"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

Friday, August 28, 2009

Last Supper...LOL.

So Mo is due ANY DAY and we are taking things in "short stides"...LOL. Mo kindly reminded Geoff that this could be their last weekend ALONE until the baby arrives. That being said, we went to Shima's. Its a chop-chop house in Huntington Beach & it was SO good! I told them it was Geoff's birthday so we could get free dessert. =) It was a farewell childless nights dinner, and we had SO much fun. What more could I ask for besides, good convos, good food & GREAT company! I really can't wait until Mo has the baby...We've been friends for so long, its like my sister is having a baby!! I'll keep ya'll updated!

...Angels Games...

So we got tickets for Angels' baseball games like 3 days in a row...AND MAN DID WE ENJOY IT!! Here are a few pics from the games...
Andrew & I at the Day Game...It was 1oo degrees outside! OUCH!!
Yea ANGELS!! we moved down & these were out seats...LOL. Gotta love the personal upgrade!
Erik (my nephew) and I workin the CPK Meter!! =)
Honor & his "Nanu" at the game. Memory had plans, so we brought him with us.
Look how big he looks!! he was clapping for the RALLY MONKEY!
Another day with Mo & Geoff...Fun Game!!
***NOTE: We asked Mo to go into labor & deliver @ the game so we'd get seasons passes for life!! Bottom line...didn't work!! LOL***

Andew & I...with bunny fingers by Mo!

The future parents of my little niece....I CAN'T WAIT!! Hurry up & come out already Moeff!!

Disneyland with Mo & Geoff!

So since Mo is due Sept.2nd or any day as I like to say, we've been doing a lot of things before the BIG arrival of Moeff! LOL...they don't have a name yet so we mixed Mo & Geoff and got Moeff! =) Anyways, here is some pics of our Disneyland experience. We went at night to aviod the "heat wave" and got dinner, did a lil' turtle talk with Crush, then went to watch the Electrical Light Parade in California Adventure. It was a blast! Can't wait to add little Moeff to the group!!

Here we are waiting for the Parade to begin!!

...The Electrical Light Parade...

Pete & Elliot...from Pete's Dragon, one of my FAVORITE movies!

Andrew & I after Turtle Talk with Crush...AWE!

Mo & Geoff...AWE! I can't wait for the baby! Thanks for hanging out with us at the Happiest place on Earth!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

What else could August hold?! Well....

August has been a VERY busy month for us. I mean, we have been on the go non-stop! Heres a little more of what has been going on this month...Our niece Meghan Marie McGary was baptized as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. What an AMAZING day! It was held on her 8th Birthday (August 1st) & she litterally glowed all day! We are SO proud of Meghan and her choice to be baptized. We hope you'll always choose the right & We hope to be there in the Temple when you get married someday! Congrats Mego!!

We went to Wild Rivers...TWICE!! Honor LOVED the water. It was great to see him interact with the other kids and in the water. Of course Auntie Wynter & Uncle Andrew took him into the wave pool, WHERE HE FELL ASLEEP!! All in all it was 2 great days of family fun. We even ran into Atalie & Randy one day and accused them of following us! (we've seen them a couple times other places while we've gone on dates) We went around the lazy river with them a couple of times and Andrew kept flipping Atalie...dang siblings! LOL!

Here is Me, Andrew, Honor & Drew in the Lazy River. I LOVE THE LAZY RIVER!
Yes, it was 2 days of fun...can't wait to do it again NEXT SUMMER!!
We went to an Angels Game with DealerSocket. (Andrews Work) It was 80's night and we had a BLAST! We saw TONS of people bringin' back the 80's look, it was VERY entertaining! We also went to Mormon night with the Angels (sorry, no pics!)
P.S. Like our matching shirts?! It was my idea...Andrew hated it. LOL!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Since we had to go to Colorado for the funeral, there was so many of us that we had to drive...ALL 18 hours!!! Needless to say it was a LONG ride. On our way home we decided to take longer & travel a different way, so my family could see some of the countryside. Here are a some pictures from our trip. (Andrew couldn't make it because of work, so he's M.I.A. in the pictures.) Honor, Memory, Me, Mom & Dad at a state park.I made it to the TOP! I LOVED this sign...It was posted every other mile...My brother & sisters & my dad...in birth order...EXCEPT for my dad!Garden of the Gods. My dad LOVED it!Dad, Me, Honor & Memory at the Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings. We had such a good time there & were bummed we missed the Indian dancing...AGAIN! Mom said, "oh this could be our Christmas Card...I said, uuummm we're missing MY HUSBAND!" Whats up with people ESPECIALLY FAMILY forgetting I'm married?! LOL.Pops 'n Me @ 7 falls...It was beautiful, but took 1 hour going UP stairs and 1 hour going DOWN stairs...We took the elevator to the look out point...LOL!My Pops, being the funny guy he is...ha ha! Someone was on a roll...LOL! I told him his new Indian name is "Older then Dirt"...ha ha!Mom & Pops down by the river, going to Ute Mountain. (its an Indian Rez)This is Mesa Verde Mountain Cliff Dwellings. It was a LONG hike & only my pops & me made it to the actual dwellings. Its old Indain dwellings literally built into the side of the mountain. It was VERY cool to see!I thought these signs were VERY controversal & hillarious...so I drank water RIGHT next to it! Four Corners...Utah, Colorado, Arizona & New Mexico...I FIT IN 4 STATES!!Chapel of the Holy Cross...Its laid inside the side of the mountain & you can't see it until you come upon it. Its in Sedona, I reccommend seeing it whenever you get a chance!This is the view of the Valley at the Top of Church of the Holy Cross...BREATH TAKING!It says "Please don't pick us, we're smiling at God" I LOVED this sign...good thing it was at a church, or I would've taken it!!! LOL.This is the remians of an old house that Indians used for shelter in the Winter. It was in our way to the Petrographs.

These are some of my favorite Petrographs, the square ones that maze are the Native American sign of Eternity...There is two here, a very rare find. I LOVED THIS ROAD TRIP!!! It was challenging at times, and Big Red is VERY dirty, but all in all I will remember this trip for the rest of my life. I was with my family for 7 days straight, traveling & seeing this beautiful country. When I was little, we didn't have much money, so we didn't get to travel & I feel lucky enough to have had this oppertunity to travel with them now. Thank you for the WONDERFUL memories!

Aubrey Dale Tomlinson

As most of you might know, my niece Aubrey passed away in my sisters arms at the early age of 20. She bravely battled cancer since she was 18 months old. She was brave in her fight until the bitter end. This is the 2nd family member that has passed this year, needless to say this year hasn't been the best. Infact it has been one of the most devistating year of my life. First Eddie, then Aubrey. My sisters Cheri & Carolyn are such inspirations to me. They are strong, brave, supportive, and every other word that can define them as my sisters. Aubrey is burried close to Eddie, I really like that. They were troublemakers here on earth together & now they'll be causin' a scence up in heaven. Here are just a few pictures from her lunchin. Some pictures & things of Aubreys.

I had the privledge to go with her on one of her "Bucket List" tasks. We went to her favorite bands concert...RASCAL FLATTS. She had a meet 'n greet with them & they signed her red hat, back stage pass, and some CD's for her. She was basically in heaven that night. It was great being with my sister & her family in such an amazing moment. Aubrey will be missed greatly. She fought everday of her life & in a way I'm glad her pain is over and in a way I'm sad because she passed so young & my sisters heart in hurting. However, we know we'll see her again and that brings comfort. Until we meet again Aubrey...I LOVE YOU!


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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!