21 December 2011


Endowed with or characterized by a hearty,
 joyous humor or a spirit of good-fellowship
Joyful. Merry.

Do you know what is cool?

 This is cool: 

I'm serious

This was the coolest Christmas party of the year

Funny company 

With some fabulous cider

Courtesy of Kat and Becca


Other cool things that have happened this month: 

Miss Emma Jane went to her first dance

 (and looked absolutely stunning)

Mandie and I had a picture together

Super cool

This was taken at what turned out to be the last Bunco

(Bunco RIP)

And finally...

TODAY is this guy's 1st birthday

I love him

I can't believe he is one

I can't believe he is so awesome

Happy Happy Happy Birthday!!!

Christmas is in 4 days

It is suppose to snow a little

cool. cool. cool.

16 December 2011


the foliage and berries, used for decoration,
 especially during the Christmas season.

This year

I wanted to send out Christmas cards

Of me and Josh

Weird huh?

We don't even have a kid or an animal that we want to show people

I just wanted my really talented sister-in-law to take pictures of us

But I was trying to wait for snow

...and it never came....

So I didn't send them out

Or even get them taken

And feel pretty sad

I even bought Josh a present to make him cooperate


But if I did send out a Christmas card?

It would be this:

Pure. Gold. 

Josh showed this picture to a girl in our primary class and she said,

"Wow. That is so sad."

She is in 3rd grade and she is too cool for the elf pajama suit

I felt ridiculous--She keeps it real


Here is the Farley's Christmas card this year:

Christmas is in 9 days

Think about it and get pumped


14 December 2011


Son of God. Prince of Peace.
Redeemer of the World. Savior of Mankind.
 The Messiah.


“Because He came to earth, we have a perfect example to follow. As we strive to become more like Him, we will have joy and happiness in our lives and peace each day of the year. It is His example, which if followed, stirs within us more kindness and love, more respect and concern for others.

Because He came, there is meaning to our mortal existence.

Because He came, we know how to reach out to those in trouble or in distress, wherever they may be.

Because He came, death has lost its sting, the grave its victory. We will live again because He came.

Because He came and paid for our sins, we have the opportunity to gain eternal life.

May His precious Spirit be with us, and may He ever be the center of our celebrations and indeed of our very lives.”

President Monson

A perfect reminder


09 December 2011


full of exultant joy; merry;

The other night

Josh and I ran to the gas station

To buy treats for a movie

Josh: Cheetos

Shanae: black licorice

As we were heading home...

My breath was ripped from my throat

My words were taken from my tongue

For this is what I saw: 

A Coca-Cola truck fully illuminated

Christmas trees

Holiday music

The Coke bear and free photos

God smiles down on me from time to time my friends

See we had tithing settlement earlier that day

And this was my gift from above

Josh wouldn't get a picture with me

So I made Ade and her kids drive out

Because a grown lady can't go by herself

Plus I knew the kids would love it

And love it they did

They even got to write Santa a letter on COKE paper

It was awesome.

Go open a bottle of happiness. 

My. Christmas. Miracle.


07 December 2011


cheerfully festive or convivial;
in good spirits; merry.

My Christmas tree has been up since 
Before Thanksgiving

(yeah...I am one of those)

I made the mistake of shopping on Black Friday

I have wrapped gifts under my tree

I've gotten Barenaked for the Holidays

I've had lots of gingerbread tea

I watched A Very Sunny Christmas last night

And I have made a wish list

I know I should have posted this earlier

But? Josh? 

I am sure you haven't finished shopping...

So, here are some things I wouldn't hate to have under our tree:

(or anything like this)

(I know this is too expensive...but my mom sometimes reads the blog)

Mine is almost gone

I can help you with this one
Anything from Sephora is good though

I like the red, yellow, orange, and grey

I'll never turn down clothes either
And I love when YOU pick out my clothes
Weird, huh?



26 November 2011


 Lack of clearness or distinctness:
disorder; upheaval.

Jacki: I don't know what is going on in the world today.

She nailed it.
 With one sentence--she summed up the way a feel.

Happy Holidays

21 November 2011


a baked food having a filling of fruit,pudding, etc.,
prepared in a pastry-lined pan or dish and often topped with a pastry crust.

Every Thanksgiving

I make pies

Lots of them

(And pumpkin rolls)

I have been looking around for some new

Pie recipes

Here are some of my contestants:

Apple-Pear Crumble Pie

Found here

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

found here

Coconut-Key Lime Pie

found here

Chocolate Meringue Pie

found here

Chocolate Chip Pie

found here

Help me decide?


17 November 2011


Owing gratitude for help, favors, etc.

I love holidays

All of them

But Thanksgiving might be my least favorite

Does that make me a bad person?

I feel evil admitting that

I like being thankful people!

But Halloween and Christmas 

Are so much better

This year I have been trying really hard

To love Thanksgiving more

So...I bought some sweet markers

(I love markers, pens, etc)

Wrapped our kitchen table with paper

And then...

Josh and I did our thankful poster

This is by far the best tradition for November 

It helps me focus on my blessings

I get to think about all the things I love

And I get to read what Josh is thankful for

Some things that made the poster?

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Words With Friends



The Gospel

Our house




Our primary class


I suggest you guys try this out

It'll make you happy