Friday, December 31, 2010

My Christmas - 2010

I too had a different sort of Christmas this year. With the lack of money and the fact that I was moving over my Christmas break it was just not feasible to travel home for the break. I instead opted to stay in Las Vegas and packed, and packed and packed. I have too much stuff! I love my stuff so it is hard to downsize, but I have too much stuff.
My roommates Shanna, Skyler & I decided that we would wake up Christmas morning and open our presents to each other and then we would go over to their parents house on the other side of town. From Skyler I received a beautiful necklace and a photo album, and from Shanna I received a few books, some scrapbooking supplies and a bottle of balsamic vinegar. I love balsamic!

Skyler loves the Atari that Shanna and I got for him.

From my Christmas family (Jeff's family) I was so happy to receive a movie that I love and did not own "Leap Year" and a gift card to my favorite place to eat... Cafe Rio!

From Mom & Dad I got some really pretty picture frames, nice grading pens, some Boston items from moms trip this summer(since she knows Boston was my favorite city when I lived in Palmyra) and some great scrapbooking supplies.

Warming ourselves by the fire - TV style.

We went to see the new movie Tron Legacy; it was great! I had never seen the original Tron, so I prepared myself the week before by watching it. So great!
After the movie we went back to their parents house and hung out for a while before we headed up to the Mt. Charleston Lodge for dinner. It had been snowing heavily for days before Christmas, so we were pleasantly surprised that it was open for business. We had a wonderful dinner while we wondered at the snow out the window and warm fire in the center of the room. (Pictures coming soon, my camera ran out of battery and so Shanna had to take the pictures.)

Two days later Dad came to visit me for a four day mini-vacation. Unfortunately, The day after he arrived it was move day.( BTW he knew that I was moving, and he still came to help - Amazing dad!) With all his experience with packing vans and driving Uhauls he was indispensable. Shanna was originally the one who what going to drive the truck and she was very nervous about that. Dad was a champ and took that off her very nervous hands. With the help of a few others and several hours we got everything over to the new apt and were able to treat ourselves to dinner at a great restaurant here in Las Vegas called "Super Mex". Then once we got home we were able to fall into bed in utter exhaustion. Later Shanna commented to me about how amazing and hard working my dad was. This was not news to me or any of you I am sure, but to her a hard, laborious, working dad was cool. She then commented that her dad was so wussy (sp?) compared to my dad, and that hers would have complained the whole day about everything and she thought it was really cool that my dad was so willing to help and was able to fix a few things, and hang a few shelves along the way. (her dad cant fix anything!) Shanna asks me to help her fix things; not her dad.
Dad and I were able to take some time and play and just visit. He helped me out by replacing a tail light that had gone out and her also helped me get my car ready for my registration smog check. So good to me! He and I drove out to the Hoover Dam and to see the new bridge that spans the gorge that the Hoover Dam is in. We also visited the Temple, but drove up just as they were locking it up for the next month while they did some work on the Temple. So I was unable to show him the cool atrium inside the temple that people are able to go into.
I was so happy to have dad out to visit me since I was unable to go home for the Christmas break.

Dad in Nevada and Merika in Arizona

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Card Making Extravaganza

A few weeks ago I went to another card making super saturday. Its great, becuase I get to sit and talk with friends and make beautiful cards and all for the amazing price of 25$! She even fed us! The host this time was a friend of mine named Angela. She is so creative and just started selling stampin' up. Here are the cards that I made at here super saturday event.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New Couch!

I am feeling really excited right now because my roommate Shanna and I just purchased a couch together. It is so beautiful! We got it at the Walker furniture clearance center and got a screaming deal on it! Take a look!

This is the picture we took in the store. When it gets delivered I will be sure to post so that you may all want to come over and sit on it and chat.

Monday, December 20, 2010

You guessed it... I am moving again!

Its official! I am moving again! I know what you are all thinking... "Why is Merika moving again?" My only explanation for this moving insanity would be the fact that I must be crazy. Just like my parents when all the kids were younger. I have lived in Las Vegas since 2007 and have lived in 5 places and that number is about to be 6. Five reasons I am excited about this move; 1. Shanna and Skyler are the best roommates and they are moving with me. 2. I will be living closer to my work, but not too close if you know what you mean. 3. I will be close to my favorite stores including, but not exclusively...

As well as Kyandys Scrapbook house, and Scrapin time. 4. After living in a house and having all that crazy responsibility, I am moving into an apartment where I don't have to remember what day is trash day or weed the pathway or sweep up mountains of leaves from trees and best of all I will have a gym on the facility so there will be no more excuses. 5. New singles ward!! I am so excited about that last one. The current singles ward I am in is a total let down.

I am totally going to love living in the southeast corner of Las Vegas.

We are moving on the 28th and so I would like to offer to all of you a opportunity (and I wish I could say that it wont come up again but...) we would love to have any and all help available to help load and unload the truck.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I wish I could say that I totally met Justin Bieber, but alas I did not. Shanna and I were at the movie theaters the other day and we saw this awesome display advertising the new Justin Bieber Movie - Never say Never. So funny, there was a red rope too! So fun!