Monday, December 13, 2010

Thanksgiving-Winter Fun

Our ugly sweaters

Sitting on Santa's lap

Brett giving his ugly sweater winning speech

The Crew

The girls

Thanksgiving fun

For Thanksgiving this year we went to Austin's parents house for dinner and then we went to my Grandma and Grandpa Ballif's for dessert, then we went to Unstoppable with Brett and Amber. That movie is awesome, everyone should go see it. It was a wonderful Thanksgiving. I wish I'd have taken more pictures. Then on Saturday we went to the annual Ugly Sweater Party at the Greenwell's. It was a blast. This year Santa came! The kids were all scared to death haha it was so funny. We had a nice fancy dinner, and played a fun game with white elephants. Thanks to all the Greenwell's for a fun time! Austin and I are looking forward to the Ballif Christmas party this week. Hope we win lots of good stuff :)

Monday, December 6, 2010


So, I must confess. I LOVE Christmas. I love the weather, the smells, the scenery, and I love love to give gifts. So much in fact that I CANNOT wait until Christmas day to give people their presents. For instance Austin is currently wearing a pair of levi's, a basketball jacket, a jazz hat, and playing with an accessory for his xbox. My mother is wearing 3 very cute watch bands that I gave her, and I have already watched my copy of eclipse, and worn my jazz hoodie. I know... I know.. it's only December 6th, but I told you.. i'm THE worst at waiting. I get so excited about the presents I buy, I just can't wait to give them to everyone. I text my mom yesterday and said, "Mom will you feel bad on Christmas morning if you get your present from us today?" I was so glad when her response was NO. I ordered these watch band kits like two weeks ago and they finally came Friday, so I hurried and made the bands and couldn't even wait 1 whole day to give them to her. She loved them! So I was glad I gave them to her early, so now she can wear them all month long. I've also decided this habit of giving gifts out early can be bad... because Christmas morning Austin isn't going to have 1 present to open since he already has them all.. so we've started putting our opened gifts under the tree unwrapped just so it looks like we gave each other stuff.

That is my confession.. I don't know that I'll ever change, but it is something I am actively working on :) However, it is something that I am now getting made fun of for constantly, but if you are the one receiving the gift.... I bet you won't be making fun of me.

P.S. I will post pictures of all our opened gifts soon

Hope you all have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Austin and I at the Halloween Party

Pumpkin carving contest at the Greenwell's

My Jazz pumpkin.... hoping it will help them out this year

Blake and Haden really getting into it

Avery enjoying the pumpkin carving

Bailee and her cute pumpkin. She really wanted it to have

eyelashes. She's SO girly

Halle and her awesome peace sign pumpkin. I loved it.

My pumpkin. I tried to stick with the theme of our costumes

Blake's awesome silverwolf #7 pumpkin and mine

Miryka's cute ghost, Mom's scary faced pumpkin, and Jen's

sheriff badge pumpkin for the future cop. So cute.

For those of you who don't know, I LOVE Halloween. It's one of my favorite holidays. I love how the leaves start to change colors, the brisk mornings, the smell of heaters turning on, and hot chocolate! I love fall. I love everything about it. I also really love to carve pumpkins and dress up. This year we had our annual pumpkin carving family night at my parents house. It was a lot of fun. Everybody had a good time, but we missed the Fryer family. This year Austin and I dressed up as Batwoman and the Joker for our friend's party. Austin could only keep his costume on for part of it, because the kids were all pretty scared of him. It was a really fun though. We had dinner, a pumpkin carving contest, and then a scary movie. We are really lucky to have such close friends. Austin's friends are so great, and we all get together often. I've really gotten to know his friends and their wives and we all get along really great. We love them!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


One of my FAVORITE presents!!
Not the best picture,but I wanted one of us!

The girls and I, minus Avery. We couldn't get her to look at the camera.

