Saturday, January 3, 2009

Just so you all know, I LOVE these things!!!! So here's another one!!!

Copy and paste this onto your blog and then bold all the things that you HAVE done.

1. Started your own blog. (Holly started mine!)
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band. (I was in choir)
4. Visited Hawaii!
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain (does hiking on one count?)
9. Held a praying mantis (Bug and other creepy crawly thing are not for me!)
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightening storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (When I was pregnant, not fun)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty(well at least as far as they let you since 9/11)
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort (I tried anyway)
25. Held a lamb (I helped raise them from when I was 8 til about 11 or 12 then we got ride of them)
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run (batting was all I was good at in softball!)
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person (More times than I can remember! & I still love it!)
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community (They love my Grandpa Vogan out in New York)
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (I think Eric & I ruined my bro Will's date with Wally's daughter)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung Karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted (If a cartoon one counts in Vegas)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie/commercial
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold girl scout cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (when I was young)
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job (Does Shirley count when I was still in high school?)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone (my fingers and my nose has been cracked twice)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (It seemed to be speeding but I don't know for sure!!)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person (And hiked it too!!)
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (No I couldn't handle the blood & guts and my mom was nice enough to spare me from it!!)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (Only if shouting to Karl Malone and the "Brown Bear" count at a Utes game I was about 10 and they waved to me!!)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one (too many, Bob & Maxine, TJ, Steve, My grandma & Grandpa Snowball, and more, like I said too many)
94. Had a baby (with a lot a obstacles to over come)
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee (It might have been a hornet though)

Christmas & New Years

We went to Cedar as usual for Christmas. We headed down a few days early hoping to get to see some of our friends that we haven't been able to see the last few times we've been to town, but little did we know there was something else in store for us. Eric and I got strep throat, and I got tonsilitis on top of it. We were lucky Scotty didn't get it. I was miserably enough! So, sorry to our friends we didn't get to see, but we didn't want to spread it. So other than being physically miserable for about 5 days over Christmas we had a great Christmas. It was a little hard for me to not have all of my family together on Christmas. My Mom & step-dad came up here to my house so my sister Sarah wasn't alone. My brother Will & his wife Janice had their first Christmas together in their first house in Co. They didn't have Christmas together last year because Will was in Iraq. And my brother Rol and his kids stayed at his kids mom's house. So my family's side dinner on Christmas day was only my sister Shirley, her husband Kerry, Eric, me, & Scotty, & Kerry's parent's. But it was nice. We came home for 1 day for Eric to work and decided to go back to Cedar for New Years. We headed to St. George on New Years Eve to fix Eric's sister Amber's internet, and stayed there for dinner and over night. It was nice to get to visit with them. The next day "The Guys" (Eric, his dad Paul, brother's Bret & Kelly, and nephews, Colby, Micheal, & Shaun) went rabbit hunting and had a good time. We came home on Friday, to help with our dear friends Rian & Melea with the lost of their daughter Shelby. All in all we had a nice holiday with our families. We are so grateful for every single member of our families. We love all of you more than you know.

Our Family picture with Santa at Eric's work Christmas party.

Scotty and Santa.

Scotty in amazement over his Christmas presents! Thanks Gramy & Papa Robbins, & Gramy & Papa Duck!

Scotty helping Eric open his Optimus Prime present.

All the Irons kids chipped in and got Paul & Terry a Wii for Christmas. They were pretty surprised! We made them go to Bret's to open it, so they wouldn't have a clue!