now have a new love for knee socks. I have always thought that knee socks were cute but now I know that wearing knee socks is a fantastic way to keep your legs warm at all times! I have about 5 pairs and I wear them everyday!!

#2 I love my job! I work in an alzheimer's unit at a local nursing home and I love it there. I am positive that one day I will be in a place like that. The other day I had an interesting experience with one of my friends that I help take care of. I went into his room to ask if he'd like to get in the shower. When I went in his blankets were pulled up over his head and our conversation went like this:

"Hey friend! (I didn't really say friend but for HIPPA reasons I can't state his name) Would you like to get in the shower and get ready for dinner?"

"I can't right now." he sounded a tad distraught.

"How come?"

"I'm prayin! I need to know God and God needs to know me!"

I was surprised by this answer at first because normally this man just goes with the flow but, he seemed really set on praying. I let him pray. Now, as I look back on the experience I realize that my friend had just given me a friendly reminder that, "I need to know God, and God needs to know me."

#3 Last year after Cameron and I returned home from Pennsylvania our ceiling had started to cave in from the weight of rain and snow. We had it repaired but it seems that it still leaks whenever it rains.

It has been raining for the past 24 hours here in St. George...

#4 I love our little Christmas tree! Thanks Mom for all of the Christmas decor!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Flagstaff Arizona, don't ya know wynonna!

Ok so we weren't in Flagstaff but we were in Phoenix! haha. This year for Thanksgiving Cameron and I traveled to Arizona to be with Cam's side of the family. It was a fun week and it was even better to see family that we haven't seen in forever! We played spoons, did some karaoke, went to two movies, ate way too much food, and we were able to visit Ashley. We are so lucky to have such a great family!

I am really good at remember to bring the camera but, really bad at remembering to take photos. Luckily, we had cousin's to document our trip or else we would have no pictures!

Here is Tegan and I reading stories.

We watched the boys play FIFA, a lot!

During our karaoke night they decided that we we go from youngest to oldest and we wouldn't change the cd so you didn't get to chose your song. It made the evening a pretty funny one! Now, I'm not that big of a singer but, I even got up there, but Cam didn't take any photos so I don't even have proof, darn! Here's cam "singing" a jessica simpson song.

Ashley was back in the hospital because she has shingles but we went and saw her everyday while we were in Arizona. She has such a cute personality, we just love her!

I love the photo of her and Braeden, when I was taking the picture she was smiling and just before I said three she grabbed his nose, what a funny girl!

Here's Ash and all of us!

I feel like I need to do a shout out to these three because if it wasn't for them, I would have like 2 photos from our trip!!




Thanks guys!

We also had some family photos taken but I don't have those yet I will post them as soon as a get them!