Monday, December 23, 2013

home for the holidays

it has been absolutely wonderful to be school free for 2 weeks, and home with my family for Christmas time! we have done nothing but fun and festive things while i have been home, and i have embraced every minute of it. i'm soakin it allllll in! and here are a few of the fun things we have been up to the past couple days! 

^^^ temple square with the family! always one of the funnest things to head up to Salt Lake and see the gorgeous lights at the temple. absolutely freezing and snowing the whole time, but totally worth it when we came back to warm hot chocolate! ^^^

^^^ twinner beanies with my girl Ky! trying to act like we are not cold :) ^^^

^^^ the nativity. remembering the true meaning of Christmas. ^^^

^^^ and the ever so famous HUGE red tree! ^^^

^^^ new church clothes for a pre-Christmas gift. (an every year occurance!) and again, pretending we are not freeeeeeezing out there while it's snowing. ^^^

^^^ Christmas dinner and gift exchange with the Garvin fam. another one of our favorite things! so nice to finally be able to see one of my besties, Sydni. i haven't seen her in months (thanks to being busy!) and i loved being able to catch up with her! we love the Garvin family. ^^^

^^^ watching Christmas movies (elf! our fav) for hours and hours, and staying up later than we should doing so. but hey, it's only once a year when you can watch Christmas movies right? it's a must! ^^^

^^^ and of course, eating an endless amount of treats. there are so many in our kitchen that we have all decided to just ditch the regular food, and live off the Christmas desserts. (sounds about right to me!;) mom's caramel-ed apples, cake balls, sugar cookies... all so amazing and totally necessary to celebrate the holidays! ^^^

Merry Christmas eve, EVE! i'm so giddy i can hardly contain it. i'm excited for the 24th, more family parties, giving my presents away, Christmas day, and to be able to see my boy over skype (wow, i can't WAIT for that!). it's definitely the greatest time of year.

happy 23! (and happy 8 months to me and elder peery) happy holidays!


  1. i've searching for black booties high and low, if you don't mind me asking where are those from?

    1. they are from a local boutique, it's called urban OG!