Friday, December 28, 2007


Today we had the privilege of attending my cousin Meghan's wedding. What a fun event. Below are a few pics.

A beautiful room.

The gorgeous bride.

Girl cousins.

Cute Sadie

Stacey and Jax

Uncle Lance giving a touching father-of-the-bride speech.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Day

We had a great day today. We woke up late around 8 this morning. We started making breakfast. Finally Jaxson came down and basked in his many Santa Claus gifts. We ate a delicious breakfast of cinnamon rolls, sausage and eggs. Dana, Ryan, Bonnie, Joseph and Sadie came over and we opened some gifts.

Unfortunately Danny had to work so we waited until early afternoon to open most of our presents with him. Everyone was really excited for Quinn to open his gift from me. For the last two and a half months I've been crocheting a blanket/afghan for him. Every time I would talk to him he would ask me what I was doing and I was say either "nothing" or "watching TV" when in actuality I was busy with the crocheting. I'm glad he finally knows I'm not that lazy.

My Mom and Dad gave me a sewing machine for Christmas. I'm very excited. Of course, I don't know how to sew but I'm going to find myself some sort of class to take and get started.

After gifts, we enjoyed a Christmas dinner consisting of prime rib, mash potatoes, green beans, sauteed mushrooms and rolls. It was the first time I have ever made prime rib and I have to say it turned out amazing! Delicious! Quinn says it needs to be our new Christmas tradition. This is not the best picture of the prime rib, it looks burnt, but really that is just the horseradish crust. I promise it was medium rare and perfect.

This evening we are all just enjoying spending time together. Merry Christmas everyone! We missed those of you who we were not able to spend time with. We hope to see you soon.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Scenes From an Evening with the Arnett's

Mallory the star.

Canyon as a pig in the stable.

Lacy's famous talk show with Lance as her guest.

Christmas Eve

This morning started out with an old Arnett family tradition...The Christmas Eve morning run...hahahaha...I can't even type that with a straight face.

A little over a week ago I threw my back out by leaning over to put dish washing liquid in the dishwasher. I know. How dumb is that? So I haven't done any sort of physical activity for a about 8 days since I could barely walk. So I wanted to get back in the game. So Quinn and I set our alarm for 6:30 this morning and then roused my mom from sleep and the three of us set off to the Provo river trail. We ran three miles. I was actually quite pleased with how well I did for not having done much lately. My mom did great. And Quinn was very helpful walking beside me trying to encourage me to keep running.

I'm excited for the rest of the days festivities.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Deep and Philosophical

Stacey and I had a very deep and philosophical discussion today whilst we were out running errands. For some reason I was thinking back on the recent Celine Dion episode of Oprah. During the episode some of her fans got to request for her to sing a favorite song. So, I posed the question to Stacey. What song would she have Celine sing?

Her answer was "Call the Man" off of Falling Into You. An excellent choice.

I had a really hard time narrowing it down. My finalist were (in no particular order):

Water From the Moon from Celine Dion
To Love You More from Let's Talk About Love
I Love You from Falling Into You
I'm Alive from A New Day Has Come
Alone from Taking Chances

But after much thought and deliberation I would have to go with

I Want You to Need Me off of her All The Way album.

So what would you ask her to sing?

Monday, December 10, 2007

adventures in running

For a full account of my first 3 mile run this weekend, click here.

Stay tuned for the report from next weeks 4 mile run. To chronicle our adventures in running, Lacy started this little delight. Check it out.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Glad It's Not Me

Last night Quinn told me that he is only going to sleep every other night from now until next Friday. Good luck with that.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

I am a Horrible Babysitter

Dana had to make an emergency trip to Toys R' Us just now as they currently have in stock the doll house she has been looking for. She left the kids in my charge.

I noticed that Sadie was being unusually quiet and I went to see why and found this.

She was clearly determined not to let any of the caramel from the McDonald's Apple Dippers go to waste.

The worst part is that this is the second time she is having her outfit washed. She got a little sick on herself this morning. In fact, Dana just finished washing and drying the outfit and putting it back on Sadie right before she left.

Monday, December 03, 2007


Last night, Kim and Jordan invited Lindsay and me up for dinner. Jordan made a most amazing French Onion Soup. Seriously, it is the kind of thing that can change your life.

Delicious, right? We must encourage them to post the recipe on their blog!

Kim followed it up with a delicious cheesecake. Then we spent the rest of the night chatting and having fun. We also recruited Kim to our running goal. She is coming down Saturday for the first of our runs---3 miles. Start praying for me now. I think it will take a miracle for me to finish it. Even if I end up crawling I'm determined to at least cover the distance.