Sunday, December 27, 2009

More of our Thanksgiving Trip

We took the older kids to the skatepark and this is my "kid" trying to be cool like his niece. He didn't quite get to be as good as here, but we sure had fun!!!
Happy Uncle, Happy Andrew!!! Such a sweet baby!!!

Lots of family hanging around waiting for Cruz to blow out candles. It was his Birthday after Thanksgiving. His cake turned out to be pretty funny. When Manuel brought it home he wasn't as gentle as needed when carrying a cake so half of it ended up mushed! But that didn't stop us from enjoying it!!

More family hanging out!

This is Nena at her basketball game. She totally rocked and seemed to be the only one on her team that knew what she was doing. I remember playing little league basketball and oh! the memories. I don't think I was as good as Nena is, but I will never forget my experiences!
And this is Lizzy's basketball game. She also did really well. I am glad that we got to go to their games and watch them do something that we miss out on being clear across the country. We miss them so much!

Thanksgiving 2009

The Crack of Dawn on Black Friday.
Yep, I went out with my new sister and mother and hit the stores!!

This year we were able to go to Idaho for Thanksgiving and see family. We had such a great time and it was wonderful to get away from work and all the responsibilities at home. We stayed with Alex's sister and almost everyone in his whole family came there to see us. And what a great family it is!!!! We loved spending time with our nieces and nephews. They are so full of energy and life. (and I love being Aunt Sarah!) Everyone was very accepting of me and they were delighted to welcome Alex home after a two year absence. Here are some pictures to illustrate the activites that have been turned into sweet memories.Doing what we do best! Relaxing and being together!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Alex's Birthday

Can you say yum?!?!?!

I love birthdays!!! Alex turned 25 in last month and it was so much fun to make dinner and a cake for him. I actually found the recipe for his birthday cake on a blog that I was looking at a while back. It was so sweet that he couldn't even finish eating a full piece!! And that is crazy cause Alex is definately a good eater!! I also made him pork schnitzel at his request. My gradmother actually made it when he was visiting last winter and he has loved it ever since. I kind of wish we could have done a lil more, like throw a party with all of our friends, but it was just a wonderful day celebrating my best friend!! What can be better than that? Besides, we will have LOTS more birthdays to celebrate with eachother in whatever way we please!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Rock Band

Talk about fun!!!! As you can see, WE ROCK!!! We had such a great time playing rock band together. My dad always got the "most energentic" label on the game. Alex was the "band savior" We all took turns playing the different instruments, but the only one that my dad could get the hang of was singing. He was horrible at the drums, and not a whole lot better with the guitar. I wasn't a whole lot better, but half my problem was that I was laughing so hard at my dad. He was really rockin' out to every song and it was just hilarious!!!! I love nights like these; full of laughter and fun. The memories we made together will last so long!!! I love my family and wouldn't change them for the world!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

General Conference

If anyone reading this blog doesn't know, I am LDS (aka Mormon) and so is my husband. It is a very important part of who we are. This past weekend the 179th semi-annual General Conference aired from the Salt Lake City Utah Conference center. I was priviliged enough to watch most of it from the comfort of my home, and as always it was so inspiring and full of the Spirit. I don't know how anyone watching/listening to the Prophet, Apostles, and other Church leaders bear testimony and not know it is true! They have such conviction, such faith, such love; you can hear it in every word and every song. We are so blessed to have such righteous men and women that have such a close, intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father to lead and guide us in such trying times. It makes me want to shout to everyone the good news of the Gospel!! I am so grateful to know that no matter how hard things get, how dark it may seem at times there is alway hope......

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The New Blogger

I have really wanted to start a blog, so here I go! It's just going to take me a while to figure out all of the neat stuff you can do. My husband and I are starting a new and exciting chapter in our lives. Being newly married, living in our new home, adding pets to our family. We are best friends working our way together and we have never been happier. It's going to be fun blogging about all of the amazing stuff we are going to experience.....