Early Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas from us here at The Barras Residence!!! I am typing away on my new freaking iPad that hubs bought me for Christmas!! ::squeels::! This thing really freaking rocks and it's probably the best Christmas present I have gotten since my Barbie dream house back in 1993!! Last week he even surprised me with a new Sony digital camera that I have been dying over for ages now!! Why such an early Christmas you ask? Well I only have 2 days of work this week and then we are off to Viva Las Vegas for the Maaco Bowl!! Utah Utes vs. Boise State! You know how hubs is with his Broncos!! Since his birthday is so conviently 8 days after Christmas I figured I mains well get him one BIG gift!! So that I did, wee are off early Weds morning and will return late Thursday night just in time fir Christmas Eve that we get to spend with my niece and neohew!! I am so so excited now that I have this spiffy little gadget hopefully I can get back to my full bloggy ways!! Hopefully I can get another post in before we leave but if not I will be back with some picture updates!! Merry Early Christmas!! (:

Merry Christmas All! (:

Throw me a freakin' bone here!

Seriously to those of you who have made time during these crazy Holiday months I give you mad props! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I know I sure did! I felt super grateful for everything that I had on Thanksgiving Day! My husband, parents, sister, & puppies, we were missing my SIL, BIL, & neice and nephew though! I wish they could have joined dinner with us but I am looking forward to Christmas Eve even more now! I don't really have anything new to update you with we are just enjoying life and this crazy snow that we get every year! In our city the weatherman estimated that we received about 18 inches of snow luckily for me hubbs not only did hubbs scrape off his truck he even let me drive it so I got to work with no hassle! We put our Christmas tree up on Friday after an AMAZING SUCESSFUL day of Black Friday shopping! It put me even more in the mood for the holidays not only is Christmas coming but hubbs birthday is just 8 days after and then we have our VACATION to Colorado planned! We fly out on a Friday and don't come home till Monday we plan to snowboard and hopefully hit up the cute little town of Boulder (there is a juicy couture store there!! shh.. don't tell hubbs!) Anyway I will leave you with some pictures then hopefully get back into the routine of things here on my poor lonely blog!!

P.S Our Christmas cards should come in the mail tomorrow!! Whoo Hoo! Once I get them out to family & friends I will post one on here along with my CUTE return labels! Just wait till you see them!!

Us in our Ugly Sweaters for the partay!

                                                              My Sister in law & I!

We bought our nephew a skateboard & his lil sis had to test it out before anyone else could! How cute are her and R?

Getting ready to grub on Thanksgiving!

Gus waking out of his Turkey Coma from Grandpa!

                                                                     Chewy girl!

At my 2nd dads (best friends dad) 50th surprise birthday they had a photo booth!! It was SO fun here is just 1 of the many cute/funny pics we took! I am going to have a strictly photo booth party! (:

                                                          Our cute lil' Christmas Tree!!

& just because my husband is the BIGGEST Boise State fan ever I had to put up our Boise stocking! Win or Lose we are still HUGE fans at heart and will stick behind our team! I am thinking about surprising hubbs with tickets to their Bowl game for his birthday! Since we don't have chitlens yet I figured why not? Hopefully that plan of mine works out! I'd love to put the tickets in that little Boise stocking to give to him on his bday!! That is what we have been too lately I am going to try very hard to be back on here at least one more time this week!! (: Happy Monday!!

Oh how dare I forget to mention that the Nike outlet by my house opened!! NO BUENO gimmie gimmie!! (:


I'm sure almost all of you have heard about the KILLER freaking deal on Shutterly's website and of course I couldn't pass it up either! Last year we didn't do Christmas cards being newlyweds and just moving into our house it didn't even cross my mind but this year I figured we better do it so our faces can hang on our close family and friends fridges for a few weeks plus I am getting more and more into the Christmas spirit as the years go on! I'm still so shocked that 2010 is almost over it's so crazy to me! I have never ordered anything from Shutterfly before but I know a lot of people that highly reccomend it so I figured since it's free I mains well give it a whirl! I'd really like to make on of those photo books of our wedding and honeymoon for hubbs it would probably sit and collect dust but but it would be oober super cute! I am extremely picky when it comes to stuff like this like more picky then I probably should be but hey it's only a reflection back on you right? So here are a few of the cards that I like!

