Merry Christmas!

...and a Happy New Year!

The Garners


Dearest Britney,

he looks something like this:

little eyes. big beard. size 8 hat.
Hope that helps.


Holy Smokes Batman!

Its my MIL's birthday today...

Your one H-E-double hockey sticks of a woman SG!
You make me laugh more than anyone I know!

Love and miss ya!


I have no intentions of seeing Tron...

Glad I got that off my chest.

I have nothing for you. Im sorry. Nothing is going on here.

My house is cold. Really cold. The couch is almost unbearable to sit on. I will conserve, I will conserve.

I found a smokin' hot deal tonight. Paper Cloth + Denim designer jeans for my nephew Levi. $70 for kids jeans? No wonder they had so many at Ross....and for the sweet price of $9.99.

Im currently reading: 'All The Presidents Men'....My deep love for Nixon continues.

I'm currently missing: My husband. If you see him send him my way.

Im currently watching: National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.

This recipe will not make you skinny, but its incredibly delicious and with a working candy thermometer is totally easy.

Peace easy, yo.



My sister sent me an email yesterday.
It was so funny--I cant help but share.
My niece Gwen is 6 and perfect in every single way.
She will steal your heart in an instant.

My sister and her family are in The Dalles right now.
Her and Gwen had this conversation yesterday:

Sarah: It will be fun when my sister gets here.
Gwen: You have a sister?
S: Um, yeah. You know, Aunt Katie!
G: (total suprise) Sheeee's your sister?
S: Of course she is. Who did you think she was?
G: I thought she was your cousin.
S: No Gwen, shes my sister. Richard and Mike are my brothers.
G: (again total complete shock and suprise) You have brooothers?
S: Yes. Good grief, who did you think they were?
G: Mom, I cant even remember who those boys are you are talking about!

Shes too funny!



We're alive.
--I knew you were worried.
We havent been up to much around here.
We had a good halloween--we rocked togas like nobodys business.
We had a few awesome...and a few bad football games.
And we (I) have been ringing in the holiday season by listening to as much Christmas music as humanly possible and eating the occasional chocolate orange (l.o.v.e.).

I havent been blogging because I let my sister borrow my computer for a few weeks so she could surf the web to find a house to buy back East. (lame. I'll forever blame Jeff for relocating them to the east coast).
Aaaand I hate blogging from Geoff's computer-so i've given up blogging all together. 

I'd share pictures but its more bothersome to upload them to Geoff's computer too.
(I made an exception and decided to break my bond of silence from the blogisphere tonight)

Can you believe its already Thanksgiving week? Everything is going by so quickly!
I ordered a sweet little holiday dress from Ann Taylor--that wait however is not going by so quick.
I  just want my dress already.

This Thanksgiving Geoff and I are spending it with 100 other large, hungry men--some people refer to them as the football team.
No exceptions for practice even on Thanksgiving.
Thankfully they are still going to feed them a thanksgiving feast at the Football Center.
Not quite your typical thanksgiving--but its a warm meal!

I'm so thankful.
for Geoff. Our family. My job. My religion, and all the little and big things my Heavenly Father blesses me with.

Happy Thanksgiving y'all!


I'm in love, i'm in love, and I don't care who knows it!

(Please dont judge the fact the i've already watched Elf 17 times this month...literally)

They came, they came and I am in love.
I've been impatiently waiting for them to arrive.
(Shoes.com, btw. Super great deals. I saved a ton) 

dont mind how scary gross i look in this picture. I didnt get home till late at night and tried them on with jeans ASAP. I had to send a pic to my mom. 

I also came home to a magical tube filled with magical gifts. 
Three Sprinkes brand cupcake mixes from my brother.
One of the coolest gifts ever!

A very happy ending to a very blah day.

And while I'm here might I add that I have a very hardworking husband who spends so much time putting in extra work at school and at football. 
Hes seen the love and support of his teachers, trainers and coaches and is extremly blessed. 
He deserves everything good that comes of it. 


welcome, fall.

You can come chill with me on my doorstep anytime. 


pumpkin patching.

Its that time of year again!
Every year Geoff and I go to the pumpkin patch on the Monday before my birthday...for my birthday.
Its the perfect way to ring in my favorite season.

Searching, searching...looking for The Great Pumpkin.

g tried to make a pumpkin chair....successful?

not quite, but we appreciate his efforts.

We had a wonderful time and left with some very large, very awesome pumpkins!



Happy Birthday to me!
Happy Birhtday to me!
Happy Birthday dear meeeee!
Happy Birthday to me!

(Geoff and my cake 10-13-2009)

Geoff's gift to me this morning? All the cold water a girl could want to take a shower in....
and an awesome pair of boots.


