January 23, 2015

we interrupt life for a blog post....

Well this is embarrassing.....
Happy Birthday to me.
Happy Birthday to like 6+ family members.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Merry Christmas
Happy New Year! 

yep it's been that long. 
We are about to blow your mind with the longest of posts we've had. 

-To start, let's take a minute to admire Brevin's hearse collection and how it's grown by about 5 this last month. 

-Brevin was an amazing sport who joined me at the Pinner's conference this last November at the Expo. It was a lot of fun! Well for me at least....ha. We went to Apollo Burger after so that's pretty even pay back.

-We went to a banquet. Brevin's work bought a table for the Weber State Athletic Auction. 
Fanciness McGee. 
Yes we bid for stuff and won because we're that classy.

-We had a tree this year! It's a fun thing called shopping in mom and dad's basement for their old tree. lol. Yet another perk of being 9 hours closer. We made lots of decorations and ornaments for our first year of having an actual tree taller than 1.5 ft. And when I say "we" I mean Brevin made 2 things and I made 20.
-I made felt ornaments of my pups!

-Took all of my beads and made a tree garland.

Yes the dogs get their own stockings....

-We went on a date to Nicklecade. Holy lame. lol. 
It was fun because ya know it's us, but it got old. We won a bunch of dollar store stuff though! 


Santa Paws left some amazingly cute coats for the pups at Grandma's house. 

-I played Molly my violin.... she was amazed. I'm getting pretty good at it if I do say so myself.

-Brevin has a new obsession.... it's name is Cherry Pepsi Max. Only found at the 7-11 by Grandma's house. 

-I turned 23. Party people!
 I can now.... take 3 months to update our blog. lol. 
I'll try to do better. 

-My parentals took us to Hunger games and to dinner.
Brevin spoiled me with the biggest bag I've ever received on my birthday. lol 
Lots of fun surprises from everyone. 

- Igore turned 17.
this picture says it all.


-Leavitt's Funeral Home had a service of remembrance where each scroll on the tree represented a love one lost that year.They put luminaries up throughout the entire cemetery. It was awesome taking a hay ride with my folks. 

-My brother JP and his family surprised us for Thanksgiving! I had absolutely no idea they were coming, it was so fun to see them! So, but of course... we took pictures!!
Then, even better, they came back for Christmas!!!

I had a fun time designing our Christmas card. 

-Gabby loves her Brevin.

 I had a great time drawing a snow man as Gabby copied. So talented for her cute 5 year old self. 

Love little miss Aleya. 

 Stella coloring Gabby's hair. These two are so cute together. 

they even put on a show for us!

-We went to Kristine's choir concert at the tabernacle downtown. It was a lot of fun with wonderful music, It was great minus the traffic between 2 choir concerts, a symphony, and a Jazz game all in one night.
 Holy crap.

-I had a blast taking maternity photos for the Jeff and the MaryAnn of the Clifford variety. 
They are so cute and photogentic, it kills me.

-More concerts in December....

Madrigal concert at parent's ward party. Still can't believe this was me 5 years ago. 

Mom's Sterling Singers concert.

Ian's Taylorsville Christmas concert

My mom's 6th grade kiddo's concert singing "Shake the box"

Tis the season to sing and sing and sing and sing. 

clearly we are still so stoked that this little nugget live so close. 
We get to babysit her tomorrow!!!

-We went to El Matador for dinner on Christmas Eve. Brevin was in heaven. Clearly. 

-We had a very fun gift exchange with both families and love all the stuff we recieved. 

We were so excited about Christmas pajamss that we went and treated ourselves to some New Years PJs.

celebrate the small things folks. 

-We Skyped the Paxton of the Elder Clifford variety on Christmas... well more like listened, 3 way is a bit tricky. So instead of a picture of him on Skype here's a picture of us. lol

-Check out some of the fun DIY Christmas presents I made this year. 

-Brevin found my nickname in the Mausoleum. Not sure if that's a compliment or not. 

-Holla at these amazing gas prices! It's like 1999 again!

-Brevin loves and I mean LOVES craft shopping with me. 
He always enjoys himself in the kid section. 

-I made over my great grandma's old chairs! 


Meet Liam Gordon Clifford! How sweet is this little man?! 
We had a super fun time meeting him a couple days after his birth and spending time with his mommy.

-We decorated for Valentines.... then took the tree down. lol. 
We're kind of behind on stuff. 

-We also added some decor to our kitchen. My brother gave me the camera! I love it!
and the red sign sums me up too well. 

and last but not least. Here are some pictures of Brevin's trip to Cortez, CO with his miniature for a graveside. With a stiff in the back seat in a gorgeous pine box. 

This is some edgy graffiti man....

Before I go.....
Let me take an embalming selfie.

Don't die.