Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Hargrett Christmas

This year was Chris and I's second Christmas as a married couple.  I think we topped last year for sure!  Here are some pictures to show how awesome it was.
First off, best Christmas Eve EVER!  Chris was suppose to work but they let him off.  So we started the morning just relaxing and watching TV.  Then Chris had to take our nephew to work, so while he was gone and went for a wonderful run.  The weather was great and I was able to wear shorts and a t-shirt.  Pretty much everyone that I past was so kind and said hello.  
Now, on to this picture.  We first went over to Chris's grandfather's house and saw some of his relatives and said hello.  Then we were off to Oliver Garden for their soup, salad, and breadsticks lunch.  SOOO good and I was expecting there to be a lot of people but NO it was practically empty.  We then went home after with very full bellies and hung out for a little while and then headed over to Nichole's house (Chris's oldest sister's house) and watch movies with family until 12:30a.m.
Christmas morning!! The postal service boxes are from family =)
My gift to Chris.  He was very excited for them.  I got an AMAZING deal on them thanks to Mr. Brett Rudder the awesome bargen hunter.
Chris's gifts to me.  A Kindle and Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts.  I'm excited for my new Kindle I bought the complete collection of Jane Austin books for $0.99 on Amazon.  Seriously awesome!
All in all a great morning.  After Christmas together we headed over to Nichole's again and had breakfast with everyone.  Then we went to the church and Chris and some of his family and friends from church played basketball until about 2p.m. Then we got home and just relaxed and got ready to go back over to Nichole's for dinner and movies.  Awesome day!
In Chris's family we do a little secret santa thing and I got our niece Eden who is two.  I made her this tutu and wand.  She also needed a new winter coat and so we got her one too.  On Christmas morning over at Nichole's Chris and I got there first and then Carmen and Eden came later and this is what Eden came in looking like...
Too Cute!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hargrett Home Decor

Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope your holiday season is going well thus far.  I wanted to post about our wonderfully decorated home. This year we are staying in Tallahassee and I'm so happy because I was not looking forward to traveling.  I decorated last Christmas but one we didn't have a tree and two I didn't go to all out because we weren't really going to be around to enjoy it all.  So enjoy!

Book Case Decor. When we got our Christmas tree they were giving away free pine tree scraps.  I got this idea of the "little trees" in the jars from
Front angle
I got really into the pine scraps natural look this year.
This disco tree cone made a come back this year.
We had quite a few ornaments left from the tree so I put them in this bowl for a table center piece.
Bedroom decor.  Since everyone who comes to our house goes through our bedroom first (parking in the back of our place) I thought a little bedroom decor was in order.

The picture and little ornaments in the tall vase made a come back from last year as well.
Little Nativity figure on the bedside table... oh look there's my mom! Hi Mom!!
And of course our Christmas Tree! I did miss a few other things like a wreath and our Christmas card garland as I like to call but I hope you enjoyed.  Stay tuned for some latest crafting I have been doing.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Baby it's cold outside...

The Fountain in front of Doak Champbell Stadium.
December 14, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Thanksgiving.

Hello once again blogging world.  It has been quite some time since I have posted a blog worthy post.  School is finished for the semester and it feels great.  This post is about my wonderful Thanksgiving I spent in Michigan with my best friend MacKenzie and her family.

I arrived to Detroit on Tuesday evening.  MacKenzie and I corrordinated to get in at the same time however, her plane was delayed due to the huge snow storm that hit Salt Lake City.  MacKenzie's dad picked me up at 11:30p.m. and MacKenzie's plane didn't get in until 2a.m.  Thankfully there were two girls that she knows from Church in Michigan that also came on the same plane and their dad picked the three of them up.

 So the next day, Wednesday, we ran a few errands.  As we were out MacKenzie's mom called and said that as she and MacKenzie's dad were walking they pasted the Franklin Cider Mill and they were giving away free pumpkins.  She asked us to stop by there and pick up some to act as our place cards for Thanksgiving dinner. Here are a few pictures of our adventure!

I grew up about 3 miles away from this place.  It's amazing and has the best doughnuts and cider!

Of course we had to pick up some cider and doughnuts while we were there.

Before I continue I must explain the Mayo Family Thanksgiving.  Every year for 12 years now the Mayo family has a huge Thanksgiving with usually an average of 35 people.  There are families from Church that come every year and family relatives.  This was my third year and it's so much fun!  
Here are all our pumpkins we picked up.  We got 40 large ones and about 10 small ones as well. 
A sea of steams 

Wednesday night we started to prepare the food.  OH FYI the Mayos don't cook everything.  They usually provide the turkey and some sides.  The people who attend bring sides and the pies.  On Thanksgiving morning I went for a 6 mile run and it was awesome because I ran up to my old middle and elementary school and then in my old neighborhood and ran by my old house. It was a really nice run.  We then started to cook and set the tables. Here are some pictures of the amazing tables.

Here is the adult table.  MacKenzie and I are still considered kids so we sat at the children's table.
Here's the children's table
 This was my place!  See my name 
All in all it was a great evening!

