Sunday, December 28, 2008

Musings from Christmas

Jordan and I were joined this Christmas by Todd !!!!! We had such a good time celebrating Christmas - We watched lots of movies, ate lots of food, and hung out with our friends Kristin and Ryan. Here are some pics of the decor, the friends and the fun... We hope your Christmas was blessed and we are very much looking forward to 2009 and all the wonderful things it will bring!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator.
If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist.
If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist.
If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer.
But our greatest need was forgiveness, So God sent us a Savior.
--Author unknown

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Jordan is back ...

...and all is right with the world! After a little delay in Denver, Jordan made it back to Phoenix this morning!! Although we did just fine with this extra-long road trip it sure is nice to have him back home. After I picked him up at the airport we did a little more Christmas shopping, grabbed Chipotle and headed home to Prescott Valley. I made a slight snafoo and missed the turn off I was supposed to make, so we were a little later getting home than we would have liked. Jordan will tell you a much different story ;) Needless to say we are glad to be back together again and have a busy week ahead!

*Sundog Ladies Night tomorrow
*Jordan's office party
*Games wed. fri. sat.
*Presents and Cards in the mail
*Meeting with Northern Arizona University
Photos courtesy of Matt Santos.
Merry Christmas to you all and savor the season while it is here!!!! XOXO

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My Wells Fargo branch went to Red Lobster tonight for our Christmas Party...and it was awesome.

Happy Birthday Jill

This picture is from this summer when Jill and I painted her classroom. We had some helpers! I hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday and Jordan and i are certainly looking forward to having y'all come visit in January!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Cadillac of a Coffee Pot

My Mom and Dad were nice enough to order me this coffee pot while they were here over Thanksgiving! I LOVE IT. They have it and so do Jim and Jill and my Aunt Gail also. The grinder sound like a helicopter is landing on my kitchen counter, but I can get over it. Thanks again Mom and Dad, it is absolutely awesome!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Tree is Up

Let the fesivities begin! The addition of a giant TV changed the whole dynamic of our apartment, so I am still finding the perfect place for everything - the Christmas sits right in front of our window so I can see it glimering as I walk up our three flights of stairs after work! Love it!

New Member of our Family

Christmas came early for Jordan and I this year! We knew we wanted to purchase a big TV for Christmas, and thought we would take advantage of the killer Thanksgiving Weekend sales and we scored! Sadly for Jordan, he left today for a 14-day road trip. Don't worry Jordan, I will take good care of the TV while you're gone ;)

Thanksgiving '08

Jordan and I were lucky enough to host our third Thanksgiving Feast - This year was especially wonderful having Todd come over from LA. We ate too much, played games, went to Sundog games, shopped, and ate some more!

Here's the pictoral run-down :

Todd giving Jordan a potato-peeling tutorial

Jordan carving the bird.

Dinner around our "dining room table" SO GOOD!


Officially 24

I officially turned 24 on the 23rd of Nov and have yet to blog about it! Thank you all so much for the calls and texts and whatnot, I truly felt special! Jordan arrived home from a road trip just in time to take a nap and then be my chauffeur for the day - We went shopping all around town and then to TX Roadhouse for dinner! To commence the evening we had some friends over to play Scene It and watch you-tube clips from So You Think You Can Dance ;) In this picture I am wearing the Awesome Aunt sticker that came as part of the b-day card from Max and Ben!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bob and Dana

Last weekend our friends Bob and Dana drove over from Lake Havasu City to visit us!! We were so excited to see them even though it was a very short trip. They joined me for the hockey game and then we hung our with some of our Prescott friends. The next day Jordan and Bob went golfing while Dana and I went SHOPPING! It was so fun to take a no-pressure shopping trip with Dana and we spent a couple hours at Costco just walking up and down the isles just taking our sweet time...Thanks again you two for taking the time to come see us - We love and will be visiting soon!

