November 28, 2010

Sunday Night

After spending the afternoon at my parents, enjoying a good dinner and watching last Sunday's episode of Amazing Race, we headed home to relax some more.  We moved things around for the Christmas Tree and party at the Butlers.  Santa is a regular visitor!  I know, everybody should be jealous! 

The Christmas Tree goes in this corner.  Santa usually sits near it. 

We sort of moved things back as far as we could so that the chairs would fit.  It looks pretty good!

After settling in to watch a movie, we got hooked on a Hallmark movie on Channel two.  I don't know what it is about Hallmark movies but I bawled!  It was about a little girl who was ill and got all her holidays bumped up.  It was a definite tear jerker! 

Or at least I thought so!  Jeremy fell to sleep about halfway through.

I finished the movie and cried by myself! 

Oh well!  I still had a great day!

Love ya!

November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Holiday

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We spent the morning and part of the afternoon with Jeremy's family and then we spent the rest of the afternoon and evening with my family.  It was great!  We were able to see all our family and enjoy good company and food!  Although I have an anxiety about the holidays, because I hate traveling and all the family obligations, I really did enjoy this holiday.  Things I'm thankful for include my husband, my family, and food.  By the way, I now need to go on a diet.  I say this every year.  Maybe I should just start eating less........ha ha he he ho ho!  That would never happen!! 

Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of the holiday :(  I will have to raid everybody else's cameras for some.  But enjoy the pictures I provided of the BEAUTIFUL snow! 

It did snow this Thanksgiving and I LOVE IT!!  This is my favorite time of year!  I can't wait to go skiing and make a snowman and enjoy a good book while wrapped in a blanket!  

The only part I hate is having to scrape my car in the morning.  I hate the sound!! 

PS.  Congratulations to John and Shanna for their brand new bundle of joy!

Love ya!

November 16, 2010


For the past couple of weeks, Jeremy has been talking about making mexican dishes that he had during his 2-year LDS mission to Monterrey, Mexico.  He has been dying to make something, so this last weekend, he decided that he was going to do it.  On Saturday evening, we went to the grocery store and picked up all the needed ingredients:  Chorizo (mexican sausage), lard, and pinto beans.  We got ambitious and decided to make our own tortillas and refried beans. 

And I made some delicious salsa....

This is the Chorizo.  It is a sausage you squeeze out of the package.  When it cooks, it smells very spicy and lets off some pretty nasty looking grease.  The sausage cooks down to little bits and pieces.  We mixed in 8 eggs and made it a scrambled egg chorizo mix.  It went great with the salsa and beans.

Little did we know how long this would take.  Basically, we started Sunday morning and didn't get to eat until 2:00 that afternoon.  But it was delicious!  You put the beans, chorizo/egg mixture, and salsa on a plate and eat it with the tortilla as a fork.  I didn't get any pictures of the final product, because we ate it so fast!  By the way, these pictures all came from my new cell phone.  They look great! 

**I'll be posting recipes later after I figure out all the little details to my blog posts and things.  Hopefully you can try this delicious Mexican meal!

November 11, 2010

Water Line

We are stuck in a mine field here at the Butler house. 

My in-laws took a giant leap forward today by installing a new water line that reaches to their animals in the back.  Since they graciously feed everyone's animals every single day, rain or shine, snow or summer, they decided they needed a water line near the animals this winter.  It is getting very difficult for them to go out and feed the animals everyday.  These new water lines will help them immensely. 
The trench starts at the road and travels through the front pen.

Then down the dirt road to the pens in the back.

All the way back.

And back.

It splits at the gate and goes east and north.

It looks like a mine field.

Jeremy, Ryan (brother-in-law), Vern (father-in-law), and Danielle's Dad (Ryans wifes dad) all helped to dig and install the line and spickets.

Bill (Ryan's dog) posed for the picture and jumped over the trenches while I had to balance due to the fact I was in a skirt and dress shoes, which got ruined.

This is a view from the back all the way to the front.

This is the spicket near the arena.

Hopefully this winter's watering and feeding goes easier for my in-laws.  They are fantastic people.

By the way, I started teaching at Wahlquist Jr. High for 9 days today.  It has been great!

Love ya!

November 9, 2010


I absolutely love this weather!  This is my favorite time of year!  I love the fall colors, cold mornings, and unpredictable storm clouds.  I can't wait to roll in the snow.  Jeremy and I quickly fell in love in the wintertime together.  I have no pictures, but right before we started dating, Jeremy and Chad hooked up a tube to his truck and we sped around the lower field while riding on the tube.  It was a blast.  It was that day that I knew Jeremy was different than any other guy.  He was roasting a hot dog over the bonfire and I thought he looked fantastic!  We started dating a little bit after that.  During this season, we love to go skiing and snowboarding!  Hopefully we get better powder here in Utah than we did last year.

(Isn't he awesome?  I could never snowboard.  Ask him, he'll verify it.)

Jeremy made me freeze to take this picture...

But I think we look great!

Enjoy the season!!

Love ya!

November 7, 2010

New Phone

Sorry I haven't posted anything in so long!  I have been so busy with school.  I am in my last few weeks and I am so excited!!

Yesterday, Jeremy and I finally got new phones and joined our cell phone service into one package.  I am super excited we took that giant step in our marriage! Just kidding :) ha ha ha. 

We both got myTouch phones from T-Mobile and we love it so far.

This is what they look like not on.  Obviously.

And this is what they look like on :)

This is my FAVORITE part!  I can now have someplace to keep all my dates in place.  As you can see, I have already been using it!  It is AWESOME!

My other favorite feature is this texting string where is keeps your whole conversation going.  And since Jeremy and I are always texting, it categorizes it by day.  Yes this conversation was just practice.  We really aren't that boring......sometimes :)

Then there are pages.....

and pages........

and pages........

and pages of applications to play with!

There is one app (short for application) that shows your screen liked it had been cracked.  My sister and I tried to pull this trick on my mom and dad, but they didn't fall for it :(  Trust me, it looks really realistic.

I promise I'll post more this week!

Love ya!