Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Goodies 2014

Every year I love making homemade caramels to give to our family and friends. Another fun part of it for me is finding a cute Christmas container and cute Christmas paper liners to put them in. I love having people look forward to receiving my caramels every year too. :) It's makes it that much more fun for me to make them!


Friends & Co-Workers Gifts 2014

This Christmas, I gave my friends and co-workers Ball Heritage Collection Spring Green Mason Jars. I included Ball Sip & Straw Lids and Ball Design Series Green Color Lids and Bands. I even found some cute tags called "Jar Jewelry". ;) Hopefully they loved the jars as much as I love them! :)


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Card 2014

This year I did the chalkboard thing on my Christmas card and, along with pictures from our cruise in Europe, I love it! I always have to get Christmas stamps to send my cards out with too. It just makes it that much more festive for me. ;)

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!


Christmas Trees 2014


Decorating Christmas trees is not my favorite thing so sometimes I think I must be crazy to have 2 trees! But once they're done, I always have them turned on. I love them! So here they are...Our Christmas trees 2014!


Santa Visit

This year Santa came to the Roosevelt Animal Shelter so Andrew and I took our dog Amber to visit. :) We donated $10 to the shelter and got a picture in return. Santa gave Amber a squeaky toy to take home too...though the squeaker was gone by the next morning. ;) Amber did pretty good and sat fairly still. They had to take a few pictures before they got one of her looking at the camera though. ;) 

I would have loved to have taken our cats Emillio and Cecil, but I knew they would hate it so I didn't subject them to my pet parent wishes. ;)

Merry Christmas!


My New Job

For over eight years now, I have worked at TriCounty Health Department, which is the local health department here in the area where we live. I have really enjoyed working there and have done a couple different jobs within the department, but some changes have been made there over the last year and I was just finding myself not as happy there anymore.

So I took the plunge, which was hard for me, and gave my 2 weeks notice.

My supervisor, Marci, gave me some cute gifts on my last day that she made or picked out especially for me to say thank you. :)

On December 1, I started working for Uintah Basin Medical Center, our local hospital, at Home Care Services as their Office Coordinator. I am loving it! I love being a secretary and the medical field is somewhere that has always felt like home to me so everything has worked out perfectly. :)

I'm still settling in and I know that will take some time, but I am excited to be here and make my new career here!


Lincoln's Baptism - November 29, 2014

The Saturday after Thanksgiving we got to attend the baptism of our nephew Lincoln. It was really special to be there and to see how excited he was. :) Andrew and I got him a white towel with his name and baptism date embroidered in his favorite color on it that he could use after he came out of the font. I think he really liked it and now he can always remember that special date in his life.


Cutting Christmas Trees 2014

We got our tree on Thanksgiving again this year. Since all my side of the family was out of town this year, we asked Andrew's parents to go with us so we didn't have to go alone. It's just more fun to go with others!

We went up Whiterocks Canyon, where I had never gone, and found tons of tree choices! We ended up with a pinon pine and it has made our entire house smell like Christmas!