Sunday, December 13, 2015

Co-Workers Gifts 2015

A few years ago, I made tile coasters for my co-workers for Christmas. I'm working at a new place since I did them last though so I decided to do them again. :) Savannah came over yesterday to help me and they turned out so cute!



It was also fun to have craft time with my bestie! Now I can't wait to give them out next week!


 

Christmas Trees 2015

Here they are...our Christmas trees 2015!


Our "travel" tree, which has all of our travel ornaments on it. :)



Our "memories" tree, which has all the ornaments that mean the most to us on it. :)



 

Cutting Our Christmas Tree 2015

We spent Thanksgiving at my parent's house in Deweyville this year so we got our Christmas tree on Saturday after we were back home. It had snowed a ton the night before, but we made it up the mountain just fine and it was fun having all that snow! Amber came with us with her new shock collar on and loved every minute of it.




We went up Whiterocks Canyon and got a pinon pine again.



Another great tree!


 

Andrew's New Job

On October 26, Andrew started working for Utah Power Credit Union (UPCU)! He is the branch manager at the Roosevelt office located in Moon Lake Electric. He works in that office Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

 



On Wednesday and Friday, he travels to Vernal and works in the UPCU office there.



He absolutely loves his new job! He still continues to work at Nielsen's Furniture 1 or 2 Saturdays a month. Life is good. :)


 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Our New Niece ~ Addison Cole Smith ~

 

Addison Cole Smith
Born: September 24, 2015
Weight: 7 lbs 1 oz





So I'm an aunt...again! Congratulations, Dale and Leisa! I can't wait to meet her!

We now have 7 nieces and 3 nephews and we love them all!


 

Road Trip Day 4 & 5 Boston, MA - Home

Tuesday was all about seeing the sights of Boston! First thing in the morning, we rode the train into downtown Boston and walked over to the meeting place for our Duck Tour. :) One of the locals had recommended this tour as a way to see a lot of Boston at once since we were only there for 1 day.






Our tour guide's name was Mallard Storm. ;)



Boston Common/Public Gardens


State House


Actual gas lamp!


Last row house left in this area of Boston.


Splash down into the Charles River!









Passing another Duck boat in the river. ;)



Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge

 


Holocaust Memorial


Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market


Old State House
(The Declaration of Independence was read from that balcony!)


Granary Burying Ground


King's Chapel


Make Way for Ducklings


 Cheers!


Boston Common/Public Gardens


Reflections of our Duck in the windows. :)


After our Duck tour, it was time for lunch. While looking around for places to eat on our phones, we found out that Boston had a Shake Shack! We had never been to a Shake Shack before, but had heard how great the food was. It didn't disappoint. Yummy!



After lunch, the second tour we wanted to do was a costumed walking tour that followed a portion of the Freedom Trail so we rode the subway down to the starting point of the tour.






Our guides. :)




John Hancock



Paul Revere


Samuel Adams





After the walking tour, Andrew and I walked up to see Paul Revere's house. You couldn't take pictures inside the house, but it was interesting to see it.




Boston doesn't have a Sprinkles Cupcakes, but it does have a Georgetown Cupcake and I was so excited to try it!


 







Our cupcakes got a little jostled on our way back to the hotel, but they were still so good!


After Georgetown Cupcake, we visited Boston Common/Public Gardens so we could see the Swan Boats (whose season had just ended the day before!) and the Make Way for Ducklings statue up close. :)


There were tons of squirrels in the park and they were not afraid of us at all!







We were so exhausted after our day in Boston. We had walked almost 10 miles by this point! But we had such a great time exploring this city. :) 

For dinner, we opted for Texas Roadhouse and Andrew was in heaven because they let him pick his steak out of the case!



The next morning, while waiting to board our flight home, we got to watch a cruise ship pulling into Boston. It was pretty neat because the water was deep enough for a cruise ship, but yet airplanes were taking off on the land right next to it!


We have now been to 34 states, 11 Rainforest Cafe locations and 1 Georgetown Cupcake location!