Friday, December 12, 2008

Work Party... & Temple Square with the In-laws!

We had the JEPPSON DENTAL work party this weekend... and can I just say I LOVE this crew! I feel so lucky to be able to spend so much of my time surrounded by such amazing.... not to mention HILARIOUS... people! I tell Jeremy about once a week that I never want to leave this job... and hope it will be a long time before I have to.
We did a white elephant exchange... and as usual... good times! And don't worry... if you need to get a hold of me... I have a BRAND NEW PHONE thanks to my white elephant gift.... check out the size of that phone... and the cord that came with it could wrap all the way up and down my stairs and around my house a couple of times! That was a good one Hillary! 

How lucky am I to be able to spend all day, 4 days a week with these cute faces!

If you are wanting some safety glasses like mine.... keep wanting!

Jeppson Dental Christmas Party

Really... what makes Christmas feel more like Christmas than Temple Square in December?? Right!?! Love it! 
Jeremy's parents met us in Salt Lake Thursday night and took us to the ROOF for dinner! Then we walked around Temple Square.. it doesn't matter how many times I go and see the lights... and just "experience" temple square around this time of year.... it just keeps getting better! We had such a great time with them... and appreciate them spoiling us with the scrumptious dinner... but most of all spoiling us with their company! We love them them so much and love having them come! 

Does anyone else agree that this place is pretty much the most romantic place EVER around Christmas time. Jeremy and I went to see the lights at temple square on like our 3rd or 4th date... and that was 4 years ago, and I can remember it like yesterday how excited/nervous I was...  just hoping he liked me as much as I liked him! ..... and 4 years later... I still get so excited to go with my sweet friend! Love Love Love
My cute mother-in-law NANCY. She taught me how to make "her" cheese ball. She made one over thanksgiving and I think I ate half of it by myself, so I had her help me with one while she was down this weekend. Love her.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

wedding... babysitting....

KIM & KYLE Jacobs.....

They were married Friday December 5, 2008 in the Idaho Falls Temple! I couldn't be more excited for my cutest friend ever.... KIM! Kim and I went to dental hygiene school together, and then moved to Provo together right after we graduated. I just love her to death, and I don't know Kyle very well at all, but I already love him so much just because he loves my best friend so much, and makes her happier than I've EVER seen her.

Jeremy and I had the neatest experience as we sat in the sealing room with Kim and Kyle. It was such an overwhelming feeling to reflect on our own wedding day and be reminded of the sweet and eternal promises we made to each other that day. It really was the perfect day, but I do wish I could go back and just focus on soaking in every word that was said to us in the temple. I'm so sad to admit I can't really remember much of what was said during our sealing.. I guess my Adrenalin and excitement were both too much in overdrive to really focus on the words that were said. Don't get me wrong, the incredibly sweet feeling of confirmation and peace I was feeling in the temple that day are still as vivid now as they were then, but the details of the exact words are so blurry in my mind. But as I listened to Kim and Kyle get sealed, It was almost like a "reminder" for me. Hard to explain... but a neat experience! I love being in the temple.. each time I go it is really like my mind and heart are opened and reminded to focus on the "eternal perspective".
Jeremy and I were talking about how great of a feeling it is to be so purely happy for other people... there is nothing like it.... and this is how we feel for Kim and Kyle.

Chase and Brooke came to Utah to go to the Jazz game this last week, so we got to watch our sweet niece, ADY, while they were at the game! We had so much fun watching her, and pretending she was OURS while we were at the mall! We would claim her as our own any day!! What a sweet sweet little girl!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving Point

Chelsi, Gordon, & Tydon were in Utah today, so we met them at THANKSGIVING POINT to see the lights and go to dinner. We are so excited they are moving close so we can do these little get togethers more often! The lights are so fun, and Tydon was LOV'N it! My favorite was the real reindeer (and the cute jewelry inside the shops)!

Sorry about the pictures looking fuzzy, they are clear on the actual "scrapblog", but through the copy and paste process and how small it makes them, they just look dark and fuzzy! Dang it.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

turkey weekend

umm... this is a long post.... sorry! 

