Monday, December 29, 2008

The Christmas Festivities

Well this post will probably be mostly a picture post. Because well, I am too lazy to try and write a synopsis of everything that has happened over christmas :P I'll add little details as I see the pictures and remember them lol.

this is me and my cute little cousin emma at the Greenwood christmas party
that was Dec. 19th it was full of festive fun...

But the most exciting present of the night, was uncle keiths perfect push up thing a ma bobs :D only because then i was thoroughly entertained watching the greenwood men/boy push up contest. below is Andrew trying them out.

Tuesday December 22nd brought LOTS of snow! So me and heather and kristin took the opportunity to build a huge snowman! this is the only pic we got before me and heather accidently knocked it over... its way taller then us! (we had to enlist Tristan's help in lifting the center of the snowman onto the bottom, it was SO heavy!)

Christmas Eve Grandma Zackrison usually comes down and stays the night with us, but because she was sick this year, we made dinner and went up to her place in salt lake for dinner and games, and of COURSE the christmas story. this is the kids before opening the annual christmas pj's.

but this is the best picture from christmas eve... me and kristin are still opening our pajamas, while everyone else has already finished and are looking anxiously on! ... well except for andrew who was so excited about his pajamas that he is already stripped down and putting them on! :D (way to catch that with the camera dad! all of us are oblivious haha)

Here is the traditional picture at the top of the stairs of the kids waiting to see if santa's come! I know by the look on shay's face that it seems like santa must've skipped our house this year, but he didn't! haha shay just woke up sick and wasn't too happy about it :P

Me opening the present i was most anticipating! (wesley's) Not that santa didn't get me awesome stuff, but Santa usually enlists my help in buying for me so wesley's package was my biggest surprise :D I was dying to know what was inside.

on top was the first 6 months worth of letters that he got and had no more room to keep! Talk about a lot of mail :P

Then was the blanket! haha when i first pulled it out i thought it was just my face, and i was gonna kill him for putting my face on a blanket! but then i saw his face too and I immediately forgave him :D the best present i got though was being able to talk to him on christmas! (big thanks to his fam for inviting me over! thank you, thank you, thank you!)

Yay! Shay's advil kicked in and she ended christmas morning in much better spirits :) Us among the disaster that our front room inevitably turns into each year :P

Well thats it for my christmas break! My fav things i got this year: talk to wes, new ipod (i can finally run with music again!), scrapbook paper, and books! The rest of the time i've been working, but I guess thats a good thing! I hope everyone had a marvelous christmas! And that ya'll have a happy new year! Feel free to stop by the wing shack if you're bored new years eve and visit me. because thats where i'll be... haha lame i know. but hopefully i'll get out of there fast enough to join in the celebrations! :)

Friday, December 19, 2008

home for the holidays!

Well folks i am officially back in lindon :) YAY! And I seem to have made it through finals alive! woot woot, not quite sure yet how my grades survived this term but i guess we will see... As for now I am going to not think one school related thought until after new years!

chels, me, and holly before finals on Tuesday. They were both already 1/3 of the way done with their finals but I was just about to take my first. My body decided that the perfect week to be sick was the week of finals... so i was in bed all day on monday :P My favorite part about being sick was how holly would follow me around the house and clorox everything i touched :P so funny! It almost made being sick worth it lol.

But we all survived the long days in the library and the hours in the testing center and now its christmas break! Last night was mine and chels's last night together for 3 weeks! well... 2 and 1/2, but thats a long time! so we decided to make the most of it. Holly and Mandy had already headed back to Salt Lake for the break, so they had to miss out on the festivities :( but they were with us in spirit lol. I finished finals late last night and chels's flight didn't leave until today so last night we got to party together! First things first we had to use up all the eggs :P cause they were bound to go bad before we return in january. We thought we only had 4 eggs left, but it turns out that because the phantom egg giver (holly, or better known to some as mama duck) had bestowed us with her 3 left over eggs, we now had 7! So we ate a plethora of eggs and chocolate chip pancakes! I dont think i'll have eggs again anytime soon :P

I was in charge of the chocolate chip pancakes

chels was in charge of the eggs!

