Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The holidays

Thanksgiving was as wonderful as always. My sister Randi, her husband Craig, and their little boy Kaleb came into town, so we had the whole Nordstrom clan at grandma and grandpas. We had an amazing dinner and then ALL of the Nordstrom extended family came over for yummy pies and icecream. It was so nice to be around all the family.

A few days later, Bobby and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary. We had a really nice night. We went and had dinner at the Roof restaurant on top of the Joseph Smith memorial building. After dinner we went and walked around temple square to see all of the beautiful Christmas lights, then topped it off with a movie! It was nice to spend the evening together and reflect on how far we have come and how much more in love we were after 2 years.

Christmas was wonderful as always. It was simple yet special, and we had a great time sharing it with loved ones.

our favorite spooky day

For halloween last year Champ really wanted to be shrek. For a long time that movie was his absolute favorite! He looked so cute!

We were so mean, and put Champ into his little cousin Kaleb's costume..he HATED it, but was a really good sport.

Back to Utah we go..

So after spending the summer in Austin, we packed up the fam again and headed back to utah. We moved into my parents for a while to save money and find a place to live. My family loved having Champ around 24/7!

In october we were able to go spend about 3 days at my aunts BEAUTIFUL townhouse in montana with some of my family. It was a blast! We went on a little hike in the mountains, it was super fun.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Camping in Cali

While in Texas, my mom flew Champ and I out to California for a little over a week to go on the BIG camping trip that my side of the family goes on every other year. Bobby couldn't take off work so he wasn't able to make it. We had a blast but missed Daddy...

I look a little gross in this picture, but we were so excited and proud to catch all these fish in the middle of the night!! It looks like we are making the number 12, but it was really 21!! Thats a lot of fish! GO US!

Champ's two sets of GREAT grandparents

Time to try again..

I thought that I would actually give this a real try this time. I really need to sum up so much that has happened over the past year before I forget everything that has happened!

I guess I will start off with last summer when we packed up the family and moved to Austin Texas for about 4 months. Bobby got a summer job offer in Texas and we thought it would be really fun because ALL of his family lives there. We were excited to live next to his side of the family for once. It was fun getting to know his parents, siblings, cousins, grandparents, aunts, uncles a little better. EVERYONE on his side lives there, so family get togethers were crazy but super fun! Here are some pictures of the summer while we were there.

It was a good night when the Spurs won the championship!

Poor Guy, I guess there are a lot more bugs in Texas then there are in Utah...

We went to the lake with Bobby's brother Craig and his girlfriend Sarah.

Some of Bobby's family