December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I am excited for the new year, excited for all the possibilities and choices ahead. It's interesting to think about what the new year might bring! I am so grateful to my friends and family for the last year. Tonight, I am planning on staying in, watching some movies, and cooking some of this and some of this. Have a safe and happy new year and see ya in 2011!

December 28, 2010

Redmark Hollie Berry

I made a book for Neil and his dad, with the family's favorite memories of their dog who passed away last February. Here is the link for the book if you are interested in buying it! (It's $20 without shipping & handling.)

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December 23, 2010

Message from Santa

My sisters-in-law introduced me to this amazing piece of technology, where Santa sends you a video from the North Pole. I'm not talking animated, clay-mation type video here- this is honest-to-goodness, live feed from the North Pole. Amazing. Wish I had stuff like this when I was little! Here is the link to the video Santa sent to Neil. Merry Christmas!

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December 19, 2010

2010 Lagoon

Earlier this year, my family went to Lagoon. I took my video camera and shot a few things. I totally forgot about the video until this weekend, when I stumbled upon it in my video files. So I edited it and put it all together. Enjoy!

2010 Lagoon from Neil Essig on Vimeo.

This was from a trip to Lagoon with my family!

December 12, 2010

No-Shave November

Neil participated in No-Shave November this year. When I threatened to participate as well in protest, he just laughed at me because he knew it was an empty threat! His beard got really thick and had hints of red in it- I wonder if that's a sign that we might have red-headed children someday! Here are before, during, and after pictures.

*He shaved that awful mustache off about ten minutes after we took the picture, so he is clean-shaven again, thank goodness! :)

Temple Square

Yesterday, my family was able to see the Christmas lights at Temple Square. This is an annual event for Neil and I, and this year we were able to go with my mom, my brother Tim, and his girlfriend Melissa. I always love looking at the lights, and being on temple grounds is a great reminder every year what the Christmas season is about. After walking around the temple, we went to a great dinner at P.F. Chang's, which is always delicious! We had a great time, here are some pictures!

December 8, 2010

Kid History Part 1 & 2

Ok, some of you may have seen these videos floating around YouTube and various blogs, but I think they are too funny. They are a little lengthy, but these kids are super adorable and the adult actors are hilarious!