L+B At the Beach

L+B At the Beach
Simplicity and Happiness! Exactly where I would LOVE to be with HIM all the time!


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas 2010 Highlights

We went to the Temple on Christmas Eve to see the wonderful Christmas lights. We haven’t been since we were little and it was Brian’s first time!

New ornaments for the year! Jake, Rachel and Iz sent us the W, mom gave us the beautiful ;) purse with a wedding picture inside and Brian got a Handyman Reindeer from me (I wrote My #1 Handyman on his butt)!
I think Bri looks so handsome in this picture!

Had a wonderful Christmas dinner with all the family at Chris's house! Logan and Emma had fun opening presents and we all enjoyed just being together.
Jake, Rach and Iz, we missed you very much! Glad we were able to Skype. We love you!

We hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sing-Off Finale!

Last year as Brian and I were preparing to move we happened to watch the most amazing show! Yes it was Sing-Off! Seriously it is one of the shows that you catch yourself (and Bri) just staring at the TV with  huge smiles on your faces and once they are done singing you are cheering as if you were at a concert! Well I will admit that some didn't do that to ya, but more than half did :)

I was so excited to here that there would be a second season! There are only a few episodes so some may have missed it, but don't worry we have last year and this year DVRed. For the finale we decided to have a little pizza party and cheer the final few on...I personally was all for Street Corner Symphony! Have a listen to Hey, Soul Sister!

Oh and I had to throw this one in becasue it reminds me of my dad! :)
but feel free to browse the other groups!!

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Here are a few pics of the delicious pizzas and dessert (shoot didn't get a final shot of dessert) we made!

This was the deep dish pepperoni!

Cooks in the kitchen!

 White Pizza with tomatoes and ricotta on the left
Pesto and Mozzarella on the right
 These three things put in that pan is what we called...
Magic in Your Mouth! Sooo good!

Monday, December 20, 2010

A Fun Day at the Park...

With Fiona!
We took Fiona to the dog park this weekend, it was our first time altogether. Adriane and I have gone together once before but Age loves to take her. Honestly it stresses me out just a bit becasue some owners are a little crazy (me included, hehe) You just dont know what to expect I guess. However; Miss Fiona Pearl had a great time!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Things That Made Me Smile Today!

I had one of my students from last year say the cutest thing to me. One of those that you wish could have been recorded  because it was that cute! It was the end of the day and he came over to say hello! I gave him a big squeeze and I asked, "Oh S, what do you want from Santa Claus ( I believe he was wearing a Santa hat and this is what sparked the convo), tell me, tell me, what is it that you want from Santa Claus"? At this time he grabbed my hands, put his forehead to mine and then he looked at me, how creepy does that sound, I should probably leave it out but I wont cause that is what he does. He then responds,
In his silly little (somewhat soft and drawn out) voice!
Oh my heart melted! :)

I also received something on my back porch today (Thank you Chris)! It was a pasta maker! I love me some cheese ravioli and have had wonderful thoughts of creating my own. I have seen it made many times on various cooking it will be a challenge of mine. I will attempt to create the best cheese stuffed (with other things) ravioli over my Christmas break! If anyone would like to assist me in this Challenge I would greatly accept any willing Sous-Chef (de Cuisine (under-chef of the kitchen) is the second in command and direct assistant of the Executive Chef) Hehe!
Cant wait to share the good news of a successful day in the kitchen! (Thinking positively)
P.S. I really ahve no idea what I am getting myself into so if you have any
 recipes and/or ideas I would greatly appreciate them! :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Traditions

Every year for Christmas my mom has given us an ornament. I think it is one of my all time favorite traditions! I appreciate them now more than ever. It might be because we have our own home and that is what fills up our tree. I love putting them up each year and doing the, “oh ya, I remember this one”! Brian’s mom has also passed down her big collection of Disney ornaments…I can’t wait to pass both the ornament collection and tradition on to our children!

My (Oldest) Babies First Christmas Ornament 1983!
My (Newest) New Home Ornament2009

Brian and I celebrated our first Christmas together in 2001 but I gave him his first LOVE ornament in 2002! Jessica reminded me the other day how we would search all around the mall for the perfect ornament. I usually went to the little kiosk, they had really cute ones but you can see in 2006/07 I had to look elsewhere because they did not update their selection ;)
Not sure where 2009 is...yikes!

This is one tradition I would recommend
to anyone!!

Oh and I had to add this cute little thing that was beside the tree!!