We had a great Christmas with family. On the 23rd, we went to my G&G Forbush's house and had a potluck. It was so nice seeing the aunts, uncles, cousins, and especially my grandparents. Then Christmas eve was spent at my dad's house. We started a new tradition for the grandkids this year where we read the story of Christ's birth from Luke and acted it out. Of course the grandkids played all the characters. It was really neat. We also had food that they had in the olden days like goat cheese, figs, pita bread, and other nuts and fruits. That was cool to experience too. I think the kids understood more of the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas Day was spent mostly at my mom's house. We had a present exchange game that was fun and also had an amazing Christmas dinner. Later we went to my dad's and opened Christmas from eachother. Andrew got me exactly what I wanted...some workout pants from Victoria's Secret and anti-wrinkle eye cream. I knowunds rsounds retarded, but I am already starting to get them. I spoiled Andrew with a remote conrol helicopter, windows tinted for his car, and other smaller things. We are so thankful for all the blessings which we have been given and most of all for our Savior Jesus Christ!
Thanksgiving was a blast. We were able to spend time with both of my parents. My two favorite things about Thanksgiving are the food and spending time with family. Both were perfect. The food was amazing and most of my family was able to come to my dad's for dinner. On the other hand...this weather is crazy and not so perfect. I like snow for the month of December and that is it! The weather the last few weeks has been rediculous. Driving has already been terrible. Hopefully this dies down when Christmas is over. On a lighter note again, I am so excited for Christmas. I can't wait to spend it with my family and best of all...my hubby!
This last Sunday we celebrated Grandpa Stringham's 80th Birthday. It was so nice to get to see everyone and spend time with Grandpa! I love getting to see the Krukeberg family and the Rowberry's! They are so awesome. What a cool night.
Here are some pictures of Candice, Kyler and I on Halloween just before church. Also one with Claire and Kyler. Aren't they so cute?! Just this last Saturday we were also able to attend our niece Taya's baptism...it was good to see the whole Belnap clan again!
So lately with all this time on my hands, I have started to cook and bake more. I am really liking it. Yesterday I made an apple pie from scratch and lasagna. Now if anyone knows me at all, you know that this is kind of out of character for me. I have absolutely hated cooking in the past. But I need to start liking it more cuz one day we will have kids so its good to start practicing. I am in no way amazing, just a beginner but Andrew loved my apple pie so it made me feel good.
So I just wanted to say that the reason I haven't posted a blog in the last two weeks is because my life is pretty lame and boring lately. I haven't really done much and am going crazy being at home and unable to find a dental hygiene job. Anyways, sorry this post is so bland, but nothing is new. Hopefully I can find one soon. Until my next posting...
I absolutely love Idaho in the fall...the cool nights but nice days, the changing of the leaves, the long-sleeve shirts we have to start wearing, and I love the autumn holidays that come with the season. Here are some family pics and a random one of Idaho in the fall.
This is Andrew's fifth year going to the Mr. Olympia in Las Vegas and our fourth time together. We went with our friends Taylor and Amanda and had such a great time. I am really starting to enjoy the sport of bodybuilding a little bit more now. Here are some pictures of us and some of the things we did.
These are mixed pictures of the family and grandkids during spud day and the fair. The picture of Andrew and I was at the last Chuckars game. Such a great one! They won 11 to 10 and there were fireworks afterwards.
Andrew and I have been married since August 2007 and I can't believe how fast time has gone by. We have been richly rewarded with so many blessings. We are so thankful to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am finally done with school now and we are both working. I am now a dental hygienist. YAY! I love my husband with all my heart and am so glad to have a husband who is also my best friend!