Casey, Ashley, Chase & Jimmy

Monday, December 26, 2011

"Those Christmas lights..."

Wow we have been awfully busy this holiday season. With me working Christmas eve eve and Christmas eve it seemed like Christmas day caught me by surprise. Here is just a bunch of pics of what we have been up to this past week...
Casey's work is his team :)

Case jokes that I only wear that red coat at his work parties and to see the lights at Temple Square...turns out I actually found a raffle ticket from last year's party in my pocket!

our lights!....too bad it never snowed :(

more decorations...

I started a new tradition for myself...homemade apple cinnamon granola. It was delicious!

Church on Christmas Day

the whole fam.

borrowing Cole's bowtie

He loved my gift.

wow I'm pale.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

wintertime happenings

As of lately:

-I finally convinced Casey to get breakfast with me one Saturday morning. We chose Village Inn. very delish
-Mormon Tabernacle Christmas Concert at Temple Square (pictures to come)
-Me working full-time! I'm finally getting used to the 12 hour shifts at the same time enjoying only working 3 days a week
-my cousin Whitney's Baby Shower! baby girl coming in February! so excited
-my cousin Jace's Farewell- he is going to Colombia!
-finished all of my Christmas shopping! and wrapped everything today. Feels awesome.
-Bates Christmas Party at Casey's grandparents house in Midway, UT
-Mailed my lil bro Trent's present- He is on his mish in Arizona
-frequently visiting Starbucks to get hot chocolate with Toffee Nut. go try it !! so good.
-looking forward to Christmas! not looking forward to working on Christmas Eve and not seeing my family :(

French toast mmmm..

cute pregnant Whit.


all the grand babies!


christmas shopping at the bookstore.

so good...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Thanksgiving in the sun!

For Thanksgiving this year we were able to go to California and stay at my parents house since they were in Hawaii. It was kind of a different experience to have all my in laws in my house in CA and not have my parents there. But we had lots of fun! We were able to see all of Casey's Dad's side of the family, go surfing, go to the beach!, shop Americana and the MART and just feel the warmth outside!

surfing Thanksgiving morning at Malibu

Thanksgiving at grandma Alma's house.

the whole fam!

the ladies

shopping at the mart!


oh and last but not least we did a little drive by of the "Father of the Bride" house!