Thursday, December 31, 2009

Me and Jeremy's Birthdays and Christmas... FINALLY!

Wow! Sorry for the delay.. I haven't exactly been super busy over the break, but just enough that I hadn't gotten around to blogging yet! This is going to be a pretty lengthy post, and GURANTEED i will get sidetracked. (alot of these pictures I borrowed from sash so don't be surprised if you saw them on her blog all ready!!!)

Well some notes from the holidays. Jared and Kayla with their three kids came and visited the week before Christmas and got here on Thursday? I'm pretty sure.
It was so fun to have them here and they didn't have to leave until the next Tuesday, so they were here for almost a week. They were here for my birthday along with Matt, Ashley, Dallin, and Mom & Dad.
My birthday was SO fun! I woke up around 6:30 to get ready for the day (I had one last final driver's ed class) which started at 8 and went till twelve. I passed the final with a B+ and I received my permit!! Which was pretty much one of the best birthday presents EVER! Funny story, though, in my DE class since my birthday fell on one of the class days, much like seminary I was surrouded in a circle and all the boys sang "happy birthday to me" (my seminary class sang "happy permit to me") and I'm sure the girls chimed in a little too :]. It was a wonderful last class and I loved it! I had Lon Piper for a teacher who pretty much knows the entire family and man, is he a character!! i would definitely do the entire class over it was so much fun.
One of the many "interesting" things we did in that class included "reflection time" which you got if you mouthed off, annoyed the teacher, or just plain did something Piper didn't totally agree with. It was SUPPOSEDLY a punishment but it turned out to be the funniest thing in the class. You had to stare ito the TV screen, then after a few minutes of "reflecting" you apologized to the class sincerely.
Proudly, I only received reflection time once for being "overly excited" about passing the final... haha it was hilarious though and I loved every minute of it!.
After driver's ed, I got to go to the mall and hang out with a couple of friends for a couple of hours before we headed over to Ashley's dance recital. i bought myself a purse which is SUPER cute! I love it.
Ashley did SO amazing at her dance recital. She choreagraphed quite a few dances and supervised a couple more. THey all turned out so cute- and I'm not lying her little girls' class that she taught hip hop completely KILLED the other kids in their hip hop dances. She also got to dance in two groups to "Stacey" (aka That's Not MY name) which was jazz and "Kill The Lights" which was hip hop. She did SO GOOD! She is pretty much amazing at dance. Everyone couldn't take their eyes off of her... of course she was FRONT AND CENTER!! She has a gift I'm telling ya!

After her recital IIIII drove mom and dad home and we celebrated my birthday with jared, kayla, and dallin. I got an ice cream cake from Baskin and Robbins that said "Happy 15th Birthday Natalie!" it was really cute... AND Great tastin' :]
I got the cutest boots from mom and dad, Dallin gave me an awesome shirt that I have wanted for almost the entire year, and jared and kayla gave me the CUTEST plaid/striped shirt from AEO.
Sharese sent me a gift card to Aeropostale (guilty, I've all ready spent most of it), Josh took me to Sherlock Holmes later in the week too. Matt and Ashley got me the coolest shoes from Chinatown in San Fran. THey are so comfy. I also talked to each sibling on the phone which was wonderful :]
After eating enormous amounts of cake and ice cream, i headed on over to a stake dance with a few friends. I got sung to TWICE! Because I had two groups of friends put my name on the billet two different times. It was so much fun though and I had the most amazing 15th birthday! Thanks to everyone I love you all- brothers, sisters, friends, and parents!!

Now, for Jeremy's Birthday! I can't exactly give you a play-by-play of his day... cause I can't remember everything! But we did get to celebrated later in the evening with Chinese food from New Hong Kong (yum! good choice :]) and ice cream cake from B&R again. I can't remember all his presents but I did give him this Indian ring that had engraved little swirls in it(i'm not gonna lie-it's pretty sweet!). Happy 26th Birthday Jeremy! WE love you!!!

ON to Christmas/(these pictures I "borrowed" from ashley)... Since we are quite a lazy bunch, we didn't even wake up till around 9 to 9:30. I woke everyone up and started to make a big breakfast with waffles and omelettes. We even ate before we opened presents.
WE started the opening at around 10 and didn't get done till 12!! We were all kinda boring but some of the highlights of the presents (that I can remember, they may give you different accounts) were: Dad-pants from AE, and new BYU clothes, Mom- a DKNY peacoat that is SO cute!, Josh-new business shirts... he will look very handsome!, Jeremy- and iTouch!which was a surprise, we almost gave it to him for his birthday but decided to wait, Dallin- a new camera, Ashley-new camera also, and me.. well pretty much all my presents!! but I have to say the smell good stuff from Jeremy is one of my favorites!
Later in the day, we went to Sherlock Holmes and Mom and Dad went to Invictus. Both movies were awesome!! Sherlock was long and misleading at first, but in the end it all came together finally! Invictus (i'm told) was very inspiring!
The rest of the day after eating lunch, we just vegged and enjoyed each others' company. Me and Josh went and looked at this house down by Skyline HS that coordinates the lights to music which was prety dang amazing I must say.
The following weekend were spent with many hours at the mall, and we also went down to Utah to take Josh so that he could catch his plane on Monday. A plus for me was definitely seeing all of my brothers!! Too bad I couldn't see all of my sisters! :(
Some other notes... We played this game: Ninja Destruction almost every single day. It was so much fun. Dad also let me do his hair this year so.. yeah. You'll understand.
But I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and A happy new year! I love each and everyone of you and you have all impacted my life so much!! I love you :]

Always Love, Natalie

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas season so far.. I know I am! I will update soon with the recent events and pictures from Christmas and me and Jeremy's birthdays. So now, with this little teeny post I want to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009


Wow I am so late in getting this post out but oh well! I have been a wee bit busy lately. Let's see about our holiday: Matt and Ashley came, Dallin and two friends (Dania and Garret), ME!, Devin and Julie, and Jeremy surprised us on Wednesday! Well here are some pictures from our holiday!
Relaxing on the couch
Mmm... Turkey and potatoes
Just hanging out..

