Thursday, December 20, 2007
So, this past weekend was SO MUCH FUN. Let me explain.
Mike had been preping me for a surpise all week and I had no idea what it was going to be. I got home from work on Friday and there was a big present wrapped on the table. Inside the present was a message saying, "prepare yourself for a winter wonderland. Pack your bags, we are going up to a cabin in Mt. Charleston (30 mins away). Our friends (who have the cabin) will join us...etc etc." He included an itinerary that included dinner, watching ELF, sledding and other fun activities.
So, Mike and I and our friends Celina and Aaron (his gpa's cabin) went up to the cabin and had a blast. Here are some pictures of the event. It was SO fun to see snow in Vegas. Who would've thought!
Aaron and Mike playing chess. Aaron won...Mike wasn't too happy about that.
Me and Celina cheering for our husbands and smack talking to eachother during the chess game.
The awesome view from the cabin. So fun!
Sledding was so much fun. The only sled we could find was this old fashioned wood sled. These things, with the metal rails can FLY and they don't take ANY cushion. I think I had like 5 bruises on my bum by the time I was done sledding. We decided to call it a quits BEFORE someone got injured :)
Thanks to my husband for such a fun weekend and thanks to Aaron and Celina for letting us stay at the cabin with us!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
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Monday, December 3, 2007
The lovely gingerbread house, designed by Mike. This year, he intentionally DIDN'T do a pattern on the roof. We think it looks pretty "modern, sophisticated, and sleek."The lovely Christmas tree! we put ALL our ornaments on the tree, hopefully it doesn't topple over from the weight. The mantle is decorated and the top of our entertainment center.
YEAH for Christmas!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Saturday we played with the kids and I got to hang out with my mom and sisters! It was so fun spending time with them, I wish I lived closer :( . In the afternoon Mike, Matt and I went to the BYU vs. Long Beach game where we won by 40 points! Mike wished he could've gone in the game since there were a lot of wide open threes. That night we hung out some more with the family. My niece Megan loved putting on my necklaces and Erica had fun with the balloon. Sunday we got to see the primary program, which was awesome and hysterical. I was proud to see my two nephews singing every word of every song. (picture below of my mom with my two nieces doing "This Little Piggy)
So, now I'm back in Las Vegas. I'm excited for Thanksgiving next week and all our family that is coming into town. Yeah for holidays!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
That's our new bishop (Mike's golfing buddy) peeking behind us. haha.
I left this bowl outside my house for the kids in the neighborhood. When I came back, it was still totally full :( I guess we didn't have ANY trick-of-treaters. How sad.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I am so proud of Mike for all his accomplishments in basketball. It's weird to have the season starting without us. I have to remember how stressful it was, and then maybe I'll be okay that he's not playing anymore. Actually, Mike has his first city league game tonight...pretty exciting!
Monday, October 22, 2007
We scrambled all the way to the top of the rocks! Don't worry mom, we were safe...only a couple of scratches from bushes. (I set the timer on my camera for this picture!)
Nice pose huh? I think we should get family pictures here!
Me and the pretty view...possibly the only actual pretty view in Las Vegas. haha. Okay, I'm spoiled growing up in VA. Deseret with no green isn't what I call pretty...but this actually is pretty.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Mike and I went to CA to visit with my family. Here is a picture of me with baby Megan (my sis, Becca's, daughter)
Here is a picture of me Jennifer, my cousin, and my sister Becca on the beach. We know how to work it.
Mike and I went with our good friend Mark to see Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian. It was awesome.
Me and Mike on the stairs to the Phantom theater.
After the show, me, Mike and Mark strolled the strip. We only saaw 4 arrests. haha, Las Vegas. Last month Mike and I went to CA to visit my sister and her family and we saw the BYU UCLA football game.
Go cougars. Isn't it funny that when we lived in Provo, we wouldn't really go to football games...but now that we graduated, we are hard core and drive hours to almost every game.
Hooray, Mike and I went to contract on a house. Here is our lot, inbetween the two houses. Those poles won't be there when we move in :). We are so excited.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
On top of that, Mike and I got a ticket for going 83 in a 75. This was an expensive trip!
Monday, September 17, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Mike and I have been living it up for the last 3 weekends. We took a trip to CA to visit family and had a day at the beach. We got a little too much sun, I think I am still peeling. We also had a good time watching HS Musical 2.
The next weekend we had a friend visit us. We all went to see Phantom...it was amazing. The stage and effects they did were spectacular. We then decided to stroll the strip since we hadn't ever done that even though we live here. We did see 4 arrests, but overall...it was fun. We went into ESPN Zone and I actually beat Mike and his friend in basketball (that probably won't ever happen again). After walking all the way to one end of the strip to see the lions in the MGM, they WEREN'T there. They must've been out roaming on the strip. We finished off the night with some Haagen Daas ice cream. The 6 dollar scoop was totally worth it. The next night we played King Tutt mini golf.
