Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dinner With Friends...

Last night, John and I went to dinner with friends. At first this was just going to be the ladies going to dinner, but we thought the husbands should be able to come too :) Kelli, Lars, Amy, Matt, Baby Cohen, John, and I were all there. Amber Burton (Olson) showed up later. Amber is Prego with a baby girl! She looked so cute :) We had so much playing with baby Cohen and can I just say…what a good baby! He slept the entire time we were at dinner and didn’t even fuss as he got passed around from one person to another. Time flies when you’re having fun…when we left we realized we had been there for three hours chatting, laughing, and having fun. I’m sure our waiter wanted all of us to just leave :)

I can’t believe how much we have all changed the last couple of years. I remember when we used to have a huge Christmas party with all the girls, exchange our gifts, and have a big sleepover. Now we are having babies, buying houses, or graduating college. Change is good though :) It’s been so much fun to watch everyone grow up (myself included) I love these girls with all my heart and can’t wait to see what the future holds for all of us.

(Randee Perkins and Amber Burton- Not Pictured. Love you girls too!)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I can't believe it!

My finals are done! All I can say is...THANK GOODNESS!!!! For some reason toward the end I was about to go crazy. I decided to take an Event Planning class this semester for my last elective class and has ended up being one of the most time consuming classes I have ever taken. Part of that could be because of the type of person I am. There were many times I had to tell myself that this was just a class and not a real life event ha ha. I pay way too much attention to detail, therefore a one hour assignment would take me ten hours. Anywho... School is done for the semester and I am looking forward to doing all the things I haven't had time for. John and I need to go catch up on seeing movies like Harry Potter, Tangled, Narnia...So I guess I know what we will be doing the week of Christmas. Hope every is having a great holiday season :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Meeting Cohen Matthew Alter!

On Saturday I got to go meet Cohen Matthew Alter and can I just tell you...He is the cutest baby :) and such a good baby too! When I was at Amy and Matt's new place, Cohen didn't even make one fuss. Congrats you two! You are going to be great parents. Cohen is a very lucky little boy :)

Disneyland Trip- November 2010

BE WARNED!!! that this post has so many pictures! and this is only a hand full of them! We had so much fun on our Disneyland trip. We left the day after Thanksgiving and even though Disneyland was extremely busy, John and I had so much fun :) It was a great way to kick off this holiday season.
John had to get a picture by this "Ute" indian. the BYU vs. UTAH game took place while we were on vacation, but don't worry everyone...we got to watch a little bit of it at the ESPN restaurant at Downtown Disney.

This was one of the highlights of our trip. Being able to see this Castle lit up every night, really put you in the Christmas Spirit. Plus they did an amazing fireworks show at night called "Believe in the Magic". It was so good, the music even made me cry :)

This is us waiting for the Christmas Fantasy parade to start. We made sure we always had the best seats!

There were so many Christmas tree everywhere! It was awesome :)

The Parades were amazing! So many of our favorite characters were in them!

World of Color Show...Most spectacular show I have ever seen! We would highly recommend seeing this. (John's Highlight of the trip! We even paid to see it twice)

My highlight of the trip :) We hadn't seen Micky Mouse the entire time we were there. Anytime we saw the other characters, their lines we sooo long to get a picture. But not this night...I spied with my little eye MICKEY walked out of a gate to come greet everyone. I ran over there and was able to get this picture with him. Silly as it sounds, I was so HAPPY! I haven't got a picture with Mickey in many many years! and this is the Christmas Mickey Mouse...there is a difference :)

The beautiful view at California Adventure

Going Shopping at Downtown Disney

Christmas Fantasy Parade

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Our Thanksgiving Day Holiday 2010

This year we spent our Thanksgiving holiday with the Taggart side of the family (John’s mom’s side for those of you who don’t know) I LOVE when I get to see all these people which isn’t as often lately. Grandma Betty has almost been gone a year and she was truly the glue to this family. Not all the siblings were there, but most were and it was so much fun to catch up with everyone. This year, Uncle Ron rented out his church for use to hold this grand event. When you get together with the Taggart’s, you need a big area like a church because usually there are about 80 people there! When we first arrived the boys through the football around in the gym and also shot some hoops. It was way too cold to have a Turkey Bowl…pretty sure it’s always colder in Herriman then anywhere else in the valley. The high this year was only 18 degrees! BURRRR

After our wonderful Thanksgiving Day lunch, each table was to stand up and tell the others what’s been happening in their family. We really don’t have much going on in ours so we of course had to make it sound exciting…ha ha Carol told everyone that we may try to start having children soon. Everyone thought we were making an announcement! OOPS! :) Lets face it…to stand up and say “Randi and John and going to school full-time and working full-time” isn’t as exciting as “Randi and John are planning on having children soon” right?! Anywho… After our little update on everyone we cleaned up lunch and played games.

Since we were right by my parent’s house, we stopped by and said hi for a bit, then stopped at my cousin Amber’s house so John could see her cute little twins. After a fun, relaxing Thanksgiving holiday we headed home to pack for our Disneyland trip!!! Since that post will require many photos and all the many fun things we did, stay tuned for my next entry…YOU WON”T WANT TO MISS IT :)

Sorry no pictures from Thanksgiving…the camera was at home charging for our DISNEYLAND adventure.
(not really, I just forgot to get it out and take pictures)