Haha Jeremy found a new hair piece!
Let's just say that these only lasted for.. 3 hours?
Our seats!
Matt just watching Band Of Brothers
Devin... chilling
Checking out all the wonderous food!
Devin... ridiculous!! We ate a whole bag of blueberries mmm.. mmm. good!

The closest we ever get to....

Julie and Devin playing some good ol' Mario.
Jeremy showing me how to fold the napkins!Our new favorite game Tripoley! It brings gasp! Playing cards and poker chips into the house!
Dad cutting up the good turkey

This week Julie also found out that she is having a baby boy! Yay! The stoker grandchildren are evened out again!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Moon Premier!

Me, Ashley, Rebecca

So, on Thursday night Ashley, me, Jill and her friend, and Rebecca all went to the midnight premier of New Moon. I made Ashley and I t-shirts for Team Jacob and Rebecca made her Team Edward shirt. The crowds at Edward's were ridiculous. Every theater (all 14 of them) were sold out so there was tons of people there! We got our tickets like two months early thankfully! But we went an 1 1/2 hours early and it was still so hard to find seats but luckily we got ones on the very top and mostly sat all next to each other. I know some people that went to save seats at 6 and 8 o'clock which is unbelievable!
This is the front of my says, "Don't tell Edward but..."

and the back of my t-shirt.. it says, "...I'm all for Team Jacob."

Ashley's t-shirt:

I have to say that the movie was awesome and SOO much better than the first one, Twilight. Still can keep improving though, however. My favorite part of the whole night was my t-shirt! It was awesome. I had people come up to me and ask me to read my shirt.... some of them were kind of... odd. But that's ok! I also got to see a friend from EFY which was so much fun.
Luckily I didn't have to go to school the next day because we went down to Utah for Leah's wedding. It was so much fun and the guy she got married to is a sweet bud.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

More renovation.....

To add to Ashley's blog on the painted doors, and mine about renovating, I have come with the third (and hopefully final) post in the series. Mom found this guy that would re-cover the chairs in her room with new fabric that coordinates with her curtains, pillows, and blanket throw on her bed. I really should've taken a before picture, those chairs were doggin' it!

The chairs really do look amazing, and every line on the arm of the chair goes straight across to match with the other arm. It's pretty cool how great this guy did!


I know what you're thinking.. "jeez Natalie this blog is SO late! Halloween was three weeks ago!" but just hold up, I've been kinda busy but I promised to put these pictures up so I better. I dresses up as a cow girl and even though it doesn't match up to Halle's nerd costume, I thought I did pretty good.
When I was out with some friends trick or treating there was this house that would play scary music with huge footsteps coming out than this "thing" would jump out at you. This shows how much of a wimp I am ... I screamed when it came out!

All right here's one more-you can see my huge belt buckle!

later that night I headed on over to one of my friends houses and we watched Arachnaphobia... I don't think I really need to say anything else. I was scared out of my mind!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Something I like to call basketball....

Ahh yes... it has finally happened. That little Stoker spark for basketball has been lit this last week. Even though I've never played basketball in my life, that didn't keep me from high school try outs. So now I've landed a spot on the team as manager! It is way fun and I get to practice with the team while also working on developing some hand skills that don't really exist in soccer, dance, or ice-skating. I'll be sure to post some pictures soon enough of me yelling on the sidelines:]

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Slave Labor.....

Yes, yes I know what you may be thinking... Having ten kids has gotten to mom and she is trying to force all the work they did onto me now! haha not quite.. but pretty close! This week we've been getting the house ready for a viewing that was supposed to be in a couple more days, but tings never turn out like they are supposed to right? We've been scrambling to clean EVERYTHING! I wish you could see the pruning and cleaning that dad and our hired man Wade did for us. It is absolutely amazing! Our house is no longer obese... instead just anorexic. All the plants are about 1/4 size they used to be. It looks so profesional though which is just amazing. Mom also painted the dining room and put new curtains up that are just so amazing! i would post some pictures but I'm being forced out of the house as we speak because the realtor and the viewers are coming here in ten minutes!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Science Field Trip

Last Wednesday, October 21st, our science class went to Swan Valley to test water in Rainey Creek and in the South Fork of the Snake River. It was so much fun because I got to be part of the group that waded out in the water! It was freezing cold but totally worth it. After we were all done testing we built a huge fire and roasted hot dogs, s'mores, starburst, and tons of other stuff. We actually are going again in the Spring to test water again after the snow melts.

Rainey Creek #2 This creek was pretty skinny ? would you say instead of wide? But it was so deep in some places up to my chest and it was muddy and rocky so I could hardly get out- I had to walk downstream to get out even. Me and Ally at South Fork. If you look in the background under the bridge there are lots of rocks and I walked out all the way out there.
This was our whole group that went on the trip.
The campfire we built and roasted things on it :]
Me and Ally in our glasses!!