Monday, December 29, 2008

Our First Christmas!

Brandon and I had a WONDERFUL Christmas! It was the first day of our marriage where I woke before him and the first time I woke up before 9 o'clock! (Yes, I'm going to sleep in as long as I can before I have babies.) Brandon did a cute scavenger hunt for me, the hunt led me to a Wii Fit! It was super sweet of him because they are really hard to find, he had to meet a guy he found on Craigslist at like 6 in the morning downtown. He loves me. I also really liked Christmas morning because when i did a "body test" it said that my BMI was a little below average and that made me feel good cause i've always been on the bigger side! Well not chubby, but not satisfied, you know? Anyways the wii fit game kicks my bum, i sweat, stretch, and its really fun! 

On Christmas eve, we we're at my moms house, with Hebs, Pat, and Elle! Here's a video of the adorable Elle conducting the song! Also, a pic of Elle and Brandon riding her new tricycle that she got for Christmas! 

I also drew a picture for Brandon's mother. It's a tribute to Claire, the McClain family dog of 12 years just passed about 4 weeks ago, Annette asked me to do a portrait of her a while ago and I didn't let it slip my mind! We framed it and i think she loved it? Sure hope so. Love you Claire.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Okay, i know i have put up like 18 million posts within the last 2 days but i can't sleep. i remembered something really funny (well probably only to those of you who know my mother very well). 

So while Brandon and I were on our Honeymoon, we got to Grand Cayman and I was REALLY excited to finally get off the boat cause we'd been on for over 36 hours already! So as soon as we got into a taxi, we were on our way to the beach, we were in a foreign country, I was traveling with Brandon for the first time, I was on a really gorgeous small island, i was a tourist, I WAS ON VACATION! I just had this moment of "ahhhh," I was sitting a couple inches away from the window of the taxi and i looked to see my reflection in the smudged glass, I noticed this oh so very familiar CHEESY, RELENTLESS, UNSTOPABLE smile that was strewn across my round face! And it hit me, "HOLY CRAP I AM DEBBIE!" I just found myself smiling aimlessly, just like my mom does. Happy and there wasn't a darn thing I could do to stop the smiles. I love that my mom is so warm, it's one of those qualities about her that just melts me!

Gosh dang it, i'm tearing up.  Ah, I'm turning into an old lady right before my very eyes. 

I shouldn't brag about this but i'm going to anyways. Brandon and I have been married for a month and spent about $90 dollars on groceries so far! That's nothing! If it sounds like a lot, than you've never seen Bran eat! The man is a carnivous dinosaur! So how do we make it on such a small budget?!? I'm thifty what can i say..............alright, so i'm not. We live 5 minutes from both of our parents! They give us soooo much food it's crazy! We cant keep up! I love it, i'm not complaining! I'm bragging! That's right! Annette and Debster----keep up the good work!! 


Saturday, December 20, 2008


So Muffin and I just got back from our cruise today! We went on a 5 day cruise that left from Tampa then stopped at Grand Cayman, followed by Cozumel Mexico. The cruise was super fun and FATTTEENNNNNING!! Not that I'm a crazy about my weight or anything. It's just that its a little frustrating to work for months and months to lose weight for your wedding day and then in 5 days gain like all of it back! Sorry annoying girl moment. 

This was our first cruise so we didn't know what to expect. Let me demonstrate this in a dialogue between our waiter and Brandon and I at dinner.... 

Waiter: "So I was just curious, did you two pick your cabin number? E1?"

Naive retards: "Yeah....why?"

Waiter (with THICK accent, making me feel dumber): "Well, normally people don't choose cabins at the very front of the boat, because it is really rocky and can make your stay miserable? Have you been feeling sea sick at all?"

Naive retards: ", um...not really..."
P.S. One hour previous, just picture Brandon and I running to the "information" desk to jam sea sick pills down our throats, stumble over to the bar to buy a $4 billion dollar ginger ale, and somehow make it back to the room to lay on our backs, blasting the AC, with green faces. Yeah, not really that sick.

Ha! Anyways, the pills helped and we had a great time! While in Grand Caymen we went snorkeling on two different locations which were gorgeous. We swam with beautiful fishes, the blue one from finding Nemo (Ellen DeGeneres' character), coral, and this ship that sank like 100 years ago!
In Cozumel, Brandon and I went on this excursion at this really nice resort where we got to do climbing walls, which are a lot harder than you think, zip lines, and repel from 60 ft in the air......SCARY!  Afterwards, we snorkeled again, this time all these huge fishes were like 2 inches from my face, we saw a huge school of barracudas!! Unfortunately we didnt remember the underwater camera that day. Brandon's fault, not that i'm bitter. 

We made it to the Temple today which felt so good! We were selfish and indulgent all week long and it felt really good to jump into important necessities!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree!

Here's some pics of our sweet condo! I haven't finished putting up the finishing touches so don't judge yet! Anyways, it's really fun playing house! 

Merry Christmas! We have a blue and white Christmas tree because we have pretty blue walls!  


Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Brandon and I are so happy and relieved to finally be married. Life is so much better, we're finally in on the secret! We are really new to "blogging," but apparently we have to have one(I've been told to do so by probably 10 different couples).

So in the whole 2.5 weeks we've been married, we've been able to finish moving in, organize our stuff--without arguements of course! Most importantly, we put up our Christmas tree!!


10. No goodbye's at midnight
9. Buying my own Groceries!
8. Sleeping in late without my mom waking me up with her loud voice (no offense)
7. Driving everywhere together
6. Living 34 Seconds away from a SuperTarget!!
5. Decorating my style!
4. Having the AC on! (face it, my rents are old)
3. Convenience
2. Cuddling
1. Smelling like Brandon!

I wanted to put up soooooo many of the pictures! Ill figure out a way to load up a folder or something! My photographer was amazing!