Then after our midnight snack of eggs and pancakes we watched 13 going on 30! Nothing like snugglin during a chick flick ;) haha ok so we didn't really snuggle much. In fact I am not sure why me, chels, and holly watch so many chick flicks in the first place! Half the time we just look at each other and burst into tears cause we miss our boys lol. its really quite pathetic haha but we L-O-V-E our chick flicks :D Then this morning, me and chels cleaned the house and got all packed and ready to go! Then we stood in the cold for like 30 minutes waiting for chels's shuttle ride to the airport to pick her up. After 5 minutes in the cold, we quickly resorted to taking pictures to keep us distracted! I HATE the cold! especially when im all snuffleupagused :P

chels waitin for the shuttle with her 2 super heavy and large bags :D she is like me. we're not very good at traveling light. I feel like i moved all of my stuff home for only 3 weeks :P

Then a nice stranger walked past and offered to take a picture of the both of us!

me and chels chels!

I will miss my roomies!! They really have become my family this year :) See you in 3 weeks girls! or until our super fabulous sleepover Mama Duck ;)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I heart Saturdays :)

So today me and chels didn't get to sleep in because we went to our friend Karen's bridal shower. yeah you heard me right, a BRIDAL SHOWER!!!! We all lived together in David John hall 3100 our freshman year. I cant believe how many of my friends are getting married these days :P weird.. anyways that was all fun and games but THEN just as we were leaving the bridal shower, it started snowing!!! I am usually not the biggest fan of snow, but its been cold lately anyways so it might as well snow :) that way lake powell wont be empty this summer, and that way me and the roommies can have snowball fights! So when we got home the first thing we did was check the mail because us girls are always expecting mail :P and i got a letter from my most favorite missionary :) haha today is a good day :D And then me and chels decided to do our most unfavorite activity together and take out the trash!

we were practicing our santa clause skills for the future :D

funny story about chels's "santa bag". lol well it was a REALLY heavy bag of trash and we both tried to throw it over the gate to the big dumpster twice! but the bag fell apart after the 2nd time and we gave up all hope. It was really heavy haha i just wish i had a video of us trying to throw it over :P

me jumping. chels is a great photographer

It took me like 10 times to catch her jumping and this was the best i got lol

roommate love! :D

Anyways I gotta get some studying done before i head off to work, have a great day everyone!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Sub for Santa Auction

So I have been meaning to write about my weekend but due to it being the week before finals, i haven't really had much time for such things BUT... well i am so sick of doing homework and studying right now, that im taking a well deserved break!

This last Friday and Saturday was our ward christmas party/sleepover at Timp Lodge in Sundance. One of the main events before we partied all night long was the sub for santa auction. Which is basically everyone auctioned off their services and all the money earned went to the sub for santa program. These services ranged from making dinner for someone else, to cleaning someone's bathroom, to drum lessons, to a date with a certain person and so on and so forth. The 2 things that were auctioned that made the most money were, a snowmobiling trip for 3 girls and 3 guys with our first counselor in the bishopbric and his wife. (The girls auctioned off at 195$, and the guys spots were auctioned off at $465!) and Tandem skydiving with this guy in my ward (went for $45 dollars) Me and my roommate chels, and our friend from the ward kara were bidding for the 3 girls spots on the snowmobiling trip, but well... we're not made of money! since we're all saving for things like cars and study abroads we stopped bidding once it got to 195 so the other 3 girls that were bidding won. But thats alright because i started bidding on tandem skydiving and won at $45 dollars! I was not expecting to win at all! but it turns out nobody wants to jump out of a plane and the other 2 people that were bidding were just trying to bid me up to raise money for sub for santa :P so this next spring when it gets warm, this is what im going to be doing!!!!!

Isn't that so exciting! I figure I have to do these things while i am young! And skydiving is definitely on my "bucket list" so i am so excited! Now some of you might be thinking... "but ash? i thought you were afraid of heights.." well yes, i am! But ya know im not gonna let that stop me from jumping out of a plane! :D Woo hoo! i am so excited! you have no idea haha.

The rest of the night we had a huge karaoke/dance party which you know im bound to love that sorta thing.. haha and there was a lot of ping pong tables, and fooz ball tables so it was actually a ton of fun :) It was a nice little escape before this week which has already been VERY long.
The only pic taken of the whole weekend though was this one...
I climbed into the back of Jon's car saturday morning because i couldn't find my keys and i gave up cause i was too tired to search my brain for where i put them haha. luckily chels looks after me, found my keys and then documented my temporary napping spot. anyways that is all. I am going skydiving! but now i better get back to the never ending list of studying i need to do :P