What better than 1 thanksgiving dinner?????  
2 Thanksgiving dinners!!!!!

It was so great to be able to spend thanksgiving with both the "Huls" and the "Call" family this year.  Our families celebrated on different days.. so we got the both of best worlds! 
Turkey Day Huls Style:
Stuffed our faces of coarse, laughed all day, FLAG FOOTBALL (my dad was MVP!), tennis, played spades, topped off with more eating and BOND... James Bond.
Turkey Day Call Style:
Ate too much Fantabulous food, little bit-o-football, shot guns, played pictionary, ate so much candy/pie/popcorn I could heave thinking about the amount we ate... SO yummy though! And ended the night watching Polar Express~

It's funny... the older I get the more "moans" I make as I eat thanksgiving dinner.. the "mmmm... this is so so good"  moans from the food being so DELICIOUS!! I remember as a kid only liking one or two things on the whole table, but now I can't think of one of two things I don't like... better yet... LOVE!! I know I'm getting old because of a few times throughout the day after dinner thoughts came into my mind like ... "wow... those sure were fantastic yams!" or "Could that smoked turkey have been any more moist?"... you know what I'm saying don't you!!!   Love it!
It really was a great thanksgiving.. and speaking of getting older... the older I get the more I recognize how blessed I am personally and how blessed Jeremy and I are as a family.
While we were at the Calls' house, our nephew, ASHTON, had a great idea to surprise us with a "thankful celebration" (that's what he called it) after thanksgiving dinner.  He took the whole family outside by the lights and he had us sing, "We wish you a merry Christmas", and then he had everyone share one thing we were thankful for. He is only 5 years old!! I thought it was so cute he came up with this "thankful celebration" on his own and was so excited about it. Kids truly are perfect examples of how we should be in SOO many ways. 
I also wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving even though its late!! One of our MANY blessing is having all of you as our friends and family! Love you all!    
We also got to meet our newest nice KAMRYN.. she is PERFECT! I couldn't get enough of her, there is just something about those sweet new babies! I could tear up thinking about her sweet face right now. What miracles each and everyone of them are! 

Okay.. So I may loose my life by posting these pictures because I'm pretty sure Lacie is going to Kill me!!!! But I'm laughing just posting this right now! When I was explaining what the "Huls" did for thanksgiving and said we "laughed all day".... I was NOT exaggerating! Lacie and I sat and took idiotic pictures of ourselves for probably an hour. We were laughing so hard we were seriously crying between each picture!! It's really scary to see myself like this.. Lacie actually looks kinda cute as she is making moronic faces, but I really wouldn't blame any of you if you didn't want to be my friend after seeing me this way!  So please tell Lacie it's okay to see us this way!!!  Some say people try to make themselves look perfect and have their life seem perfect through their blog ( I'm not one that thinks that about anyone for the record!).... well, I think by sharing this with you I've proved I have no dignity! 
.... you would think this is all the pictures that we took because there is so many... but this is not even a 1/4 of them! It's okay... you can think what you are thinking because its true... we have completely lost our minds!  We were shopping the day after we did this and started laughing about something and both of us grabbed our stomachs in pain... our stomachs muscles were SHOT!! Best work out I've had in years! I love this girl and think she is pretty much the funniest person ever! ... we even got my sister-in-law JENNY to do one with us! Enjoy... and Lace... I love you!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

What happens in VEGAS.....

