Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Birthday Package

My lovely and creative sister-in-law Jessica made me this super cute purse for my birthday and I love it! It is the perfect night out bag and I am so grateful for her skillful hand. It looks perfect! Thanks Jessica! You're the best!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Birthday Celebrations

Yesterday was my 22nd birthday and sadly as of today the celebrations are over. All the time that I got to spend with friends and family was so amazing. I am so happy that I have so many people who love me so close by. The celebratory dinner with the fam was the first night of fun. We went to Lucille's and I had amazing fried green tomatoes and a bbq chicken sandwich. SooooOoo yummy! And Kim and Morgan got me a really cute/funky tea pot with matching cups. It is kind of asian-eske and I love the color!

Then on Monday night I got together with my girl friends Lauren and Jessica. Jessica was down from San Fran and was leaving the next day so we celebrated early. They made me yummy pizza made from ingredients from Trader Joe's (so much better than any pizza you could buy) and an amazing salad. Then for dessert they surprised me with a Lauren cookie ice cream sandwich (Lauren makes the best chocolate chip cookies ever!) and I downed it. Lauren also got me super cute polk a dot bowls (one red and one black) and my favorite lip stuff from bath and body.

Then I came home to a big box wrapped up with a card from Tyler. He let me open it before we went to bed! He got me a bread maker! I had been wanting one for a while and I am so excited to use it! Who doesn't LOVE home made bread! Yum!

Then on my Birthday day I arrived to work with a card and a cake on my desk. My co-worker Pat had bought me a cake and a $25 mastercard! SO Sweet! Then we went to lunch with all the people from work at Red Robin. So good. (I just realized that pretty much all the things I do revolve around good food. No wonder I have to work out so hard to stay fit! lol.) Then Tyler and I headed to Disneyland to meet up with Lauren and Christina and her cute little girls Yara and Ava. Disneyland is doing a new birthday celebration promotion and because I have an annual pass instead of getting a free admission to disneyland I get a gift card with the value of an admission which is $69! I used part of it yesterday to buy myself a sweet mickey t-shirt and a monsters inc mug. We just went on Pirates because we had to head off to El Torito Grill for dinner with some more family and friends!

El Torito Shots...
(Notice a couple pics down how Shira can hold a glass with her belly... no hands!)

Thanks to everyone who made it such a great day! I Love you all! :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Graduate

Last night we celebrated my baby brother's graduation from 8th grade! It was a fun night filled with back aches from standing throughout the entire ceremony in heels, not hearing a word of the speeches because the speakers were pointed toward the stage, and a little bit of drama. But what would a night out with the fam be without some craziness. But it was a good night and I am very proud of my brother. I can't believe how fast he is becoming a young man... I still remember him in his cute teddy bear footsie pjs. I Love you Jack!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Alas I can exercise without feeling as though I may die! Yesterday I went on a hike with my dad, but this time we were joined by my lovely sisters Kimberly and Danielle. It was nice having them there because usually it is just my dad and I, but it was also very entertaining. I think it was hard for my dad to handle all three of us girls. It made me think about when we were little and my mom left us home with him. It must have been a handful because it still is today with all of our chatter and laughter. A few highlights: Kimberly saying she didn't feel "exercised" while going down the hill and then hating life when we came back up and me of course rubbing it in her face :), Kimberly "wiggling" (she called it running) down the hills because she thought it was easier than walking carefully--watching that nearly brought me to peeing my pants and it had the same affect on Danielle, seeing some turtles at the old dam we found and just being with some pretty amazing people for a couple hours and enjoying the beauty of the area we live in.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The After Party

After the baby shower I helped Shira go through all her presents and put them away and while we did that our husbands watched the basketball game. It is always a party when we hang out with the Dicksons. In one of the pics I am holding a warm wash cloth on my face. . . one of the few things that made my face feel a little bit better.

It's a Baby Shower!

Last Saturday we had Shira's baby shower over at my mom's house and it was a really nice party. Everything went really well and she got a lot of really cute stuff. It is so crazy that the baby is coming so soon!