Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas with my Brother!

Ok so I am not good at this blog thing....maybe....New Year resolution??? haha I had had HAD to post about Christmas this year though. I had no idea what Christmas would be like without Tav this year and let me tell you, it was hard. When putting up our Christmas tree at the Fox home, every time we pulled an ornament that Tav picked out,(each year, we have a tradition where we pick a new ornament for the year Tav picked this ugly bird and no matter how we would try to get him to have a new one, he would not budge...he wanted the bird. Now it is at the top of our tree haha)(hardest ornament= bird and frame he got last year that had a small mission call in it), we would all start crying. Dad even said after a few ornaments, "ok, let's just not put up the Christmas tree this year or the next". haha We just kept reminding ourselves, Tavin would want us to have fun and build more memories. Anyways, we did build memories. We took Christmas pictures for the Fox Christmas card. Hahaha Gotta love having a Mom who is so good at pictures.

Fox Family Christmas card! :) I have a pretty cute fam huh?

And of course... family pictures! hehe

We also made Gingerbread to be posted later. Christmas gifts delivered with us having a hay ride with hot chocolate at the same time. :D Annnnddd....for the important stuff...Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Christmas Eve was fun. We went gag gift shopping in the morning, wrapped presents, danced around, and then got ready for dinner. We had the missionaries over for our traditional fondue. It is always my favorite and the missionaries had never had it before. One kept taking pictures of our chocolate fountain we had for dessert. We have awesome missionaries! I love having them over because it has a different feeling with my brother gone. After they left, we did our Christmas Nativity. I was the Angel this year, played Christmas pictionary, Mom and Dad gave us a pretty picture of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus and talked to us about it (it was such a sweet message that I will always remember...I have the picture up in our room, Mom and Dad :) ), then we went up on the roof to put the reindeer food. All pictures to come later when I get them from my Mom's camera :S. Oh and let's not forget, Santa came with Christmas PJs for us again. :) I just love Christmas Eve! Then it was off to bed in Brittin's and Belle's room. It is a tradition to have sibling sleepovers! I love it!

Next morning, Belle woke us up bright and early to check out the gifts. Peter, my parents, and I were so tired but no "five more minutes", we were dragged out to the family room. We were able to open 1 stocking gift before we had to get ready to talk to Tav. I could not let him think I let myself go since he left, you know, with my curly bed hair and all. haha At 10:00, that is when I got the BEST Christmas present. Tavin called!!!!! Actually Skyped!!! It was so amazing to see him and he had an accent kind of which made me laugh so hard. He told about amazing experiences and we talked about our life. We laughed and when it was time to say bye, cried so hard! I just love my brother so much and am so proud of him. He is such an example to us all! We got to see the family he was at and showed a cute Brazilian boy his room that still has the spray paint all over it. haha Tav, you will have to repaint it when you get home. We also talked to the little boy, Tav told him what to say and he was so proud of himself, Tav said, he was telling his whole family how he talked to us. haha It was a Christmas morning I will remember forever! Here are some pictures below. They were taken with my phone sooo not the best quality. haha

I just love him! In one you can also see the Brazilian boy we got to talk to. We made a joke about if he was interested in 14 yr. olds cause Britt was here and he was 12 and he laughed and said he loves Americans.

After a tearful goodbye, we opened presents. I am a spoiled girl! Peter was too good to me this year and same with my family. They all knew exactly what I would want. Oh and Mom and Dad, I think I told you not to spend too much on us this year. You did not listen! haha Thanks though for everything Fox family! After we had a turkey dinner! YUM! Then Peter and I went over to the Petersen house to visit and exchange gifts! Thanks so much as well! We love it all! I am blessed with a great family on both sides! When the Petersen family started to hit the hay, we finished our night with some fun games!

Thanks everyone for all you do for Peter and I! During our poor college days, we are so thankful for the help we always get! Thanks Dad for the major work you have done to get us heat and air coditioning. Without that help, we would be completely broke. Literally! Also, thanks for coming with us to check out the car! Thanks to Mom and Dad, for the endless advice and counsel you have given me. I truly take everything into my heart and am making some great New year's Resolutions. Thanks to my whole family, Mom, Dad, Brittin, and Belle for always being there to talk, hang out, and have fun with! I am truly blessed! I am thankful for letters in which I can share things with Tavin and still remain close to him! I love getting together with Tav's best friend when she is visiting from college...thanks for always coming over Lindsey! My family are my best friends. I would also like to thank the members of the "Date of the Month Club". You guys truly are our greatest friends and I have loved and cherished all of our fun dates and get togethers and I can't wait to do more this coming up New Year! I am thankful for extended family and other friends in my life! I miss the friends that live far away that I do not get to see as often! I love all the people in our lives!

Merry late Christmas and Happy New Year!
Love, The Petersens

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Our First!

