Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Little Girl

She seems so big to me now. I can't believe how fast she's growing up. We have had so much joy added to our lives since she has arrived. I really love how cuddly and lovie she is. Sydney is 14 months now and I can really see the wheels turning in her head. Everyday, I know her brain is absorbing more and more. She comprehends so much and is a good listener...better than Blake ever was, and is a good little helper. Loves to pick up, and I'm not gonna say there is anything wrong with that. We love her so much, and not just because she cleans.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Showing Our Support

Last Saturday we had the opportunity to show our love for a dear friend. She has been diagnosed with MS. We jumped all over the chance to sponsor her as well as walk with her, and others who love and support her. It was an amazing day and the scenery was beautiful. We walked along the Provo river and the sound of the water flow was perfect for the stroll we took. It was a great experience for me and very touching as well. We take our lives and our health for granted. I love the way I feel after knowing that I may have lifted someones spirits for the day. We love you Kim, and thank you for this wonderful memory and incredible experience.

Monday, March 8, 2010

A small glimps at what we LOVE to do in our free time

We have been going through classic car show withdrawls since being in Utah. Almost every Friday night, on Garden Grove Main Street, we were cruising around checking out all the cool cars. Blake always had a new Hot Wheels in hand, we had full Del Taco bellies, but we always had room for some fresh kettle corn popcorn. Did I mention it was ALWAYS free? Saturday afternoon we headed to the South Town Expo Center for AUTORAMA, a traveling car show. Once we heard it advertised...we knew that's where we were going to be that day. Although NOT free, we still had some popcorn and Blake had his new Hot Wheels in hand. It was fun and it felt good to be around the oldies but goodies again. Thanks Minna for tagging along with us! Hope both of our dreams come true and then we can be traveling around the country showing our cars/babies to everyone else. Let's hear it for the grease monkeys!

New Beginnings

Since we moved back we have been busy trying to make the house fee like ours again. Thanks to Kyle (my cousin) our wall is a little smoother now. Our renters mounted a tv on our livingroom wall, leaving it all patched up...terribly might I add, and even with holes still in it. Our tv was always upstairs, but after this and realizing that I needed to keep an eye on the kids while working, we also mounted our tv on the wall. With a little paint, pictures and a tedious art project...I think we're back in business. We are really happy with how things turned out. Although, you're your own worst critic and I'll always find something to complain about or try to improve. Ah, homeownership and the never ending list of projects that go with it!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Shane and I celebrated our 8 year anniversary.  Things have been so busy that we took it pretty easy.  First the move, the birthday, President's Day, Valentine's Day, and then OUR day.  No cards, no gifts, just a sitter and dinner.  We decided on sushi, man I miss Mahe in Seal Beach.  There's just something about eating sushi in a place that's not close to the ocean, it was still good anyway.  We look old and least I do, but we still love each other anyway.

Sydney had her 1st Birthday, celebrated with a cinamon roll (poor kid), and a new kitchen to play with. Took a day trip to Idaho and celebrated with the Carey family.

Welcome Back

So, it has been exactly 6 months to the day since I have updated this blog of ours. Where did the time go? Oh, I remember...I got introduced to this thing called 'facebook' and well...I sort of became addicted. Please forgive me, but I also realized that I'm not alone. I know plenty of people that have done the same. I have a hard time as it is trying to multi-task with my daily duties, let alone try to juggle a blog and keep up with everyone telling you when they had a runny nose and what their bowel movements looked like. Sorry for the visual, but that's how it really feels sometimes.

I had something happen to me recently that made me realize how important family really is and I want to share that with everyone. I will try and be a little more blogging that is (get your mind out of the gutter). the last 6 months have been very eventful for us. I'd like to add a few pictures to give you an overview of what has happened.