Thursday, December 30, 2010


Oh what a happy time of the year!
I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

The week of christmas I got to go to the place where every time you leave the house you see someone you know also known as Idaho Falls and HOME. While Ryan was hard at work.

What a happy week full of time with my awesome family, games, shopping, food, annual Potter seafood dinner, dad's b-day, fudge, sister-in-laws and new niece, mother-in-law, by two besties Nattie & Allyx, and SNOW!!! PERFECT WEEK.

Luckly for you I remembered a few hours before I left to use my camera for the first time all week.

yes those mugs are empty
no those presents are not
and yes that is a tickle fight you are seeing

I made it back to Texas early morning Christmas Eve to spend the day with Ry we had a delish Chirstmas Eve dinner at our friends house and played some games. After we got home we ended up having our Christmas South Texas/Mexico style (same thing) where you open you presents at midnight on Christmas Eve, yep it was as awesome as it sounds! I got so many fun and cute things from my friends, family and hubby who made my first Christmas away from home extra special. 

I am not ready for it to be over so maybe I am still listening to Christmas music.

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Happy Birthday to the BEST Dad!
(well on the 23rd)

My dad is everything a dad should be
the strongest and smartest guy I know that can fix anything and any problem there is! He is always there to hug me when I need it, to encouagre me and help me be my best. He is always there not matter what, for the whole lot of us. He is the family man that holds us all together. He is there to move his daughter and drive the other one to Salt Lake all on the night of his birthday!

Love you Dad
Your # 1 fan,

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

christmas time in the city

Last weekend I got to go to New York City with Ryan, Dad, Mom and Grandma Potter. We had a grand time. It was the first time for my Dad and Grandma. We squeezed alot into the 4 days we were there.

We played touriest by seeing most of the "must see's".

Central Park. Wicked. Times Square. Manhatten Temple.
Rocfeller Center. Empire State Building.
Staten Island Ferry out to see the State of Liberty.
China Town. Soho. Grand Central Station. Washingotn Square Garden.
Financial District. Ground Zero. Tried to go to Regis & Kelley, no luck. lots of subway rides.
Central Park

Washington Square Garden/Empire State Building

Grand Central Station

Ry & I

Staten Island Ferry

Staten Island Ferry

Manhattan temple

times square, not my fav

i love wicked

Christmas was every where I looked and I loved it! So many Christmas trees all over the city! I love this time of the year and NYC definitely know how to get into the Christmas spirit!

and of coarse, the tree at the Rockefeller Center

Oh I LOVE New York City!

We ate ate and ate lots of delioues food.
Shake Shack. Rice to Riches. Pink Berry.
Jr. Cheesecake chocolate mousse. Lombardis Pizza. Magnolia Bakery red velvet cupcake.
Kat'z Deli Pastrami sandwhich, Nutx 4 Nutz. Hale and Heartly Soup.
yummm nyc has the best food

Shake Shack

I got to see my dear friend Cynda her hubby Ben and meet there cute friends Mike & Kristen.

We also got to see Scothcy, no MB sadly.

oh and I cant forget our 3 celeb sightings...

Louie Vito pro snowboarder, Crystal Bowersox- American Idol, the "angry elf"- Elf

It was a perfect weekend spending lots of much needed time with my parents and grandma, they are the best! We had loads of fun exploring the city, and not getting lost once! I am pretty proud of that accomplishment, I mean I get lost here in Corpus. But thanks to the iTrans NYC app I download we made it around just fine, it was a life saver. If you are planning a trip to New York and need help on the subway it worth every penny of the $3.99. December was the perfect time to visit, seems like a lot of other people thought that too. Saturday night at the Rockerfeller Center was not a good idea crazy crazy crowded. Next time I think I would like to see the city in the summer and just relax in Central Park and the Met the whole time, until then good-bye NYC!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"it's your turn"

My mother-in-laws famous words.
Maybe this year on my birthday card there was a picture of a baby and these words written inside.
She is loving being a grandma.
And I am loving being and aunt for right now :)

The newest addition.

Aniston Ellie Evans

So presh.
We are so happy for Ryan's brother Travis and his wife Janae, they are going to be such great parents.
ohh I love new little babies!

Monday, December 6, 2010

and uhh... world peace!

a few things I don't really understand....
maybe you do?

beauty pageants. I don't really understand the point and they seem well just kind of vain. Don't get me wrong I LOVE getting all dressed up and pretty things just as much as the next girl. I just really don't understand the point of showcasing your self to an audience. I find Beauty Pageants for little girls even more strange. All the make-up they put on their cute little faces just looks freakish, like on the movie Little Miss Sunshine. BUT in all fairness I HAVE never been to one or had any part in one, the closest I have come to one of these is watching Miss Congeniality. Which I loved by the way. That movie kind of gave me the impression that it is about girl bonding kind of a thing? Or is it more of a tradition? Do people do it for the scholarships? I think it is silly to form a opinion based only from what I see in movies so enlighten me people. What's the deal with them?

facebook poking. Is it flirty, funny, is it like saying hi, or is just as creepy to you?

changing a tire. I have been taught several times, but it still seems such an impossible task to me. Maybe I just need a girl to teach me next time?

And completely off topic, if any of you hear about Taylor Swift taking friend applications please pass along the information to me because I think I would be perfect for the job.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dancin’ With Myself

Last night was my friend Lorena's Birthday
So we did what girl's do. (all 15ish of us)
Danced the night away in 80's attire
while at best 80's cover band around.
The Spazmatics 
They were absolutely hilarious

Just a  few of my favorites they played...

Dancin’ With Myself - Billy Idol
Kids In America - Kim Wilde
Wake Me Up – Wham
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper

99 Luftballoons – Nena

Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield

What I Like About You - The Romantics
Whip It – Devo
Tainted Love - Soft Cell

Material Girl – Madonna

Safety Dance - Men Without Hats

They got really into it, and so did we.
My outfit.
I went for the Madonna/Carrie Bradshaw look
it was new, fun and maybe a bit scary looking.