Dear Family,

It was so nice to see you guys when I was in SD. Especially you Matt(And Melissa!), I hope you are enjoying your coffee syrups and movie.:)

I had a nice flight home. There was a bit of turbulance but the little boy next to me seemed to enjoy it. His mom and I were holding onto our arm rests while he giggled. She finally exclaimed “Stop laughing! It’s not funny.” To which I giggled and said at least he’s not scared. She replied that she was scared. Oh, the innocent naivety of children.

When I got home there were presents waiting for me, I waited for Rhonda to get home from work and then opened them. A wallet from Aunti Di.:) And seat covers and a steering wheel cover for my car. They have flowers and peace signs on them, very cute. I’m so lucky!

I got to hang out with David later that night which was nice. I had a very uneventful New Years eve. David had to go to work so I went home, watched the Big Bang Theory marathon and went to sleep at 9:30. I know, I know. I’m a rebel. I woke to David’s Happy New Year text at midnight then fell back asleep. But I don’t regret it, New Years isn’t one of my favorite holidays.

I saw that you had fun with Bailey, Joe! 😀 I really like her, she’s so sweet!

So then yesterday I woke up and Tonya and everyone went up to the mountain to go tubing so I stayed home and watched No Strings Attached on Netflix. Not a very good movie, the idea seems  cute and funny and it has Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman but I thought Friends with Benefits with Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis was much better. They made a cuter couple and the character progression in that movie was much better. In conclusion, don’t watch No Strings Attached. Have you seen those one’s Matt? Do you agree with me?

After that I got a text from David so I went to his friends house downtown and hung out with them. We made biscuits and gravy and watched Army of Darkness. Haven’t seen that movie in forever, such a good flick though. What was that other zombie flick with Bruce Campbell that you made us watch when we were kids Matt?

After that David and I went to cold stone and got ice cream. I love their Pie Who Loves Me ice cream. It’s cheesecake ice cream with oreo’s, graham crackers, and chocolate sauce. So yummy!

I miss you guys already! Love you all!

Until next time,

Sammi

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Big Balloon Parade

Dear Family,
Another picture heavy post for you guys! Of the big balloon parade because you guys couldn’t go with so just Michelle and I went and it was super fun!
The bay!

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Bands! For Joe!

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Balloons and random things.

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I’m so glad to be here with you guys! Love you !

Until next time,
Sammi

Sea World!

Dear Family,
I went to Sea World yesterday with Ashleigh and Will. It was super fun. This is going to be a picture heavy post for you guys, I hope you like it!
The Christmas tree!

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Ash and I with Penny the penguin.

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Animals!

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Views of San Diego from Sea Worlds Sky Tower:

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Last but not least, Penguins! I got to pet one! 🙂

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So there ya go! I’m so glad to be here with you guys! I love you all!

-Sammi

Holiday Parties!

Dear Family,

This weekend was BUSY! Friday Tonya and I went shopping, we were out pretty much all day then we went to Jessie’s ballet performance… All she did was stand there, too many people.haha. It was kind of cute though.

Then Saturday I worked and then went to the Burris Christmas Party at Richie’s. It was fun. I don’t remember ever meeting Ralph and Debbie before, as they said they haven’t seen me since I was little. So it was nice to talk to them. I also spent a lot of time talking to Jerry, he’s so sweet. We were talking about cooking of course. Ate tons of yummy food. Then everyone left and Heather, Tonya, Ross, and I stayed behind to hang out with Richie. Heather, Tonya, and Richie got very drunk and interesting things ensued. Things that I should NOT talk about on my blog.Haha. Don’t worry I’ll tell you guys in person when I get there. 😉

