Monday, December 24, 2012

12 Days of Christmas

My cute in-laws did the 12 days of Christmas this year for the family. We are truly spoiled and tomorrow will bring more of this to the Hortin household! Enjoy our 12 days:

On the 1st Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a tree to make a cake.

On the 2nd Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a bag of Doves to eat.

On the 3rd Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 3 French Peeps.

On the 4th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a can of AirHeads.

On the 5th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a can of colorful rings.

On the 6th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 6 Christmas Trees

On the 7th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, the book The Ugly Duckling.

On the 8th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a gift card to Cafe Rio.

On the 9th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a pack of paper.

On the 10th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, lots and lots of Kisses.

On the 11th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 1 delicious Red Robin hamburger.

On the 12th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 12 great and different things. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas

 (Not the best scan of our card but I can't find the electronic code for the photo after I purchased it...)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Yard Rennovations

This fall Scott and I started working on updating the yard so we could get some privacy from the neighbors. With this we have pulled out all of our bushes and trees that were surrounding our house. It took us forever to get the stump of our large tree out (you can see from the photos below) but we are finally ready for the spring to get here when we get to put in the fence and patio.

Backyard before
Backyard After

South yard, before
South yard, after
The massive root that we got out

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas is Here

As usual I love Christmas and everything about it. This year I had the opportunity (??) to put up 3 sets of Christmas lights: the Barn, my parents, and our home. All are unique in their own way but I am happy they are all done for now.
The Barn
The Panniers

My Home (not the best photo)
My house is fully decorated and is ready to go. I hope you all have a merry and bright season!!

The Christmas Tree is trimmed and some presents under it.
Our Advent Calendar is ready to go.
The Card Tree is waiting for some cards.
The "Mantle" is decorated.
And the wreath is hung with care.

Catching Up

As usual life has been very chaotic and the blog gets pushed to the side. I hope that things are slowing (ha!) so I can update more regularly. Since our anniversary celebration we have had busy weekends of Kappa Founder's day celebrations, Utah football, Halloween, Kappa travel, and Thanksgiving. 

In October I was able to celebrate Kappa's 142 Founders Day with two of my alumnae associations that I belong to. One of them we went to the Grand America for tea and the other we went to Salt Lake Country Club. I had a good time catching up with good friends and hearing about some amazing Kappas have done.
WMAA Founders Day Tea Attendees
SLCC 60-year Pin Recipients
November brought going to Wyoming to visit the Kappa Chapter at U. of Wyoming. It was a great weekend where I was able to meet many of the chapter women and help out with initiation. Such a great thing to have the opportunity to do! The drive for the weekend brought a huge snowstorm in Salt Lake that went along part of the Wyoming drive but overall it wasn't as bad as it could have been. On the way home by Echo Reservoir it was beautiful and I got this photo. Such a beautiful thing snow is (when you don't have to be out in it).

Halloween is always a good time and trying to decide what to wear for the day is always a long process. This year I thought hard about it and I was able to get a nice box from Scott's birthday gift to make my costume. What do you think?
CvEEN Office Staff (Who dressed up)
Thanksgiving was celebrated at the Barn with Mom, Dad, Gram, Scott, Captain, and Charles. It was a good weekend of relaxing once we got the new hot tub running, and putting up christmas decorations. We spent one day going to West Yellowstone, seeing the builders new home (massive!), and getting the last of the Barn put together. Below are some photos of the weekend:
Thanksgiving Night Sunset

Captain Enjoying the view.

Fuzzy photo but Scott & Captain leaving the garage from the Hot tub.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Anniversiary Celebration

This weekend Scott and I went down to St. George to have a little belated anniversary celebration. We took the dog with us since B watched him a couple weekends ago. Having him with us on the way down wasn't too bad as it was dark most of the way (if you didn't know- he barks/cry's at every cow, horse, person and hay bale). We got into town about midnight and took a stop at the Walmart as you enter Bloomington. It was my first time being there when there are more employees than customers. It was a crazy experience having everyone there re-stocking the shelves and everything in the isles. :) We were able to get a new TV stand for the house and then we proceeded to go home and make it since Scott wasn't tired. We finally finished it at 2am and it looks pretty nice if you ask me.

Saturday we went up to Zion National Park and took the bus to the end of the canyon and then rode our bikes down to the Visitors Center. It is amazing how much of the canyon you miss while riding in the bus. Seeing the animal life (we had 3 deer pass across the road in front of us) and seeing the magnificent view of the river. It was a great time and I can't wait to do it again. Below are some photos of the ride:

Saturday night we went to Hairspray at Tuachan. It was a beautiful night and the perfect temperature. We had a great time and I am glad that we were able to go and actually see the performance on their final night. It was a great weekend and I enjoyed the time away from Salt Lake with my husband.

Friday, October 12, 2012

2 Years

The Berry posted this photo today and I thought that it was very appropriate with my life right now.  On Tuesday Scott and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary! The past two years have flown by and I am one lucky girl to have a husband that has put up with my crap. He has really made my heard smile since the first day I met him on that June evening in 2009.

My day started out with a surprise by Scott and he got tickets to go see Hairspray down at Tuacahn next weekend. I had a crazy day at work but I was surprised with a beautiful flower arrangement. Then we had a wonderful evening that consisted of homemade fondue (this is becoming our tradition) and watching some TV. Overall a wonderful day and I can't wait for St. George next weekend with the hubby.

Thank you, Scott, for such a great year- I can't wait for the new adventures that will come this year.

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Barn

My parents just bought a cabin in Island Park, Idaho. The past two weekends I have gone up and helped move everything in and get the yard ready. I can't wait to spend more time up there and enjoying some relaxing time there.

The Barn from the road.
The living room.


Looking as you come into the cabin.

Dinning room.

Looking up at the loft.

Master suite.
Mud room

One of the two bedrooms

The dog kennel with the garage.

We created a dog run for Captain- he still isn't sure about it.

The walkway that Scott created and Dad/I put cement between.

The weather station in the back of the house.

View from the front of the house.

View from the back (the reservoir is out there but you can't see it)