Thursday, January 29, 2009

Date Night

Last Monday Geoffrey took me on a date. First we went to Color Me Mine, a pottery painting place, and painted plates. After that we went to dinner at Chili's, then came home to watch Friends! (We're pretty much addicted to Friends) We loved painting the plates and wished we had more time to be more creative. We can't wait to go back and try again. Here are a picture of our plates before they were fired.

They keep the plates at the store to fire them, and you go back to pick them up a week later. Here's a picture of the finished products.

Draper Temple Openhouse

Last week we went with my family to the Draper temple openhouse. It was Awesome! At the beginning of the tour, they have you meet in a church to wait. They pull you aside in small groups to watch a movie about the church and temples. After that you're loaded on to a bus and they drive you up the hill to the temple. In each room of the temple it explains what the room is used for, or something significant about it. At the very end of the tour you walk over to a church where they have refreshments and missionaries waiting to answer anyones questions about the church and temples. I loved the way they presented it. It really made me think about the basics of the church and I was able to feel the spirit very strong throughout the tour.

Kaitlyn came with us. She did awesome for a two year old! I couldn't believe how quiet she was being. Here's a picture of her in her pajamas ready to go home after a long night!


Every January my family has a tradition of Sledding together at Soldier Hollow in Heber. This year Marissa wasn't able to join us because she lives in Washington, and Jeffrey wasn't able to join us because he's on a mission in Vancouver! (PS he only has 6 weeks left!) But we had an addition of Jeffrey Mousley! (Julie's Fiance). We had tons of fun! We met at the lodge early to have chili and breadsticks. Kaitlyn is still too young to sled so Angela and Grandma hung out in the lodge with her. Our favorite part about sledding is that we don't have to climb to the top of the hill. All you have to do is hook your sled to the tow rope and sit back and relax! On our last run down the hill, Geoffrey decided to do it topless... He stripped down and took off down the hill in 20 degree weather! Holy Cow he's crazy! He jumped right off his sled and ran into the lodge to warm up!

Julie and Jeff

Julie and Jeff are getting married in April! YEA! I went with them to have their engagement pictures taken at the Gateway and Memory Grove. It was a perfect, sunny day. Here are some pictures I took.


We were lucky enough to see lots of our favorite extended family after the holidays. We love when family comes through Salt Lake to see us! Here are some Pics!

One night we had Geoffreys Family visiting, while they were in town Geoffrey's Uncle Kent and Aunt Kathleen were here from Idaho as well as their daughter Collette and her family from Arizona. We loved seeing them! Here's a picture of all of us at Red Robin.

We were also able to spend some time with Lisa! Our cousin that lives here in Salt Lake!

The next week we were also able to see Jill, Alex and and their cute daughter Abby, who were visiting from Sacramento!

A couple weeks after that our family from Idaho and LA came through Salt Lake! Thanks for dinner Uncle Barry! Heres a picture of all of us at Olive Garden. Judy, Barry, Brandt, Jack, Jamie, Emma, Jackson and Sadie