Total Request Live -or- TRL

After 10 years, MTV is saying goodbye to their show Total Request Live... I LOVED this show all throughout my adolescence and tonight I am feeling a little old. There were summers that I would plan my afternoon around TRL and I think I cried when Carson Daly left the show. Although I have not watched TRL regularly in years, I will be sad knowing it isn't there :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

A trip to Phoenix...

...and this may or may not have been the reason :)

We have had a wonderful weekend full of hockey, work, friends, fun and to top it off we both had Monday off! We woke up and decided to take a little day trip to Phoenix to see if we could find Steve Nash...and eat Chipotle. Phoenix is only about 1 1/2 hours from Prescott Valley and has some good shopping also. In case anyone forgot, I will be celebrating my 24th b-day THIS MONTH so, we went and did a little window shopping. We did not find Steve Nash.
After you get out of Prescott Valley there are catus' or cacti or whatever the plural is...They are everywhere and I find it really fascinating. They cover the foothills like the pine and spruce that I am used to in CO. Super neat! It finally has gotten chilly here in Prescott Valley so it's beginning to feel like Fall. I have to admit that I am really missing the true Fall season that only CO can offer. Only a couple weeks until my family is coming to visit and as you can imagine, Jordan and I are VERY excited!
Here's Jordan making use of our space-age dustpan contraption - Thanks again Jessie! :)

Monday, November 3, 2008


This Duvall household is very excited for a few reasons:
1.) Tomorrow is Election Day - GO VOTE GO VOTE GO VOTE GO VOTE

2.) Nuggets traded Allen Iverson for Chauncey Billups! While we love AI, and Chauncey was a CU Buff, it will be a good move for the Nuggs!!!!!

3.) Melo shaved his corn-rows!!!!!!!!!


I don't know about the rest of you but this Kristen Wigg is cracking me up lately. She was hilarious in Knocked Up and has me in tears every Saturday night during SNL...LOVE HER!


I made tasty Halloween cupcakes for work and that's about the extent of my Halloween! Jordan made his return to Amarillo for that weekend so I was flying solo. I was certain I wasn't going to have any trick-or-treaters (the third story apt. and all) but alas, 10:30 pm rolls around and I get a little knock on the door...Luckily my boss had sent us all home with candy otherwise I would have had to give her a can of tuna or something. Anywho, pretty uneventful weekend.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

First Airborne of the season! - Turns out being on buses and planes caused Jordan's germs to get all crazy. Luckily there was a BOGO at Safeway! Yes, I am aware of the money (30million) Airborne had to pay the FTC because they could not provide adequate proof that their product prevented or reduced the risk of colds...Whatev, I say! It's loaded with lots of good stuff that our bodies need anyway so we will drink on!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Weekend Update

Not too much out of the ordinary here in Prescott Valley, AZ as of late...
*I survived my first Spin Class on Thurs. (And I will be back for more)
*Jordan took his first road trip. It was sort of difficult to get back into the swing of things when he travels, but Wallace and I did just fine :)...He's gone again next weekend to Amarillo.
* Still no lamp shade for my golden lamp :(
* Jordan and I were really bad tonight and had In & Out Burgers for dinner - Yikes!
*The fall colors are finally starting to change here, but the weather is still nearly 80 degrees everyday.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Lynx Lake

This weekend we had two hockey games (lost them both :( ) I worked on Saturday and Sunday we took a long walk around Lynx Lake which is just up the road from our apartment! It was a busy weekend, but we had lots of fun! Hope you all have a great Monday!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Just a reminder...

...to bundle up your puppies as the weather gets colder :)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Things I am LOVING

Performance Fleece Sundogs Jacket - Thanks Jordan for picking this up for me!
My $3 pumpkin spice candle from Wal-mart!

The promise of a new season...
And the gold lamp I found on sale at Target with no lamp shade....I'm still looking for the perfect shade! LOVE YOU ALL!