Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tis the Season

This week was one of the busiest weeks Lyle and I have had in a long time. And no this is not a complaint it was seriously the best seeing some of our favorite people and doing lots of fun Christmas things. I am really enjoying this year and trying to establish traditions with Lyle. Last year we spent three weeks in Maryland so we didn't do a tree or do really much of anything in Utah so it's almost like our first Christmas. On Monday for Fhe Lyle and I went up to Salt Lake and ate at The Roof. It was amazing. The views are seriously ridiculous, the food is on point and its super romantic. Oh and I highly recommend the Creme Brulee. I most definitely wouldn't mind making this a yearly tradition...
On Tuesday we had Lyle's work party. We got to go to the Provo Beach Resort for free and it was a lot of fun. We bowled. Lyle and some of the boys did croquet while I tried to read the rules and take pictures and I realized i'm in love with shuffleboard. Oh and these babes below came and visited too. 
Wednesday Lyle and I went and saw How The Grouch Stole Christmas at a dinner movie theater. Oh man guys. It was definitely entertaining...but not something I would recommend. It was on my winter bucket list because I love seeing shows and it was something different but it was SUPER corny. I did get to see a couple get engaged at the end and it was the greatest. I wouldn't mind seeing one of those once a day, they make me so happy. 
On Thursday I visited one of my favorite roomies and her new little babe which was fun and then we visited one of our favorite aunts to celebrate a belated birthday. Shout out to Aunt Janet, you're the best! Then Lyle and I had dinner with some of our new neighbor vivint buds who we absolutely love (and so does Murphy). Finally we headed to our first of three Christmas parties this week! It was my first ever ugly sweater party! There was a group picture taken and if I ever see it I will post it because dang, some people are super creative (cough Christie and Jon.) Also this pic is sadly as good as it gets...thanks to DI I made this beauty.
On Friday I worked and then Lyle and I went to Squatters with some friends and then to a Jazz game! Our first one this season actually (as sad as that is). Going to Jazz games is one of our favorite things and going with friends is even more fun. I love how happy Liv is here!
It was a real nail biter for baby Elsie who, btw, keeps getting cuter!! How is that possible?! 
 On Saturday I convinced these two that running in a Santa 5k was going be super sweet. And it really was. I felt like I was in I'll be Home for Christmas. I also realized I need to go running more...but the weather was absolutely perfect and they had milk and cookie stations and it was seriously so fun. Kylie and Lyle killed it. This is definitely a tradition I would like to continue!
We learned that beards are super hard...and annoying. During this holiday season I am especially grateful I don't have a beard and while we are on the subject, that Lyle doesn't either.
Now everyone can laugh at my beard in the next two pictures. Yes, I was struggling.
Straight from there Lyle and I went to a Christmas/Pie/Going away party for Jordan and Krystle. 
Our funny picture! 
Oh man Nolan melts my heart. Crossing my fingers for Texas again so this little man and I can be best friends. I am so bummed they are moving now that we are back because I just love Krystle!
So then after that we went to the cutest decorated christmas party ever and it was seriously so fun catching up with friends. Also I LOVE this picture below. I love that they live close and that are boys are doing the same thing.
Fun fact: all three of us met our husbands at the same time. And we all fought over the couch because we all wanted to cuddle. Oh and we introduced Kailyn and Jared too so I don't know why they didn't name their firstborn after us... ;) but anyway I would still like to accredit this to our 13 or 14 week in a row temple attendance because then Lyle came into my life. If you add Tara into this picture all 4 of us met our husbands at the same time. Man I miss Raintree sometimes.
Lynlie and I are already best friends. 
Heather and I with Holly. I love when all the Maryland friends get together! The King family is one of my favorites. Oh and in case you were wondering, Holly is single and she's pretty dang amazing so if you are single hit me up and I'll introduce ya. K sweet.
 Claire stole the show. I hope Justin and Jen don't mind if I steal her...
We seriously have the most amazing group of friends. I am so excited for more fun after Lyle gets back from New Mexico! P.S. I'll post the rest of the pics to fb for everyone.
Love, Cait

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