K beyond the many reasons i am excited for christmas this year.. there are two main reasons i am so excited for the next three days..

1- I get to talk to Elder Benjamin Trevor!
...soo nervous/excited/scared/happy!


2- CRUISE on Saturday!
...so relieved/excited/No more Snow/cheap shopping in mexico!/time with the fam/tan-ness/vacation!

(i will be here in 4 days) :)

HALLELuJAH! only 3 days, yet so many things to look forward to!...

love you all!

Home for the Holidays!

yes it is true.. I SURVIVED YET ANOTHER SEMESTER! who the heck knows how well i did or whatnot, but the point is.. I DID IT! i am now only 4 credits short of my associates degree and i am excited to be ahead of the game!

I moved home last friday and can i just tell you how great it feels to be back?! i swear moving away from your family, friends, relatives, and all the other things of normal life makes it that much better to come home. Living away has made me realize a lot of things , but mostly it has taught me how great it is to "return home".... Alright, now i am not meaning to be all spiritual on ya here, but i feel like this creates a great metaphor.. How great will it be when we can all "return home?" aww the day will be amazing when we can kneel at the Saviors feet, our hearts full of gratitude for the wonderful blessing he gave us through his powerful example. I am so thankful for this time of year! I am so excited to spend time with my WHOLE family and enjoy the many blessings we have been given!

Merry Christmas to you all! and a very Happy New Year!

The Adventures of Halle and Haley

As i have talked about before.. me and my little cousin Halle have quite the bond. She is a total goof ball and i think she is the cutest thing ever. If you recall, she is the one that loves to send me emails. well since we were together during Thanksgiving break, we got some pretty cute pictures.. and all of them come with quite the story behind the scenes. Anyway.. enjoy!

Me and Halle the first night we got there.. She was the first one to welcome the Hansen's to San Diego.. she came sprinting out the door and jumped into our arms!

Halle loved stealing my blanket that Ben made me.. she would say.."but Haley its so soft!"

Halle loves setting up pictures.. "haley you do this.. and i'll do this.." She is adorable.

We loved writing our names in the sand using the same 'H' to start each of our names.. kinda like a crossword. she thought it was the coolest thing!

Once again.. this is a picture that Halle set up.. "Haley you look at the camera and i will look at you." i absolutely love this picture!

"Word!" - Halle's favorite saying..

Halle is quite the little trooper when it come time to the Ocean! she loves the beach!

"let me see your tongue!"

she says the funniest things.. seriously i don't know how she comes up with the things she says..

This is Savvy. She is Halle's older sister. Boy are these two peas in a pod! Their personalities go perfectly together and i love watching the way they interact. They are the two sweetest little girls you will ever meet! I love the Dixon clan and can't wait to see them at Christmas time!