 I love the BRIGHT colors of this one! It doesn't scream traditional Christmas card which I totally love!

This one is way cute too again, I think I like the bright different colors of this!

These return labels are WAY cute too! Simple, Classy, and cute!

So go check out Shutterfly's deal and share your favorite Christmas cards with me! (:


Hi gals!
I promise you all I am still alive and going well! With the Holidays coming up and freaking flu season I have been swamped so please excuse my leave of absence hopefully I will have a free night tomorrow so I can catch up on all of the fun EXCITING things happening here in my household! Till then stay tuned, hope you are all doing great!

5 Inches

I am considering cutting my poor hair off 5 inches! Here is picture so PLEASE let me know what you think, I doubt I really do it but at the same time I REALLY want too. BUT I don't want to look like I have no hair! Because that would be no bueno! :/

I love love love it in this picture! Or is my vision blurred by this beautiful bag?! Hmm.. either or let me know your opinion! In other Barras news I'm not sure if any of you others heard of the AMAZING deal SouthWest Airlines had going on for Halloween?? Hubbs and I couldn't pass up the deal so we purchased plane tickets for Denver, CO for the end of Jan as a Birthday/Snowboard/Valentines trip! It should be fun can't wait to whip this puppy out...

Hubbs bought me ALL of the "sick" snowboarding gear a few Christmas' ago and I swear to this day I have shred the mountain like twice! Pathetic I know so now that we are starting to see signs of snow in good ol' SLC I can't wait to get it out again! So excited!! Sorry I have been such a bad blogger! Can't wait to get filled in on what's going on in your life! Oh, & to all my bloggy friends who are just newly PG Congratulations but F you for making me even more baby hungry then I already am! I still love ya! (:

Happy Halloween!

I have been such a weenie when it comes to blogging & I apologize! I think that whole 30 day blog challenge put me in a MAJOR rut! I promise as soon as this crazy week is over with I will get back to some regular posts, we haven't had too much going on just the usual Halloween stuff! Last night we were FINALLY able to carve some punkins with my baby niece and sweet nephew! Here are a few photos for your enjoyment!
                                                      Yup, cutest lil' chitlens in the world!

                                                                  My kitty cat punkin!

                                                                      All of our punkins!

                                                                      Me & my kid knife!

Hunting Widow!

These past 2 weekends I have been a widow to hunting so luckily for me my girls stepped in and we have gone out on the town! I haven't drank so much or stayed up so late since probably high school that kinda sounds bad but it's true! I have had such a fun couple of weekends with some time to myself and girlfriends but I am ready for hunting season to be over with!

Trip Part 3

Mama & Sissy did such a great job during the MARATHON I hate to say this but I don't remember the time they did but it was awesome! My mom is in her 50s and she is still running strong but I think anyone who can conquer a full marathon at her age deserves some major kudos! It was so hot in St. George that day and even though Hubbs, Dad, and I weren't running we were surely getting the heat of it all! Poor puppies were even hot and there were NO gas stations around to pick up a cold drink for 7 miles!! Who does that? Here in SLC there is a 7-11 on almost every corner!
Us waiting for them to come!

Here they are! (:

Poor Gus was trying anything & everything to stay cooL!

After they finished we headed out for lunch and the 45 minutes drive to Mesquite! The nights in the past that we have stayed in Mesquite are always my favorite! We eat, swim, and go out for a steak dinner as a family with no stress from the marathon!
Us before din din!

Siss & I!

The next morning we were up early and headed home! After 4 days away from home I was ready to come back we got hom around 1:00 which was perfect I had time to do laundry and catch up on some sleep and start feeling a lil better before a busy work week!


