Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I've got to get back into this....

Since you all already know how crazy things have been I'm not going to go on and on about it. Let's just get straight into the catch up posts.
We had my family over to watch the Utes/BYU game and for CRABFEST!! My dad works up in Alaska and once in awhile he'll bring down 50 or so pounds of alaskan king crab. Seriously, to die for. These crab legs are as big as steaks.

This is the actual meat. Not the outside shell. They were just huge. And oh, so, yummy.

My baking adventures over the holidays.

The frosting didn't turn out as smooth as I would have liked it. But it sure tasted yummy.

Oh, how I loved these little cuppies. I saw these carrot cupcakes over on SmittenKitchen, one of my favorite foodie blogs, and I just had to give them a whirl. They were so tasty, and SO CUTE. I loved the piped frosting.

Darin decorating our TOY tree. It still needs a lot but overall it's a pretty cute tree.

The finished product.

Diesel waiting for Santa to bring him presents.

More catchup posts to come tomorrow! I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Years Eve! Be careful out there and have fun!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

It's December? Oh...I had no idea.

I'm alive. Over the last few weeks there have been times when it honestly didn't feel like it, but I'm here, and I'm typing so that means I must be alive....right? Because this definitely isn't my idea of Heaven if I'm dead.
I've been gone awhile. Things are finally starting to settle down, the 13 loans I was working on are starting to close. It's great.
I honestly cannot believe it's only a week till Christmas. I wish I could have enjoyed the month a little more but that's ok. We've been so busy buying presents for everyone. We also adopted a little boy named Austin through the sub for santa program and need to get his presents delivered to him this weekend.
Last weekend we had Omniture Christmas Party. The food was delish, the dancing was just alright (Darin wasn't having it for too long) and watching them give away there prizes was fun too. I only wish it would have been to me. Here's some pictures from the event. I hope everyone is enjoying the season and hopefully I'll be showing up around here a little more later.

Bustin a few moves.

Peace on Earth people.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Am I the Only One?

So I suffered a mild anxiety attack last night in bed. I was laying there around 11:00 , I had just finished reading the third book in Twilight, Eclipse. You know the one where Bella kisses Jacob outside the tent and pictures their 2 black haired children running around in La Push? And then says goodbye to him because she's accepted Edwards proposal and doesn't want to hurt him anymore? Ya, you know which one I'm talking about. I know it's a little sick that I'm already through the 3rd book for the second time. It's an addiction, and I'm slightly ashamed to admit it. So anyway, I was laying there feeling really sad for Jacob, because, in all honesty I like him almost as much as I like Edward. And I was feeling my heart rate accelerate (not because of all the steamy kissing scenes in the books) but because my mind started to drift to work.
Work that is so busy right now it makes me want to cry even thinking about it. That's how the mortgage industry goes. One minute you're sitting on your butt wondering how you can manage to look at one more blog because you've been surfing them for the majority of your work day, to the next minute where you have 8 files sitting on top of your desk, all needing your undivided attention, 700 christmas cards sitting in boxes at your feet needing to be sorted out to the loan officers, and around 300 that you have to personally address yourself for the bosses.
I also got to thinking about how I need to drive my Grandma to Southern Utah to visit with her 92 year old mother in the nursing home, which normally I wouldn't mind, but there's just so much needing to be done this time of the year.
I also had a dentist appointment this morning that I was dreading. I never knew a cleaning could be so painful. I really need to start flossing more regularly.....
So as you can see my mind was running a hundred miles a minute, and even though I was trying to do my yoga breathing excercises it still wasn't calming me down. So I laid there for a solid 20 minutes listening to my heart beat in my ears, feeling myself get sweaty, and gaining a massive headache from clenching my teeth too hard. I wish I could say I was able to drift into a dreamless sleep, but no, I dreamt of Twilight for the second night in a row. Man, I have issues. I need to finish reading these so I can move on to something more productive in my life, and so my husband doesn't divorce me for lack of attention.
Thanksgiving was great. I didn't take a single picture except for the amazing cake I made, and since I can't find my camera I won't even be able to show you those. But it was a hit, I promise. We ate 12:00 dinner at my Aunts house and 2:00 dinner at Darin's aunts house. I swear it should be outlawed to eat more than one Thanksgiving dinner within a 4 hour period.....But the time we got to spend with our families was great. Thinking about it reminds me a lot of Four Christmases (if you haven't seen it yet, you should, it's funny) but that's how our families are. Our families are so different, and it's so wonderful to have a nice mix. Hopefully things will cool down for me here soon so I can spend a little time on my blog. Otherwise I might be ringing in the new year with my Thanksgiving background still attached.