Christmas this year was spent in a dope cabin in Alta WY-six miles from Driggs ID . My family being spread out right now, with a sister at BYUI, A brother at BYU, me here in CDA, my parents in South Carolina decided to make this Christmas easy and close to everyone else. Not to mention that my sister -in- law Amber is Prego and due at the end of the month and can't travel! But hey I am understanding that we had to change all plans to accommodate her. no big deal. well at first I was bummed out not to go home to South Cakalaki, but I quickly realized how fun this was going to be. I wish i could share with you more of the 897 pictures on this first CD my mom sent me with 353 m0re to come in the mail shortly ( she is wonderful and very thorough) but I will harness myself for now and you can come check them out on my awesome new digital pic frame I got for Xmas from my hubby it hold 4000 pictures YEAH!Ok I got off track...but really we had a great time! We went to Jackson Hole and took a sleigh ride through the elk reservation, that was pretty awesome although cold with a 20 month old who wants to get out of the sleigh and play with the elk!Not to mention talking loudly over the tour guide while trying desperately to stick his let over the edge. It makes you a little nervous when at the beginning of the ride they say if anything falls off you have to leave it there, hats, gloves, children! For real they said that! After that we went to BUBBAS to get some BBQ and it was good, until about 11:00pm. It must have been enhanced by the nasty aroma coming out of some one's fanny that started the nausea that I was feeling( I won't mention names but she is a women!)But at 1:30 am it begun...my death... you know how it feels,FOOD POISONING! It never goes away! I must have sat on the pot all night with my head in a trash bag, while my poor Dad ran down the hall trying to rescue me while going through the same thing!Meanwhile the snow has never stopped coming down and it is a beautiful winter wonderland.Ayden played with his cousin Corbin and they both feed off each others knowledge like sponges, by the time we left Ayden was saying Ta Dah! When he climbs up on things like Corbin and Corbin was saying Cool Car like Ayden! Our nights were full of Rock band memories and Hand and Foot(even though Mark and Kristen Cheat stacking James and my decks with 10 red threes) Red threes are -500 points!But it's ok we still won! Mark and James built an Igloo big enough for two adults to lie down in and Ayden can stand straight up! With some cross country skiing,hot tub relaxing, snow tubing behind a sleigh of horses, Family home cooking, it was a overall awesome Christmas.
It has been an eventful month getting ready for Christmas and all the Jazz! You know with the release of Twilight, stuffing my face with turkey, going to Costco on Black Friday, and playing with my awesome little sister who came to visit.( I say little but she is now 22 and Pregnant! Yeah!) I have been shopping for Christmas presents and trying desperately to think of something for Mark! Which is usually easy for me to be thoughtful and think of something I am so excited to give him that I can't wait so I hint at him untill he says "Xan I don't want to know! Unlike you I like to be surprised!"But this year I am feeling crappy! I have nothing! NOTHING! Someone, somewhere, help me think what to get my spoiled handsome husband. I say spoiled because he is like every man who buys what they want whenever, so there is nothing to get them! For those of you who are also still working on Christmas I want you to know at Macy's it is Friends and family week so until Monday you get an extra 20% off everything!Things that are already 40-50 % off! The men's dept has awesome INC jeans on sale for $20! Then you get 20% off! they were 15.99 it was a great deal! so if your man runs through jeans as fast as mine you should get on that!Ok well I found a hundred other good deals so let me know if you need any help finding something for someone for a deal! The only problem is I don't know how to respond to any comments cause I don't really know what I am doing on this thing so any help would be awesome! I am sure everyone knows I am trying to get knocked up right now and have been off birth control since Ayden was born 19months ago! Annie asked me if I am on fertility drugs yet but since I don't know how to write back comments I am broadcasting it! No I was to late this month and the Dr. wants me to lose some weight and then get one of those "follow the dye around your uterus tests" then I will get on the Drugs! Now that I gave everyone TMI...these are my last comments to the people who MIGHT read this...Corrin I hope your family is better and I saw your hott husband in North Town! Annie I found your treat on my door, that was sooooo nice! I was really sad because a neighborhood dog named Strech was eating them when we pulled in last night at 11:30! but they looked awesome and I salvage an untouched covered pretzel!Jessica it was great shopping with you yesterday! Kristin I wish you still lived in Washington too! Lindsey I miss you and can't wait to see you at Christmas! I don't think any one else might look at this but if you do let me know so I can make this more intersting!
