Saturday, May 31, 2008

Noche Buena

 Danielle and I with Sarah...

                                                                          Noche and Sarah...

Yesterday Danielle and I went horse back riding with Tyler and Judd (Tyler's Dad). It was beautiful! We got to the stables before Judd did so Danielle got a chance to get acquainted with the horses because she hasn't been around a horse in a long time. Judd saddled up Sarah for Danielle and Noche Buena for me. We rode down in the hills of Yorba Linda where the old orange acres dam is... while Tyler and Judd walked near us helping control the horses. I got to have reins though so I got to have most of the control which was sweet! It is a really cool connection that you have with the horse, like this bond of trust. It is a really cool feeling and I suggest everyone try it. I am excited to ride more and get to know horse back riding again (I used to do it when I was little). We're grateful for Tyler's dad who is so willing to share these beautiful animals with us. Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure...

Happy Birthday Tamara Lyn!

A couple weeks ago the Fam and Spencer Rex went down to San Clemente for my Mother's 44th birthday bash. Dinner was super good and we went down to the pier after dinner and walked around down by the beach. I went shopping earlier that day with my mom and sisters so it was a really fun and relaxing day! Tyler and Spence were at the beach all day and met us down there at the restaurant. I got to ride home in the back of Spencer's truck in the seat that folds out the side of the cab. My bum wasn't happy. :) 

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Sweet Life

A couple weekends ago we got to go to Balboa with some of our friends. We ate way too much at BJ's Pizza and got crazy with the pizookies. We walked around at the funzone, took the ferrie over to Balboa Island and walked around looking at the amazingly adorable houses. We also went to the candy shop! It
was good times for sure. I think we all kind of felt like little kids again! It is always a lovely time being down by the beach with good people surrounding us. Tyler and I are blessed with good friends who are close. We get to see our family and friends often which is important to us.
All in all we have many good things in our lives. I have been working full time and going to school part time at night. It has been really hard and Tyler and I both know that it will be better if I can work less so that I will have more time for school and studying. I decided to give my two weeks notice to Berrett Pest Management. I am not sure what job I will be getting. This isn't a normal thing for me. I have a planner, I plan things, and I don't just quit a job unless I have a plan. But I know that Heavenly father and my friends and family want me to be happy. I knew that the next step towards getting a new job and feeling a little less like my life was taken from me by work and school was to give my two weeks notice. I was really nervous, but everything is fine. I have a very peaceful feeling that everything will work out. I have the Lord on my side and I can and will be blessed as long as I keep the faith. This is something a little foreign to me because I always have a plan, very rarely do I just walk by faith without knowing exactly how things will turn out. I believe that the older I get and the more often I step back and think, the more I notice that life forces you to do things you never thought were possible. How greatful I am for that. I wouldn't be the person I am today if that wasn't the case.

Get Fit!

So sorry that I haven't posted a blog in a while. There has been a lot going on around these parts. Shira has been getting on me about not posting so I thought I would. School is busy as the semester comes to an end. Tyler and I are both planning on taking one or two summer classes so our summer will be eventful! haha. I wanted to update you all on what we have been doing. My baby sister Danielle and I ran in teh get fit 5k on April 19th and that was really fun! My older sister Kimberly and cousin Tiffany walked it and it was good to be out and doing something active. I think my favorite part of the run was the first mile and crossing the finish line. I was really happy to be running with my sister. She used to run a lot before her knee went out and she was on track to do a marathon, but after the half marathon she had to stop because of her knee. I was happy to be the person to run with her for the first race in a long time.

Above is a picture of all of us after the race. So gorgeous aren't we? haha. We got to see some of our friends too! We saw Becky at the starting point, Jared Rummler passed us, and we saw Jared's dad too. It was cool! After the race we all went back to our house and ate breakfast and watched Juno! The girls hadn't seen it yet and I needed to change that!

Tyler was at Long Beach State playing all day in a Volleyball tournament for institute. He had a fun team and he really enjoyed playing and I made it to watch the last couple games. They made it all the way to the finals and lost against the long beach team. It was a good, active day!