Wednesday, December 31, 2008

So Long 2008!!!

I have never been a big New Years Eve fan. Honestly, I have always thought it was a stupid holiday. Although I have no big exciting plans to ring in the new year with. (I work tomorrow, so I'll be getting up at 5 am. Not even sure if I'll make it to midnight.) I CANNOT wait for this year to be done!!! 2008 for me was a rough year!! I experienced many different changes and trials in my life. Some good, some bad, and some pretty rotten.

As I was driving back to St. George from Alpine today I was thinking about everything that has happened this last year. Though, it is so easy for me to remember all the bad, there were some good points too!! Thought I would share a few of my good, bad, and ugly of 2008!!

~Been graduated from college a year
~I have been a Nurse for a year!! I never thought I would make it this first year!! (and so far no one has died, knock on wood!)
~Owned my own car for a year (and I still totally love it!!)
~Learned that paying bills totally sucks, especially dentist bills.
~Made some incredible friends at work.
~Learned that family is so IMPORTANT!
~Realized I depend A LOT on my dad to answer questions.
~Learned that even when its hard and you don't feel like it PRAY!
~Fell in love with DVR
~Its hard to say goodbye to Roommates
~That I love warm weather!!
~It is possible to get over a broken heart
~Sisters are the Best Friends
~I am braver then I think
~To quit planning so much and to just live one day at a time.
~ It will all work out (my family's favorite saying to me)
~Attitude is everything.
~Looking back it is easier to see the blessings through the rough spots.
~Sometimes its good to just cry

.....and many, many more.

All I have to say is good riddens 2008!!! Hello 2009, I am crossing all my fingers and toes that you are better then the last. BUT if your not I'll try to enjoy the ride!!

I Hope Everyone Has A Fabulous and Very Happy NEW YEAR!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Four-wheelers, sleds, and snow!

Last saturday we loaded the four-wheelers and headed out west to go have fun in the snow! Even though it was FREEZING!! We had a blast!! I can't begin to explain how much i love my family. We always have fun together. We honestly enjoy spending time together. Here are some of the many, many photos that were taken!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas...

Christmas was kinda weird this year. Its only Zach and I at home, so instead of waking up and opening presents, my parents and Zach and I woke up and headed out to the Christiansen's to watch Jadi and McCord. That was really fun. Christmas is so much more fun when your little. We then did the traditional breakfast at my Grandma and Grandpa Woodruff's which is always delicious!! Then at around one Linz and Kars, Court and Jami and their kids came to my parents and we opened presents. Santa did good!! I got a new ipod touch and a kitchen table and chairs that i've been dying for. (although, I am not sure how I will ever get them down to St.George). We then spent the afternoon eating, and having a fight with nerf guns. It was overall a fun Christmas. Thanks Mom and Dad!! Love you!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Tree again....

So, my Mom called and told me that my pictures of my Christmas tree were too blurry that i should repost them. SO here are a couple hopefully less blurry pictures. I'll be honest, I am sad that it is getting closer to when I'll have to take my tree down. I have really enjoyed it!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Holiday Puzzle...

Here is the finished masterpiece!!

Here is a closer look.... and what it looked in the process.

Last week when it was snowing down here, I didn't want to go any where because it was too cold. So, I stayed in and started a puzzle. Little did I know the puzzle would consume me!! It was a really hard puzzle and it took forever!! But today I was determined to finish it. So I sat down and finally after many hours finished my puzzle!! Now that its done I am not sure what to do with it. I guess I will break it up and put it back in the box. Its a shame to have to put all that work back in the box.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snowflakes and Palm Trees....

Yes it is SNOWING in St. George!! The snow against the palm trees actually look beautiful, but it is burr cold!!! I thought that was why I lived here was to get out of the snow! Oh well!! I guess tomorrow morning I'll actually have to dig out my snow scraper out of my trunk!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My Christmas Tree!!

Here is a picture of my First Christmas Tree!! I Promise the picture doesn't do it justice! Its beautiful!! I love it!!

Thanksgiving and Gingerbread Houses.

We had a great Thanksgiving. We were all able to get together. We all ended up sleeping at my parents house and it was a blast!! We had Thanksgiving Dinner at my Grandma and Grampa Woodruffs. Almost all of my cousins and their families were able to be there. So it was loud and fun!! We also did our tradition of Black Friday shopping! We got up at 3:30 am!! It gets earlier ever year and this year Wal Mart was insane!! But we got good deals and will be there again next year!! We also had a Gingerbread house contest!! We laughed are heads off and enjoyed the competition!! We even had my Grandma and Grandpa come down and judge! The Christiansen's won with their church although I believe ours should of won we even had a star thanks to my Dad!! The weekend couldn't have gotten any better! We played games, laughed and enjoyed each other! I love my family and how much fun we have together!!