December 31, 2009

Happy 2010!!!

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This year has flown right on by! 2009 has been a great year !Let's make 2010 even better !

Wishing you all a Happy New Year !

December 30, 2009

Infinite Power of Hope

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ, shares how hope encourages and inspires us to place our trust in the loving care of our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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December 27, 2009

~A Wonderful Christmas Season~

Here are a few pictures from our old fashion family Christmas

It all started off at the Ranch on the 19Th with the Conrad family party. It was a great time had by all. Santa even came for the good boys and girls.

There was great food to be eaten, gift exchange, and a really tender program . It was a great evening.

Next family function was a dinner at my parents on Sunday the 20Th . We got to eat in the new dining room at Mom's and Dad's house. It was great!!! It has been so nice to have more room to eat as a family.

As always the food was wonderful! Thanks Mom & Dad! :D

Christmas Eve Chris and Nicole invited us over for Prime Rib dinner. It was fantastic!!! What a great night of family togetherness. Thanks Guys!

Christmas day at our house... We must have been on Santa's "good" list cause we got spoiled!

Matt & I got up and exchanged gifts with one another. It was a great Christmas morning together!

After Matt made us his oven omelet (which is delish!) and I made blueberry muffins. We invited my sister Erica over for breakfast and Matt's parents dropped in to say hello. It was nice to visit with family and friends all day. We even got a little R&R in watching a movie "The Family Stone".

Christmas eve we had dinner with my family at our home. It was delicious and a lot of fun! Matt , Erica and I had a BIG surprise in store for Jack & Jayci.

Jack & Jayci just LOVE cats! So with Jess and Jill's permission we gave them Moe. It was a very special Christmas!

We are very blessed with such a great family and such wonderful friends! We are so grateful for our Saviour Jesus Christ and for our Father in Heaven for sending us his son. May we all reflect upon Christ throughout the year to come and remember the importance of his birth.

Make 2010 a great New Year !!!

December 25, 2009

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas!

~ Christmas is a time of the heart, not just a date. Its meaning transcends time. Jesus was born to love us and fill our lives with himself.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! May we remember our Savior Jesus Christ on his special day !

We are so blessed with such great Family & Friends!

December 24, 2009

~Merry Christmas Eve~

The most vivid memories of Christmases past are usually not of gifts given or received, but of the spirit of love, the special warmth of Christmas worship, the cherished little habits of the home.

What are some of your Christmas traditions ? If you would like to share leave a comment :D

December 23, 2009

Christmas Wishes.....

For those we missed, Merry Christmas to you !!!

If you know me I love to send out Christmas cards . I tried to go the easy route and just have them printed off, but I was not satisfied with that.
I do love them and think they are darling. There is just something important to me about writing my own personal message with my own little right hand :) Plus I LOVE to decorate the envelope with my own personal touches. Not to worry no confetti this year.
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The envelpoe was a blast! Used with Stamps, Glitter and a ZAP craft tool. So FUN!

Two styles of cards

The Photo

This weekend I will search for more cute LANG cards on clearance. They are my favorite.

December 17, 2009

~Deck the Halls~

I have had a few requests for this post :D So here you are! The pictures are not the best. Hope you enjoy!

December 14, 2009

"CHRIST"mas Spirit

May we all remember that Christ is at the center of this special holiday! May you have a Merry Christmas full of the true spirit of Christmas.

December 5, 2009

~Great Movie~

Matt and I went to this movie yesterday for our date night. We both really enjoyed it. I recommend it :D

November 27, 2009

~SO much to be Thankful for~

This year we had Thanksgiving with the Conrad family. It was a beautiful day at the ranch . It was so sunny and warm , and just gorgeous ! I was horrible at taking any pictures this year. I feel bad that I only took one picture of the whole day. It was of my vegetable tray that turned out to be just beautiful . Kinda silly huh ? The food was delish !
Our Sweet Potato Souffle was a hit ! Along with our Pumpkin and Coconut Cream pies, Crescent Rolls and other delicious fixings. Matt and I both cooked up a storm these past few days.
I have to say I have the most sweet caring husband in the whole wide world! I had been up since 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning and was baking my pie crusts..... a new recipe. Bad idea on Thanksgiving eve. It just so happens they did not turn out. I was about in to burst into tears I was so frustrated and tired!!! Matt was so sweet he went to the store at 11:30 p.m. to buy some good old Marie Calendar pie crusts. I did not even have to ask. He then stayed up until past 2 a.m. to wait for the Pumpkin Pies to finish baking. Just so I could go to bed and wake up early for more cooking and to go to the gym :)
I'm so thankful for my HUSBAND and all that he does for me. He compliments me everyday and never forgets to tell me how much he loves me and appreciates all that I do. I could not ask for a better husband that is more Thoughtful, Kind, Compassionate, Loving and Christlike. I love you Matty! Thank you for always being there and behind me no matter what. I could not do it all without your love and support.

