Thursday, December 23, 2010

And it went a little something like this

This was a great year. And we still have a week and a half of it to go!
So much has happend. It is crazy to think back to where we were a year ago today.
I was in Kansas with my family getting ready for Christmas and vacation and missing a guy named Superman, A LOT. It was just the beginning of the greatest year of my life :)

Here is a look back at all the ups and downs that we have had in this cramazing year --

January - Alex went on her first Cruise with her family   
January - Andrew broke his shoulder in December snowboarding and had to have surgery on it, while Alex was gone :(
Febuary - Best Valentines yet.. Dinner, Movie and a pretty pretty ring.
March- Epic fail of Kansas basketball. LAME
March - Taeden Checketts is born, Alex was living with Justina so it really was a big part of the year!
April - Conference with Alex, Andrew, Anna, Clayton, Lisa, Sydney.. a bunch of people pretty much. First conference for Alex to be there. Such a spiritual, fun, and wonderful weekend!
April - Spring Break in California with fun fun FUN people. Beach, games, Dr.Phil, 3rd Street Promanade, Peir, first Clipper game for Alex, Science Musem. Grrrrrrreat week.
May- Nothing happened this month...?? ha I have no idea.. School happend. ugh.
June - Andrew English Sorensen got engaged to Alexandria Elise Brown :)
July - Spent 4th of July weekend in Provo with great friends. Alex learned how to wakeboard.
July - Alex's Birthday. YAY
July - Alex's mom came to Idaho and they bought her BEAUTIFUL wedding dress
August - Alex went to Kansas for a week, leaving Andrew stuck in Rexburg. such a sad week.
August - Andrew & Alex move to California
August - Spent a week at Lake Powell soaking up the sun, wakeboarding, playing, having a blast with the Sorensen's and Turnbulls. yay for good friends.
August - Finished wedding plans and Brown family comes to California
August- Kjerstin Brown gets married and becomes Kjerstin Bair
September - Andrew & Alex get married for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles Temple :)
Septermber - Andrew & Alex Leave for Honeymoon Cruise to Mexico!
September - Reception in Kansas paired with Alex getting her gall bladder removed.
September - Started Blogging :) haha
October - Started working and living life as newlyweds.
October - Went to the Oregon vs. USC Football game
November - Found out what a Swap meet was. (the coolest thing EVER)
November- Had a wonderful Thanksgiving with TONS of Food, Family, and Friends.
November- Traveled to Rexburg for the weekend and found an apartment :)
December - Andrew turned 21. YAY BIRTHDAYS
December - Michael BUBLE concert!! SCORE
December - Final weeks in California
December - Alex & Andrew first Christmas together
December - Alex & Andrew move into their first apartment together :)

Here is to the New Year and creating more fabulous times and memories.

Christmas is here! Can you belive it?? I hope you all are remembering the true meaning of christmas.
I over heard someone say that they hate holidays because of all the crazieness in the streets and malls and then finding gifts for everyone. But that is NOT what this is about people. This is about the most wonderful gift we have ever been given, Jesus Christ. This is a day for all of us no matter what we believe to celebrate the one person that has shown the way for us to go. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. He suffered so that each and everyone of us can return to live with our Heavenly Father. I am amazed everyday at the things he has and continues to bless me with. I know that he lives and loves all of us. I know that around this season and through out the whole year we should be dedicating our lives to him and following his teachings.
We are truly blessed.

Andrew & I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Enjoy this time with friends and family in celebrating the Birth of Christ. We love you all and feel so blessed to have you all in our life. Thank you for all that you do for us and the wonderful examples that you are.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year.
Love Love Love you all.
Peace, Happiness & Love,
Alexandria & Andrew Sorensen

P.S -- Go loook at our Youtube channel. :)

And stay Tuned for Andrew's NEW channel TheSportRant where he will talk for 5 minutes on all things SPORTS. yesss It will be like your daily dose of sports info you need to know.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Michael Buble concert

Here is a preview of him singing. We will probably put up more. :) 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Your a falling Star, your the get away car

If you all aren't aware, which if you are not I don't know where you have been hidding this week, it is the dreaded finals week. ugh. Which means no complaining on the lack of blogging. thank you :))

Luckily for me I only had one. However nothing could have prepared me for it. ugh it sucked. But the joy can begin because school is OVER! And lucky for me I am done for the next 4 lovely months. That is such a beautiful thing. I have been in at least one class since April 2009. Yea that is 5 semester in BYU-Idaho time. That adds up to the big number of 49 credits! CRAZY but oh so SWEET. 11 more and I could have an assosiates. That just seems really cool to me. But NOT what I am doing. Hello Bachelors degree.

I am pretty sure this week has been a VERY long one. I think the reason for that is that on Monday we went to the incrediable MICHAEL BUBLE Concert. Awh it was amazing, left me speechless. He is such an amazing performer.
This group performed before Michael
MICHAEL! AH he is there I swear

Backside? ha

I have video, I just can't upload it. Hm Andrew...
Well go check out our vlogs on Look up our channel.
There are good post there of us going to a bunch of things. :)

And of course we went to the Clippers Vs. Lakers game.
Hello Blake, Lamar, Kobe. Great Game. Such a sad lose in the last second.

Me at LA Live

Us :)

Look what I got to open my phone up to the other day! Only the cutest kid ever! ah I miss this little guy oh so very much. A week and a half or so and I get to see him. YAY

I got a new app on my phone and you take a picture and you can change it and this is what I did.
I just thought it looked really cool and turned out pretty artsy.
I call it apple cider.

