"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you write them down and keep record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experiences."
-Gordon B. Hinckley

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lisa & Jordan's Wedding!

So also on saturday my good friend from high school Lisa Groty married Jordan Peters. It was at the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point...and IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!! They exchanged vows over the beach & had a GREAT reception. Since they BOTH went to my high school, it was almost like a high school reunion! I saw people there I haven't seen since graduation & people that I have missed dearly. Anyways, here are some of the pics from her reception... Andrew & I at our table. We sat with my high school friends at the "HOLLYWOOD" table.Me & high school friend Jamie Snyder.
Jamie Snyder, Becca Lerma, Kari (she got married IDK her new last name), and I...at the Hollywood table! =)
Kari, Me, Jamie, Lisa (the bride), and Becca. I obviously LOVED the Hollywood sign from our table! =) CONGRATS TO LISA & JORDAN! I hope you're marriage is just as happy as ours & may you always love eachother more everyday. WE LOVE YOU GUYS!

Mo & Geoff's Baby Shower

So this Saturday we were SUPER busy...Mo & Geoff's baby shower was at 1pm & then Lisa & Jordan's wedding was at 5:30pm. SUCH a busy & fun-loving day! So Mo & Geoff are having a baby girl. We call her Moff...LOL. They had over 100 people there & it was a blistering 82 degrees with a humitity of 100%! I must say Mo handled the heat better then I would have at 8 months prego! Here are some pics from her LOVELY shower.The Ladybug Diaper Cake I made for her...cute, huh?! Mo & her mom Ada. LOVE THEM BOTH!Mo & I...BFF's for about 15 years.They had a "baby bottle beer drinking" contest. Here's Papa to be Geoff (on the right) with Mexi...Mexi won, then asked how babies can drink a bottle a few times a day & wanted someone to burp him. LOL.

Mo, Aunt Barb & Mom...talking about "mommy" stuff.

Mo, Geoff, Andrew & I...We got her A LOT of things...what else would Auntie Wynter do?!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Andrew's Party!

So since this is his 1st birthday since we've been married, I decided to go all out & throw him a Bartlett-McGary-Friends Birthday party. We had it at Halecrest Park & we had a BLAST. There was swimming, LOTS of food (thanks 2 my mom), and a lot of love. We loved having everyone together & not be over-crowded! I was too busy having fun & swimming that I only took a few pictures. Heres the FEW i took....Heres a lots of the poeple around the "campfire" we had to keep us warm after swimming.
The brownie "cakes" we made. The one on the left is peanut butter w/Reeses & the one on the right is a white chocolate raspberry brownie. Needless to say, HE LOVED THEM!
IDK why it turned out sideways...but here's Andrew opening up his gifts wearing the traditional Bartlett headband. He got lots og good stuff!
Thank you to everyone that came and made our Birthday BBQ a hit! Can't wait until a next birthday to be together again! WE LOVE U ALL!


So for Andrew's Birthday he gets into free to Disneyland, but since we have passes he got a money card worth $69.00. It was fun going on a couple rides, then leaving. LOL. Here are a few pictures of our adventure to Disneyland on Andrew's Birthday...Here we are on the TRAM RIDE!! (as we call it!)

At the carosel ride.

Yes I made him put on "HAPPY BIRTHDAY EARS"...LOL.

My Birthday boy in all his glory! =) Happy Birthday Babe, I hope you had a super fun day like I did! You're the best.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Today is the love of my life's BIRTHDAY...He's a whapping 26! I am so glad I married him, it's the best decision I ever made. He's the best Husband and is going to be a GREAT father. He's my best friend, my eternal companion, my lover, my rock, my priesthood holder, my laundryman, my doorman, my chofer, my #1 supporter, my psycologist, my helper, my bank, my vacation buddy, my dream come true, my shoulder to cry on, my other funny bone... MY EVERYTHING. He's my Andrew James McGary. I hope you have the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER! I love you TOO much!
(I'm sure he will, we're going to the happiest place on Earth! DISNEYLAND! pics to follow...)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Colorado Here We Come!!

So on Friday morning we got on a plane & went to COLORADO! It was a great trip, we saw so many things & had such a great time visiting family. We had a great 4th of July. We went to The Garden of the Gods, The Manito Cliff Dwellings, The Stanley Hotel (you know, from The Shining) Pikes Peak and to the NORTH POLE!!!


This is The Garden of the Gods. It was SO BEAUTIFUL.

This is some of the Rock Formations that were on the tour...just 1 of MANY!

Andrew & I at the Garden of the Gods scenery backround.

SISTERS!....and Honor. LOL. =) We had such a great time!


On the 4th of July, We stopped by to see Eddie. Eddie LOVED holidays & LOVED being a Piro for a day on the 4th of July. In memory of Eddie we put sparklers in the ground where he is burried & we each had a sparkler & lit it off his. It was a somber moment & a celebration in his honor. We love & miss you Eddie.

HAPPY 4th OF JULY!!! We are greatful for all the Troops who are fighting for our Freedom and those who have died so that we can have our Freedom! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!


Andew & I at The Stanley Hotel. It was SO MUCH FUN! We started off the tour with 10 people & because we were so "Bartlettie" they left so it was like a personal tour. LOL. We had a BLAST! here are some pics from our tour at The Stanley Hotel.

Yes, it started by me sliding down the handrail at the haunted hotel. LOL.

Lydia & I climbing the NARROW stairs to get this REDRUM shot from The Shining.

Andrew & I by room 217....It was kinda scary 2 stand by the door!!

This is our "Tour Group"....From L to R: Andrew, Me, Cheri, Will (the Tour Guide), Lydia, Carolyn, Ed & one of the Bell Hops.

On the way up there I saw Jellystone National Park & I HAD TO STOP TO GET A PIC WITH YOGI!! So there are some pics from Jellystone...

JELLYSTONE PARK!! I don't think ANYONE knew how excited I was!

Andrew, Yogi & Me...BFF's!


So at the base of Pikes Peak, there is a city called NORTH POLE...OF COURSE WE HAD 2 STOP!

We had a great time at Santa's North Pole. There were animals, rides & good food! We even met SANTA CLAUS!! It was great. Thanks Mom for taking us!


Since my Great-Great Grandfather founded Pikes Peak, (Yes, we are Pikes.) We decided to go up to Pikes Peak. It was breathless, and the view was fantastic. It was a LONG drive, but it was fun!

My Mom (a Pike) and Me infront of this wagon we found.

Andrew & I at Pikes Peak...Yes it was high & NO I didn't look over the edge!

We had a GREAT time in Colorado, we can't wait to go back & visit MORE things!


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Costa Mesa, California
We were Sealed in the Newport Beach Temple on Oct.11,2008. This blog is meant to keep family & friends updated on our lives...AS NEWLYWEDS!