I'm so thankful for all of the wonderful blessings in my life.

October 29, 2009

cOnRad FaMilY HallOweeN paRty

Last Saturday was our family Halloween party at the ranch . As always it was a lot of fun !Spooky appitizers, Soups and treats Galore ! We started off with pictures and dinner.
We then got ready for the Spooky Hay Ride down in the pasture. All I can say is brrrr! Matt and I headed to the pasture early with some of his brothers. They built fires for a few stops and spooky stories. It was great! Matt was a werewolf and pretty scary one at that. I did sound effects of screaming and such. Our cousin Jason has this great costume that he made that is AWESOME and pretty dang scary!
Afterwards we headed back to the house to warm up and carve pumpkins and clean up. What a great night!

October 19, 2009

Witches Night Out

A bunch of us girls went to Witches Night Out at Gardner Village. It was great company but, very crowded. So crowded you could hardly shop. I spent a total of $7.00.Which is abnormal for me. I really was amazed at the crowds of witches!!! Really, I have never seen it so busy. I decided I don't like to shop in large crowds. I would rather pay more and enjoy my shopping in peace and quiet, and take my time browsing.
I just was a little disappointed with how crazy it was.I'm really not sure if I will go again. Sad :( it used to be really fun. Maybe next year they will do it every weekend?? We did have a great time all in all.Dinner at Texas Roadhouse was delish!!! Mmmm Mmmmm :)
Thanks for a great night girls!!!
P.S. Sorry I kinda rambled on...

Me with my baby sister ~ Erica

The Village Witches

Witchy Friends~ Sassy Erica~Darling Debbie~ Hotty Hen~Red Hot Kitty

The Gang

The Mother Hen and her twin "Chicks" Megan & Paige

Waiting for Dinner

Still... Waiting for dinner

October 14, 2009

Family Night at the Pumpkin Patch

Our friends ~ Brent , Christine, with their twins, Megan and Paige

Me having fun picking mini pumpkins :)

Me and my best Kitty friend :)

Matt & I - Wow! You can tell I was tired, what a monday at work.

After a long Monday at work we had a great time picking pumpkins at Dr. C's farm. Wadley Farms is such a beautiful place.
We all then went to a late dinner to Los Hermanos. I love their chips and salsa ! It was great to be with friends we rareley get to see.
Oh how I love this time of year !!!

October 9, 2009


~Deborah, Christine & I before the big event~

I had a great girls night out with my Sister-in-Law's along with my Mom-in-Law and her sister, Aunt Diana. We spent the evening at The Gathering Place at Gardner Village.

We went to the dinner theatre production of Witchapalooza and had a great time ! Some of us were a little bit "witchier" than others ;) It was a fun evening of shopping ,Dancing, singing, laughing and cackling.

The story was cute and the music was great fun! The cast interacted with the guests, I even was put on the spot...Thanks to my Sisters :) I cackled for the whole audience into the microphone. It was quite funny. I love this time of year! It is a great way to kick off to the holidays :) Here we come!

~Me with Matt's Sisters~

~Our Witchy Women~

I love all of my Sisters!

October 3, 2009

Warning Post overload...

It has been a busy Summer. Hopefully I'm close to being caught up on our Blog :) Enjoy!

Sunday Picnic

Matt , Erica, Walter and I went to the Ranch last Sunday for a picnic. What a beautiful day to lay on a blanket in the sunshine and relax.
The fall colors are amazing this year! Just gorgeous! Erica and Walter and I had a great time in the canoe. It can actually be quite fun to clean the moss out of the pond.
Hope you enjoy these beautiful pictures that Matt took.

lAsT hOoRaH tO sUmMeR !!!

