Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope all my family and friends had a very blessed, wonderful, safe and memorable Christmas this year! I had an amazing Christmas. I started Christmas morning off at my dad's house with my little sister, my mom and dad. I think we all had a great Christmas- Thank you Mom, Dad and Michaela for the great gifts- I love you guys and was so happy to see you Christmas morning.

I went to Cindy and Randy's as well Christmas morning. Kayli, Blake & Val, Carter and Sky were all there... I think we can all agree that we had a great Christmas there too! Thank you so much everyone for all the great things you got me... I feel so blessed to have you as my family. After everyone was done opening presents we made breakfast as a family and relaxed a little. Later that day I met up with Adam, he took me to meet his mom and step dad, his mom was so cute and pretty funny in her own way. Thank you so much Adam for letting me meet you mom. :) Later that day Adam and I went to the movies to see Tron with two of his brothers. Its their tradition to go see a movie Christmas day. It was great to meet more of Adam's family :) Adam thank you so much for all you got me! Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

This year I spent my Christmas eve with some very important, special and great people. I started my day off by finishing up some last minute shopping with Kayli. We had fun getting ready in the morning together, grabbing lunch that afternoon together and then shopping! We haven't done that for sometime so it was really nice to be able to do that. When Kayli and I were done I met up with Adam to run some errands and get some gifts. We headed to Donna's moms for Christmas eve dinner... early dinner- It was the first time Adam was going to meet the Nelson family, we didn't spend much time there but we were able to help set the table and mingle a little bit. They loved him of course!After Donna's we went to Randy and Cindy's for dinner... it was wonderful of course. All of Cindy's kids were there and two of Randy's were able to make it. We had a great time hanging out, eating and opening some gifts. I was really so grateful and happy to be able to spend my Christmas eve with the Nelson Family, Kayli and her brothers & sister in law, the Mellor's and Adam. Everyone means so much to me and I love you all dearly! Thank you for making me apart of your Christmas this year. :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Let's make some candy!

Cindy has started a new tradition that every year the night before Christmas Eve we all get together as a family and make candy! This was our first year doing it and it was so much fun! Everyone was there, Skylar, Blake and Valerie, Kayli, Adam and I, Carter and Randy's son Matt and his wife Shantay and their three kids, Tasha, Talia and Jonas.... One big happy family! :) We made suckers, carmel, chocolate covered rice crispy treats, turtles and so much more. It was a great time and I think a great new tradition. Thanks mama Cindy!

The family all together making candy :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Work Christmas Party

My work's annual Christmas party was held at Rodizio Grill in Trolley Square this year. Let me start off by saying that this party was by far THE BEST ONE YET!!! OMG!! We had a blast this year! So my boss, Steve, had a great idea to have a karaoke night. It was so much fun and everyone enjoyed it! This year was really cool too because one of my best friends, Kayli started working here so she got to be apart of it. :) We started the night off with everyone just mingling and catching up a bit... then we had an awesome dinner! After dinner the real fun began. I sang with Christy and Sonja- we were the opening act, we sang Jingle Bell Rock... we didn't do so well, we were laughing way to hard and couldn't get it straight... Good thing the following acts were MUCH better! I was seriously shocked! I work with some very talented people! After all the performances we got out on the dance floor for some fun! :) I work at a great company! Thank you so much Steve for an awesome time! Merry Christmas!Kayli & her date, AdamEveryone out dancing!Me & My date Adam.

Christy, Me & Sonja trying to sing....

Friday, December 17, 2010

A trip to Meeker...

My oldest sister Brandy and my niece Ashlynn live in Meeker, Colorado... for those of you who don't know where that's at it's in the middle of NOWHERE!! Its about 300 miles from Salt Lake City and to give you an idea of just how small this town is... a 5 year old can give you a tour and the tour of the whole town can be done in about 2 songs on the radio... it's a really small town. Well anyways...Adam and I made the trip down there to see them for Christmas and to get some gifts from her to give to the family. All in all the trip was good- I really enjoyed seeing my sister and Ashlynn, the town was super boring so I'm glad we didn't stay but still good to go and see them. I got to meet my sisters boyfriends family and that was nice, they owe the local store there- its like the walmart of Meeker. We had a really enjoyable and safe trip there and back.

Happy Birthday Bronx


Giving to the kids

Everyone at my work wanted to do something for the kids at the Boys & Girls Club for Christmas, we all decided it would be really cool if we could give them something- Turns out the kids were in a great need of coats, gloves, scarfs, hoodies and backpacks. We started spreading the word that we were collecting those items to give to the kids. We only had about three weeks to get donations and in those short three weeks the results were great! So many people at my work as well as our customers really stepped up and helped out. Friday a couple of us went to the Club to drop everything off- The kids were so grateful and so excited for all the new stuff! It was such a great experience! I love kids and I love giving so for me their cute little faces lighting up was such a gift back to me and for my co-workers. We had perfect timing as well- Santa was scheduled to visit the kids at 5 that day- we got there at 3 with all the stuff so Santa was able to give each child a gift! How amazing is that!? I am so glad we are sponsering the Club this year, the staff has been great and the kids are always wonderful! I really hope all the kids had a great Christmas.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving! I had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year. I got to see so many people that i love and are truly grateful for. I started my Thanksgiving off the night before by making pies with Cindy, Valerie, Kayli and Carter :) It was so fun to learn how to make the pie crust and then put it all together. Thanksgiving Day I went to Cindy and Randy's at noon for their family dinner. The food was amazing! Cindy has always been a wonderful cook so i wasn't surprised. The day with them was great, I got to see Blake, Valerie and their baby Bronx who is almost one now... Skylar, Carter and Kayli and of course Cindy and Randy. Everyone was in such a great mood and having a really good time with each other.

