Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We'll be back in 2012!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy 6th Birthday Gir!

 During this time of year (since we're not exactly when) we like to celebrate our beloved  Gir's birthday. We got him the first summer that we were married (2006) and he has made our life quite the adventure ever since.  He constatnly keeps us on our toes, warns us of imminent (and not so imminent) and imaginary danger, he is quite the snuggle buddy, can be hilarious (you should see him after a bath!), a great hiker (if there are no other dogs present), and is the best sort of friend. If you can't tell, we love our Gir dog very much! Here is a look down memory lane:
Puppy Gir...this is the first picture we have of him. 

Gir newly moved to Utah

Gir graduating from Puppy School (the first time).

Gir hiking at the Desolation Trail, Utah

Gir and his new snuggle buddy Alexandria (1 month old).

Gir Enjoying the Summer Grass

Happy 6th Birthday Gir! We love you so much!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Winter Photography

Today, when I woke up, everything was covered in frost and it looked so beautiful! The first three pictures are plants around my house that were touched with frost. The last two pictures are of a marble monument that I've been to recently. I hope that you enjoy!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Temple Square Lights

Last night we went to Temple Square where we looked at the beautiful lights. Alex was such a trooper and she loved looking at all the bright lights. Her eyes lit up when she was looking around and she was talking up a storm. It was so cute!
Our Little Trooper

Beautiful Temple Square


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Happy Kris Kringle Day!

Happy Kris Kringle Day! This year Kris Kringle was very kind to us. Chris got a new steering wheel cover for the Jeep that was made by Jeep and has Jeep printed on it in several locations. Vanessa really hit the jackpot with the latest Eragon book, Inheritance and a pair of earrings. This is Alex's first Kris Kringle day and in her tiny shoes she received a new hair bow with three flowers! Alex has no idea what is going on, but I had a lot of fun showing her, her new gift and helping Kris Kringle pick it out! Maybe next year she'll enjoy it more.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

What I am Thankful for this year:
1. My amazing husband Chris. He is my love, my rock, and my best friend.
2. My cute little daughter Alexandria. She has changed my life forever and she is such a joy.
3. My Gir dog. He has been really patient during all of our changes this year.
4. Prusso and Miller Mom and Dad. Thank you for all of your love and support this year, it has meant a great deal to me. Thank you of being wonderful examples of loving parents, I hope that I can be as good of a parent as you all are to me.
5. My Brothers and Sisters. Thank you for being there when I need to talk, figure things out, and need to just hang out. Thank you all and I love you!
6. Chris' job. It has helped our family to grow and allowed us to move into our beautiful little house. I am grateful that Chris is employed during this difficult economic time. We are so lucky!
7. Friends. I am grateful for all of my friends who have supported me this year and I am grateful for finding new friends in my new ward. It has made Church a lot more fun!

These are just some of the things I am grateful for, I would list them all, but that would take way to long to type and I would like to eat turkey sometime today. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope that you all have an enjoyable day and thank you for all that you do for me!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Recent Photography

Here is some of my recent photography. It was all shot in my backyard this afternoon. Enjoy!

Monday, November 21, 2011

4 Months Old!

Little Alex Right After Birth

Alex at 2 Months Old

Our Little Princess at 3 Months Old

4 Months Old!!
Its hard to believe that our little Alex is 4 months old! She is such a wonderful addition to our family and we are so lucky to have her! We love her so much and its hard to imagine life without her. Everyday is a new adventure with Alex. We love you and can't wait to see what new developments and growth are in store.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Congratulations Chris!!

Chris was just accepted into the PMBA program at the University of Utah!!! Congratulations!!! I'm so proud of all of your accomplishments!!!

For those of you who are not sure of what a PMBA is, it is the Professional MBA.The University of Utah Professional MBA program (PMBA) is a 24-month, 48-credit hour general business and management degree designed for working professionals who have one or more years of full-time work experience and wish to continue working while earning a degree. 


