Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Christmas To Remember

This Christmas--the Christmas of 2012--has indeed been a Christmas to remember.

Back by popular demand, we added the 2nd installment to the Family Christmas Eve Music Video

(You're welcome ;))

This Christmas will be remembered because I saw a little boy at church making this letter for Santa:
(It says, "Dear Santa, Where do you think I'm at at the good o meter? -Jacob")

It will be remembered cause my dad got a Legally Blonde movie in his stocking.
(Because QUOTE: "He loves those movies!" -Mom)

It will be remembered because Mim accidentally made the cream cheese frosting
 (for the cinnamon rolls) 
with granulated sugar instead of powdered sugar.
(In her defense, it still tasted good!)

It will be remembered because Dad's "gift of meaning" for Mom was the sensor light he's been "meaning" to replace. (hahaha.)

It will be remembered because it was the Christmas in which I got an iphone 
(which was used to FaceTime with Grandma shortly after being activated :)) 

It will be remembered because much of the evening was spent preparing for our roadtrip to Utah the next morning.
(Which was also very memorable because we were cramped in dad's car 
with wayyy too much stuff and barely any leg room :)) 
(Good thing we had lots of movies to watch on our basically-3-inch DVD player 
to keep our minds off of how squished we were!)

(more pictures to be added later.)

This Christmas (season) will especially be remembered because the church
teamed up with The Piano Guys to produce this incredible video:

 (Because that's really the most important thing to remember about Christmas.)

Oh what a life I live,

Monday, December 24, 2012

Dance like there's no tomorrow.

(hahahaha I don't even know what's happening in this picture--but it's hilarious.)

(for answers to important questions--use Wikipedia.)

What: Swing dance--like there's no tomorrow.

With: Family. Friends. Random People. Anyone & Everyone.

Why? Because mom wanted to. 
And because it's what she asked for for Christmas. 

(...oh ya, and because it was fun ;)) 

Oh what a life I live! 

PS Merry Christmas Eve! 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Break.

Sometimes I convince my mom that we only need to watch half of the movie,
and then we watch the whole thing instead :) 


(thank you momma for graciously letting me post these pictures ;))

Oh what a life I live,

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Apartment Decor, Pink&Black Sunday, and Mim's Winter Ball

With finals this past week, and hectic final projects the week before,
 I've got some catching up to do! 

Here are a few pictures with short explanations of things I've been meaning to post about:


When I got back from Thanksgiving break my apartment was all decorated for Christmas!
(thanks to Brittani and Jamie) 
It looked GREAT! 

(I was quite impressed with the snowflakes Jamie made, I am amazingly horrible at making them myself.)
(...which probably isn't a good sign for someone who hopes to be an elementary school teacher. Let's hope they never ask me if I have that skill in an interview.)


Last sunday when we were about to leave for church we realized something--
we were all wearing pink and black without even planning it!

 Great minds think alike, I suppose :)

Above: Me, Bryn, Jamie, and Kristina.
...sadly Brittani wasn't feeling well that morning and wasn't able to join us :( 


 I am now happily back in SUNNY CA 
(...the fact that it was cold and rainy all day today is beside the point)
 and tonight I had fun helping Mim get ready for the winter ball! 

This next picture makes me laugh every time, 
Dad's smile is just so dang funny.
(And the pioneer picture framed in the back is just perfect with his hat.)

hooray for being done with school for 22 days! 
hooray for family!
hooray for winter break!
(slogan stolen from Emilee, thanks em ;)) 

Oh what I life I live,

Monday, December 3, 2012

making cinnamon rolls after 10 p.m. is ALWAYS a good idea.

Last night I got back from ward prayer and said (mostly to myself),

"Do you know what sounds so good right now? Cinnamon rolls."

without missing a beat Bryn says,

"let's make cinnamon rolls!"

Within 5 minutes I had a recipe pulled up on my computer and we set to work! 

15 minutes later they were in the oven.

24 minutes after that they were ready to be eaten. 

Neither Bryn nor I had made cinnamon rolls before, but . . .


(And surprisingly really fast and easy to make!) 

This is the recipe that we used, I would recommend it to anyone, 
especially first-time-cinnamon-roll-makers like myself.

We decided that this may or may not have to become a monthly weekly tradition :) 

(My roommate Bryn [aka "Curry Powder"] & me [aka Hannah Knickerbocker Flinder.)

Oh what a life I live,

PS Maybe I should tame it down with the "food posts." What can i say? #ilovetoeat