*Disclaimer: if I have any spelling problems, my sisters or mother will most likely point them out to me. Thanks for checking up on my grammar!
Last weekend we went to LA again. On Friday Mike and I hung out with a friend he met through BYU bball camps. He even got to play some ball with a bunch of high school kids! Saturday we drove to Becca's and got ready for the BYU vs. UCLA game. The game was fun, but could've been better had we won. Surprisingly, Mike is still getting some attention...a father even requested a picture of Mike and his son. haha, oh basketball. We spent the remainder of the weekend with Becca, Matt and the kids...so much fun! We even pretended like we were snakes, mere cats (sp?), goats, lions and much more.
Life is fun, next item of busines is getting my sister Becca to visit me in LV...without the kids...
Friday, August 31, 2007
Helper at OB/GYN doctor's office
Receptionist at Learning Resource Center at BYU
Public Relations Specialist at Nu Skin Enterprises
Media/Marketing Manager at Leavitt Insurance Agency
4 Movies I could watch over and over
10 Things I Hate About You
old family videos of us Farrells as kids
Re-runs of Mike's BYU bball games (I know, I'm lame)
4 Places I've Lived
Las Vegas, NV
...the future will tell
4 Favorite TV Shows
4 Favorite Foods
Anything involving choclate
Food involving cheese
4 Websites I Check Often
blogger, for sure (I get board at work sometimes)
KB Homes.com (I want to buy a new house
ESPN.com (I have to keep my reputation up for being a girl that knows sports with all the guys)
Wellsfargo.com (I'm a money hoarder)
4 Hobbies I Enjoy
hanging out with Mike
dreaming about my future beautiful home!
I am out of breath now and too tired to tag anyone. Feel free to tag yourself!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Here's the story. I have a class of 6 kids. Mostly girls, all of which are fantastic. Who cares that they like to be ballarina's in the middle of sharing time or eat extra cups of goldfish...they are really good kids. They say prayers, they answer questions, they giggle, they are goofy...but who cares, they are good kids.
And then there is Triston. Don't let his little blue eyes and dimples fool you. He can changes personalities in a heartbeat. One moment he'll be telling you a secret and the next he'll tell you he hates you and start hitting other children.
So, today I came prepared...or so I thought. I came up with a little chart with jobs for the kids to remember while sitting in sharing time.
A hand: to remember to keep our hands to ourselves
A chair: to remember to sit in our chairs
A mouth: to remember to talk in quiet voices
The first 30 mintues went well and then it started. Triston- "I don't want to be nice..aghhh!!" "I hate this song" "I don't like you" "This is my evil voice"
Then he starts scooting in his chair across the sharing time room. I take him and put him on my lap since he keeps doing it....he grabs my arm with his fingernails and starts pinching. Finally he stops with me threatening to get his dad. (I hate to resort to that).
Then in class...he chucks the goldfish across the room, he spills all my little marbles on the floor, he tries to lock himself in the closet, he rams his chair up against my legs, he squishes himself between the chairs and the walls, he holds his fist like he is going to punch me. Meanwhile, it's not like I'm a bad teacher. We are playing all the really fun games with finding animals, acting out pioneer songs and everything.
Triston starts getting crazier and crazier and I try to ignore him. But, then I can't take it anymore and all the other kids are getting weirded out by him too. Instead of them being fun, they are all just sitting there and watching Triston self destruct.
I look at Triston and say, "you are making me very sad today."
Class ends, his dad comes and Triston chucks the crayons on the ground and walks out the door.
"That wasn't very nice," said Triston's dad, "say thank you."
"thank you," says Triston and he walks out the door.
Mike comes to the door and asks me how class went...and that's when I started crying. The other kids were so busy coloring they didn't notice.
I hope I don't cry every week I leave church, but I might.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
1. I hate it when Mike wastes money on Powerade and other drinks, but after we bring them home I drink them like crazy. Kinda silly.
2. I know more about the PGA tour and the golf players than the leaders of this country. Sad, I know.
3. For some reason the sun in Vegas isn't strong because even without sunscreen in the middle of the afternoon, I am not getting burned (or any color). Maybe my skin has stopped being able to tan?
4. When Brittany Spears was smaller and less crazy, and I was a little larger...people used to tell me we looked alike. I didn't think it was a compliment.
5. I liked eating food SO much more before I started cooking. It's like when I cook, I can taste each individual ingredient that goes into it...instead of enjoying the end result. (I especially now notice the little string fat things in the chicken...yuck, I can't stand those)
6. I love to run and don't love to drink water...meaning, I go almost the entire day without drinking at all. I think that is the reason I get cramps sometimes when I run.
7. I have about 4 TV shows everynight that I look forward to watching. Tonight, I have So You Think You Can Dance, America's Got Talent, Flip That House and Fore Inventors Only. I have got to get a new hobby.
I tag Becca Cardon, Lynds Payzant, and Brittany Birnel (you do this in your blog)