Monday, December 29, 2008

Devin and I had an amazing first Christmas! Of coarse we spent more than we should! But hey might as well while we can right! haha! We has Christmas eve dinner with my parents and grandma Jake and Grandma and Grandpa Brady! Then we opened our pj's from my mom and dad! Then we went to another Christmas eve dinner at Devin's parents! Then we went to the Festival of Lights in Spanish Fork! We opened our presents at Midnight! We decided to make that our new tradition! And I made Christmas stockings for the two of us this year! It took me a while because I has to sew it all by had but I was very proud of how they turned out!
I couldn't have asked for a better Christmas! This is by far the best one I've ever had because I was able to spend it with Devin and with all of our family!

Temple Square

Devin and I went to Temple Square with my mom and dad!
We went to look at the lights before we went to the air
port to get Jamie!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like CHRISTMAS!

Devin and I were thinking about getting a real Christmas tree this year for our first tree! But we don't have any room at all for it! So instead we went to Micheal's Craft and bought a little one and just put it on our table! I'm not going to lie...I love it! And yes those presents under the tree have been there since we bought the tree because Devin has already found out everything he is getting so I had to wrap them in hopes that he'll forget all about them...yeah small hopes but still it's the thought!

These are two of my favorite decorations we got this year! The santa we got on sale for way cheap and it's so cute! Unfortunately the snow is getting so deep that is poor little face keeps getting covered!
The nativity is from my grandma and grandpa Brady! Grandpa carves each of the grandkids something for Christmas each year! This year it was that cute nativity! It's so cute but so cool because all the pieces fit together like a puzzle inside the manger!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Candy Time at the Brady's!

Every year for Christmas we make homemade chocolates. It is a long
process. First we have to make the fondant which is the soft candy
that we later dip in chocolate. Mmm my mouth is already watering!
First we have to cook the candy. Until it reaches the right temperature.Then we have to poor it out onto the marble slab! When we
were little they would poor a little into the corner so that we
could each some without attacking the candy. We each would
get our own spoon for taking our samples!:)Then we have to let it cool down!Once it's cooled we get to stir it! You have to stir forever
until it decides to turn consistency. Once it turns we
add coloring and flavor. Typically we do a batch of mint,
orange, olympian cream (kind of carmelly). Sometimes we
do cherry, chocolate, coconut and so on. For some reason Ben decided he needed to pout while
we were making the fondant!Here are the two woman who know what their doing. Grandma
could probably make fondant with her eyes closed! We usually do
it with Aunt Sandy's familybut this year we split up the days
so that we weren't doing 20 batches at once!

Pretty soon it'll be up to all of the girls to carry on this tradition!
I had to talk my mom into doing it this year! Pretty soon it'll
probably be Me, Kristen, Kate, Nat, Steph Jamie and Jerica
caring on the tradition! That is if we can keep everyone
in the same state! I know mom, grandma and aunt Sandy
are looking forward to the day that they get to sit around
and watch us do the work haha!

I took this picture for Jamie! I knew you would appreciate this
more than anyone else this year! Jamie is busy playing in
the sun in the Cayman Islands so she didn't get to make the
candy with us this year, she just gets to enjoy the yummy
results! This is the scrap bowl that makes everyone sick to
their stomach because it is impossible to resist!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Utah Jazz Game!

On Friday Devin and I went to the Jazz game with Taryn and
Troy. It was tonsof fun! There was a little bit of traffic but we made
on time for tip off!

Plus the Jazz won the game! I was a little disappointed with t
he Jazz dancers,
however. All they did was dance in a circle the whole
time and occasionally did something together
So Taryn and I were a
little bummed because, lets be honest here, my favorite

part of sporting events is the half time and quarter break performances

So the Jazz bear was shooting t-shirts from the court and
we caught one!!! Now you have to realize we had been trying
to get stuff thrown to us all night by the people going up and
down the isles. It wasn't until the bear shot us a shirt
from the actual court floor! Plus we were in the nose bleed
section and had to kinda had to fight the kids in front of
us for a good way! Taryn loved the shirt so she had to
model it for us! Plus she is going to be stoked that she is
on the famous Devin and Kara blog!

Here we are at the game! Troy was hiding behind Devin
in the picture! So his knee made a debut for us!! It was so
much fun! The people around us probably thought that
Taryn and I were on a date and that Devin and Troy were
on one. It was kind of a girls and guys night out only...together!
Whatever it was it was a blast!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Baby Arch is finally here!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Time With Paul Mitchell Girls!

We had a Halloween Party at school and we all got to dress up!
These are a few of the girls in my class!

We had Pocahontas, a witch, I was a pirate, then there was
Bell, and a leopard!

Devin and I went on a group date with some of my friends from
school. We went to dinner and then carved pumpkins! It was tons of fun!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

hApPy hAlLoWeEn!!