Jeremy & I decided to take a little road trip to VEGAS this weekend!!!! 
We had too much fun... and now are recovering from walking approximately 58 miles.. okay probably not, but both of us have blisters from trying to cover all of the Vegas strip in 2 days!
I thought I'd pick 3 HIGHLIGHTS to share....
1.  PHANTOM OF THE OPERA:  We have both wanted to see this for years.. and let me tell you... it was well worth the wait!!!! AMAZING, fantastic, incredible.. love love loved it! And the best thing about it was that we bought nose-bleed section tickets... and when we got in the theater a guy came and said we were getting upgraded and moved us to some seats that were about 10 rows from the stage. The seats were DIRECTLY under the chandelier that falls during the show! AAHHH.. I'll scream for you if you not doing it right now! SO FUN!
2. RIDES ON TOP OF STRATOSHERE:  If you have never heard of these.. you may want to look them up on the Internet just to get a better idea of how INSANE these rides are, and how insane that makes us for riding them.  They are called XSCREAM, BIG SHOT, and INSANITY. Just to keep in brief, I'll just say that the top of stratoshpere is 1000 feet from the ground, and all 3 rides are at the VERY TOP of the hotel. I'm not sure Jeremy is the same man now as he was before those rides, I have never seen a guy so terrified in my life!! And I have a bruise on my arm from him hanging on to me so tight (okay that is a slight exaggeration, but not much!)
Scary.. but crazy fun!  
3. Last, but not least.... Jeremy was flipping through a magazine in our room (a clean one everyone.. come on!).... and as he was looking through it a $100 bill fell out! He was beside himself!! We talked about turning it in.. but seriously... who knows how long its been there, and if someone remembered they had forgotten it they would have had a maid look or something right??? So right or wrong... we kept it and it helped pay for an AMAZING buffet meal!  It was our weekend for luck.. and we didn't even have to gamble!!  

Monday, November 17, 2008

weekend fun

First of all... I'm LUV'N this digital scrapbooking!! So FUN.. so easy, and SO clean (I hate cleaning up a scrapbook mess)!! You gotta try ""!!

My brother JOSH and his family came and stayed with us this weekend. They actually came to see JENNY's family in Alpine for their "early thanksgiving dinner"... and her parents didn't have room.. so we got to have them both Friday and Saturday night!!!! I know I've said it a MILLION times.. but we LOVE having visitors!!
We stayed up WAY too late, laughing so hard we were crying over Jenny boxing Jeremy on the WII.. she couldn't even move the rest of the weekend she was so sore! But she put Jeremy's to shame.. no competition what so ever! Don't mess with her in the ring, I mean... look at those guns!   

Most of us were sick at some point during the weekend, but managed to have such a great time anyway! As you can see... they have the cutest boys ever... Braden & Tyler... 
LOVE my boys!


Thursday, November 13, 2008

welcome to the world KAMRYN!!! We love you!


LaNae, Jeremy's sister, had her sweet baby girl tonight, and we are ECSTATIC about this sweet little girl joining our family!! We are so excited for LaNae & Aaron, and Jax & Ashton, what a perfect little family! We can't wait to meet, kiss, and squeeze her! We LOVE her already!! Congrats to the WILLIAMS! 

YES... this is LaNae.... the girl we had a baby shower for 5 DAYS ago... we cut that a little close didn't we?!!!  She was scheduled to have Kamryn next week, but we are so glad everything went smoothly and everyone is healthy and well! We are just so excited and wish we could be there... but will meet her so so soon, and CAN'T wait! 
Love you guys! 

Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Birthday SISTA'S!!

My two best friends, who happen to both be my sisters, are BIRTHDAY GIRLS this month!!

"There is no better friend than a sister. And there is no better sister than you." -unknown author
"A sister smiles when one tells one's stories - for she knows where the decoration has been added." -unknown author
"A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves - a special kind of double."- Toni Morrison

Lacie's birthday was on November 3rd, and Natalie's is TODAY! I had to give a little shout out to my favorite girls ever and tell them how much I LOVE them. I'm the typical younger sister that has always wanted to be JUST like my older sisters. Dress like them, talk like them, act like them... to the point where it probably drove them crazy many times as we were growing up... but not much has changed since we were young, I still want to be JUST like both of them. They are such wonderful examples of amazing wives.. incredible mothers.. and just pure, kind people. Love you Lace & Nat



N- NICE She sincerely is the nicest person in every sense of the word... to EVERYONE
A- ADDICTING Her personality is addicting.. she is hilarious, so fun to be around!
T- TALENTED Especially when it comes to crafts!
A- AMAZING Such a cute mother and wife... really well-balanced person
L- LOVES LIFE Always happy, and can change anyone's bad mood into a good one!
I- INTELLIGENT So fun to have a conversation with b/c she always a little about everything
E- EXCITING Always excited about whatever she is doing, makes everything sound exciting!


