The Hanson Fam

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas!!!

I just wanted to wish y'all--me using Texan jargon---a very Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year!!! Yippeee it's almost CHRISTMAS!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Home for the Holidays!!

As Christmas is getting closer, Trav and I are sooooooo excited to go home and visit with family and friends. It will be so fun and weird to be in an actual city--bigger than 240,000 people. We will be able to shop and eat out--two things we haven't done for a good 4 months. However, before all the festivities begin, we must get there. We are driving home with Kaylene and Jon. Yep, the four of us will be crowded in a little car for 16 plus hours--what a great adventure and fun time we'll have. I think by the end of the trip we'll all be excited to get out and stretch our legs. Until then, wish us luck and a safe trip. We can't wait to see you all in UT so very soon!!!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Tribute to all the Ute fans out there! (Posted by Corbo)

Last week we were able to watch the great rivalry game of Utah vs. BYU. What a great, yet LOUSY game it was. The Utes had it won with 1 minute exactly on the clock and then what happens--a BYU receiver catches a hail mary and it all went down hill from there. I will repeat what was said last year, "we'll get them next year!" What a hard loss. Personally, I would rather have them lose 49-7 than the way they did, however, it did make for a great game. Here's to next year--GOOD LUCK Utes and play hard to the END!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Our first Texas Thanksgiving

My mom did the bulk of the cooking, but I did help out a bit.
It was my year to learn how to cook all the Thanksgiving goods.

My dad carving the turkey--
this is his yearly task.
Cam hanging out, wondering
when the grub will be ready.
Happy Thanksgiving Y'all. Since Trav and I are here in Lubbock, the fam decided to come out and join us for all the festivities. My mom Debbie, dad Doug and twin Cam came out. My older brother Brandon was with his fam in UT. Thanks to my mom, we ate lots of yummy food. We also invited our best friends Kaylene and Jon, who are also part of the fam!!!

It's cold outside

Ever since we moved in to our apartment last July, Trav has been super excited about the fireplace. Therefore, we went out and bought wood so that we'd have it on hand for the first cold day. The cold came and Trav tried to start a fire, but it didn't work. The logs we bought were too big and wouldn't catch on fire. Thus, we opted for an easier route---a starter log. Yep, the logs that have rubbish in them so that the fire starts and continues to burn. Check out that fire folks, isn't it a beaute? Way to go Trav and Cam (my twin bro) you two deserve a merrit badge for that fire!!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

We LOVE to travel. We started writing in a journal together about a year ago in order to keep our memories pinned down. Yesterday we were trying to think of all the fun places we have been so we made a list and included our "wish list" as well. Unfortunately we won't be able to go anywhere for awhile, but if we put it in the journal (and the blog), it's going to happen!

Fun places we've been:

Las Vegas, 2007
Kansas City, MO, 2007
San Francisco, CA, 2007
Cancun 2007
Hawaii (Kauai) 2007
Las Vegas-Elton John Concert, 2006
Las Vegas-Celine Dion Concert, 2006
Miami, FL, 2005
The Fiesta Bowl! (Tempe, AZ 2005)
All of the Florida Keys, 2005
San Diego, 2005
Jackson Hole, WY, 2004
Laguna Nigel, CA, 2004
Puerto Vallarta 2005
Puerto Vallarta (2004, Honeymoon)

Where we want to go:

Anywhere in Hawaii (Trav's probably going to take the Hawaii bar)
Anywhere in the Caribbean
Riviera Maya
New York

Last night Jon and Kaylene came over and we watched Texas Tech powerfully upset the No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners. What a game! Way to go Tech! Thanks for everything Jon and Kaylene-we love all of our fun times-the chief, the cat, the flaming towel etc. You guys are the best!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sam's club Does NOT compare to Costco

Back in good 'ol SLC Trav loved going to Costco. He would go there a good 4-5 times every week. He loved getting a slice and a coke and then just walking around to see what all was new in the store. However, when we moved to Lubbock we found that there was no Costco. Therefore, we actually gave in and got a membership at Sams Club. I'll be honest, at first we felt like traitors, like we had committed a major sin. However, we are getting use to the fact that we have no other choice and are now somewhat accepting Sams. Needless to say, when we are home this Christmas, Trav will most-likely go to Costco daily for a slice, a coke, and some good quality time that he's missed out on these past months. Sams Club, sad to say, is ghetto but it's the closest Trav has to Costco so he goes and enjoys his greasy slice and coke once a week.

Look at this happy guy---if he's this happy with Sams extra greasy pizza, just think how happy he is at Costco!!

Today Bobby Knight and the Red Raiders opened their season with a 68 to 56 thrashing of the UC Riverside Highlanders. Go Tech!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Our First Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner

Meet Ralph "W." Nader-a man suffering from PTSD and obsessed with George Bush and his silly wife Taleitha Turner-a crazy stuck in the 80's wannabe of Tina Turner.

Special thanks to our friends Jonny Boy and Kikikins Farrington for hosting the dinner and making the spunge bob pinata for us!!! We all had such a great time!!!
Here's the crazy murder mystery crew. Who do you think
the murderer was?

Was it one of us......yep, it was "W"!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Meet Wilbur, our Halloween pumpkin

After carving Wilbur, I roasted the pumpkin seeds-yummy
yummy to the tummy!!!

Who are these two weirdos?!?!

Monday, October 8, 2007

New Church Calling

Trav and I are ward missionaries. What a great calling!!!

Mom's trip to Lubbock

The Tech Game-Go Red Raiders!

A little bit of cooking

Best Friends

It was hard saying goodbye after such a short and fun weekend


I tried to save some money and got my hair cut at the beauty college. I thought it would be safe considering I asked for a trim! I guess in TX a trim means, "Please give me business in front and a party in back AKA a Mullet."ha ha ha-ponytails for 3 weeks straight.
The mullet was all good cuz my mom has a fantasy that someone she knows will get a mullet. Well, her wildest dream came true-by none else but her only daughter. When she visited and saw me she laughed hysterically. We both laughed-finally someone laughed with/at my RIDICULOUS hair cut. Needless to say, I got my hair cut by a real hairdresser the next day. GOOD TIMES!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

My nephew Dax

This is Dax. Trav and I just love and miss him so much.
Isn't he just a cute little thing

Trav Studying

Trav needs silence when he studies and his police ear muffs do the job

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Happy Birthday to Us

We celebrated my 26th and Trav's 29th Birthday's here in TX. Some of our friends invited us over and made us this snickers ice cream HEAVEN!!! Yummy-our Birthday's ended up being great. We just can't believe how old we are. Time surely does fly by. We are getting old too fast.