This Wednesday I didn't have school, so we took advantage of the free night and carved pumpkins with the family! First of all everyone needs to understand that Dad grew all of the pumpkins that we carved and they were all huge. Mine was not even the biggest and it took Devin and my dad to carry it to the porch. I pratically had to crawl into it to get all the guts out.
As most of you might know our dearest Katharine is having "lil' Arch" soon and we are all hoping that she has him on Halloween because Alex was born on St. Patricks day. So for Ben's pumpkin he carved an amazing stork carrying "lil' Arch" in a blanket. It's adorable. Kristen finally prefected she scary yet very cleaver jack-o-lantern. Kate did a Nightmare Before Christmas pumpkin. Devin carved three pumpkins into his pumpkin. Dad did a great jack-o-lantern as well and then I did a silly face that took me FOREVER to carve.
It was one of our events in a decathlon we have been doing for the past few weeks! It's been a blast! We chose 10 events and the winner gets a prize! Most of our events were some sort of boardgame. We decided to spice it up and had pumpkin carving and a bake-off for two of the events. Unfortunately the decathlon is drawing to an end but it has been so much fun! Not to mention getting to know everyone's true competitive side...except for Ben's....whose competitive side is already known to all! :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Okay 7 weird or random things about me....where do I begin:
1. So my life could be described with weird or random but I guess one thing is that I don't know why but I always get hiccups. Now these aren't just your average hiccups, I'm talking about the intense, take your breath away, body convulsing hiccups!! And they always seem to last longer than they should and come at the most opportune moments!

2. I am very talented at crossing my eyes. Yeah I know...random! You could ask my friends they will all testify that in almost every "funny-face" picture we've ever taken I've done some sort of face with my eyes crossed! Plus I can cross only one eye at a time. I don't mean I can look to the side so that one eye is in the middle and one isn't. I mean I can have one looking directly at something while the other one is looking at my nose!

3. Kinda gross, but I have an addiction to popping zits! I'm one of those people that can't just pop one zit and walk away from the mirror! I find any and every pop-able mound on my face and spend forever with my face in the mirror popping them all. It's usually about the time that Devin is asking me if I'm okay because I have been silent for 20 minutes that I realize it's time to stop haha!

4. I've always wanted to be a twin! Growing up I had this secret desire to be a twin and I don't really know why! Maybe it's because I was an only girl, but I don't think that is really it because I wouldn't have cared if my twin was a girl or boy! I mean honestly it's like having a best friend that can sleep over all the time and (if it was a girl) your wardrobe would double! I do understand, however, that it's not easy being a twin, but it was my dream! I am 100% happy though not being a twin!!

5. I absolutely hate tomatoes! The funny thing is I've tried to like them. I think they look delicious. But let's be honest, they smell and taste nasty! I do, however, love salsa and ketchup. So I have no idea why I hate them because when I see them I try to eat one, thinking that this time it will taste good. But never works...they are disgusting!

6. I have a new obsession with taking pictures. So I've convinced Devin that I need a really nice camera! Unfortunately I have to wait until Christmas now. But I'm super excited! I love taking nature shots and playing around with different angles and views! As weird as it sounds my favorite thing is to look through the camera and watch the camera focus on different objects. Seriously if you've never done this before try it! It is just cool watching one object stand out from the rest while everything else goes blurry and then changing it up!

7. I am obsessive compulsive when it comes to eating certain things. Things like M&M's, skittles, fruit snacks, or anything that has a variety of color. I have to divide each handful by color. Then I have to eat off of the bigger piles first, just until all the piles have the same amount. Then I eat one from each pile so that at the end I have one of each color left. Then with the next handful I start all over!:)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Our trip to Fish Lake!

My favorite picture that we took! It was so pretty
up there with the fall leaves.

Over conference weekend we went to Devin's family's
cabin in Fish Lake! This is the whole gang minus Cindy
who took the picture of us.

Devin and I were determined to go fishing because
we bought fishing licenses. Unfortunately it was
snowing so the fishing didn't last long and we didn't
catch a single fishy:(
...When the fishing was a let down and it
stopped snowing, we decided to try a new
activity. We went and pushed over all the
dead trees in the area.Holly and I decided to give it a try!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Full Moon Ride @ Sundance

Monday was the one year mark of Devin and My's first date!!! On our first date we went to Sundance to ride the ski lift and then ate dinner at Noodles & Company. So I really wanted to recreate our first date but then remembered that I have school from 5pm until 10pm. But then I found out that it was a full moon that night so they did rides until 11 at night! So we went to eat at Noodles & Co. for lunch and then Devin picked me up from school and we went on the lift! It was our first time doing the Full moon ride but it was really pretty...a little chilly but both of us had a great time!