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Monday, December 29, 2008

Before Santa Came...

We were plenty busy! Matt wrapped up his finals while I spent some quality time with my girls...

... then I flew out to Colorado to celebrate the end of his second-to-last semester.

We went out for fondue at the Mona Lisa in Manitou Springs, which was all decked out for the holidays.

Then bowl practice ended and Matt got to come home! He made it just in time for my work's Ugly Sweater Christmas Party.

I took home first place for my tacky ensemble (those are jingle bells on the tree) but had he been eligible for the contest, Matt would have beat me by a landslide. Feel free to click on the picture below to see what I mean!

We traded in our ugly sweaters for nicer attire that night and went to our friend Kristalee's gorgeous wedding reception before seeing the lights on Temple Square and heading up to Brigham.

Lokalgrown (Matt's brother Nate's band) put on an awesome Christmas concert that Saturday.

And then we enjoyed the Morman Tabernacle Choir at Music and the Spoken Word that Sunday with my family
(it's a tradition of ours to go the Sunday before Christmas).

And in other good news... one of Matt's best friends, Mike, just got home from a semester in Spain! We went to the Candlelight Christmas at This is the Place State Park with him & his super cute date Molly.

Then came Christmas... which I'll get to when I get back from Dallas :-) Happy New Year, everyone!


  1. Hi Ash, hey I love your holiday activities! You were one busy girl! But, that is so much fun! Hey, I didn't know it was a tradition for your fam to go to hear the mormon tab and spoken word at christmas time! That is a fabulous tradition! I would love that! Hey, take it easy and I'll check in again soon....right now, I'm off to do some wicked sledding with Jayme, Trey, and Alisha and her kids!...off to the Cedar City walmart hill we go!!....

  2. I love Matt's BCG'S! My husband had to wear those too during Basic Training. Luckily the Army pays for Lasik and we lovingly kissed the BCG's goodbye forever!!

    Beautiful pictures as always!

  3. Good heavens I haven't check on this blog for awhile it looks like haha. You guys are darling as ever, when is the big day?

  4. Holy Cow...that sure is a bunch of pictures...glad you are back in the land of blogging too :)

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  6. We love your pictures! You two are so cute together, especially Matt and you together in your ugly sweaters! Sterling wants to borrow his golf turtleneck and sweater for one of his tournaments! ;)
    We can't wait to see you guys again!


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