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...