Thursday, December 29, 2011

A little Christmas Love

T surprised me Christmas morning with (among other things)
tickets to Lady Antebellum on February 14th.

I think I said "YAY" about 50 million times.
What? I am excited!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Very Merry Olsen Christmas

From what I hear it is not Christmas around the Olsen house
without Papa Olsen's fudge.
Boy, is it good.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


I was oober sad T was leaving me for 5 days to go do boy stuff in Tahoe.
He made it a little easier by leaving these notes all over the house
and leaving his slippers for me right when I walked in.
I felt like part of me was gone this weekend
but I am glad it is back now.
I kinda like having him around :)
Even if he looks like a grizzly.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mormon Tabernacle Chior

Thanks to Chelsea I got to go with these ladies
to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
annual Christmas Concert.

Nathan Gunn and Jane Seymor were the guests
AND we were sitting 8 rows behind the prophet.
That choir really is amazing and put me
in the Christmas Spirit.
We then went to Blue Plate for some omelets and hot chocolate... yum!
Elle and Ada got hot chocolate and they all have different mugs
love it!
It is up on 21st and 21st in SLC... I highly recommend it.
Thanks Deanna!

Monday, December 19, 2011

The African Queen has Returned

Morgan has returned!

This one is my favorite!
Mama Olsen was so excited

Anyone recognize this bag from
October 14, 2008
Looks like plastic wrapping a bag is also an African
thing, not just an El Salvador thing
Also, the poor girl came off the plane in flip flops,
Good thing we got her into slippers asap...
Even if they were filled with dirt afterwards

Glad you're back, Morgan!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Fun Fact!

I have ANOTHER blog that I write on

for more excitement then you can even imagine.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

First Married Christmas

Insert "awwww" or "bleh" here.

We bought our little tree at Target this year and had fun setting it up
Even though I don't look like it
Used to think I was photogenic...
guess that ended after the wedding
haven't taken a good one since
I am sure T wanted a real tree
I grew up in Vegas...
I didn't understand what that meant.
We had just driven home from vegas
tired and full of road trip food
(wheathins and clementines)

I will post a pic of it decorated soon!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


This year we were in Las Vegas for Thanksgiving.
Here are the few pictures I took on my phone,
the ones from my camera will come shortly.
My aunt Janice and cousin Keegan were in town,
so we took them along on our traditional visit to the Bellagio.
I love the conservatory, especially during the holidays.
I love how they mix types of flowers and make them look good together.

The Trent and I went to the Green Valley Ranch for his first vegas buffet
To get half off we signed up for their
Players Card... my first one.
We got three dollars worth of free slot play.
We had never gambled and figured it was free money.
Trent won .15
I won 28
We promptly went to Anthropologie across the way
and bought me a dress
(they had ab extra 50 % off all sale- that deserves a post all to itself!)
I look like my mother in the above picture- yeah, I said it
I know you were all thinking it
But thanks for the compliment.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Merry Christmas Madeline

Ever since my brother in law, Brandon, entered the family there has been some sort of gag gift given Christmas Day.

Trent and I decided to take on the challenge this year...

This is my little sister Maddy
darling, spunky, and also 17= full of fun emotions to play off of...

Here is where shepherd boy comes in,
We saw this beauty at DI.

Maddy found it before Christmas
But the high pitch sequel and freaking out when we put it in random spots
(on the laundry shoot right outside her bathroom, in her bed etc)
was well worth it.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mirror Mirror on the Wall...

Which grad school will we be attending in the fall??
I know, creative :)

And you know who was spotted going to school at Yale?

Which gives it negative points...
I can't have my hubby going to school with his celeb crush
(although maybe we could be friends).