Haden is trying so hard to be taller than me. He checks every Sunday. So we took a picture. This is how close he was on my 23rd Birthday which means he is 8 and a half! I don't think it will take him long

He thought it was pretty funny that I picked him up like a little kid :) Love him

I turned 23 on the 5th. I can't believe i'm already that old haha It was a really fun weekend. I love my Birthday because it is on Labor Day weekend so I always get work off at least of of the days. This year we went to the Real Salt Lake game with Brett and Amber to celebrate my Birthday. It was really fun. Then Sunday my mom and dad made me a Birthday dinner. We had roast, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, rolls, and cake and ice cream. It was delicious. I got some really good stuff this year, including my zebra mirror!!! It's my favorite. Thanks for all the Birthday wishes everyone :) Thanks for a great day babe, Love You!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Before picture of my latest project
After sanding it down


Just a random picture I liked so I thought i'd throw it in

Love it!

My mom gave me this cute picture of the Bountiful temple as an early Birthday present! I love it! We didn't really get any pictures of the temple when we got married so I've been searching around for one I liked, and then my Mom made me one at homemaking. It turned out great. She did an awesome job on it. Thanks Mother!!! Also, this dresser is my latest project. I got it when my Grandpa passed away. It was one he had at his house. I decided after a year of it sitting in my basement, that I would actually do something with it. I sanded it all down and then painted it. I'm planning on doing the same to Austin's dresser he uses. I was going to buy matching handles so the dressers would kind of match, but man oh man handles are expensive!! So I just decided to keep the old ones and just spray paint them silver... just trying to accomplish my dream of becoming crafty :)


Us melting at the RSL game
Chilling on the field at Rio Tinto waiting for the fireworks

On the 24th of July Brett and Amber invited us to go the RSL game. We had a blast. They got us tickets that were in an awesome section and like 12 rows back. At half time everyone left to get some snacks and drinks because it was like 100 degrees, I stayed back to watch all of our stuff and wouldn't you know it... they started throwing out shirts. Well there I was sitting by myself just waiting for the crew to come back and a shirt lands right where Brett was sitting, so I get up and go over to grab it and this little 10 year old kid sitting right in front of us reached back to grab the shirt. He had the shirt in his hands but didn't have a strong grip so I sort of yanked it out of his hands :) I kind of felt bad but I was really glad I ended up with an RSL shirt. When Austin came back he couldn't believe I'd gotten it. I never catch anything at sporting events! The game ended in a 1-1 tie,but it was still really fun. Afterwords there were fireworks and they let everyone go down on the soccer field. We really enjoyed going. Thanks Brett and Amber for getting us hooked up!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Family Pictures

Me and Austin
The siblings

Just a taste of a Sunday at the Garner's haha

The whole family!! As of right now at least

My family FINALLY got family pictures. The last time we had family pictures, Shannon was pregnant with Mitch, and Miryka was pregnant with Halle. Scott and I didn't have spouses and I was like a sophomore. So we were all really excited to get an updated picture. Austin and Jen are now officially part of the family, not to mention Nash, Bailee, and Avery haha Here are just a few. Jen took these pictures and they turned out amazing. She does such a good job.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Father's Day/Drive-In

My Best Friends
Hanging at the Drive-In

Happy Birthday Austin

Shane enjoying his Father's Day

Me and my Dad


Dad's present :)

We celebrated Father's Day with a dinner at mom's and then gifts. We sure do have a good time when we get together with the Fam. I love it. Hopefully one day the Fryer's will be Utah residents again. Last weekend I got the chance to go to the Drive-in with 3 of my very favorite girls. It was so fun to get together and catch up. I miss them all!! We also got to celebrate Austin's 27th Birthday. He is such a great husband and I'm so glad I get to be his wife. We have so much fun together and our 2 years of marriage have been great! I love how hard-working he is, how he knows how to fix everything, how he loves sports and he's great at them, I love how he can talk to anyone and makes friends everywhere he goes, how funny he is, and I love how much he loves kids, and how great he is with them. He's going to be a great Dad someday.... hopefully not too soon haha Couple more years. Happy Birthday babe, I love you!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Girls Camp

After the long hike. We're doing the Y W sign but it's hard to tell
Eating Lunch

Mia Maids rule!

The day after I got back from my cruise I woke up and headed to Girls Camp! It was so much fun. I really love my calling and enjoyed spending time with the girls. Unfortunately I could only go for the first 2 days because I had to get back to work, but we had a blast.