Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Look at Grant and Dallin...they are so tired! It was about midnight to them.
I love pictures of Elisabeth's family. Her kids are so cute.
This is supposed to be our silly picture. It makes me laugh. I love my family.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
For the first time we went into the small museum near the Tomb of the Unknown Solider. They had several medals, flags and plaques from various countries.
I am grateful for our service men and women and the sacrifices they make. Going ot Arlington Cemetery reminds me what freedom can cost.
I love this picture of Mel and I. I never realized that how much Mel and I look alike in terms of face shape, smile and the glasses make us look even more alike.
Brian and Reed gave Jess a huge poster of Edward. She loved it of course...said something about hanging it over her bed.... :)
Mel gave Reed Politically Correct War. Something right up his alley.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Drum roll please!
Sarah Michelle Durtschi has been called to serve in the Salt Lake City Temple Square mission, English speaking. But I wouldn't be surprised at all if she ends up doing ASL since she's basically fluent already. I'm so excited for her. I didn't see that one coming at all and I was kind of shocked, but after thinking about it for a few minutes I've decided that Temple Square is the perfect mission for my little sister. Although I have to admit in the secret place in my heart I was hoping she would serve in Chicago.
To here's to Chelle Bear! Congrats!
my brothers and cousins as poll bearers
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
7 Random Facts Game
Here are the rules:
~Link to the person who tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
~Share 7 random and or weird facts about yourself.
~Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
~Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog
7 Random Facts
1. I don't remember my dreams very often, but when I do that means I didn't sleep well. I'm always conscious of the fact I'm dreaming and it's like watching a movie about me.
2. People may or may not know this about me, but I twirled baton from the ages of 8 to 14. I have many ribbons and trophies from competitions.
3. I've always wanted to be a pilot.
4. Dream car...not practical or reasonable at all...Army issued Hummer.
5. I like to mix a packet of uncooked instant oatmeal with my cold cereal. Don't mock it until you try it.
6. I'm wearing purple eyeshadow today.
7. Before I die I want to go scuba diving with sharks, in a shark cage of course.
And now the game continues.
Sarah, Elisabeth, Jessica, Amber, Melissa/David, Sarah B, Ceci
Tag! You're it!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Well the point of this post is that I was doing some blog catching up and noticed she started a new blog, dedicated to her quest to justify getting a new camera, featuring some of her photos. Looking at the blog, my "creativity envy" resurfaced. I love some of the pictures she's post and so here I am sharing them with you.
Here's to you Jules, cheesy, but sincere and to your amazing photos.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The best news of all is that Elisabeth's surgery went well and she recovering well. (for more informaiton about what's gone on in Elisabeth's life visit her blog) She's a lot more active then you would think a girl who had a mastectomy just 4 days ago would be. She's never been one to be inactive. I love it here. Elisabeth's kids are down in Naples with Grandma and Grandpa and so it's just me and Elisabeth and sometimes Cameron. (he's currently in Alabama for an interview) Elisabeth and I have had so much fun. I got to shave Elisabeth's peach fuzzed head. It's supposed to help her hair grow back faster and it seems to be working since there's little dark stubble all over her head now. Elisabeth has been teaching me how to make cute hair bows. We went for a walk along the beach and we've been watching some chick flicks and catching up on life. Elisabeth and I are only 16 months apart and have almost always done everything together. It's been good to have a chance to really talk and have some quality hanging out time. I'll be honest...I don't want to go back to work.
My one complaint right now is I wish I had more time here. I would love to stay and help out more. I'm realizing that I would like to live closer to my family. Maybe once Elisabeth and Cameron figure out where they are going to be for Cameron's residency I'll need to find a job near by them...I'm kind of wishing for Richmond VA...it's only 2 hours from where I currently live and that would be convenient for me, but moving back west would work as well...it would be closer to the rest of my family. Family's important.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Most of us arrived at 5:30 planning on using those 30 minutes to finish getting ready then we were told that we couldn't get in the the reception hall until 5:45pm. David and Melissa took advantage of the wait to practice their dance.One wouldn't think that 15 minutes would make that big of deal, but it did. Getting ready was a MAD rush. Both sides of the wedding party tripping over each other trying to get everyone ready in time to take pictures before the rest of the guests arrived. It was crazy. Some of the getting ready carried over into picture time.
Dallin waiting patiently for everyone to get dressed, made up and hair done.
Becky and I were put on Gift Duty. We were told that we were to make sure that the correct cards stayed with the correct gifts...
I kind of wish I was a little kid and could sleep whenever the mood hit me.
Cutting the Cake - the official photographer has the best angle so this is what I could get :)
On 'Sneaky Duty' hehehe....we abandoned are various posts during the night to take care of one of the important traditions of wedding receptions.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
We decided that since most of us aren't going to be able to get together for Christmas next month that we would exchange Christmas gifts and have our traditional Family Christmas dinner. Carolyn and Steve hosted, as usual and they even put up their Christmas tree in honor of the day (that's dedication and yes their neighbors think they're weird :P)
Most of the crew :)
Katelyn showing off her new princess stuff. She loves it! She's already listen/read her new princess book at least 3 times that I know of.
Even the 'big kids' had fun opening their gifts. Becky's showing off her new apron, popcorn and hot chocolate she got for 'Christmas.'
It was so much fun. It will hold me over during the real Christmas when I'm far away from all my family.