Sunday, December 12, 2010

temple lights

were beautiful this year. i love how i can be in a little carnigan and be completely fine in december, i might have needed a few squishes from my man, but i'm not complaining.

the fam:)

the girls-ies the boys-ies (they out number us now..)

oh, so wonderful.
so grateful for this wonderful season. we are so lucky to have such a wonderful savior. i love celebrating his birth.
justin's home for good now.
4 months of rotations in different states complete.
NOW: onto the best week of our lives


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

a week?

seriously? where has the time gone! i'm so excited to become mrs. pattee, go on a honey moon, settle into our apartment, enjoy the holidays and justin's big break from med school.
dang, life's good.

Monday, December 6, 2010

another party:)

i'd have to say having both of these parties on the same weekend made my last weekend with justin in california a LOT of fun, i hardly noticed he was gone..

the only time with my crazy busy schedule we could do a shower was on saturday night. not very convenient for people, but i loved the intimate group that came. i was able to talk to everyone and enjoy the night. seriously, everyone spoiled me.

i love my families are forever clock
cosmetology girls!
the ones who put it on. i just love jaime and susie!
highland high former cheerleaders
she brought me a lei all the way from hawaii. smelled soooo yummy.
my britt- my very first friend when i moved to arizona in 8th grade:)
meg! her and her roomates spoiled me with a "date night kit, jossie style" you can beat there was a blankie for cuddling, hot chocolate, dove chocolate and a chick flick. oh how i can't wait!
four generations. oh how i love my sister, mommy, nana and great nana.
i wish i had a picture with everyone who came.. and of the YUMMY treats that were catered, oh how they were delightful.
brought it all home. oh, how i'm a spoiled bride to be..


kenz threw the cutest party. it was so much fun.
she made the cutest party favors that said "the perfect man only comes along one in a million" and inside their were "$1,000000" minty chocolates. yuum

oohhh, how i got spoiled:)

we played a game: "pin joslyn's lips on justin" i didn't get the closest, but i did get pretty close! when i told justin that at the end of the night their were a lot of lips on his face- his response was "wow, i sure got a lot of action, tonight."

loved having an intimate group. it was so much fun chatting, snacking and listening to christmas music.
such a fun party:)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

warning: i look tired.

and this is why.

thanksgiving was different this year. not as relaxing, we decided to start our morning at 6:00 am to run the turkey trot. (sis and i neverrrrr run- and decided to take the challenge). Two months ago, we couldn't even run a minute without stopping. just helped train me and I realized that I can run slow and gradually get faster.

us at six ish in the morning

the girls!

i love my sis and g

oh mitch.. you're a turkey.

i was so pumped during the race, i put my hands up in the air and said "booyah". i was ahead of sis by a long shot. i couldn't run anymore, i was exhausted-- little did i know, the race had 3 hills. long story short, sis sprinted ahead of me right at the finish line and beat me by 2 seconds-- literally. oh wellll. she did such a good job. we were both ecstatic to have made our goal. 3.1 miles in 30 minutes!

we had a wonderful day. watched the macy's day parade and made the meal together and expressed our gratitude for such a wonderful life.

oh how this year has been so good to me.


january-moved back home february:got a job at an amazing salon

april:bought my own car

may:4 of my friends and sister got married and at the end of the month

i met the man of my dreams

september: got engaged

and now to end the year, i get to be sealed to him forever.

oh, so thankful.

after justins night shift in california he drove and got just in time for thanksgiving night and the weekend :) we went to see tangled at the movies and loved it

5 am comes and mom and i do the traditional black friday madness!

nana came this year!

we got such great deals. 50 % - 70% off: christmas shopping.. check.

somehow after we finished shopping at noon, i had enough energy and asked justin if we could hike camelback.

fun hike. i love this man.

what a great thanksgiving even though i was exhausted.