Friday was a a day for relaxation and studying (we both had to prepare for tests that were coming up).  That night I also had the chance to go see my brother Chandler and his family that live about 30 minutes away.  I drove up there and when I got inside the door Jonathan and Brittney ran down the stairs and where saying "Aunt Kendal Aunt Kendal" I couldn't believe they remembered me! I had not seen them in about two years.  Devon was huge! I hadn't seen him since our wedding and he was only about 5 months then. I unfortunately didn't get a chance to get any pictures but it was a lovely evening with them. 

Saturday was a great day as well.  We woke up and studying for a little bit and then headed off to the Christmas tree farm to pick up the Mayo's tree.  The Mayo's have a tradition in which they go to this Christmas tree farm and cut down their own tree and then after go for Mexican food. Here are a few pictures for the events of all events!
We're on our way.  MacKenzie and her brother Cameron being silly

You get on a tractor hay ride and they take you to what ever kind of tree you want

We found a bird nest too!


The next day was of course Sunday and we went to church and I saw some old friends and it was way fun.  It was weird to go to sunday school though.  I haven't been in so long since I am in Primary but I did get to go to Young Women! MacKenzie's mom is the Young Women's President so MacKenzie and I went and helped out there.  I was so exciting to be back there again.
 The Detroit Temple is right across the parking lot from the Church building.  This Temple is close to my heart because when I was in Primary the Temple was being built and we were asked to bring in our little pennies and coins to help with the construction of the Temple.  In the corner stone is a picture of our Primary.  I'm excited for the day the corner stone is open because I'll be right there! Sunday evening MacKenzie and I left for home.  The visit was wonderful and I enjoyed it very much.  I was so happy to see my best friend who I haven't seen since Chris and I's wedding.  I hope you enjoyed this post.  I still have so much to blog about but that's for later. 

Saturday, December 4, 2010


I will be posting a longer post later but here is a little teaser picture...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Out of service...

Attention Blogging World

Kendal will be out of service for awhile on account of finals.
                    (And I'm going to Michigan for Thanksgiving )

Please stay tuned...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

10 things I love...

1. My Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ
     - I have no idea where I would be today if I didn't have my love and connection with my Father in Heaven and my Savior Jesus Christ.  I have been so blessed in my life and I owe it all to them.  I have a huge testimony in keeping the Lord's commandments because they truly free you not hinder or hold you back.
2.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints.
      - The gospel is a huge part of my life and I would not live my life any other way!
3. Christopher Copeland Hargrett
      - The love of my life!  Chris is so wonderful and is always serving and caring for me.  He is the best thing to come into my life.  He keeps me happy and is always concerned about my happiness.  He is there whenever I need him.  He's funny, handsome, and loving.  He's optimistic and a huge example to me.  Basically he's amazing!
4. My family
    - My family is awesome! They are so supportive and loving.  When I say my family I mean both sides of my family.  One of my favorite things I love about Chris' side of the family is they are always concerned and wondering how we're doing.  Whenever we go over to Chris' grandfather's house there is smiles, hugs, and food waiting!  My side of the family is always there for me and always willing to help out whenever help is needed.  Since my family is spread out throughout the country whenever we get a chance to be together it's one of the best feelings around.
This isn't my whole family but some of them.
Again not all of Chris' family but some of them.
4. My friends
     - I have some pretty awesome friends.  I know that I can call up any other them for help and they would be on their way.  I have had many friendships in my life and there are some that I don't talk to that much any more especially from high school but I cherish all the moments.

I have many more friends than what is just pictured in these pictures and I love and appreciate all of you!!

Okay... what number am I on now.... OH yes!
5. Temples
    - Temples are such a huge blessing in my life.  With the sealing power within Temples I would not be sealed to my family for time and all eternity.  Chris and I have made it a goal to go to the Temple at least once a month and that goal has blessed our lives in so many ways.  There is nothing more rewarding and  amazing then to serve those who have passed on. 
6. Animals
     - I love animals! They are so interesting and I have always have had a fascination to them.  Growing up I had and still do have TONS of stuff animals.  I would make zoos all the time in my room and loved just playing and being around animals.  They truly bring joy to my life!
One of my greatest moments in my life was feeding the giraffes at the zoo.
7. Sports
     -  Sports are my outlet.  I love the excitement and happiness that come from sports.  I love playing and watching pretty much any sport.  I really enjoy working out and running.  I like to think of it as my "me" time where I can just be by myself or with someone else and I don't have to worry about anything else.
Finishing my first 5K- October 2009
8. New Running Shoes
    - Anyone who runs regularly will totally understand and probably agree.  That first run with your new running shoes is one of the best feelings ever.  I recently got some new shoes and I felt like a new runner!
9. Food
    - No explanation here... if you don't love food you're crazy.
10. Music
     - Music is so amazing.  I love all types of music! What I also really love about music is when it comes to music from Church.  I swear I tear up all the time during any musically number at church.  Music can bring the most amazing spirit into any church meeting.  I also love being the primary music chorister.  I love hearing the primary child sing those sweet inspired songs in the Primary Songbook.  I haven't had many callings in my life but music chorister is by far the best!