Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The One with a Paige Rage

Warning - here comes a little Paige Rage:

Dear seemingly super nice (but now I know better) couple who was taking their stupid dog for a walk yesterday morning: you owe us $300 in emergency vet bills and pills. Cash, check, money order, Paypal, we'll take whatever. Cuz when your dog got loose and attacked my dog, he bit him under his belly, not once, but twice, and made him bleed. You seriously need to change your definition of "oh he just wants to play." That's not playing. That's vicious attacking. Control your dog and get a tighter leash.

Sincerely,
Angry in South Pasadena


Okay. Rant over. Now we're off to Disneyland - which will make for a much happier post tomorrow :)

PS - Thanks for all your concern for Joey - he's doing okay, acting super weird and tired though. We're keeping our eyes on him. Hopefully he'll feel better and back to normal soon.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The One with the Rest of Thanksgiving Vacation

These are just some pics from the rest of our Thanksgiving holiday.

I loved waking up and seeing Mt. Timpanogas every morning. One of the prettiest mountains in the world, IMHO.
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Black Friday shopping.
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My cousin and sister-in-law. I just love these girls.
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My grandparent's have a sweet view of the Provo temple and surrounding city.
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Fox mesmerized by his uncle and aunt.
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Getting into mischief.
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Are we a Mac family or what? It's hard to tell...
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Joey Joey bo boey bo nana fanna fo foey. Me mi mo moey. Joey!
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Grandpa Tedder the Gooder and Better and Joey relaxing and reading by the fire.
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This single wreath made the entire room smell like Christmas! I love the smell of pine!
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The anatomy of a tantrum. We'll talk more about this in his 14 month update in a couple weeks...
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We opted to drive home later in the day instead of super early in the morning. We made the mistake of coming home when everyone else and their dogs were going back home too. Took 10.5 hours instead of 9. Which isn't too bad. But every minute counts!
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Fox took a nap as soon as we started driving, woke up for a few hours, then fell asleep for the night. The problem though was he kept waking up and tried to roll over onto his stomach the way he sleeps in his crib but that couldn't happen. So. We haven't decided which way is better - early morning or late at night. Six of one, half dozen of the other. Undecided. Stalemate.
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I'll save the best picture/story for last:
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SANTA!!!
Instead of seeing Santa in the hospital like last Christmas, we actually lined up to see him. This was the one and only picture the photographer took. It couldn't be beat! I hope we can do this every year until he gets too big. I love making new traditions!

And that concludes our Thanksgiving festivities posts. Back to reality! Until Christmas vacation that is :)

The One with the Turkey Bowl 2011

Last weekend we bundled up and went to the local junior high to watch Chris participate in the annual Turkey Bowl.
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The teams were made up almost entirely of future dentists. Holy moly that's a lot of dentists! My teeth hurt just thinking about it!
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They had to switch fields and go to the high school because soccer games were starting, so I ditched and went home, but it was fun while it lasted! Fox liked watching his daddy play.
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I had no idea Chris even knew how to play football, let alone would lead his team to victory! That's my hubby :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The One with the Christmas 2011 Wishlist

Oooh it's been so nice not being at a computer 24/7! We're still in Utah - driving back today, but Fox is taking his first real nap this entire vacation so back to the computer I go :) I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and is now delving into the magic of Christmas. I for one have the Christmas music blasting through the radio non-stop and have watched more Christmas movies than I care to admit in just a few short days. What can I say, It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Dear Santa, if you could bring me a couple of these things, I promise to be a good girl all year long!

Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey book. Who wouldn't want this book? That's the real question :)
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An instax camera so I can take pictures and scrap them right then and there.
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A new phone. I dropped two phones in less than two weeks (shame on me!) and the screens shattered to bits. I am currently using a phone that gets LCD screen shards stuck in my fingers as I drag my pointer across the screen... So yeah, I could really use one of these babies.
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Just saw this neat gadget on Pinterest last night - you can make your own photowheel!
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A Silhouette Cameo. Pretty self explanatory. I think this is on all scrapbooker's wishlist this year.

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And last but certainly not least, I'd love to win tickets to one day of Ellen's 12 Days of Giveaways, natch. Crossing my fingers I haven't used up all my luck this year!
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Note to Santa: I'll forgo all the presents and goodies and treats and sweets if I can just continue to have a healthy and happy family and continued success in school and work.

Friday, November 25, 2011

The One with Thanksgiving 2011

Today was just how Thanksgiving should always be - full of food, friends, family, fun, laughter, lights, and lots of Christmas movies. We arrived at the Warners a little after 9am - just in time to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade!
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I brought Fox's bag-o-toys which kept him entertained for .02 seconds. He wants the TV 'motes, cameras, cell phones, and computers.
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After the parade we headed outside to take pictures and set up Christmas lights. Provo is so beautiful.
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Aunt Allie and Mr. Fox.
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Baby Fox kisses!
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Trimming the tree.
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Eric's ultimate jumping photos. A+++
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Joey wanted to come outside and play so badly! If he didn't run away and not come back when he's called we woulda...
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Our little family on Thanksgiving Day 2011.
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Did I mention Allie got engaged?
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Kidding. She just tried Aunt Katy's ring on for size. Don't have a heart attack Malm :)

Joey got soooo much attention from all the wee little ones. He was a good doggie and kept his cool all day. The puppy training classes worked like a charm!
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The feast began around 5pm.
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The Taylors/Evans' had our own exclusive table. Wish you were here Malm and Dald!
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Dinner fit for a king!
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Finally it was dark enough to light up the masterpiece - aka the tree in the front yard.
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Magnificent!

We packed up our messes and then drove to The Riverwoods Mall to see all the twinkle lights.
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The original Taylor siblings.
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This mall has changed so much since we moved to California two years ago - for the better! It's great!
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I love the icicle lights on this tree.
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Mr. Taylor and His Lady in Santa's House.
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A picture of the entire group, except Fox. He got the shaft cuz he was down low.
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Now that Thanksgiving is over it's time to devote our 100% attention to Christmas!
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Fox loooooved the lights! You can see him pointing at this super bright tree.
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Awestruck.
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Then we came over to the Taylors and watched Four Christmases followed by Elf. The plan was to stay up til midnight to hit up the Black Friday sales at Target, but every party has a party pooper and that's why they invited me :) I'll just go in the morning. Next year I bet sales will start during Thanksgiving so it'll have to be changed to Black Thursday and then Black Wednesday and then Black Tuesday until "Black Friday" is in October.
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Perfect Thanksgiving from beginning to end!