Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas
full of family, friends, and fun! We especially hope that you remember
whose birth we are celebrating today! Merry Christmas, may your new year be
fantastic and full of joy.
Chris, Vanessa and Gir

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Whole Family!

This year for Christmas we get a real treat! All of the Prusso kids and loved ones will be home for Christmas! We are so excited to have everyone here for the holidays because it will probably be a long time until we have this opportunity again. Aren't we a good looking bunch? I hope that everyone is having a wonderful holiday season and you are making some important memories!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Gingerbread/Gramcracker Houses

This year, our family decorated gingerbread/gramcracker houses!
It was so much fun! We bought lot's of candy (mostly just to eat), whipped
up the frosting, and got to work. It ended up being sticky and messy but so worth it.
Here's a look at our finished products:
Brett and Brenda's Cute Cottage!

Chris and Vanessa's Doggie Chateau

Dad's Amazing Church

Friday, December 11, 2009

New Job!

This week, I was offered a job at Blackrock Microsystems here in Salt Lake. Actually, it is in the research park on campus at the U. I am going to be an office assistant and I start on Monday! I am so grateful that after 8 months of looking, I finally found another job! Hurray! The Lord surely answers our prayers! Anyway, I will be working part time until I graduate (this coming May), and by that time the company said that they may be able to expand my position to make it full time! That would be awesome because then I wouldn't have to try and find yet another job after I graduated. Well, we'll just have to wait and see on that one!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

4 Years Ago....

This past Sunday marked 4 years since Chris and I met. Here's how it happened:
It was a cold, December evening and my roommates and I were settled down to watch the First Presidency's Christmas Message with one of my roommates boyfriend (who was soon to become her fiance). We were enjoing a lovely evening when all of a sudden, the boyfriend got a call from his roommate wondering what he was doing. The boyfriend then asked us if it was ok if his roommate came over to watch the Devotional with us. We said sure, and all of a sudden Chris was there (he was sitting in our parking lot when he called). When he walked in the room, the first thing that I noticed was his shoes. I know that sounds kinda strange, but I thought that it was really cool that he was wearing Vans. He sat on the opposite couch, and I would have never in 1 million years imagined that he thought I was pretty. I was sitting in as small of a ball as I could fit in wrapped up in a blanket. Nothing especially crazy happened that night, other than my roommates acting totally crazy, but something must have impressed him because he wanted to come to our FHE the next night and he asked me on a date later that week. I would never have imagined that my life would have changed forever that night. I'm sure glad that it did though. We have been inseparable for the last 4 years and I plan on keeping it that way.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy Kris Kringle Day

Gir recieved a new chew toy from Kris Kringle
Vanessa got Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton from Kris Kringle
Chris got a new 8 GB thumb drive from Kris Kringle
Our niece Lucy celebrated her first Kris Kringle Day and got a cute monkey toy

For those of you who don't know what Kris Kringle Day is,
it is a German holiday where on the night of the 5th of December,
each family member puts 1 pair of shoes out in the hall and in the morning,
if they are good, Kris Kringle gives them a small present. If they have been
naughty, they receive coal and sticks in their shoes. I have been celebrating
this holiday for as long as I can remember (my parents picked it up to a visit to
Germany where they were visiting my aunt and uncle when they were first married)
and Chris and I have been continuing the tradition since we have been married.
It is a lot of fun, and if you don't celebrate it yet, it's never too late to start!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Pirate Slayers Book Signing

The Published Author!
W. Everett Prusso with Lucy
The Fans!

Last night, my Dad has his first book signing
for his new book Pirate Slayers: Ghost Waves, at
Boarders. Thanks to everyone who came and supported him!
He sold about 11 copies of his book. Congratulations Dad!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

11 Years Today...

Shirley Simpson
Today is the 11th anniversary of my Grandmother Shirley's death.
You are greatly missed Grandma! I love you!