Saturday, December 27, 2008

Spoiled Rotten!

Well Christmas has come and gone again. I was spoiled completely rotten. It all started when My niece was born on Dec. 8 and was named Karah Danielle. I was extremely honored that she was named after me. Isn't she beautiful!

Then my Ryan decided he was going to spend his years wages on me for Christmas. Here we are about to open our gifts to one another.
I was super excited to give Ry his because I had worked on it for four months. I secretly got all his high school rodeo photos and scrap booked them. He was really excited, I almost started crying when we opened them. I gave him some new clothes also.
Then it was my turn. I knew Ryan had been really excited about what he was giving me, but I hadn't a clue what it was. So....

When I opened it and found a brand new roping saddle I was shocked. It is absolutely beautiful. It is all hand tooled and it is seriously breathtaking. As you can see I was petting it because it's so pretty.
And then to top it all off, we went over to the Butler's for breakfast. Ryan casually asked me if I wanted to go downstairs and watch everyone open presents. So we walked into his family room and he smiled at me and pointed and said Merry Christmas.

It's a queen sized pine log bed and it is absolutely gorgeous. I'm one lucky girl. Oh and by the way, I am recovering from my surgery well. Hopefully I will return to work next week.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

First for Everything

I had surgery yesterday. I had my gall bladder removed and they said i had a small pocket of bile under my liver. Dr. Mo wasn't quite sure where that came from, but he wasn't concerned. I'm hanging in there. I'll be back to normal in no time.

Friday, December 12, 2008

It's Christmas Time!!!!!

Well it's that time of year again. My favorite time of year, when the nights are cold and the fire is warm. When everyone spends more time at home. I love to keep the house dark and enjoy the magical glow of the Christmas tree. I always feel so grateful and close to Heavenly Father. When excitement is in the air, and when family traditions are at their best. My absolute most favorite tradition is on Christmas Eve. Mandy and Lacy come home and we have a big fancy dinner ( thanks to the gourmet chefs I have as parents). Then we exchange presents between siblings. We do it on Christmas Eve because we are all home at the same time. Then we open our brand new PJ's which my mom tries to pretend she didn't buy! For anyone who doesn't know my parents, you are really missing something special. Anyway, we all change into our new comfy pajamas and hang out until it's time for saint nick to come. Then the best part. We all grab our pillows and blankets and hunker down in the same room. We have done it every Christmas that I can remember. Everyone used to sleep in mine and Cassie's room but the past few years we have slept in my parents room. The last year Lacy lived at home she didn't feel good and wanted to sleep in her own room. I bawled (mind you I was 17 years old). I was so sad, I couldn't imagine not all sleeping together. So being the good sport that she is she slept with us, even though she didn't want to. Love ya Lace :) Bet your glad you did it. Anyway the festivities have started. My work party was on Wednesday. It was a lot more fun than I had imagined. Here are some pictures of our night.Getting ready to leave :) Carly and Glenda playing nurses (big stretch)
Amanda playing a patient

Tyler cast as Santa with a bowel obstruction (hospital humor)!

Ashley as another patient

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Playing Catch Up

Life is great right now. Ryan is finally back to work for five hours a day. He still get tired pretty quickly, but he is doing wonderful. I have a lot to be thankful for this year. I'm very thankful for the love Ryan and I share and I'm even more thankful that he is ALIVE. A lot has happened in the last little while. But the most exciting was the arrival of 7 lb 6 oz Karah Danielle Taylor on Dec. 8,. I don't have any picture, but she is beautiful. She has a little bit of dark hair, and she looks a lot like Shy. I had the privilege of staying with Annie Jo and Shylee while Lacy was in the hospital. I had a blast playing mommy, and I can't wait until it's my turn. I am planning to do the twelve days of Christmas to a few families so if you have any ideas let me know. Thanks. Here are a few pictures of Ry in the hospital and of our Thanksgiving.

Ry and his feeding tube :(

Ry feeling a little bit better. Ry feeling quite a bit better.
Thanksgiving at home!