We went to Manti canyon, again one last time the week of labor day. It was SO nice to getaway from it all. We had a wonderful time riding, relaxing, having smores, playing games, watching movies, coloring, soaking up the sun and just being with family.

I love this canyon, we always find new trails and places to go. And it is not very crowded during the week. There is such diverse beauty on every trail. We have "nick" named some of them. One in particular is the Big Foot trail. Can I just tell you we went once, and that was enough for me! It is a spooky, creepy trail deep in the wood's. I swear Sasquatch lives there, it gives you the hee bee gee bee's !

We had a lot of fun playing in the creek this year. It became our swimming hole. Go figure ? We had a lake right by camp. It was nice to cool off after a long ride and even more fun to dunk others. Matt became our niece and nephew's play ground. Isn't that what uncles are for ? Talmage and Collin slept in our trailer and boy did we have fun. Well I did with them anyways, Matt I think though we were a little crazy . SUGAR + SUN + LATE NIGHT = FUN :) I love getting away on vacation ad being a kid again !

How can anyone not love to be in the outdoors ? It always fills my heart with happiness to be in the beauty the Lord created for us. Although a trailer and power is nice... So it's not too rough when you can shower and watch movies every night.

I'm sad to see summer has come to an end. Hopefully next year we can play more ! This summer went by way to fast!

~3 Years down and Eternity to go ~

This is one of my beautiful Gerber Daisies that Matt sent me on our anniversary. I was so happy to get this beautiful arrangement of my favorite flowers at work. It made my day! We both spent our anniversary working. Later that evening we had a nice date together. Before dinner to my surprise we stopped at the mall. My sweet hubby had a new dress on hold for me :) I had been wanting this particular dress for awhile. He is always SO thoughtful and caring. I love Matt more everyday. He is my everything ! Happy 3 years baby !

Best day of our lives! 09/16/2006

Dad's Beloved "32 Ford

I'm really behind on my posting....
A few week's ago Matt got Dad's '32 all ready for his car show. My Father in law is so cute. He is in a car club and entertains with his accordion. He has played and taught lessons for years. This winter I want him to teach us how to ballroom dance.
I'm so grateful for my great & sweet in-laws !

September 15, 2009

More to come....

Time for bed... Happpy Anniversary to us tomorrow. Three years!!!

~Matty's Birthday~ 9/6/09 Happy 29th Baby!!!!

The Birthday Boy :)Love you !!Does'nt he look great ?? He has lost around 60 plus pounds this year!!! Great job baby!

Matt's Birthday Celebration

I'm finally getting around to updating our blog for September. We celebrated Matt's Birthday this year at Goodwood and at our home. We had a great time with family and friends. I decided to make a cupcake "cake" for his birthday since I could not decide on a flavor of cake. Some his favorite flavors coconut cupcakes, lemon, and of course chocolate. So I had a lot of fun making a variety of cupcakes and a few cake "pops"... Not so great, in my opinion and a few others. I will need to try this again with a diffrent flavor. They were cute though. Hope you had a great day honey! I sure love you! Thanks so much for being such a great man and husband. XoXo
Thanks Jess and Jill for having us over for dinner on Matt's Birthday :)

August 19, 2009

sUndAnCe tHeaTer

Matt and I went to the Sundance Summer Theatre on Monday with some of his family to celebrate his Mom's birthday.
The play was the called "The Fantasticks". I had never seen this play before or heard about it. It was a fun play! Here is a little description...
This popular musical centers around two fathers who, in an effort to make their children fall in love, erect a wall between their houses to keep them apart “since children never do what you want them to.” The plot works and the young couple fall in love only to discover their fathers’ scheme. As a result, the two strike out into the world separately to find their own paths, which eventually lead them back to one another, more worldly wise and mature.
We really enjoyed sitting under the stars watching a play...I froze my buns off!!!
We took blankets and I brought my coat. Still chilly. So if you go, thermals are not out of the question. Unless you are Chris who wears shorts and a short sleeve shirt. Brrr... Luckily for him we shared our blankets with everyone.
All in all it was a very enjoyable evening with family. Thanks for the idea Christine!