Saturday, November 29, 2008

Early Christmas Presents

I had two Christmas on my mission, which is sometimes unusual for a sister missionary cause of how it works out with girls going only 18 months and all, (still SOOOOO jealous we couldn't go 2 full years!) Both were great! Full of the spirit and good people, and amazing food (more tamales than I could have ever dreamed of!) But I never had any gifts to open on Christmas morning! Now don't go thinking, HOW DARE HER FAMILY!! While yes, I do have 10 siblings and should have been showered with letters, but I only ever got mail from my mom and dad and 1 amazing sister Shelly who is so amazing and wonderful that she is going straight to heaven anyways, so she didn't even need the extra blessings! (Those three letters were my favorite, and I am not trying to diminishing them in anyway, because they were inspired every week to write exactly what I needed to hear, and Shelly does need those extra blessings cause she has to store up on blessings cause she has 9 heathen siblings to get into heaven!) Now back to the point, I truly never had any gifts to open on Christmas morning! My mom sent these incredible Christmas packages with all the Raynes Family traditions, like Caramel Popcorn and Chex mix, and TON of presents. So it wasn't her fault. IT WAS ALL MY FAULT, NO ONE ELSE'S!! I hate to wait! I am so impatient! I would open the packages the day I got them, and I didn't even think twice about open all my presents right then! I admit, it wasn't the most pleasant experience watching my companions opening present after present without any to open for myself, but that was my own doing and I knew it! They would warn me but nope! I can be a stubborn one! Just ask any of them! :)
Well, I did it again. I couldn't wait until Christmas and we got two of our Christmas Presents today. I guess I didn't learn my lesson because I didn't even pause before cracking into them! :) To be fair, one wasn't wrapped, and it took my amazingly talented father and my fabulous husband a good part of the day installing it and making it work. The other one wasn't exactly wrapped either, unless you count an Amazon Box as wrapping! But I love them both!!!
Here they are!

My Beautifully Powerful and agile Dyson Vacuum and.....


Yes, yes it is true! We finally got a washer and dryer into our basement apartment, and we finally upgraded from our swivel sweeper to a real vacuum! Are we moving up in the world or what!?! he he he
Now I know I am so completely stoked about these two new additions to my home. They will make my life so much easier, and with much less hassle. But my mom is no longer speaking to my dad cause he installed them! (just kidding) She was sad we weren't going to be coming over every week for a few hours to do our laundry, so to save their marriage (also a joke) we promised to keep up the weekly visits, but with less baggage! So THANK YOU DAD! and THANK YOU BRYAN! for my early Christmas Presents. Hopefully I will still have at least one thing to unwrap on Christmas Day!

Friday, November 21, 2008


This sounds like fun, but could also turn into Blackmail material! :) So be kind! :) Ha, yeah right!
And Please share memories of either Bryan and I or both! :)

1. Add a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Farley Family FUN-FEST!!

Yesterday Bryan and I went to the Scera for a two hour laugh-fest that is The Farley Family Reunion. Seeing him do it live was absolutely amazing! He was much more interactive, and once when we it took us (the audience) a second to figure out a joke, he made fun of us! He pulled people up on the stage and gave them prizes (which were coupon from Albertson's or somewhere!) It was Bryan's first time ever seeing it, even on movie, and we both laughed the whole time!! My face hurt from laughing. As we were leaving Bryan leaned over and said, "you know who would love this, .... Daniela" I asked him why, and he said, "because she always comments on how much she loves your laugh and all you did tonight was laugh!"

This man is pure genius! The whole show I kept leaning over to Bryan saying, "Oh this is the best part!" " Oh no! This is the best part!" But truely, hands down, my all time favorite part of the play is the Magic Show. He did add some new things. When the little girl is praying with her hands folded on top of her head, he added a line, it went like this, "Heavenly Father, please bless Hussain Obama, that he can be the ruler of the world like he says." :) it was a crack up I'm telling ya! There was lady behind us that laughed so hard that when we finally went to intermission she leaned over to her friend and said, "I think I wet myself." :) Yup, it was that good! :) he he he

Well, we also found out that he is doing a Farley Family Xmas at UVU this December, and I for one am sure to be there! It would be a blast to have a bunch of us come! So, Come one and come all, be ready for laughs, and bring a change of underpanties!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

More Treats than Tricks

Well, it has been a little bit since HALLOWEEN but I have finally gotten around to the blog part of it. First of all I must say something about my beautiful wife, she loves, loves, loves Halloween, it is one of her favorite holidays. To help spread the halloween cheer (fear?), she decided to throw the family halloween party [the parents were in Tennesee celebrating and visiting Denise and Family (who were all missed)] so that everyone would get together. So we decended upon the Compound and decorated, had some Rock Band (thanks to Nate F.) and some treats (that looked like tricks).

This is pretty much the spread for all of the people that came on over, it was a great fun with all the family and friends.

One of the fun things was a Cheese-n-Stein ball that was fun easy.

Gotta have you Mummy (pizzas) and Bloody Skulls cream cheese dip.

We wanted to do some outside stuff so we did a bunch of Jack 'o Lanterns which were pretty fun to make. Chancellor had fun running around.

What the? Chancellor was not exactly sure about Danielle (and her teeth) but it he had to check it out. It was great fun celebrating Halloween with family fun and getting to hang out with my beautiful (and for the day OLD) wife.