Wednesday, December 30, 2015

You Are A Very Beautiful: December 2015


We hit the ground running in December every year, and now that we have a son with an end of November birthday, we hit it even harder, not sure if we run harder though....I have asthma, don't ya know?
This year, I had the totally new and exciting experience of taking a girl's trip at the beginning of the month with my old Hawaii roommate, Tiffany, and my older sister, Ashley. Ideally, we didn't want Vegas to be our location, it just made the most sense geographically and economically. In the future we'd like to do it again, maybe in some place that happiness doesn't go to die. 

Jokes and truth about Vegas aside, this was an amazing trip. Photo proof. 

^^I would have come just for this^^

Ok, so maybe it was mostly  just a food tour of Las Vegas. 

^^Serendipity Doo Dah^^


^^That darn thing just can't help itself.^^ 
^^We stayed in The Monte Carlo, in what must have been termed their Willy Wonka Level. The walls tasted like shnozzberries. ^^

^^More chocolate, please.^^

^^Michael Jackson One was surpassingly great. We were so worried this would be the Chuckee Cheeses version of an MJ tribute and, yowzah! We were so wrong and it was so right. ^^
^^The Birthday Girl^^

Tiffany had to leave on Monday, but Monday was Ashley's B-day so I stuck around to have a sister's bday out. It was fun. 

^^Hash House A Go Go. This was all at once a huge mistake, and also maybe the best decision of my life. Hmm, I can think of other things like that. ^^

^^Bye, LV. You were awesome, and gross, and yummy, and scary, and fun.^^

When I got back, my mom had been watching Catcher for two days while Tom was working, and it was spectacular to see the changes that my absence seemed to spark. He was like a new kid. Very expressive, doing tricks he had never previously mastered, trying to was impressive and a little weird. 
^^Visiting Dad at work.^^

Basically, I've discovered that to Catcher, I'm simply the vessel that brought him here, but he would prefer it if I'd take girls trips and leave him to his business. Glad we're finally being honest. 

While my mom was in town we made sure to enjoy some Christmas festivities, even with the chaos surrounding our upcoming travel to Texas. 

The lights at temple square. 

 ^^Best Christmas card you will never receive.^^
^^Love these so much.^^
The next night we went to do the drive-thru lights at Thankgsiving points, and also, reindeer. 
^^Felt like all of the 80s and 90s Christmas movies I loved so much.^^

^^They were a little languid.^^
^^Hey mom! Look! They're still sleeping.^^

^^Uncle Mason is always there to be his favorite.^^
^^I know it's a broken record, but I love them.^^

Our trip to Texas this year marked the first time we had to actually buy Catcher a plane ticket. Our bank account just whimpered a little. 
^^As soon as we arrived...May the destruction begin!^^
^^The night we got in, there was so much love for Grandadd, or DooDaddy.^^
^^Saw Star Wars. Died happy, but you know, not dead. Also, how horrible are these?^^

^^ #teamturner ^^

^^Real precious, Mas.^^

^^I LOVE last minute Christmas shopping.^^

We basically could wait no more minutes to see Michelle's baby girl, Vivi. We ran to hold this little precious.
Next post? December, Part Deux. 


  1. I love all the pictures! Looks like a total blast :)

  2. I loved all these posts :)