Thursday, January 3, 2008


Well, December was a very busy month for Bryan and I. First there was the PASAR party, then the Christmas party on the 15th, then my birthday, Bryan's Birthday, and finally Christmas. Like I said, it was very busy in our little home last month. Oh and my sister bought her very first house! Congrats Jess!

Our PASAR party was a winter wonderland theme. We had a great time! We made smores that looked like snowmen by stacking two marshmallows on top of a square of Hershey's chocolate and that was on top of a gram cracker. We held it all together with white icing. The kids loved it! We also played a lot of games. We played one relay race where the kids had to take the activity specialist's winter clothes and dress them. It was hilarious! The poor activity specialists had their coats put on them by kindergartners (almost all of their coats were put on either backwards or upside down!). The hats that they can usually wear without messing up their hair made them all look like they had just rolled out of bed! I wish I could put pictures up here to show you! It was GREAT!!

The Christmas party was a lot of work. My mom and I worked with a few other people in our ward to put on a Christmas program that centered around Christ, not Santa. It was a "Back to Bethlehem" idea. We had the whole cultural hall decorated with a market (where the dinner was served), a gated area for the shepards and there sheep, an inn for the older members to sit in and of course a manger on the stage. The whole program went really well. We invited Bryan's mom and step dad. His mom really seemed to like it! I think Dennis liked it too, but not the same way Lynne did. After the Christmas party was finally over Bryan and I could start to think about our birthdays.

My Birthday was nothing special this year. I got flowers from a friend that I work with and my whole family either sent me a text message at two AM or called me that morning at sing a happy birthday song to me! It was really nice. Oh, and dad made me chimichongas! (I'm sure that's spelled wrong, but if you sound it out you'll know what I'm talking about!) Other than that it was just an ordinary day. Bryan's birthday was about the same. We both had to work on his birthday, but we had a fun night together. That Saturday we went over to Bryan's parent's house to have a combined birthday party with Bryan, Justin, and myself. Bryan and I got a bunch of great gifts.

Finally we were able to get to Christmas. Last year I bought Bryan a PS3. Unfortunately it broke a week or two before this Christmas so he had to send it in to Sony to get it fixed. We weren't supposed to get it back until the 27th or later, but it showed up at my parents house on Christmas eve! So I gave it to him again this year! He also got a Wii and a few games. One of the games I gave him was Guitar Hero III for his PS3. The sad thing is he put it in to play it...and couldn't get it back out! So now we have to send it back into Sony to get it fixed AGAIN! The Wii is lots of fun though. We play Super Mario Galaxy, Wii Sports, Zelda, and a lot of other fun games! I got a lot of great stuff too! Bryan gave me a gift certificate to the Spa and tickets to Trans-Siberian Orchestra. We went with Jess and Ben and my Mom and Dad. It was so much fun! I was blown away! I have two of there most popular CD's, but seeing them live was sooo cool! Thanks babe! I love you!

Well, that's all I have for now. I'll try to update you guys more often. And I'll try to get some pictures too!


Ben and Jessica said...

Yeah Rand!! You updated your blog!! I only check it like everyday! You sure did have a busy month! Now lets get some pictures up! :P

Alvin Peterson said...

Wow! What an awesome slideshow gadget you have on your blog!! How on earth did you do that?? If you didn't figure that out on your own whoever helped you sure must love you a lot!!!