Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Time on South Beck Ave

Our first Christmas tree and our first Christmas Ornament purchased as a married couple. We have added a couple of ornaments that we received from our wedding and that I bought while in Germany.
Tyson had a great idea to put lights up on our Kitchen arch way. When we were looking for lights we saw this awesome garland and lights combo. Tyson and I worked together to put it up and we are so proud of how it turned out. Tyson said, "It feels like Christmas now!" A little tree, some decorations, and cold weather. Loving this beautiful Christmas Season.

I love the quote from President Monson: "To catch the real meaning of the spirit of Christmas, we need only drop the last syllable, and it becomes the Spirit of Christ."

Cornish Pasties

Scott girls - (Ashleigh, Mackenzie, and Brooke) and Mom and Dad
Do you remember going to London England and visiting the Victoria Railway Station?
Do you remember what we ate there....that was absolutely wonderful?

While living in Arizona, I have tried to research interesting restaurants. About 2 years ago I came here with friends and loved it. Tyson's brother in-law Ken recently ate here and told Tyson how great it was (and Tyson got to taste his great leftovers too) So Tyson and I went on a date to the Cornish Pasty Co. for lunch and loved the variety of fillings they had. I had Chicken Alfredo with Marinara and Tyson had The Reuben. It brought memories back to me of eating these awesome creations with some of my family. Yum!

Thanksgiving Day

This Thanksgiving, Tyson and I were VERY grateful for the Booth Family. They invited us to a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner. We are grateful for family and the love the we feel from them. Janette did an amazing job at orchestrating the Dinner and Ken (and Tom) did a great job of cutting the 2 Turkeys
Just a glimpse (that doesn't do justice) at how much food was prepared
The Amazing Pie Line Up. Each pie was delicious! And Tyson and I made sure to try each one!

The Turkey Trot 10k

After the race we got a picture with the Turkey! The turkey actually runs the race (Poor guy in a very heavy turkey suit)
Right before the Race Line Up
Tons and Tons and Tons of People!!!
Looking at the different numbers on the bibs made us realize how many people were in the race! Easily over 2,000 people! These are the Amundsen Boys. Tyson grew up with them. Great guys!

Tyson and I decided on Sunday that we would run in the Turkey Trot 10 k Race in Mesa. We were so excited for the race and we even wore matching shirts (from a previous race we ran together) and matching sweatbands. We were side by side the whole race and crossed the finish line holding hands. WE GOT FIRST PLACE!!!!!!! (In the hand holding division- said the announcer) 6.2 miles!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

What's In A Name?

After discussing the interesting name of one of our friends, Tyson began a search on what it could mean. This led to spin off of all family names. Some we laughed at, some we thought were quite fitting. Hope you like it! We love you all, no matter what your name really means (crooked nose!)

Tyson- “High-spirited” or “Firebrand”
Brianna- “Noble”, “Exalted” or “Strong”

Michael- “Who resembles God?” or “Gift from God”
Janis- “God’s grace” or “God is gracious”
Janette- “God is gracious”
Kenneth- “Born of Fire” or “Good-looking”
Jayden- “God has heard” or “Thankful”
Amanda- “Fit to be loved”, “Lovable” or “Precious thing”
Andrew- “Manly” or “Warrior”
Janalee- “God’s Grace”
Caleb- “Faith”, “Devotion” or “Whole-hearted”
Travis- “To cross over” or “Toll collector”
Amy- “Beloved”
Skye- “Sky” or “Heavenly”
Sherrod- “Clearer of the land”
Shea- “Admirable”, “Graceful” or “Hawk-like”
Sage- “Wise” or “Healthy”
Todd- “Fox”
Jennifer- “Fair one”
Harrison- “Son of Harry/Harris (home-ruler)”
Alyssa- “Noble” or “Kind”
Trevor- “Great settlement”, “Homestead” or “Industrious”
Whitney- “White Island”

Craig- “Rock”
Jackie- “God is Gracious”
Megan- “Pearl” or “Mighty”
David- “Beloved”
Ethan- “Firmness” or “Long-lived”
Nataleigh- “Birthday”
Jacob- “Supplanter” or “Holder of the heel”
Cameron- “Crooked nose”
Jana(lee)- “God’s Grace”
Tyson- “High-spirited” or “Firebrand”
Jennifer- “Fair one”
Merrick- “Ruler of the sea”
Berkleigh- “the birch tree meadow”
Brittany- “From Britain/England”, “Strong” or “Industrious”
Ashleigh- “Ash wood” or “ash tree meadow”
Mackenzie- “Fireborn” or “Child of a wise leader”
Brooke- “Water”, “Small Stream” or “Brook”

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Arizona Open House

Some friends from our singles ward. The guy in the blue, Jason, was our mutual friend before Tyson and I met. It's because of him that Tyson approached the table I was sitting at one day at lunch and then got my number, and then asked me out, and then ......oh this story will continue forever....Thanks Jason!
My sassy sista Brooke! We were so glad to have her there!

Christie is a doll! She came to our AZ open house even though she had a jam packed night of school/ choir duties! We love you so much!

Arizona Open House

Dad talking to President and Sister Smith
Love this picture!
I love my Dad. He has provided so much for me
My sweet Mom who looked beautiful !
I think this is a great picture. I love the flowers over the beams and the twinkle lights

The Hallock Residence. Their house is so beautiful. We were so grateful to be able to have our Open House there. We love the Hallock's and all they did for us!

Arizona Open House

Arizona Open House

The Todd Smith Family
The Travis Smith Family
The Booth Family
These candle lighters did such a great job all night making sure the candles stayed lit!
Beautiful bouquet of Circus Roses ( my favorite!)
The amazing centerpieces that Janette found. I loved the flowers and the candles. Perfect!
My friend from Culinary School and work made this cake for Tyson and I as a wedding present. It is beautiful! Thanks for all the hard work!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Curry Chicken

Delicious Recipe- making it for the first time
Filling the crepes to bake them
Oh ya!


Look at that careful technique!
Like a pro (seriously perfect!)

And thank you Scott Siblings for the great "TYSON" apron. He loves wearing it! Tyson is such a great help in the kitchen

My new Kitchen Best Friend

Meet my little friend
She creates beauties like this....

Cottage Cheese and Strawberry Jam, dusted with powdered sugar (B's)
Sour Cream and Peach Jam, sprinkled lightly with powdered sugar (T's)


He is a stud. Put those shelves on the wall Saturday morning while I made Breakfast. Yup- he's awesome


With a bit of Italian oil painting, clock, and decorations, Tyson's masterpiece is complete!

Colin and Lachelle Merrill

We were able to attend the sealing of Colin and Lachelle, one of Tyson's best friends growing up. Colin and Lachelle also attended our wedding in California (6 days before they were married!)
Sandy and Cortney Skousen- another best friend of Tyson's growing up. We love having game nights with them! They are so much fun. They also made the long trek from AZ to CA for our wedding.
The beautiful couple.
Ben, Sandy and Tyson the Groomsmen for Colin's wedding
Awesome centerpieces. Very unique
The happy couple (married for 6 days in this photo)