Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year's Eve at the TAB

Dear Friends,

I will be spending this New Year's Eve on Temple Square hosting a variety of performers at the Tabernacle. You are each cordially invited to join me in celebrating the close of an old year and the beginning of a new. For my dearest friends, refreshments will be provided at our Usher New Year's Eve Bash in the basement. (Seriously, just come find me!)

Love to you all. Have a safe and happy New Year and hope to see you at the Tabernacle.

~ Chelsea

Thursday, December 29, 2011


Dave and I have decided to label this banner year, "The last year of DINK-hood." (DINK = Dual/Double Income, No Kids.) Since getting married three years ago we've spoiled ourselves with fun and exotic vacations, going out to eat too often, and Apple-brand toys.

This Christmas certainly lived up to the nickname. Check out the stack of gifts we got to open from each other.

Next year we plan to focus all our spoiling on someone else and we can hardly wait!

We hope you had a Merry Christmas and best wishes for a prosperous New Year!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Party Update

I'm happy to report that our Ward Christmas Party was a huge success! Many have told us it was the best food they've ever eaten at a ward function. Thank you, thank you all you wonderful ward members who helped cook all that good food.

P.S. I still have rolls, butter, and sour cream left over if anyone is interested. :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ward Christmas Party

This year in our ward the Sunday School President (my husband) and the Ward Mission Leader (a brand new father as of three days ago) were put in charge of the Christmas Party this coming Saturday. Do you know what that really means? It means that Chelsea is in charge of the Ward Christmas Party. As if I didn't have enough to do already what with the insane number of Christmas events at work, my weekly Young Women responsibilities, two counselors on maternity leave, and a new secretary.

Last night we did about half of the grocery shopping (and ran into President Uchtdorf while doing it -- which made Dave wonder why a member of the First Presidency was out shopping on a Monday night when he should be having Family Home Evening).

Back at home, as I worked hard to get things organized -- so that tonight we can deliver all the ingredients to the sweet Relief Society sisters who volunteered to help cook -- Dave sat on the couch with a bowl of ice cream watching a National Geographic program. No joke.

I can't wait until Saturday is over. (And Dave better be coming up with a really nice Christmas gift to make up for this added holiday stress.)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Long Lost Photo

I tried to download the latest pictures from my camera but it was being temperamental and all that came up was this.

This is a photo from the day we first got the camera on Christmas last year. I haven't ever seen it before -- it's been lost on the camera all year long. Glad to finally have it back. :)