Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I had to post a couple pics of my cute niece! She is the Daughter of Tyler's brother, Ryan and his wife Kristen. They are from Hawaii and are here visiting right now and we are so happy that we get to spend time with them this week!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


We got a new car about a month ago and it has finally been washed and waxed! I wanted to post a picture as Tyler did such a good job cleaning it today so that we could go sailing. He was really excited that his parent's laser fit on top so now we can go sailing more often. Chase, Tyler, Judd and I all went down to Balboa and the boys hit the ocean while I went on a nice sea breeze jog. It was nice and cool and we are so proud of our nice new Tahoe (or as Tyler likes to call it "Big Baby"-- he wanted to name it after a player on the Boston Celtics). . .

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Anaheim Ducks.... Goal!!!

Well tonight we had an amazing time watching the Anaheim Ducks win! CenSource (my Dad's Company and where Tyler and I work) had a suite and it was so much fun! All of the people from our office were there and there were also some clients and friends. It was a really good game... We won in over time. It was also Helen's 82nd Birthday. Helen is the Mother of Ron (our client from Ruby's Diner) and she got to come to the game! She was the sweetest lady too! My mom and dad surprised her with a birthday cake and we all sang! She was so overwhelmingly grateful and hugged and thanked EVERYONE that was there. She was so appreciative of all of us sharing her birthday with her. I am so glad that she had a good time... I sure did. Nothing really tops endless yummy food, sweaty men playing sports, and good company! :)

Jack, Tyler, and I
Freddy... Gettin Jiggy
Jonathan, Brett, Dad, Ron
Rick and Eric
Helen... The Birthday Girl
Helen and Wild Wing
Kim, Danielle, and I

Dad, Mom, Pat, Kim, Jeff, and Eric

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


yup... my dad is 55 and yes he still exercises. He has lost 50 pounds over the last year or so and I am so proud of him! Well the reason I mention it is that I mentioned in my last post that I went on a cool hike with my dad over the weekend and tonight I went on another one so I thought I would post some photos. But I really am proud of my dad. I have recently changed my habits and have been able to lose over 10% of my starting weight. It takes a lot of hard work and discipline to be healthy and strong and I am glad that my dad gets to enjoy such beauty while he does it. I wish I lived close to this. I would be out there everyday like he is! I could stay up there all day! Enjoy...

Monday, March 9, 2009

Nothing to Report

It has been a while since I have posted so I figure I would jot down a few thoughts for you all. The last couple weeks have been busy with school and work. I took a couple exams and got an A on one and still don't know about the other, but I am hoping for a miracle in that course.

We got lucky the last couple weekends because my cousin Devon and his wife Whitney came into town last weekend and then Josh and Laura and their cute baby Kylie came this past weekend so we had fun playing games and visiting with them.

We also went to the LA Temple last weekend because the Newport Beach Temple was closed for cleaning and found this amazing Pizza place. It is called Johnny's NY Pizza and its on Santa Monica Blvd. It is superb.

We went on an amazing hike on Saturday with my dad. It was insanely gorgeous. Wildflowers everywhere! There was one part of the hike where I was walking in the middle of wildflowers that were taller than I am! I loved it. I was singing Tom Petty the whole time. :)

Oh and good news... Tyler's sister Jessica and her husband Mike are going to be able to officially adopt Aaron and Owen! They have been foster parents to them for the last year and a half and now the biological parent's rights have been terminated. We couldn't be happier. We love and miss them and can't wait to celebrate with them soon!

All in all things are good. We are still alive and we are busy busy and can't wait to be done with school. One day... one day.

P.S. I got my Diploma in the mail from Fullerton College. I earned:

"A degree of Associate in Arts Sociology with HONORS"

Seriously the last time I was on the honor roll was like 5th grade. I didn't even know I was getting my degree with honors, but apparently when they reviewed my file they decided to throw that in there. I am stoked! I am totally going to frame that puppy! Okay... I am officially done bragging for now. :)