L-LAUGH Went she gets laughing she makes everyone else laugh bc she gets so out of control

A- ACCEPTING The least judge-mental person I know. Always can see the good in people.

C- CREATIVE Decorates her house SO cute, makes amazingly cute cards, never-ending crafts!

I- INTENSE We give her a hard time about being intense.. but its part of her "perfectionist" personality... a quality I could definitely take more upon myself!

E- EXCEPTIONAL Straight A's through high school and most of college, everything she does she does it exceptionally well!

LOVE MY SISTERS, you truely are my best friends in the whole world!! HOPE YOU HAVE WONDERFUL BIRTHDAYS!!
P.S. You all are the greatest FRIENDS... I think I made it through that milestone in my life (MY CANKER SORE) ... because of you and your sweet comments and sympathy. I'm feeling much I'm pretty sure I'll pull through! But seriously.. thank you for your cute comments!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Open house, nephews, canker

I mentioned in an earlier post my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and I were throwing Jeremy's sister a baby shower (it was actually just an OPEN HOUSE)... and that's what went down this weekend, and it turned out so great! LANAE is so excited for the little girl (KAMRYN ISABELLE WILLIAMS) to come, and so are all of us! She has 2 little boys, so this is her first girl.. and she says its her last child... but I'm going to do my best to persuade her into another one so we can have one together!! She is going to have the baby in 10 days! Doesn't she look amazing at 9 months pregnant!  

And here is the lady of the day with an armful of her stash from the open house.

Brooke (Jeremy's brothers wife), LaNae (Jeremy's sister), Me, Nancy (MIL)
I had such a great day with my Call GIRLS, we had this shower for LaNae, went to another baby shower, went to the cemetery to see Jeremy's grandma's grave, and went to a wedding.. not really sure how we fit everything all in that day.. but it was SO fun being with them! I'm so lucky to have such sweet people as in-laws... and friends. LOVE YOU GIRLS! 

What would a baby open house be without the fellas?? They showed up at the end to crash the party... okay, just to eat the left-overs!
Aaron (Jeremy's sisters' husband), Chase (Jeremy's bro), Lance (Jeremy's dad), Jeremy 

Me and Jeremy's cute cousins.. they are always so much help.. and so much fun to have around!!
Miranda, Mariah, Anniken

Okay so these pictures don't due the food justice.. maybe because I took them AFTER everyone had eaten instead of while the plates were organized and full.. you get the idea though.. my mother and sister-in-law did most of the food and did an amazing job!! 

My mom and dad are babysitting my nephews and my niece while my sister and bro-in-law are in MEXICO vacay-ing.... so I got to hang out with these crazy boys this weekend! We put them in charge of raking leaves.. and before they figured out it was a lot more work than it was play.. I got some cute pictures of them! Love these boys! 
Logan, Layton, Kaegon

I have to apologize to my family and to my in-laws for being the biggest BABY ever this weekend! Maybe the baby shower should have been for me, because I seriously was a BABY in every sense of the word! And I also want to thank them and Jeremy for letting me whine!
 I get canker sores ALL the time, but this one was a BEAST, the worse of ALL time. There was a couple of times I thought I may have to write my WILL and say my goodbyes to loved ones because of the pain that has come with this bugger! It was so swollen I couldn't shut my mouth, and got about an hour of sleep because of the throbbing/stinging pain. Well, if I haven't made you want to get up, get a smoothie for me and come rub my back I have not done my job! I'm feeling a lot better tonight, so don't bother coming tonight, and I'll hang onto my WILL and make sure to let you know if things change for the worst! More than anything I had to share this picture with you all. Hideous picture of me.. but HAVE YOU EVER seen one this big??? I'm sure you have, but say NO for my sake ;)  And if you finished reading all the way through this paragraph we truly are friends.. because don't think I don't know how LAME I am.  Hope you know me well enough to know I'm joking, and really don't want or need sympathy, just a laugh will please me more than anything! ;)