Friday, December 28, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

So the day after Christmas was Ryan and I's 4th year anniversary! (I know, what kind of crazy people get married the day after Christmas?) The past 4 years have gone by so fast, not to mention this year has been the hardest year by far. I am so lucky to be married to such a patient, generous, and wonderful man, Ryan you really are the best husband babe! We were talking the other night and we both agreed even though this has been such a hard year for us, we definitely feel so much closer and know that Heavenly Father has truly blessed us. If it weren't for Nick Baldwin setting us up on that blind date we probably wouldn't have ever met and for that we are both very grateful :). So to celebrate our wonderful occasion we went out to eat at Chili's Wednesday but are really celebrating our anniversary tonight (with no Emma). We are are going out to eat again (I have a hard time cooking these days) and then we are going to the movie "I am Legend." We have been wanting to see this movie forever. We both love intense, action, mystery movies so we are super excited. Well Happy 4th Anniversary babe and I love you the mostest!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Free Rice?

I found a really cool website it is: It tests your vocabulary and for every word that you get correct they donate 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program. It's fun to see how many words you know and you donate rice at the same time. If you have any more questions about how it works....well then go to the website and try it. It is addicting!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

What a good husband!

I have the best husband in the world! Right now I am being lazy, sitting down doing nothing but feeling sick (I have a nasty cold) and Ryan, the great man that he is, is busily cleaning the kitchen. I have slacked on dishes the last few days and Ryan has been so nice and helpful to do the dishes. He is such a great husband and I am so lucky to have him. He has always been so good at doing the dishes throughout our whole marriage. I love you babe!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Christmas Cards

So it is time to start sending out Christmas cards but I need updated addresses. So please leave your address in the comment section of this post and then we can send you a Christmas card! Thanks!

Happy Birthday!

Yesterday was my birthday and I turned 24! It was a good day, except for a darn cold, but Ryan brought me home a dozen roses and a can of Almond Roca, yum! He took Emma shopping with him Wednesday night and they had a lot of fun. I had no idea what to ask for, so poor Ryan didn't have a whole lot to go on, so last night he took me shopping and I picked out my present, a new TV stand. I love it, it matches the side table and the couches. Plus I love having the movies and stuff behind glass, much less tempting for little fingers. I tried out a new girl for a babysitter and she was great, she brought Emma a Mickey Mouse coloring book with stickers for her to keep, she was really excited. We also went out to eat at a new place called Rumbi Island Grill. I think it is my new favorite place to eat, I am already craving more!My mom and dad gave me a new camera, it is really nice, and Mom and Dad Erickson gave me a really cute sweatshirt and a very generous gift card to Michaels!

All in all it was a good day. It was a little weird not celebrating it with my dad though, (we have the same birthday!) We did call and wish him happy birthday and Emma even sang Happy Birthday to him! Happy Birthday Dad!

Ho Ho Ho!

It is Christmas Time! I love this time of year, it is so fun. Emma is sooooo excited for "Santa Claus" to come and bring her a "kitchen!" (It's a good thing that is what she is getting or we would have one disappointed little girl!) We set up our tree a couple of weeks ago but I am finally getting around to posting some pictures of it. Ryan's co-worker was selling their old Christmas tree so we bought it from them for $10, a pretty good deal. I love all of my decorations, one year for my birthday Mom Erickson got me a gift certificate to Porter's (kind of like a Robert's Craft) and I copied her tree an bought all of these cute metal stars and made raffia bows and this year I added grapevines. Super cute! The cat drives me crazy attacking the tree, but he is still cute. Here are a couple of pictures of our Christmas decorations. I remembered having a bunch of Christmas decorations but when I got everything out this year I seemed to not have as many, but then I remembered that living in a 500 square foot apartment, having a tree and some decorations seemed to completely fill up the space. I like having all of this space!

It's taken me a few years but I finally have the whole set!

I couldn't decide on a place for the village set so the counter will have to do!

I think she liked the licorice, what do you think! :D

Jax "helping" with the Christmas Tree.

Whew! What a long day of mischief!