Monday, December 29, 2008


Every year for Christmas, my mom gets all of us matching pajamas. They were super comfy and so cute this year. Not that they aren't every year. We were all suppose to bring a red shirt. I don't own a normal looking red shirt, so mine looks a little different.
Matt, Tia, Trae, Me, Kira and Dusty
This is Dusty's "GRRR" face
We got Trae a Diego Jeep Tent. This is Tia driving it around

Kira in the tent. She thought that she was so funny!
Kira and Trae opening presents with Tia's help
Trae and Grammy pulling crazy faces!
Dusty got some socks!! That is the only picture that I got of Dusty opening up his gifts
Kira opening her present from Trae
Thanks so much for the fun times! We had a fabulous Christmas!

Fun Times at Tia's

We had so much fun at Tia's. On Christmas Eve we did the nativity. This picture is Joseph and Mary (Dusty and Kira). Trae just decided to watch.

Kira riding into Bethlehem on the donkey (Matt)We had a happy Mary!
Dusty was being a robot with a box. The kids got a kick out of it!
This was the Polar Express. Grammy was the driver and Dusty and Trae were along for the ride. Trae thought it was so much fun!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Playing in the Snow

So this year for Christmas we went to my sister Tia's house. She had a lot of snow, so Dusty decided to go and play with the kids. I will post more pics of Christmas day later. Dusty, Trae and Grammy building the snowman
The snowman has to have arms, right?

Ta Da!!!! The finished project. Trae got a little cold, so he watched from the inside
Grammy and Dusty making snow angels. Good job guys!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Movie Quotes

I just thought that I would do a fun Christmas post about some of my favorite quotes from 2 of my favorite Christmas movies. Hope you enjoy!!!
Buddy: "Buddy the Elf! What's your favorite color?"

Gimbel’s Manager: “This is the North Pole.”
Buddy: “No it isn’t.”
Gimbel’s Manager: “Yes it is.”
Buddy: “No it isn’t.”
Gimbel’s Manager: “Yes it is!”
Buddy: “No it isn’t! Where the snow?”

: “You like sugar huh?”
Buddy: “Is there sugar in syrup?”
Emily: “Yes”
Buddy: “Then YES!”

Buddy: “Have you seen these toilets? They’re GINORMOUS!”

Gimbel’s Manager: “Why are you smiling like that?”
Buddy: “I just like to smile, smiling’s my favorite.”
Gimbel’s Manager: “Make work your favorite. That’s your new favorite!”

Buddy: “He’s an angry elf.”

The Grinch: "The nerve of those Whos. Inviting me down there - and on such short notice. Even if I wanted to go, my schedule wouldn't allow it. Four o'clock, wallow in self pity; 4:30, stare into the abyss; 5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one. 5:30, jazzercise. 6:30, dinner with me. I can't cancel that again. 7:00, wrestle with my self loathing; I'm booked. Of course, if I bump up the loathing to to 9 I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness. But what would I wear?"

Happy Holidays!!!! We hope that everyone has a fabulous time

Batty Family Christmas Party

This is the little dress that we got Aiden.
It is a little big, but she is growing so fast so it will fit in no time.
Aiden opening up "King Bidgoods in the Bathtub"

My Peppermint Cake
It was delicious!

We had our Christmas party with Dusty's family last night. It was good food, and lots of fun! The snow was crazy, but we all made it.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Las Vegas Bowl 2008

This weekend Dusty and I went down to Vegas to the watch BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl. It was really last minute (just like a lot of other things that we do). We got tickets Friday morning and left at noon. We missed the big storm, so that was great! We got down Friday night and went to dinner with my mom at BJ's. I love that place!!! I think that I could eat there every day.
Saturday we woke up, did a little shopping and got ready for the game.

This is Dusty and I doing a "Y" - in case you couldn't tell
The game, BYU did not do well at all. And they lost because they made so many mistakes.
It was sad to watch
Dusty and I at the game. He is still doing the "Y"

It was really cold! I had a turtleneck, puffy vest with hood, down coat with hood, and 2 beanies on. Dusty on the other hand was not quite as prepared. He got pretty cold.

Some things that were more interesting than the game itself.
1- David Hasslehoff sang the National Anthem. I was dying laughing. I know that is not respectful, but it was so funny! I just kept thinking of him and Baywatch. Weird
2- The BYU band is a little old fashioned. I much preferred the Arizona band. They played "I like big butts" and the whole crowd was singing. It was pretty entertaining
3- The thing that the BYU band did have going for them was that they were using a cowbell, and it reminded me of the SNL skit. I just wanted to yell "I need more cowbell!"
4- There was an Arizona fan that was sitting by us, and I just laughed at him through the whole game. It was totally into it, and was a great sport about the whole game.
All in all it was a great trip, and now we are just getting ready to celebrate Christmas and spend time with our families.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Lights at Temple Square

Saturday night we took our annual Temple Square to see the lights trip. It was super cold because it finally decided to start to snow, now that it is the middle of December. But it was fun walking around with the snow falling down. Jeff and Kitani came with us, and we had a blast. I think that I might have embarressed everyone because I was dancing and leaping around. I was just trying to stay warm!!!

Dusty and I were posing like the statue of Joseph and Emma behind us.
I thought it would be a great idea, and Dusty was being a great sport!

Jeff and Kitani
My coat is so big and warm!
This is us at the Melting Pot. After looking at lights we went and had some cheese and chocolate fondue. It was delicious!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Tag!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper if I take the time
2. Real tree or Artificial? Articial. I don't like the smell of real trees
3. When do you put up the tree? hopefully before Christmas!!
4. Do you like eggnog? only with ice cream and sprite in it
5. Favorite gift received as a child? Addy- my American Girl doll
6. Hardest person to buy for? Matt, my brother-in-law
7. Easiest person to buy for? Trae, Kira and Aiden (nieces and nephew)
8. Do you have a nativity scene? Nope! I probably need one of those
9. Mail or email Christmas cards? we don't have kids yet, so I haven't done them
10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? none that I can think of
11. Favorite Christmas Movie? The Santa Claus and How the Grinch Stole Christmas
12. When do you start shopping? October (I am already done)
13. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? not that I know of
14. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Mom's sugar cookies and bacon wrapped water chestnuts
15. Lights on the tree? White
16. Favorite Christmas song? all of the ones from the Children Song Book
17. Travel at Christmas or stay home? we have done both, we will be traveling this year though
18. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? you better believe it
19. Angel on the tree top or a star? star
20. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Both
21. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Snow and crappy weather
22. Favorite ornament theme or color? our tree is silver and purple, mixed with the hallmark ornaments that I got every year growing up
23. Favorite for Christmas dinner? as long as it isn't turkey I am good
24. What do you want for Christmas this year? to pay for all of Dusty's school (I know, not fun, but well worth it)
I tag: Kellie, Nicole, Amy and Megan

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Husband Tag

So Nicole tagged me, and I like to talk about Dusty, so I figured I would do it.

Dustin Robert Batty

5 Things He Loves
  • Me (what is there not to love?)
  • His nieces and nephew
  • Harley, our dog
  • Traveling
  • Anything that goes fast

5 Things on his To Do List

  • Get out the Christmas decorations
  • Finish his application for school
  • Cook some dinner
  • Play with his dog
  • Watch Grey's Anatomy at our weekly Grey's Anatomy party

5 Foods He Enjoys

  • A Good Steak
  • Ice cream (with a warm brownie)
  • Burger Supreme- hamburger (it's the fry sauce)
  • Hawiian Haystacks
  • Cream of Chicken

5 Things You May Not Know About Him

  • He changed his degree, I think, 3 times before he decided on Radiography
  • He flew too low when he was trying to get his pilot's license at 16, and got all of his hours taken away- Bummer!!
  • He wanted to marry a girl who was graduated from college, had a good job, and was mature- and he got a 18 year old who had 1 year of college done, who let's be honest, wasn't super mature!!! He now is glad that he got what he has
  • He sings along great to "I'm Too Sexy" in the car
  • He really wants to sky dive (I'm not sure how I feel about it though)

5 Quirky Things

  • He is constantly dancing around the house. I think he gets it from being around me so much
  • The only kind of spaghetti he likes, is his mom's that she cans. It is a good thing that she taught him how to make it.
  • He likes the dishwasher loaded a certain way, so sometimes he just asks me to stop and let him do it.
  • He likes to be on time, and it drives him crazy when people run late.
  • When he sleeps, he twitches. And it isn't just a slight twitch. If I am sitting by him, I can get moved around. He is pretty funny. That is how that I know that he really is going to sleep.

I tag Tia, Karly, Amy, Leah, and Jen and whoever thinks that it would be fun!

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Little Bowtique

So my sister is starting a new little blog of all of the bows that she makes. She does such a good job that I had to tell everyone to go and take a look. They are super cute, and she does a bunch of different ones. Go check it out!!!

Arizona - part 3

We went 4 wheeling on Saturday before we headed out. It was tons of fun. It is so different than 4 wheeling in Utah. It was a really nice change.
Dusty and I on the 4 wheeler - my hair was out of control

Dusty - Look at how gorgeous!!!!
Doyle, Chandi and Kelly riding the rhino
Doyle got cactus stuck in his leg! OWWW!!!!!

Arizona - part 2

We were able to do some fun things while we were in Arizona.
We went on a boat ride on Thursday. It was so much fun! It is a 30 ft long boat, and we got it going pretty fast. Dusty told me that it has a Nascar racing engine in it. Intense!

The boat
Chandi, Me, and Dusty

Dusty got to drive the boat- good thing that Kelly was there helping him. It was going fast

Kelly and Janelle and Dusty's cousins on the boat
Chandi and I
Dusty and I on the boat
Dusty chilling before the boat took off

Thanksgiving in Arizona

This year we were able to go down to Arizona for Thanksgiving.
We stayed with Dusty's aunt and uncle Janelle and Kelly. We had so much fun!
The weather was fairly nice, but it could have been a little warmer. :)
We had lots of good food, plenty of time to rest and play, and good times with the family. This is Kelly getting the turkey to deep fry
Lowering it in - I don't like turkey, but everyone else said that it was really good

Dusty jumping into the poolIt was super cold!!! It had rained, and so the water in the pool was freezing!
Dusty took care of being cold by jumping into the hot tub