Here is my goal, before my 2nd year anniversary, I want to do mine and Peter's story. I don't think everyone has heard it and if you have...sorry....I want to have it on here for the future when details might not be so clear haha. So without further ado....Kassie and Peter's Grand Adventure! ;)

The story takes place once upon a time in the summer of 2008 and I just got back from school/ my oversea adventure to England. I did not really want to go to the singles ward; however, all my friends were either at school or on missions soooo I decided, I needed to make some new friends. I nervously went my 1st time and ran into a old friend I met on this blind date we all went on back in HS. I was so excited to see her and she started to tell me about this fun group of friends she did everything with. She dragged me over to this group of mostly guys and introduced me to all of them. I talked to all of them except Peter at 1st. haha Some knew people I did, or had younger brothers that was my age, so it opened lots of discussions. During Sunday School we all went and that is when I met Peter the 1st time. We got to talking after class and before I knew it R.S. was over and it was time for Linger Longer (that was once a month where we would eat and just chat with everyone in the ward). Peter's group was so much fun and so easy to talk to. I remember thinking Peter was cute but I knew I just did not want to date ANYONE at that time of my life. Peter sent a text, he told me, when they asked about their friend Kassie being drop dead gorgeous, Peter responded, "yeah I dropped dead 10 minutes ago". Numbers were exchanged by saying, "Just to let you know my name is Peter Petersen and my middle name is Lindsey. You will find out soon so I want to just get it out there." haha and then he invited me to play games later on.

When I got home from church, my Mom asked me how it was and I plunged into the story of meeting this group of friends. After I was done, Mom said, "they are return missionaries? Ok be careful" haha Moms are so smart aren't they?

Later that night, we played signs. If you are reading this and have not played signs....oh my gosh you have to! It is so much fun! Peter was my "to go to" person the whole night. Poor boy! He would accept my sign even if it meant he would loose. Sorry love! We played late into the night and then went home! So there you have it folks our beginning. haha I would never have guessed I would have married this fun person I met the 1st Sunday at the Singles Ward (especially since I was so anti-marriage....I know lots of people say that but let me tell you it was 100%'s actually the reason Peter would not bring up the marriage talk when he wanted to because he knew my feelings haha).

After that night, I did EVERYTHING with this group. They were so much fun! Peter and I became the best of friends. I could talk to him about anything and everything and we would spend hours talking on the phone. We went through some drama times but now, as you can see, it payed off. ;)

Our 1st date happened the summer of 2008....not sure the exact day....sorry! It was tons of fun. We went to a BIG Bonfire which turned out to be more of a hang out with friends. lol That is what Peter and I felt through the night. The boys did bombs while the girls talked. haha I have a video of a Sobe bomb going bad and it ends with me saying, "ow" because, that's right, I got hit by glass. Crazy right?

Above is a picture of me the night of our 1st date. :D

Anyways, that is my story for now. Now you have all heard when I met my Peter and our 1st date. Be ready for more stories and pictures to come. Oh and Corrie, thanks for the introduction...Love you Girl!

The Petersens <3

Friday, September 2, 2011

School Life and Free Time!

OK ladies and gentleman....drum roll please...I am actually going to do my blog. I know crazy right? No more procrastinating because if I do, I will never have anything on this. It will just be, "I will do it next week" every week.

School life has begun! Good luck for all the students going back to school! My hubby is one of you! Even though I love him more than anything for going to school, getting good grades, and working hard so he can support us one day when I am at home with the kids, this sucks sometimes!!! haha Between work and school, it is crazy how little I see him. This semester I am blessed though. For our 1st 1 1/2 year of marriage, he would have work until 5 P.M. and then have a bunch of night classes. This semester, he has a way nice boss that let him change is work schedule so that he only works Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday so that he can go to school all day Monday and Wednesday. Monday, I see him around 6 P.M. and Wednesday is the only bad day....10:00 P.M. baby! So on Wednesday I see him around 10:30 P.M. or so. Considering what it was, it is much better! Keep it up honey! It will be worth it one day! :)

In the mix with all of this....we still manage to have fun together. Our current new obsession is...and my husband would probably die knowing I have just uncovered his watching the show Vampire Diaries with my family! Oh my gosh, I LOVE this show! For those who want a good show to watch, I would highly recommend this! Disclaimer, probably not a show for kids. We have to fast forward some stuff because my 8 yr. sister also loves it! It is soooo much better than Twilight. It is my favorite show I have watched in awhile. Everyone in my family loves it, husband and Dad included. We are so going to watch them again with by brother when he gets home from his mission. Season 2 just came out on DVD and of course, we bought it. We are trying to get through before Sept. 15th comes because that is when season 3 starts!!!!! Ahhhh did I mention how much I love this show?!?! OK great, watch it!

That above is a picture of the main characters! My current obsession! Thought everyone should know. Anyways, until next time. Love from the Petersens! <3