Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Savior of the World

A few weeks ago, when all the Temple Square Events went on sale for the Holiday Season, I decided to buy tickets to Savior of the World for Matthew and I and his whole family. We went to see the show on December 8th. It was such an incredible performance, one I recommend everyone seeing at least once. It a musical drama about the birth and resurrection of the Savior. It was so good and something that I was needing to see. My only regret is that we didn't have time to walk around Temple Square after the performance and see the Christmas lights.

L to R: Linda (Mother-in-law), Jenny (sister-in-law), Justin (Matthew's Youngest Brother), Matthew, Me, Jill (sister-in-law), and Nate (Matthew's oldest Brother)
The Allphin Women, minus Matthew's Older sister Kirsti who lives in Boise, and his younger sister Ashlee who is serving a mission in Uruguay.
Matthew and I

Christmas Card

This year was the first year I actually sent out Christmas cards. I've always wanted to do them for someone else, but decided I should just do them for myself even though Matthew and I don't have any kids yet. I've had a few requests to post this, so here it is... Merry Christmas!

Christmas Card
Poem inside Christmas Card
Christmas Card Picture

Emily Jane Creations

Bethany, my photographer and also my BFF who took our pictures which you can view here, also took pictures of all of my invitations, then she compiled them into this cute collage. I am going to put these pictures on my website which you can view here. These look so incredible and I am so grateful that now I have these pictures to show people of my work! Enjoy!! To view more of Bethany's work, please check out her blog, or you can go to her website.

Monday, December 3, 2007

It's been so LONG....

It's been ENTIRELY too long....over a month to be exact. I can't believe I've been away for so long. Half of the month was spent with family in Arizona over Thanksgiving, I hope everyone had a FABULOUS Turkey Day! They other half has been working my tail off on two separate weddings and our Christmas Cards (posts on those coming soon...).

My trip was wonderful, except I didn't take very many pictures. I was in Arizona from November 10th-26th and I still didn't feel like I had enough time to see old friends and spend enough time with my family. My most favorite part of the trip was hitting all of my favorite places to eat, shop, and more eats!!!! These are my favorite to name a few:

Pete's Fish & Chips (ate there twice)
The Vine Wing & Tavern (also ate here twice)
Bahama Bucks (went at least once a day and sometimes twice, I'm a little obsessed with this wonderful shaved ice shack, especially when it's still 90* in the middle of November)
In-N-Out Burger (The fries are my favorite part of this place)
Dilly's Deli (This little Deli has the best sandwiches and soup/bread bowls)

I also got to go to the new mall in Gilbert which was fabulous and spend lots of time with Family and even see a few girls from High School. My trip was great, the only problem....I probably won't be back until NEXT Christmas....

My Cute niece Jayme, who turned had her 4th birthday while I was there.
My little nephew Cole, he just turned two in September.
Jake, he'll be 1 in a few short days!
My sister-in-law Amy & Cole
All Smiles :)
Jake & I at my favorite stop....Bahama Bucks!
Cole & I enjoying our ice :)
I fell in love with this little guy!