Bet you didn't know we had Obama at our Party! King Mark and Nacho John Doug, Sally, Mark, Ayden and Xan Our little Kingdom Ok so I know I suck so bad at blogging and then I got to thinking...why? It is not like I am so busy in my lovely little life that I cannot sit down to write a couple of lines and let everyone know how we are doing.Matter of fact, most of the time my butt is sitting down anyway so i figured today would be the day I resolved the problem.The problem being my AKA name: Lazy. Also known as Xan(see picture in dictionary). I have decided to stop sitting on my butt letting life pass by saying "Now why am I twenty pounds overweight?"oh yes I have a gym membership but it is just too far away and I am back to AKA Xan. So today I turned on my superhuman power called mom/housewife.Her name is Amaxan ( amazing Xan). She comes out once or twice a year when I feel like I have to prove myself as a women and prove to my husband I am good at something other than spending his money. Well, our money but you know what I mean.so I have cleaned house, put a roast in the oven ( no man can not love a women who's house smells of roast)and got ready for the day, now I am blogging about how awesome I am, only to see my house revert back to its former state by the end of the day! But hey it is great! All joking aside, everything is going great for this Pulsipher family. Ayden is growing like a weed and is getting more fun every day! He says alot of words and laughs at himself all of the time! one of my favorite things he says is every time he passes gas he says "TOOT!" It is so funny! He is now 18 months old and seriously I know it sounds so cliche' but it has FLOWN by! he was a knight for Halloween and Mark and I had a great time taking him trick or treating. He could say tick o tet which was awesome even though you could barley make out what he was saying, and just like his mom, we found him hiding in the corner the next morning eating candy bars through the wrapper! Mark was a very sexy King/knight for Halloween and was the hit of every party we went to! He is doing good even though it is starting to get closer to snow and winter, everything with work is peachy. He is very hard working and things are moving along well with his business. Laker season has started and so far has been AWESOME! We smell a Championship coming on, no really this time, not like last year. I hope everyone is doing great! I don't even know if any one reads these, but IF you do I am going to be keeping it up better, so see ya later!
Ok I never do this blog, I suck... but here I am now writing to tell you what has developed in the World Of Ayden! Ayden has just had his first birthday! Wow did that year go by fast! We had a "I dig being one" party with construction trucks, hammers, yellow construction hats, it was Lovely! The day after that my Mom( Michelle) and Mother- in -law (Sally) convinced me to get Ayden's hair cut! I think it had to do with the fact that 2 people said what a pretty girl I have and would your little girl like a booster, that day that I said oh yes let's go! Well not to bragg but my kid is the bomb! He didn't even flinch for his haircut, and he loved it! they gave him his own personal comb to use and everything it was a great event.. so here are some pictures of Ayden and Mark at their birthday party and Ayden's Haircut! Love and miss you all!
This past weekend we had the opportunity to go to Seattle and watch the Laker game! I bought Mark tickets on the 7th row for Christmas this year. We ended up taking Mark's brother Adam (his wife was pissed) and Mark's best friend Jared with us also. We decided to go a day early so we could see a little bit of Seattle so we booked a hotel for Sunday, Monday, and we would go home on Tuesday. So I looked online to research what hotel we should stay in, what rate we could get and one that would be Great but still reasonable.I looked at like 100 hotels on Expedia.com and found this really cool looking hotel called Hotel Max in downtown Seattle, it was modern and looked like it had really cool amenities, but Mark insisted on us being in walking distance to Key Arena where the game was, so we didn't have to find and pay for parking. So I read the reviews for this Hotel one block from key Arena Called the Mediterranean Inn, people gave it four stars, said the beds were comfy and the service was great.Not to mention it was only $95.00 a night. Ye-haw I love Hotels, it is really one of my favorite parts of the trip, someone cleaning you room, leaving new towels, a mint on your pillow. Oh I couldn't wait! We get to Seattle at about 7:00pm and after a wonderful dinner with my friend Tippy(who has just introduced me to her girlfriend Sarah who she is now engaged to)We make our way to the hotel!As we ride up the Elevator I am thinking "oh this could be nice i mean the elevator is clean and it is really close to the arena." But I am really thinking OH S*%@! How bad is this going to be?! We open the door and it hit me BAM! You are in the seventh layer of HELL! There is not enough room to all get through the door without making it into the entire room, there are two double beds, not queen, double! The comforters were all stained and gross oh my gosh it was bad!The comfy beds I was promised felt like I was sleeping on a board! And you know what I was the most upset about? Those stupid people who said this was a good hotel! They must have had a similar experience and just wanted to screw over the next little traveler! The boys wouldn't let me check into a new Hotel although I was so tempted to burn the place down, the trip was still fun! We ended up running around town(which I will never do without another girl to convince them we have to go shopping)because they just sat in massage chairs in Sharper image while Ayden and I roamed around by ourselves in the rain. But the Game was GREAT! The seats were great and the game went into over time and we won!So over all the trip was great,but my words of advise are: Never go with men who will not go shopping and are to cheat to go up the Space needle(ADAM AND JARED)ad NEVER LISTEN TO THE ROOM EXPERIENCES AT EXPEDIA.COM! You might get screwed over!