Friday, January 01, 2010

The Last of 2009

Last year around Christmas time we were a little busy getting married, so we never got a Christmas tree. This year we had our "first" tree. We covered it with simple ornaments and enjoyed having it for a couple of weeks.

Christmas morning we spent with the Ortons. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast and opening lots of presents with the family. Santa brought us a sweet video camera! Spencer said we weren't getting gifts for each other this year to save money.

But Spence surprised me with my first sewing machine.

After Christmas Spencer got his (recently added 5th) wisdom tooth removed.
Spencer's Grandpa passed away over the break. We attended his funeral on the 30th. He was in the Air Force so the military part of the funeral with the bugle and the folding of the flag was very interesting. His medical school friend, Elder Russell M. Nelson, also attended the funeral and gave the closing remarks. He left a beautiful blessing on the family and spoke of how loved ones that have passed are still very much a part of our lives.

Don't mind the massive white streak I have going on right now. Spencer says I should continue to grow it out and go for the Rouge look. I think that is his way of saying he doesn't want me to pay for a cut and color. My hair might be the first thing of 2010 that I change.

2009 has been a great year for us. We have learned a lot about eachother and a lot about marriage. We are both excited for 2010 and the adventures that it will bring.


Diane said...

Yay, a sewing machine. I love Spencer for that. I like the grey streak - Stacy London has one too.

Ryan + Jess said...

So I got that EXACT SAME sewing machine. Lets do long-distance lessons together :) Merry Christmas to you! Love you guys!

Jason and Shannon Salmon said...

What a sneaky guy that Spencer is! I can't wait to see what projects you do with that sewing machine. Happy New Year!!

MB said...

what's the story with the white streak? I support it though, Rogue was always my favorite in the cartoon...until they cast Anna Paquin to play her in the real one? Seriously? What were they thinking?

Lauren Evans said...

I love that you are rocking the streak, I love/miss you

Whittney and Ryan said...

dude i got that same sewing machine for christmas, also my first! my am excited!

Lana Dawn said...

so i'm pretty sure i love to know what is going on in your life and see pictures. the white streak is awesome. and spencer has to be the best husband ever, cause let's be real, you are whiz with a sewing machine.

i love you. i miss you!

KandyJill said...

Sweet - I want a sewing machine! :) And loving the Rogue look! That's what I thought of before I even read that remark! Haha

melissa said...

gray streak what?! RMN WHAT?!?! i am jelly. hope spency is doing well. you look amazing and i am in love with your onesie

Rach said...

I love you Christmas PJ's! You guys both look so happy! Good luck with your sewing machine. Mines collecting dust under my desk. They really are cool if you use them.

love you tons.

come visit!

ps. I love your old photo! You still look just like that :)