I know we don't have our own little "family" just yet but trust me this will do for me for a little while longer. Let me just tell you how blessed I feel for everything that I have accomplished in my life this far, I have a more then amazing husband too precious fur babies and an incredible family that I cannot thank enough for the encouragement each and everyday! Here is another picture from our fall session that we had! I am not going to post anymore because we are using them for our X-Mas cards but I mean is this not freaking cute or what? Only I would include my doggies in on the family picture right? See how crazy I am now!!

Trip Part 2

OH MY G!! Our night in St. George was THE freaking best! We only met up with my parents, and sissy for awhile because we had date night with my 2nd cousin Susan and her husband Buddy! They own their own business called Mild to Wild doing Rhino tours through the Red Cliffs, Sand Hollow, and all through St. George I can't even tell you how much fun we had on this ride! Gussie boy was even able to come with us, we started off the ride by stopping and fueling up with gas and picking up sandwhiches for a picnic once we got to the top. As a kid I didn't do much of the off roading stuff like this so it was so exciting for me to get out and get a little dirty! I am mostly going to show pictures because it will be too hard trying to explain everything that we did on the ride! Hope you like them! Go check out their website and if you are ever in the area you HAVE to do this. I highly reccomend it, family or not! Mild To Wild

Yup, Gussie LOVED it! (:

He really thought he was sumfin'

I have a pretty mean aim. I kicked the boyys butts! (: Surprised?

It was gorgeous weather

Anazasi Drawings

My Gussie Son & I have the time of our lives!!

We reached the top just in time for sunset

We enjoyed our picnic up here!

Followed by coLd beers!

I love him to the end of the world and back!

You see see EVERYTHING!!

We stayed the night in Apply Valley where my cousin lives and we had to get up early in time to see my mom and sister come across the finish line! Needless to say we were about 2 hours early and boy it was hott!!

Trip Part 1

I get a BIG FAT F for my blog! I have been such a faiLure with it lately and I am so sorry! I am trying to prepare for the holidays, work, and hubbs has been gone hunting so it's been crazy here at the Barras Household! I am going to slowly try to catch back up. As I promised I will start off with our Vegas/ St. Geezy trip! It was a blast, I got really sick on the way down to Vegas I puked a total of 4 times while driving there, I had reaL bad diahrrea so to say the least the drive was NOT fun! Once we got there I felt a little better we checked into our hotel, I laid down for a bit then took a hot shower. Hubbs talked me into going down to dinner since after all it was Vegas!

This is the only  1/2 decent picture I have of myself that night, my whole body was so incredibly sore and all I wanted to do was sleep BUT I wasn't going down without a trip to the Juicy Couture store DUH!

Hubbs was even sweet enough to buy me a new Juicy Couture purse, I mean come on guys they are my very favorite! I am going on my 4th one after all!

I felt like a  horrible wife for ruining hubbs trip but he was such a sweetie and took care of me, put me to bed, made sure I had everything I needed/wanted, and cuddled with me till I woke up the next day! Well with my luck I woke up the next day feeling 75% better! It just so happened our only night in Vegas and I get struck with nasty food sickness! The next morning we were up and at em' we packed our stuff, headed for breakfast and to walk the strip as much as we could till we needed to leave to meet up with my fam!

We went to get hubbs a big margarita

We visited the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop (as seen on History channel)

I am so glad we at least were able to do that because Hubbs had really been looking forward to it! Can you see the line that there was to get into that place? I must say that I was kinda disappointed with it, I mean there was some REALLY cool stuff in there but there was just a bunch of ppl it was kind of like a museum and Old Man, Rick, Big Huss, & Chumlee weren't even there!

& Of course I had to go to the Sugar Factory!

We stopped in at the Beatles club called Love

After all of our crash running around we finally had to check out of our hotel and head to St. George to meet up with my parents, sister, Gussie and Charlie! I had so much fun in the short time that hubbs and I were there being there with him made up for me being sick I really had a fabulous time, I don't think it would have been the same if I had gone with out him. <3