It is friday. YES
We are going to a work Christmas party tonight with a bunch of old people worth millions. I feel like it is time to make some old people friends :) ha
This weekend is going to consist of sleeping and packing. I feel pretty good about this. Sounds like an awesome time. As long as there is NO homework. YAYAYA
Anna and Lisa come home tonight. This is a wonderful thing. I need some women around again.
We ALMOST have christmas shopping done. SCORE. Just a couple people left and then done done done.
How do you ship something FedEx? Do I need to take it already packaged? uhh I feel stupid.
I feel like sitting by the fireplace, drinking apple cider, and reading a book with Andrew by my side.  
I am really good at being lazy when I want to.
I am trying to teach myself not to stress so much cause I pretty much SUCK at it.
Andrew and I are really excited to start exercising.
Andrew is excited for the snow.
Remember the true meaning of Chistmas.
And I will leave you with this..

We love you all and hope you are having a wonderful Holidays :)
Alex & Andrew

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

21 years ago in a land far far away...

 Look how pretty? So Andrew, Aaron and I suprised everyone by putting the christmas tree up. But then we let them decorate it. :) However we did help by putting garland going up the stairs. Oh how I love christmas time. Putting decorations up really made me miss home though. I absolutly LOVE my house at christmas time. It is packed full of decorations and just screams christmas and winter time. However at the Sorensen home there is a fireplace. Two to be exact and it works and I get to sit on the couch by it and its wonderful. I have ALWAYS wanted to have all the lights out in the house except the christmas tree all lit up and have the fireplace going with a cup of hot chocolate in my hand and a cute boy (now my cute husband) by my side and snow falling outside. Isn't that a AWESOME picture to have? Now although there is no snow I can still make it happen and it will. I love that idea. I love christmas time. I just love the spirit it brings and just ah wonder.

A perk to living in California. We went to dinner and this was where we sat. Inside and warm but right on the beach watching a beautful sunset over the ocean. Heavenly Father has created such a Beautiful world for us! :)

Andrew & Lisa

Richard & I

Lisa got bread to go and they made the foil into a crab.

The lights on this house blink to the music so of course we sat out front and watched. So cute and fun!
I must show you all my SWEET nails ( i know that is a huge ring but look at the nails!)
I got a teal color at Urban Outfitters and I absolutly LOVE it! So fun and cute.
Andrew opening his birthday present from Marilee, she has got to be one of the sweetest people I have EVER met. I haven't gotten to know her that well yet but I already love her!
Hey Superman wrapping!
Oh he is way excited about this!

Yay for awesome birthday presents. This is an extremly fun game!!

If you don't know we are primary teachers at church so of course during senior primary we sang happy birthday to Andrew and I just HAD to take a picture of him in the awesome glasses they had him wear. Those kids are so cute and fun to teach.

For Andrews birthday, Monday December 6th I woke up at 7 and decorated our loft, area, thing. Suprising enough Andrew slept through the whole thing and had no idea what I was doing. I made a lot of signs and decorations and did a lot of things with the number 21 cause that is what he turned. This first thing he saw when he woke up was a sign that said "What ever 21 year old should get on there birthday... " and then around the aparment I had signs that said "something ____" Now because we don't drink I thought it would still be funny to do something with a shot cause that is usually what a 21st birthday is based around, getting drunk. So I got a teaspoon measuring cup/ shot glass and put it out with a bottle of fancy Apple cider ( No that is not wine! crazies). Thats what this picture is. Then I made a cake/tower of soda he likes, aka mountain dew and coke.  

His 21 year old table of chocolates and candy with pixie sticks next to a sign that says something to smoke/snort/put something bad into your body.

The Guess watch my Family and I got him :)

Now these are all pictures of him opening his present from his parents...


Andrew asked for a TV for his birthday or christmas becasue we need/ want one and he has been researching them like crazy and trying to find a good deal. Well he opened his present and they gave him a portable dvd player with a tiny..probably 1 inch screen and a note that told him how to find the real thing. And it ended up being by the boat...

He got what he wanted and even better! :)

He ( well I guess we?) got a TV. YAY Andrew's Birthday.
Oh he is excited. I think it was a perfect day.
After decorating in the morning I woke him up and showed him everything and all the letters people wrote and the pictures. He LOVED it. I will have to put more pictures up later from the camera. I didn't get better ones on my phone. Then we both worked and then went to lunch at Chipolte and got some caramle apples and smelly good stuff for the apartment and car. That night we went to dinner at Claim jumper. Amazinnnng stuff. And then it was present time. All around I think he had a great birthday, and so does he. Thank you so much to everyone who helped me put the suprise together and for the love you show us.

I really am trying to blog more. I know its not working. Maybe when school is over it will be better? Ha

Well here is a little food for thought,

I am thinking of buying a box of blonde hair dye and dying my hair. What do you think?

Has anyone seen Burlesque? Is it worth going to see or should I wait to rent it?

Where can we go to get cute stuff to decorate the apartment? Cheaper stuff. But I want color. Fun. Exciting.

How in the world can I start liking to run? I am going to start working out once we move but I want to like running not loath it. :)

What's on your bucket  list? (The list of things you want to do before you die) I started making mine. ha

Goals for 2011.. hm Highlights of 2010. Do that next time? Yes I think so.

We hope you all are having a fabulous December. Be happy and enjoy the holidays.
We love you all. Peace. Happiness. Joy :)
Love, Alex & Andrew Sorensen