Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My iTouch

I am blogging from my ipodiPod touch!!!!!My amazing mother was able to figure out how to connect the internet to my itouch!Thanks mom!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day/ and KAISHA!

It was wonderfull, all of it. Christmas Eve, Christmas day, and a surprise visit from my cousin Kaisha.

Christmas Eve: On Christmas Eve, Emily and I got to dance at the nursing home; Mother Josephs. We get to give them a dance performance and then we get to give the ones that came to watch a rose and talk to them for a little bit. That is my favorite part, they get so excited when someone wants to talk to them. When I first started dancing, this really freaked me out and I hated it, now it is something I look forward to!
From there, we all went over to Westport to visit my Grandma, Uncle Todd and Uncle Scott. When we arrived we recieved some exciting news! My Uncle Todd was going to get married to his girl friend Coral! So welcome to the family Coral! We ate and ate and ate and ate.... did I mention that we ate ALOT? It was a fun filled evening with lots of laughter and food!

Arent we just adorable?

Wits and Wagers, a new fun trivia game that was played many times that day!

This is my new favorite picture, we were talking about how to make a monkey face, and then my mom said that we should teach our Grandma. And Grandma Jill MASTERED the monkey face. Way to go Grandma!
Uncle Todd and Coral.

Then, CHRISTMAS DAY! Christmas is one of the best days EVER. No questioning it. I mean, come on... waking up in your new pajamas that you recieved the night before, bursting with excitment and playing games in your room with you sibbling while waiting for your parents to come up and tell you that you can go down stairs, opening gifts, and celebrating the birth of your savior... ya, just doesnt get any better then that!

Ready to go in our new pajamas!

Really long story behind this one, and if I explain it, I think my mom will kill me, so all I am going to say is "SPEAR-MINT"

YIPPEE! An iPod Touch! THANKS Mom and Dad!

A yummy pastry for Christmas morning!

For the rest of the day we played around with our new things and just took it easy. Then, around 5 o'clock, we had an open house for friends and we had lots of desserts! So much fun, not many pictures of the people or food, but all I have to say is that it was so fun to see your friends at the end of a fun-filled day and just hang out and laugh.

Before I begin telling you of the biggest surprise of all that happened on Christmas day, let me give you some background on how it all happened.

We have some amazing cousins, the Thomas cousins. We rarley get to see our cousins, but when we do.... WHAT A TREAT! They live all the way up in Bellingham... bummer. And on Christmas day, I was texting Kaisha and joking about how she should come all the way down and join us for our open house thingy. And then, after much talking-through-texting Kaisha got the thumbs up from her parents and let her come down and stay the night! We were all so excited to see her! She made the long drive up to come and hang out with us! It was the best thing anyone could have done, we hung out, watched movies, stayed up till 2:30 am talking about nothing important, intorduced her to our friends, took her to Olive Garden, and took silly webcam photos. Thanks so much Kaisha for coming up! WE LOVE YOU!

You might not find these pictures very funny, but thats okay, I find them hilarious!


This may be blurry, but look at Kaisha's neck! It is so long and skinny!

ya, are dorks!

Oh, webcam....

Yes, we are just THAT AWESOME!

So these past 3 days have been ones that I will remember for a very long time.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Brother

This is my 7 year old brother in the car on our way back from dinner at Costco last night..."Amanda, you have issues!"

My mom asked, "What kind of issues does she have?"

Thomas, "Like she gets all crazy sometimes."

And while I am on the topic of Thomas quotes....

A few years ago Emily, Thomas, and I were brushing our teeth and Thomas said I was like Mexican food. I asked him why and he said cause all I do is Taco Taco Taco!

I LOVE YOU THOMAS!.... even if you think I have issues.

A picture of Thomas and I that will ALWAYS make me smile!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My kaleidoscope cookies

Well, I was going to show you a picture of my favorite Christmas Cookies EVER,kaleidoscope cookies... but when I was ready to cook them, my mom said that I should wait 'till Christmas to cook them.... sigh.... Thats okay though, 'cause now I have this craving for these cookies so they will probably taste even better when I finally get one!

Sorry, for the disapointment... well, maybe you arent disapointed, but I am... but now worries, a picture of them will come soon!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Baking on Break

One of my all time favorite things to do is bake. Doesn't matter what time of year, just baking in general is my favorite thing to do when I have got nothing else going on. So, I had nothing to do today, so I wrapped my presents for my family, and BAKED! I made kaleidoscope cookies, and these candy-cane cookies. I will show you pictures of the kaleidoscope cookies tomorrow, cause they have to chill over night, But these little candy-cane cookies were HARD TO MAKE! They took forever to form, and did not turn out the way that I was hopping, but, they taste amazing, and that is all that really matters to me.

The dough was so buttery that it would never really become firm enough to form the dough. But Emily and I worked and worked on these little guys, and they taste amazing...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

With Christmas Break comming tomorrow, I thought I would share one of my FAVORITE sceens from my favorite movie... ELF. I could watch this movie over and over again without getting a single bit tired of it! ENJOY!

Friday, December 4, 2009

A Wonderful Wednessday

Well, to start off, take a look at the first picture. Isnt that moon just amazing? The moon on Wednessday was breath taking, it truely looked like something out of a movie. And while we were admiring Mr. Moon, Thomas and I were decorating the Christmas tree that goes in out back yard. So, here are just some pictures of the moon, and me and Thomas!

Thomas and I decorating the Christmas Tree