Saturday, December 29, 2007

Welcome Baby Makell!!

So exactly one week ago Chase and I became an aunt and uncle from my side of the family. The first neice for both of us! My brother, Jared, and his wife, Emilie, had their baby girl on Dec. 22! She is soo dang cute, I can guarantee she will be spoiled! They named her Makell Aylene Cook. I just adore her, and wish they lived closer so I could spend more time with her!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Horsin' Around!

For those of you who don't know me very well, my Grandpa Johnson breeds and used to train thorough bred race horses. He recently added a new philly to the family! After a few months he was ready to send in the papers to get her registered. He decided he was going to name her after me! On the paper work you have to choose 3 names... one was Amanda P., another was Amanda James, and last but not least was Chase'n Amanda. I bet you will never guess which one got chosen?! Her name is now Chase'n Amanda!! How cool is that!? I hope she goes far in the race world! Anyway... here are a few pictures of her.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Craft Day!

On December 1st a some friends and I got together and made some Christmas crafts. It was so much fun to hang out with just the girls and make something creative! We did some blocks using the vinyl lettering and some imagination! I think they turned out super cute and we decided that we need to get together to make a craft every month! I can't wait to see what next month brings!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Deck the Halls!!

So the Christmas season is here and we have been slowly decorating for it! A few weeks ago Chase and our friend Kelly put up Christmas lights outside, and just last weekend we finally got a tree! It was quite the experience what with it being our "first" and all. Who knew trees were so dang expensive?! We got some lights to wrap around it (possibly too many lights)! That was a huge pain. Chase had to cut each light out of the cardboard packing.... then what had looked so great in our minds didn't look sooo great on the tree!! But we like it! I finally got a little garland wrapped around the stair rail, but the cord is too short to reach the closest outlet, so an extension cord will have to be found! My hat goes off to our mom's who decorate so nice each year... Who knew it was such a headache!!