Should we name new kitty Jax or Fivel?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Things We've Been Up To...

Decorating For Christmas


We can decorate the table like this because we don't eat at it. Ever.


Our 3-foot beauty from Bed Bath & Beyond.


We're kind of minimalists. And lazy. And cheap.

Homemade Pizza/Guitar Hero/Halo Night

Thanks to Ben and Shauna for reminding us how fun and easy it is to make pizza (especially with the help of Trader Joe's pizza dough!) Take-out will never taste the same :)


Oh, yes. You see: alfredo, pesto, tomato sauce, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, BBQ chicken, bacon bits, pepperoni, green peppers, grilled onion, tomatoes, broccoli, Parmesan cheese and garlic salt. YUM!


Thanks to Jocelyn for being my guinea pig and cooking her pizza first!


I'll let you guess who took this photo. Oh, and the pink controller is mine!

Ward Christmas Party

I've never seen a Christmas party run so smoothly! Joe played a medley of songs, and I helped put together a Christmas quiz (edited via email by Anita 'cause she's a smarty-pants). We spent a good amount of the night transporting the marimba to and from the building...but we are thankful to the Bishop for letting us borrow his Explorer (which the marimba JUST barely fit inside!) The food was great, and we enjoyed seeing so many people.


Joe rocking the marimba.


Cute decorations! Here we are with a shepherd and some livestock.

Okay, I ran out of photos...

We are so excited for Joe's new job! We'll be working in the same building, so guess who gets to be my lunch date every day :) We feel very, very blessed for this opportunity to save more money. His 96% tuition reimbursement wont kick in until Fall 2009, but my (measly) 48% discount is still good for next semester. Joe finished finals last week, and felt good about his super long (BORING) essays. He tried really, really hard this semester, and I know will be able to handle work in addition to school next semester.

We're also really excited for our nice, LONG trip to Utah . We leave on Sunday, and I can't wait to see all our family and friends. It's good to be us.


Wells said...

the place and the pizza look great! can't wait to have you visit here chez smarty-pants.

Dan and Nicole said...

Britt! I am so excited to see you! We miss you guys so much! I love seeing the pictures, your pizza party reminds me of fun times at your apartment and your gourmet food!

Kristina said...

Those pizza's look really good! Your place looks so are a great interior decorator!!! Have fun for the holidays!

Sarah and Robbie said...

Okay . . .
Why don't we live next to each other? Why can't I make pizza with you? Why can't we come over to play Guitar Hero? Why are your Christmas decorations so cute? Why are you guys so awesome??
Why, Britt, why . . .

p.s. Conrgats on the job!!!!!

Alli said...

I second Sarah. Ryan and I were taling about how cool it would be if we could handpick our community and neighborhood. You were definitely on our list of people we'd pick.

Ashley said...

Congrats on the job! It looks like you guys are having a blast, and that pizza looks delish! :) Happy New Year!