Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Just a Little Update

Just thought I would give a little update on the Gilstrap Family! Brittany is finally done with school and loving it! All her classes went very well! She is now preparing to take the TEAS again on the 20th! Boe is finishing up classes this week and preparing to start applying to masters programs. We are trying to find an apartment in Idaho Falls, sad to be leaving rexburg and our wonderful neighbors the Treasures but it is time to move closer to Brittany's school so she doesnt have to do the 40 minutes travel to school/work everyday. Right now we have the Cold Bug in our home (no fun!) so we have been taking it pretty easy!Mother Nature finally caught up with this part of Idaho and we got our long over due snow! Time to put on the snow tires! But other than that things are wonderful! Just loving life and can't wait for the Holidays! Whew 5 posts in one night!

Christmas Vacation!

11 Days till the Blotter Christmas Extravaganza Begins!! Can't wait!! This will be the first time our whole family has been together in over a year!! And its Boe's first Christmas with my family!! I can't wait for it! I love our family traditions and I cant wait for him to be apart of them! And can't wait to have our first Blotter Christmas with a grandbaby its going to be so much fun! I love Christmas so much it is my favorite time of the year! I love the spirit about it, the music, the lights, the smells, the food, family, the snow, christmas movies, I could go on forever about everything I love. I have always loved the Christmas story in Luke and doing our little christmas program on christmas eve and singing songs by the piano. I also think that it is important not to loose the spirit of Christmas and realize its not just about the presents, Christ should be at the center of your Christmas. I have loved being in Primary and singing all the Christmas songs with the kids! What a wonderful time of year!

My Hunky Chef!

So who knew my husband was such a good and creative cook! Even when we were dating he once was napping on our apartment couch one sunday after church and dreamed up a new recipe, it was weird but tasted great after we put his dream to reality, we call it Chicken Pot Weirdo! His new kick is homemade pizza. He loves pizza and decided to start making his own. He loves making Brooklyn style pizza. I must say my hubby makes one delicious pizza! One of his ultimate dreams would be to start his own pizzarias! Here are some pictures of his masterpieces!

Just a couple pictures for Sayward!

Well this is a couple weeks late, but here are a couple pictures from our anniversay...no there are none of us because boe was being a little stinker and wouldnt take a picture with me but i did manage to take some pictures of our cake and the beautiful flowers he gave me!

So Boe gave me beautiful flowers, can you believe he made this arrangement himself! What a sweetie! And there were 12 roses for the 12 months we have been married. And our cake was surprisingly not freezer burnt and it was actually really good! We always hear how everyones cake is disgusting a year later but not ours! I think that it was the best layer of them all!

Funny Highschool

BATAVIA HIGH SCHOOL 2005. FILL this out about your high school! The longer ago it was, the more fun the answers will be!! Re-post with the name of high school and graduating year.

1.Did you marry someone from your high school?No way
2.Did you car pool to school?Yeah for about 3 years..1st year with Sayward, 2nd with Katy and Beth, 3rd with Katy, 4th drove myself
3.What kind of car did you have? Volkswagen cabrio(convertible)
4. What kind of car do your drive now? 2004 Honda Accord
5.It's Friday night...where are YOU (then)? Probably at Haylees house, we spent a lot of time there are senior year! Fun Memories! first 2 1/2 years would be at katys house hanging out in her basement!
6.It's Friday night..where are you (now)? With my hubby its date night!!
7.What kind of job did you have in high school? Lifeguard/swim instructor for the YMCA and i worked at Nautica
8.What do you do now? I work as a CNA at the hospital
9.Were you a party animal? um a little bit
10.Were you considered a flirt? yeah probably...I didnt realize it though...Tori usually told me
11.Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? haha no i have no talent in those areas
12. Did you get suspended/expelled? no just a lot of detentions for being late my jr. year, no surprise there
13. Can you sing the fight song? I dont even think I know it
14.Who was/were your favorite teacher(s)? hmm dont believe I had one
15. Where did you sit during lunch? umm just depended on the year
16. What was your school's full name? Batavia High school
17. What was your school mascot? Bulldog
18.If you could go back and do it again, would you?No, probably not it was fun but im glad its over.. there are some things I would change if I could though.
19. What do you remember most about graduation? Just that I was so excited to get the heck out of there and go to college!
20.Who did you take to prom Senior year? This boy I was dating
21. Did you have fun at Prom? yeah it was a lot of fun! Loved my dress and just everything about the day.. I spent a lot of money on looking good that day! We also took a trolley to prom that was pretty cool
22.Do you still talk to the person you went to Prom with? No not at all
23.Are you planning on going to your 20 year reunion? Probably not
24.Do you still talk to people from school? Yeah some..all my mormon friends and I talked to katy but facebook helps me keep in touch.

Okay - now your turn. What do you remember?

Monday, December 1, 2008

Emilys Visit!

So this is a few weeks old but i still wanted to post it! My awesome cousin emily came to visit us a few weeks ago. She is going to college at Utah State right now. Well we just had a blast having her here! She is so fun and it was great to have some girl time...also my other cousin Ian came and stayed with us for the weekend to so we could all hang out together. It was great for Boe so that they could play there new xbox game together! Needless to say they stayed up more than half the night! Overall the weekend was a blast! We hope they come back again soon!!