Saturday, December 22, 2007

Live Nativity

About a week ago my mom found a live nativity in Eagle to go to. So we rounded up who we could and met down there. It was a very chilly night but it was all worth it.
Here is all of us who came. Grandma, Vaughn, Jackson, Heather, Brooklyn, Todd, me, Dad, Alan, Mom & Liz.

The first thing you do is go through these amazing houses to a part of the land they alloted for parking. Then they took us on a little hay ride to the beginning of the nativity tour. There were around four different stops. They had little kids or teenagers as the actors and you could tell that they were frozen and and didn't care anymore. It was funny.
They even had live animals that the kids could pet. I was one of those kids!
The last stop was visiting baby Jesus. It was a neat experience.
Todd loved to hold little Jackson. He looks very cute all bundled up. He reminded Todd of the kid on "The Christmas Story" who couldn't put his arms down because he had too many layers on.

Todd & I were getting warm by the fire at the end. We had a lot of fun at the Live Nativity. I had never been to one before and I certainly recommend it.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Our First Christmas Tree!

This is our 1st Christmas as a married couple! We had a lot of fun decorating the tree. It was pretty easy with a pre-lit tree. As you can see we need to get a jump on the rest of our Christmas shopping.

I feel like a little kid this year that can't wait for Christmas to come. It seems a lot more meaningful this year. It will be exciting to share our first Christmas together.

Gigi's 1st Birthday!

Dec. 5th was my niece Gigi's 1st birthday. Chad and Andee had us over to their house for the party. Todd was the lucky one holding Gigi as the cake came out.
As you can see Rocco just wants to get right in there by that cake.
Gigi couldn't figure out that the yummy part wasn't the plate, it was on top of the plate. She kept eating the plate anyways.
Rocco had to show her how it's done and stuck his finger right in there. He is such a cute kid. I'm glad that I have the privilege of seeing my nieces and nephews often.

Friday, November 16, 2007

iMAC Pics!

Todd and I sitting in front of our iMAC computer. It has a little camera built in called Photo Booth. We have loads of fun taking pictures with the different settings and features. It's almost a tradition now for our guests to take a few pictures too. I thought I would share some of these to show how much fun we have had with it.
This is my beautiful sister Heather with her two kids Jackson and Brooklyn. Jackson was amazed and kept saying "Oohh." They are just the cutest!
*Striking a pose* Just a little secret, this "color book effect" makes you look a lot better than you really do!
Can we say Utah Poooof?
These are my good friends that came over for a girls night out. We had fondue and played Apples to Apples. We had some good laughs that night.
Haha! That's my alien husband. I'm glad he doesn't look like that everyday ;-)
These are my parents being silly. They always know how to have a good time.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Football is over and soccer begins!

Todd's football team made it to the Championship game. Todd was very excited to find out that they were going to play in the indoor arena where the BSU Broncos practice! The team was ready and excited to play. Candice Root(her husband is on the team) and I watched on the sidelines along with the crowd that gathered there for Todd's team. We immediatly noticed how intimidating the other team was. I think they should check for steroids because they could hardly walk right with their bulging mucles getting in their way. It wasn't attractive at all they out did themselves. There were even a couple players that used to play for BSU. They were a competitive team but Todd's team held them pretty well. Todd was the quarterback and ran it in for a touchdown near the end of the game. It was a good game but unfortunatly they lost by 2. After that Todd and I headed off to go to his indoor soccer game. I know that I was tired just sitting on the sidelines so I can't imagine playing a football game and then a soccer game @ 10:40 p.m. on a week night! The night ended well with Todd's soccer team winning by 5. What a busy husband I have. I'm glad that he is an active man that loves his sports and loves me supporting him on the sidelines.

Halloween fun!

Can you guess what we are? We are a couple of punks, I knew you wouldn't get it. This is what we came up with after a long dispute of what we should be. We had a lot of great cute couple ideas but they all meant spending a lot of money and time. After a bit we finally went with this get up to attend our friends Hallween party. I thought that the wig would top it off but actualy it just looked rediculous : ) Todd's pants were very tight it was funny. Chance and Shea Hobbs had us over to their home and we had a blast eating the yummy food, playing games, and watching the Skeleton Key (I wouldn't recommend that one). All of us girls gathered in for a photo. As you can see I'm the red one on the left, Rachelle Hurd and her husband Scott were figure skaters(inspiration from Blades of Glory), Kira is a clown, Shea Hobbs is a Stepford wife, Candice Root and Jake were mimes and they looked the part, and Tracy Hadfield is a pregnant pumpkin. Well I'm not sure what you call it but that is no balloon that is her painted prego stomach! It looks so perfectly round, she had her baby two days later. I love dressing up like a goof and blaming it on Halloween. We had a blast.

Friday, October 19, 2007

No More Ring!

Todd is in intramural football this fall at BSU. They have a fun team this year and are undefeated. Just the other day Todd was throwing with some friends and jammed his ring finger and his middle finger. The middle knuckles swelled up pretty big. He tried to remove his wedding ring and it wouldn't budge! Yesterday morning you could see that his ring finger was bulging around his ring trying to swell bigger. The only answer was to get the ring removed. He went into the hospital and they were able to cut the ring off, thanks to Annette. I am sad that he doesn't have his original wedding ring but we will have to settle for a new one. As you can see in this picture Todd is sad too and he is holding up half of the ring. (sorry we don't have a new camera yet so this picture is from our computer. so it looks a little funny)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Is summer really over?

I am very disapointed that summer is over. Todd and I had a lot of fun memorieson vacations this summer. After our wedding we went to LA and San Deigo for the honeymoon. We went to as many beaches as we could but the sun wasn't shinning like we hoped. The beaches were super crowded but we enjoyed walking up and down looking at the scenery.
We also enjoyed going to the Padre's baseball game @ Padre's stadium. Ok I don't understand how to post the pictures where you want them so you will have to figure out which ones I'm talking about ; )
A few weeks after our honeymoon we were fortunate enough to be invited to go to Lake Powell with my sister-in-law's family. There were so many things to do down there and we couldn't believe the view we had. Thanks to Ben and Heidi and Heidi's fun parents we had a blast. About a month ago we were able to float down the Cabarton River by my parents cabin in Cascade. I can't wait to go again next year. We are going to miss the nice hot wheather we have had this summer. It is already time for sweaters and coats!

We have a Blog!

I finally did it! And it wasn't time consuming at all! I'm sure it will take up more of my time now that I have one. Here is a little update on the little Allen family. Todd is going to school @ BSU full time. Go Broncos! He is seeking a Business Finance degree and has two years left to go. I can't wait. He is also working in his "spare time" at the O.G.(Olive Garden). They work well around his school schedule. Oh and how can I forget football? He is actually playing inermural football right now down at BSU. It is drizzling a little outside today so I hope they all don't get sick, or Todd doesn't slip and break his wrist like last time.
As pour moi I am working full time as a bookkeeper at an excavation company. I have great benefits and they give me raises when I don't deserve one, but I still complain about it. It's not the best enviornemt to be in. Then after work I go to school two times a week. Todd and I are living in an apartment and we love it, except for paying the rent every month. I guess we will learn to love it.