Later that day my dad, Michaela and myself went to Donna's mom's for another amazing dinner. There i got to see a lot of faces that I don't normally get to see. :) It was cool to see how some of them has changed and to get some time to talk with them. Donna's son in law Cliff, deep fried the turkey and it was sooo good! I had never had that before and i loved it! We stayed there for a bit and got stuffed and relaxed with everyone. We really had such a nice time, after we left there i took my dad and Michaela to Cindy's for some pie that i made! It was so yummy!

There are so many things that I'm grateful for.... My wonderful and amazing family- Each individual person has been there for me in one way or another and I am who I am today because of all of you. You all mean the world to me. I feel so blessed to be apart of your lives and so grateful for you all. My crazy, loving and beautiful friends and co-workers- You are all like family to me- I am grateful for all you have done for me over the years. I would also like to express how grateful I am for my job, I truly love what I do and I'm grateful for the industry and company I work for. :)

Well I hope everyone out there had a great Thanksgiving holiday!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Boys & Girls Club Trunker Treat

This year my work sponsered The Boys & Girls Club of South Valley- Our first activity with them so far was a trunker treat held at their place.... We had a HUGE turn out thanks to the wonderful people at InfiniTeam Insurance and all our family and friends that came out to support this. There was about 150 kids this year from the Club, all of them were so sweet and so dang cute running around and having fun with all of us. When I was a little kid I went to the Boys & Girls Club- I had a great experience when I was young so it felt so good to be able to help out and give the kids a good time! :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

I can only remember one other time in my life that I carved a pumpkin and that was so many years ago so when I got invited to carve pumpkins I was soooo excited! I went over to Aaron's moms house and we all had a really good time carving our pumpkins and afterwards we baked the seeds and they turned out great! Thanks Candy for such a fun time!

All the pumpkins!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Girls Trip 2010

Once again my wonderful work sent all the lovely ladies at InfiniTeam Insurance minus Kayli, to Park City for our annual Girls Retreat weekend! We all had such an amazing time and didn't want the weekend to end. This year we stayed at Randy & Cindy's gorgeous Deer Valley home, which was incrediable and this year everyone was able to make it for at least a whole day!

Friday afternoon we started to head up the mountain, everyone kind of went at different times but we were all there at about 5. After everyone got the grand tour and got all settled in we all changed into our comfy cloths then we started munching, talking, playing games and then started dinner. We had the best dinner! We had steak and chicken kabobs with grilled shrimp and garlic bread! It was so tasty and cooked perfectly. After dinner everyone just hung out, played more games, watched movies or just read a book and of course some hot tubing!

Saturday was such a wonderful day, we had crapes with just about every topping you could think of! They were amazing! After breakfast our message therapists arrived to start our individual hour messages! Oh they were heavenly... My message wasn't until later on so i watched a movie and relaxed. While some ladies were getting messages others were either relaxing, getting their toes done or doing some crafts. That night we all went out to dinner at Cisero's and then we saw Thriller! It was such a fun night, when we got back to the house i wasn't feeling very well and pretty tired so i just went to bed early, while most of the other ladies stayed up doing crafts and hanging out.

Sunday morning was a nice and quite one, Starr made us a delicious breakfast and the rest of the day (until we had to leave) we did crafts and hung out. It was such a great weekend and by far the best InfiniTeam Girls Retreat. Thank you so much Steve for sending us away for a wonderful weekend and thank you ladies for making it so great!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mellor Wedding

These two people, Randy and Cindy have tied the knot! They married at their house in Deer Creek. They have been dating for almost three years now and have finally decided to take the next step and get married.

Cindy totally adopted me into her family as one of her own and has just been so great to me. She is one of the most incredible women I have ever met and I'm so grateful and feel so lucky to have her in my life and to be apart of hers. She give love when others wouldn't and shows understanding when no one would. I really can't thank her enough for all she's done for me and continues to do. I'm really happy for her and i really hope Randy knows what kind of women he is tied to forever... she's the best! I wish them all the best and so much happiness!
Here they are exchanging vows... We all wore black and white. :) Before they started with the vows Randy had some words to say about Cindy and expressed how happy he was that this day was finally here.
Another pic of them exchanging vows... Cindy looks gorgeous!! ( sorry the pic isn't the best)

After the big I DO's everyone had some food and just enjoyed the amazing view from the house, took some pictures and talked. My camera died or I would have A LOT more pictures... All of Cindy's children were able to attend as well as her parents and best friend Jan, Carter, Cindy's youngest was one of the ring bearers... Three of Randy's children and his mother were able to attend, his grandson, Jonas was also a ring bearer... so cute!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Utah State Fair

This year i went to the Utah State Fair with some of my roommates and their friends- we had a blast! I really had no idea the fair could be that fun! I got talked into riding a mechanical bull name T-Bone- that was a sight to see lol then we all took a ride on the the BIG YELLOW SLIDE... and then later we went on a stupid spinning ride that makes you sick and just isn't any fun at all
We had some yummy food and some very delicous funnel cakes!! It really was such a good time! Thanks Boys!!