So then yesterday I had work. Then I ran some errands(got those Christmas presents you guys wanted me to get) then went to Aunti Di’s and helped bake some cookies, her and Rhonda were baking all day. There were TONS of cookies in the garage, so I packed some up and went next door to Heather’s where she helped me get ready for my work Christmas Party. I looked hot. Don’t have pictures right now, trying to get David to email them to me. I’m so glad that he was able to go with me. He had to go to his sisters play yesterday and then a family party and his parents were able to drop him off at my work on their way home. So the work party was a potluck and there was TONS of food. Tamales, chicken, pizza, pasta, and lots of desserts too. And of course booze, David must have had like 5 beers, along with his glass of sparkling wine, glass of eggnog, and little bit of tequila he had when he nerded out with the bartender.haha. Everyone seemed to like him which was good. The party was great we ate, and had a raffle where I won a paninni press! Woot! And I also got a giftcard to a cuban restaurant in NE, I’m excited to go eat there. 🙂 There was also a “crowning” of the employee of the year. My very manly coworker had to wear a princess tiara, it was great! There were also pinatas for the many children, it was super fun.

So I can’t wait to see you guys! Just a few more hours until I board the plane. Love and miss you guys!

Until tonight,

Sammi

The Pink Panther…

 Dear Family,

I was watching Netflix with the kids and Jessie wanted to watch The Pink Panther. I haven’t seen that show before, it’s really funny! I was surprised that I liked it so much but the old school violence made me laugh.

Here’s an episode in case you guys haven’t seen it.

 

In Other News:

I got hit on by a girl at the transit center today. I didn’t really know what to do except for smile and giggle awkwardly. Haha

Mommy don’t forget to call the insurance company!

 

I can’t wait to see you guys! I miss and love you!

Until next time,

Sammi

 

 

Christmas is coming!

Family,
​I don’t know if you guys remember but I really like the holiday season. On Saturday we put up the tree at home, I thought it was going to be last Saturday but I was wrong. It looks great, doesn’t it?

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I missed out on going to zoo lights with the fam but hopefully I can go with David’s family before I leave for SD. He invited me(not telling me what day they are going) and then I’m like well I hope it’s this weekend since I’m leaving Monday. Saturday night is also the Burris’ Christmas get together, I can’t miss that! I’m excited to see Aunt Doni and Uncle Ben. I hardly see them anymore, living in Woodburn and all. But I guess they’re moving again because according to Uncle Ben “There are too many old people!” hahaha. I will definitely post pics from that and zoo lights, don’t worry!

​I’ve been talking to everyone, planning my trip to SD. I can’t wait to see you guys and my friends. Wednesday there is a Christmas Party, and Thursday Amber, Ash and I are planning on going to Disney Land. I can’t wait! Don’t worry mom I know you have Friday off so we’ll go shopping, or bake cookies or something. I have to have my mommy time!

Here’s what’s for dinner! Chicken tortilla soup!

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​I miss you guys so much! One week until I’m there!
​Until next time,
​​Sammi

David’s Birthday!

Dear Family,

It’s David’s Birthday today. Last night I had dinner at his house with his family. I forgot to take pictures of the food but it was steak with baked potatoes and asparagus. Angel food cake and strawberries for dessert.Sound familiar? I couldn’t believe it when he told me I was like “That’s one of my favorite things!” His step mom made the angel food cake and it was delicious.

When I got there his roommate was braiding his little sisters’ hair so she braided mine too. Double french braids. 🙂 It’s really cute.

We then cleaned everything up and Toby(David’s brother) let David borrow some clothes because he works at Saks 5th Avenue(and is always dressed amazingly) Here’s a picture of David before he went downtown to hang out with some friends. Obviously I couldn’t go out with him last night but tonight we’re going to hang out at his house and watch movies so that should be fun.

In Other News:

I’m so excited to be going to SD for Christmas to see you guys! I can’t wait.

I’m hilarious. Last night at dinner David and his dad were talking about working in a kitchen and David said “It just has to function, we don’t get any eye candy.” So I was like “Unless Sammi works in your kitchen.” hahaha. I crack myself up.:)

I miss and love you guys!

Until next time,

Sammi