Happy October Y'all!

I've said it before, but i'll say it again.
I love October. 
Its the perfect month. 
The leaves, the weather, the clothes, the baking, the smells. 
I. cant. get. enough. 

Not too much has been going on around these parts.
We had a huge/loud/fun Garner party over the weekend--so fun I didnt take any photos.
But heres a little bit of our October so far:

Geoff and Mt. Hood

pre-pumpkin patching. We'll do our annual visit to Davis Farms pumkin patch on Monday and I cant wait!

Thursday night warrented a visit from this little guy:

Monday Geoff took everyone on a tour of the football center.
Check out that stud in the center of this poster in the Players Lounge. 

They played on Reeser...

And Jones ran the 40 faster than Quizz. 

All of us had a pretty fun time at the game too. 

Go beavs!


Always on my mind...

These little babies have been on my mind all week. And ive since spent my time trying to figure out how to get all of them--in my dreams!

I know Ugg boots can be considered cliche, but the people who say that have never tried them on. 
Everybody likes warm feet! 
I used to have a pair that I wore all over the place, but they got ruined by the salt they thow all over to melt the snow. Aaaannnd, I love the soles on these ones so much better. 
(Liesl, I think its time you get a pair of these now that your in Idaho--you'll appreciate them very much!)

I really want me some of these. 

These will probably stay a dream. Forever. 
But a girl can hope.

And technically, I already own these, just in a different color. 
But obviously I need them in Orange, especially after yesterdays game.

Its a good thing my birthday is just around the corner, right?
; )



September has been good to me. On the 1st of the month I completed my last final. Ever. 8 days later my final grades were posted and submitted. And....I did it! I successfully had the lamest summer of my life, but I GRADUATED. From college. It's fantastic. As for right now I dont pity anyone in school, but come the end of this month when Geoff starts up again I know I'm going to be totally jealous. I really like school--not all of it--but most of it was pretty fun and engaging. But for now I feel relieved and can't wait to get settled into my new working woman lifestyle. Our insurance cards came in the mail yesterday and I felt just as accomplished, if not more,  as when I got an A on my marketing plan. And that's a big deal because I poured my heart and soul into that thing.

Me, the day I graduated. Because you were just dying to see.

and this might have happened too.

We've managed to fit in some fun this month too. 

Geoff and I went to The Dalles/Portland for a bit. 

While in Portland I took Geoff to this incredible portland based company Moonstruck Chocolates.
We both agree that this is the best milkshake we have ever had. 
The conquistador: chocolate, caramel and carmelized hazelnuts.
To. Die. For.

We couldnt help but snag these little guys too.
Geoffs was a chocolate orange owl and mine was a chocolate hazelnut frakenstein laced with pop rocks.

We went to the farmers market in The Dalles too.
Poor Geoff didnt fit in the car.

Larry shows off his new flowers.

I bought Sweet Cherry jam and I'm saving it just for you Shellene. 
Its crazy delicious.

A couple days ago I paid my brother with a mediocre dinner in return for painting my bedroom. 
The whole family came over and Levi asked Geoff if he wanted to armwrestle. 
Funniest thing ever. 

As for now Im spending the rest of my time gearing up for the first home game! Im so excitied for football to start in Corvallis and for all the fun we are going to have this year. I love that we get to spend so much time with family this time of year. 

Happy September!


Jackie O.

I can never get enough of Jackie. 
Isnt she gorgeous?

I found this photo this morning and couldnt help but share. 

In my fashion history classes we talked a ton about Jackie. 
She was so influential...
and incredibly beautiful. 

When I grow up I wanna look like her. 


Made for each other.

Am I the last person to know about this?
I probably am.
I not up to date on the world of crafting. 
I went to Michaels today and discovered the Cricut Cake.

Oh. my. goodness.
If there is one thing I love, its cake decorating. 
Think how awesome I could be with this.

One day me and this machine will be good friends. One day...



Today is the day. The first day of camp. Hes had his physical. Weighed in. Fed a tasty meal of steak and lobster. Went to his meetings and hopefully will come home soon. 

Sometimes I think, this is going to be really, really long. We've only knocked out one season in his football career. But then I stop and think "How cool is it that I get to experience all of this with him?"

Right from the beginning we've been in this together. Its going to be long, its been hard and its a huge blessing. 

Im so glad to have his college years. wish us luck. 


San Diego.

I realize I said I was off for awhile. But Im sitting at the Oakland airport waiting for my flight and i've got some time to kill. 
I just did an upload of all the photos from my phone and found some I felt like sharing.
I now present to you San Diego through the lens of my iPhone:

and there you have it.