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Luckiest Girl in the World

I am the luckiest girl in the world. I had told Chris that I wanted an all pumpkin day for my birthday (pumpkin food). I found a recipe for pumpkin ravioli that I thought sounded really good. The only problem was that I couldn't find pre-made pumpkin ravioli in the grocery store. I looked for weeks, but still couldn't find any. So, amazing person that he is, Chris decided to hand make me pumpkin ravioli for me. He found a recipe for handmade ravioli online and decided to make it! He spent most of my birthday preparing this dish. He made the pasta dough by hand and then had to roll it out after my pasta machine broke. The end result was an extremely tasty dinner! It was amazing!!! Not only did Chris make me a superb dinner, but the day before and continuing onto my birthday, he made me a pumpkin roll for my cake. It was also so tasty!! I had a wonderful pumpkin filled day and it was all due to my awesome husband! Thank you so much Chris for making my birthday so special. I am truly the luckiest girl in the world!!
Chris and the first finished ravioli

Cooking the ravioli

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy birthday to the best Father, Husband, Son, Brother, Friend, Uncle, and Grandpa! We love you so much and we're so happy that we get to celebrate this day with you!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Project

Here is a look at my new project. I got this dresser (?) from my parents and I've decided to give it a makeover. I'm going to strip the varnish off and re-stain it in a different color. I'm also contemplating changing out the hardware. I'll post more pictures when I've gotten some work done. This is going to be exciting! I've never done anything like this before!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Festivities

This weekend has been a very exciting weekend. Lucy was here, Alex was stuck in her first pumpkin, and Alex and Lucy got to go Trick-or-Treating at our wards Trunk or Treat. It was a lot of fun and the girls looked so cute in their princess dresses. Alex got a pretty good haul for her first Trick-or-Treating experience. It's been a great weekend and it was a lot of fun to see the girl's together. I can't wait for next year's Halloween extravaganzas! Here are some picture, sorry there are quite a few. Its just so hard to turn the camera off when there are such cute girls to take pictures of.
The Beautiful Princesses

The happy little Princess Alex

So cute!!!

Our little family!

Happy girl!

Alex all tuckered out from Trick-or-Treating

The girls! 

Alex and the Pumpkins

Cute Daddy and Daughter 

Grandpa Prusso and his cool pumpkin (grown at  home)

Grandma Prusso and little Alex

Daddy and Alex

Alex in her pumpkin! Such a cutie!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Good Job Chris!

A couple of weeks ago, Chris took the GMAT exam and he did AMAZING!! He got a score of 620 which is in the 70 percent tile of all people who take the test. I am so proud of him and for his achievements! One part of the exam is a written essay portion which gets graded separately from the rest of the test. Chris got the results back yesterday and he got a score of 5 out of 6. Way to go!! Next step: applying for grad school...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Out with the Old and in with the New

Our washing machine broke last week so it is out with the old...
 ...and in with the new!

I've done one load with it so far and I already am psyched about the new features. It has a lot more options than our old machine and it can hold almost twice the capacity. I just hope that this one lasts quite a while.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


This week seems to be a difficult one for me. In light of this, I was thinking of writing down things that I am grateful for (even though Thanksgiving is next month). Here it goes:
1. My AMAZING husband Chris. He is my rock and the love of my life. He is always there to support me and make me laugh when i'm having a rough day. I don't like to imagine what my life would be like without him. It would be sad. 
2. My adorable little family. Alex's smiles and Gir...well, being himself really makes my day. I love them so much and I am very lucky to be their Mom.
3. My support group (my parents, my in-laws, my brothers, my cousins, my Aunt, my Sister-in-law Lorie, and my friends). They are always there for me if I need a favor, just to talk, or advice. I am so grateful to have all of you a part of my life and thank you for always building me up when i'm intent on taring myself down. I love you all!
4. Chris' Job. I am very grateful that Chris has a good job that is flexible enough to let him come home early if I need rescuing.
5. Our health. I am so lucky that we are all healthy and that Gir is recovering well. We are truly blessed.
6. My cute little home. Well, homeowner ship can be a blessing and a curse...but I love our little house and i'm happy to finally have something that is ours.
7. A semi-working car. I'm grateful that we have at least one working car so that we can get everything done that we need to during the week.
8. Unexpected letters from friends. 

I'm sure that I can think of more things that i'm grateful for, but I think that people would stop reading my blog. Above all, I'm grateful for a Heavenly Father who loves me enough to let me learn a thing or two on my own and helps me in unexpected ways. I love you all and thank you for the positive impact that you have on my life. You have no idea how much you all mean to me.

Monday, October 3, 2011

This is the Place Photography

These are a little late, but here they are anyway. I took these at This is the Place Monument in Salt Lake City a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy!