Saturday, December 22, 2007

Merry Christmas!!!! December update!!

Wow....where have I been? This month has definitely been a crazy but eventful one. Life is so busy I haven't even had time to blog!!! Let me give you a little update about what's been going on. At the beginning of the month I stopped working at Nuvont and started working at a Law Firm as a case manager. It was really hard for me to leave Nuvont because I had worked there for over a year. But sometimes it's time to move on. I love my new job and it is really stretching me. It is quite the challenge but I'm facing it head on and growing and learning so much from it. Joel has been busy finishing up the semester at BYU and his finals are finally over!!! He will walk in April and we can't wait!!!

I have had so much fun actually decorating a lot for Christmas this year. Joel and I are staying here for Christmas for the first time. Joel's sister Janelle just had her baby last night so Joel's family is coming here for Christmas!!!! Janelle and Jeremy's baby is soooo cute and healthy!!! His name is Brody Owen Jensen and he weighed in at 10.1 pounds!!!!! We are so excited to have him here for Christmas!! My parents are also coming and spending Christmas with us too!!! Both of my brother's will be at their wives houses so I couldn't just leave my parents home alone for Christmas.

We also found out that my other sister-in-law Shauna is having a girl!!!! We are so excited to finally have a niece. We have three nephews so it will be fun to have some pink around!!!

Below is a picture of my first Nativity Set. Last year at Christmas my mom and dad pulled out this box and said that they had something very special for me . My Grandma Osguthorpe died when I was just 4 years old and before she died she gave my mom her Nativity set and said give this to Monica when she gets married. So 17 years later my mom pulled out this amazing Nativity and gave it to me. As you could imagine I was in tears and I can't even express how much this means to me!!! I was so happy to be able to put it out this year.Here is a picture of our family room at the beginning of the month. The tree is now covered is red and silver ornaments but I didn't upload a more recent picture.
On Tuesday I had my work Christmas Party. We went ice skating and had a very yummy dinner!!! I even got a Christmas bonus and I had only been working there a week. Not to shabby!!!

I don't know if any of you knew this but Joel and I are actually related to Tila Tequila!!! She is our second cousin!!! It is crazy how practically famous we are!!! And no that isn't Bobby below. Apparently that didn't work out so now Tila is dating Carlos!!!
We even decorated Gingerbread Houses at the Christmas party. We didn't fully finish decorating ours but hey I think we were off to a good start!!!
I just want to say Merry Christmas to everyone wherever you may be!!!! Have a great New Year and drink a Martinelli!!!!!