Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas 2012

This Christmas was pretty amazing. BYU gave us a full 3 weeks off for break this year, which meant we got to spend over two full weeks in San Diego. Tomorrow we head back to Utah with my family to do some skiing and hang at the condo in Park City. I don't think I'm ready to head back to the ice box yet, but I'm glad my family will be back there with us for a while. Here are some highlights from this Christmas:

1. Daniel and I gave each other early stockings this year before we left for CA. It was cute and fun. We were supposed to have a $30 limit...buuuuut Daniel threw in a little something extra that was a total surprise and wayy over 30 dollars. 




You know that landscaping job he did as a trade for my first two bands? Well I guess the guy owed him even more money than I knew about but instead they agreed on a THIRD band. I'm in love!

2. We decorated Christmas cookies! One of my favorite Christmas traditions.




3. We went to the Poinsettia Bowl--BYU v. SDSU!



4. We kept up our Christmas Eve Day tradition of feeding the homeless.






5. We had Christmas Eve at Mum and Papa's!




We were all obsessed with little Jewell.

6. We opened presents and spent quality family time together on Christmas Day!!




7. I played with my new camera :) :)











8. I turned 21!












I love the holidays! Happy New Years!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wedding fever and movie fanatics


This was the best day...no question about it. I came across this picture on my computer a few minutes ago and just thought I'd share :)

And just in case you're wondering, tonight we are going to see Wreck-it Ralph...FO FREE! We heard it was cute and don't really have anything going tonight so we said, "alright, we'll go." Basically we can go to any movie we want any time we want and pay nadda. That's just how we roll. So long dollar movies! 
{It's not what you know, it's who you know}

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas is here!

The Gilsters got their first real Christmas tree together! Last year we didn't get one at all because we were going to be out of town for the weeks before and after Christmas. But this year we said, "Screw it, we want a Christmas tree and we want our little apartment to smell like Christmas!" And I'm so glad we got one :) Our living room is a little small, but it works! 






I love coming home to a Christmas-decorated house! I also love coming home to fresh squeezed orange juice. Daniel's mom sent us home from California with a bag of delicious oranges right from her back yard. California and Utah oranges just don't compare. Yesterday Daniel squeezed us a whole pitcher-full of fresh juice that I have constantly been devouring ever since. 


Christmas and oranges/orange juice go hand in hand for me. Every year on Christmas morning we go over to my grandma's house and she never fails to have a big basket out full of yummy, juicy tangerines that we easily peel and eat while opening presents together. I am so looking forward to that!   

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, November 26, 2012

California and back...

We were very pleased when we found out my family was spending Thanksgiving at home this year. Last year they all came up here and we spent it in freezing cold Utah and I didn't like it at all. 

So Daniel, Sidney and I packed up and headed for the 15 freeway. And then we stayed on the 15 freeway for a good 10 hours. Ohh I love those road trips. 

Now besides the fact that I was a sicky the whole time I was there, Thanksgiving week/weekend was a success! I love my family and I love food. 

The first day my family + Paige's boyfriend Mike went down to Coronado (OBSESSED) to ride bikes and have a delicious Italian dinner together. I always love our family bike rides. 







The next day was Thanksgiving which we spent at my grandma Reilly's house. 





My good friend Rashall joined us for Thanksgiving dinner which was so fun. Now that we don't get to see each other very often, it is always great catching up when we do! Love her! Oh, and Mr. Shmuck also joined us (inside joke).

Other big news...this little man is now walking! 


We ended the night playing the "name game", a classic in our family and then catch phrase. Quality family time is the best! We just missed my Jensen grandparents this year :( 

Now it's time to get ready for my favorite holiday, Christmas!