Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas 2009

Here's a little recap on our Christmas vacation... We drove down to St. George on Sunday night and spent two nights there so Curtis could work. Then we drove to Las Vegas for the Vegas Bowl (BYU vs. Oregon State). It was absolutely FREEZING with over 45 mph wind!! The weather was terrible, but the game was great since BYU won! :) The next morning we drove down to Palmdale and spent the rest of the week there. It's crazy how different our families black and white...literally! haha... :) It's fun to see how different families have their own traditions and way of doing things. We had Christmas dinner at his Aunt Eleanor's house with most of his aunts, uncles, and cousins. I got to meet his Grandpa John for the first time! :) We had a great time in Palmdale visiting Curtis' friends and family. I LOVE his family!! We also got to spend time with Mitch, Jill, Derek, & Taylor since they were in Lancaster with Jill's family for Christmas, which was so fun! :)

Freezing our butt's off at the Las Vegas Bowl.

Looking at Christmas lights with some friends...

Curtis put together a flag football game with some of his old football friends on Christmas Eve. His team won by 1 point :)

We brought Tyson down with us. He is such a good, playful, happy dog! :) We love him!!

Kenny on Christmas morning!

Curtis and Stephanie!

Curtis and I chose not to get gifts for each other this year (boring huh). We both wanted clothes, so we went shopping for ourselves and got a few things. My family has a tradition where we pick one sibling's name out of a hat and get that person/couple a gift. We picked Tyler and Jamie and they happened to pick us. I couldn't think of anything that we really wanted besides some home decor. When we walked in the door after our long drive home from California we saw this...and LOVED it! :) Curtis gave them a key (without me knowing) so they could get into our house and install everything beforehand. It was a great surprise!! Thank you Tyler, Jamie, Olivia, Drew, and Alex!!!

New painting, wall sconces, and candles...

New vase and flowers...

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Blind Side

Curtis and I went on a date last Friday night...dinner and a movie. :) We went and saw The Blind Side...and both LOVED it! Go see it if you haven't already.

Leigh Anne Tuohy is an amazing person...and Sandra Bullock did a great job playing her part in the movie!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Nursing Christmas Party

We had our Nursing Christmas Party last night! These girls are the only ones who truly understand the stress of Nursing School. I can sit and vent to Curtis all day about how much reading I have to do, or how early my clinicals are, or how tired I am all the time , etc...but he doesn't really care. :)
We all had a lot of fun last night, especially being done with finals, and being able to just sit and hang out! Thanks Becky for letting us come crash your house! :)

Kim, Valerie, Breanne, Ashlei, & Brandi

Top Row: Lori, Kim, Lisa, Natalie, Breanne, Ashlei, & Melinda
Bottom Row: Ashley, Valerie, Becky, Brandi, & Mina

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I'm Done

I'm officially DONE with finals!! :) One semester left until I take my NCLEX exam to get my RN!!
Here's a picture of some of my Nursing girlfriends...

Here's our favorite teacher Mina acting as a Nephron Saver! ("Nephron" meaning the functional unit of a kidney). You had to be was hilarious! :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Funny story: I asked my nephew Cody one day if he knew who Snoopy was... and he said "yea, Snoop Dogg...with the little pony tail..." I about fell to the floor laughing!! Hilarious!!


Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween 2009

Curtis and I had a great Halloween!! First I went to Cody's school to help out with a little Fall Harvest Party! So cute!! The next day we went to Tyler & Jamie's for dinner and trick-or-treating... Curtis and I switched places...he dressed up as a volleyball player and I was a football player! HILARIOUS!!! Some guy in Tyler's neighorhood saw that I was wearing a "Curtis Brown" jersey and thought that was so cool....then he noticed "the Curtis Brown" was out with us...saw his volleyball outfit...and asked if he could take a picture. He promised not to post it on the internet somewhere (even though I'm posting it on here haha...)

Cody & Auntie Kimmy

Football & volleyball players!

The Incredibles!! So cute!!
Olivia as Violet

Drew as Dash

Alex as Jack Jack

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Here's a few pictures from my trip home to California...

Kim, Amber, & Jen out to dinner in Santa Cruz

Jen's baby girl Summer...SO cute! :)

Kelsie, Katie, Kim, & Jen...girl's night out!

Kim & Trisha...always cracking up!

Trying not to laugh haha...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Tyson & Curtis

When Tyson was a puppy he used to love to fall asleep on Curtis' chest. Now that he is HUGE he still does it. It's so funny! He'll climb up on Curtis and wrap his arms around his neck. Haha! He crawls closer and closer and then puts his head down. It's like he's giving him a hug. I guess you have to be there...because we think it's hilarious! :) Here's some before and now pictures:


Saturday, October 3, 2009

My New Favorite Thing

Oprah has her favorite things...well this is my new favorite thing!! It is AMAZING!! All you do is fill the container with water...wait 30 seconds...and steam clean your floors!! It's so easy and cleans all my tile/linoleum is a snap. I HATED moping and having to haul around this dirty bucket of water the whole time. This truly is wonderful haha... PS. I got it at Costco (if you were wondering).

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


When we purchased our town house...we knew we wanted to one day remodel the main floor. But, after we finished our basement I thought remodeling was out of the question. Curtis got the great idea one night to sand and stain our kitchen cabinets. Well, needless to turned out HORRIBLE haha... The stain would only take in certain areas. We called my cousin Bryan to get estimates on new cabinets. He gave us a great deal, so we decided to get new ones....and we sold the ruined ones on KSL for $500! :) Curtis thought...if we get new cabinets, we need to put in new countertops...and if we get new's a perfect time to get new floors...etc! We really liked the big rectangle tile...but it was $4.74 sq/ft. We went to home depot and found some 16x16 square tile for $0.88 and couldn't pass it up! So our "cabinet" project turned into a full remodel. It turned out great! :)



...we still need some pictures on the wall...but it's coming along :) We love it!