"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

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009!

Thanksgiving 2009 was a good one. We had lunch with the Bartlett's then dinner with the McGary's. At the McGary's we were in charge of the turkey. Since I'm no domestic goddess I turned to Andrew and said, "Wanna deep fry a turkey?!" So we did! (sorry there are no pics of it, I was making sure my husband didn't catch on fire! LOL) The turkey turned out SO GOOD!!! I was proud of it! After all of our Thanksgiving festivites I convienced Andrew to go with me to spend the night at the local Wal-Mart for the "Black Friday" sale. I wanted a flat screen TV, a Blu-Ray DVD player & some other stuff. We headed over there around 9pm & were the 170th person there! HOLY SMOKES!!! It was a fun, yet long night. We made some friends & brought our heater. My mom, & Memory met us there around 3am along with Mo & Marlene. We had a nice size group. I have to thank my husband for being such a good sport ALL night & day! Well that was our Thanksgiving, I hope everyone had a wonderful one too!!Here I am making the Gravy...our only picture!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Disneyland Birthday & Christmas Festivites

Since it was Mo's Birthday on Friday, we decided to go to Disneyland to celebrate. (We all have passes) Not only was it Mo's Birthday, but it was also the first day of their Christmas festivites at Disneyland. Mo wanted to be one of the crazy people that wait for 4 hours to see Fantasmic, so we packed some snacks, games & blankets and basically "camped-out" for 4 hours until it started. It was a BLAST!!! We ate, laughed & played games until it started at 10 pm.
Geoff, Mo, Me, Maddie, & Andrew
Andrew & I waiting for Fantasmic to start.

Andrew, Me, Maddie, Mo, Geoff, Renee & Wes at our FRONT ROW SEATS!!! It was pretty sweet to be up close.

After Fantasmic, we went to see all the Disneyland Fastivites. Here's Mo & Geoff infront of the Castle, isn't the Castle just GEORGOUS?!

I found a guy that looked like Santa & asked him to be in our picture...LOL.

This was a Lamppost by "Its A Small World"...itsn't that cute?!!

Andrew & I infront of "Its A Small World"

"Its A Small World" with Chrsitmas Lights!!

Andrew & I infront of the Chrsitmas Tree on Main Street.

Geoff thought he'd be funny & get a "ground shot"...LOL.
We had a GREAT time waiting in the cold & hanging out with friends at Disneyland. I hope your birthday was "Magical" Mo!!!


Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Mo!!

Today is one of my Best Friends birthday! We have known eachother since we were about 13...She was in my wedding, and has stood by me through thick & thin. Shes an AWESOME mother & I LOVE being apart of her daughters life. I call her my "voice of reason"...but HATE taking her shopping with me because I end up with HALF of what I want! LOL...Her & Geoff are our Disneyland "partners" & we LOVE going to Disneyland with them! Shes a great friend & I'm thankful to have her in my life!
Waiting for the Electrical Light Parade to start @ Disneyland.
A "Last Supper" before little Maddy was born.

At her Baby Shower.
Melissa, Thank you for accepting me as I am & being one of my oldest, bestest & dearest friends! You are an AWESOME women who I see more like a sister then a friend. I can't wait to see where we'll be in the next 10 years...I love you chick!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MO!!!


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009!

This Halloween was interesting...to say the least. My friend Michelle got married ON Halloween. So it was a HUGE Halloween Party. It was a lot of fun. CONGRATS SHELLY & JASON!!

Here is Michelle & Jason before they cut their cake.
The 3 HWA's...Candace, Michelle & Me. (we were nurses btw!)

Me, Mama Evelyn & Candace before the Wedding.

Candace & I waiting for the Wedding to start @ Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, CA.

After the Wedding Mo, Maddy & Geoff came over to go Trick Or Treating (for like 5 minutes!) They were a Mexican couple with a baby Chili Pepper...HOW CUTE!!!

Here we are at the end of our night before we went inside & played games and had tombstone cookies that I made with their name on it! Andrew & I were doctor & nurse, Honor was a Soccer Player & Mo and Geoff were a Mexican couple with their "chili pepper" Maddy!! We had a blast!!! And a special THANK YOU to Autumn Waldron for the Candied Apples she brought over to end our night with!!! THEY WERE SO GOOD!!!!

Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE HOLIDAYS!! I make the best out of everyone of them!! Life's too short to not enjoy the Holidays!! Every Halloween we have a pumpkin carving contest. Since Candace was in town Mo, Maddy & Geoff came over to partake in the festivites too! We had so much fun & laughed the whole time!
Mo, Maddy, Candace & I after we "gutted" the pumpkins.
Andrew & I carving...thats my "hurry this tiny knife up already" face!

Mo & Geoff carving their pumpkins with "serious" faces.
THE FINAL RESULT!!! (from L to R) Mo, Wynter, Candace, Geoff, & Andrew. Mo's pumpkin won thanks to the Pizza Man's vote! LOL...Thanks for comin' & Carvin' with us guys!!


The girls are back in town!!!

In High School, I had a lot of friends...but none like these girls!!! They were both in my wedding for many reasons, the main reason is because they are 2 of my closest friends & they have been with me thru thick AND thin. They are my friends that I run crying to & my friends that make me laugh so hard that tears come down my face! They are my friends who will give me the shirt off their back & I'd give them mine. I could easily say I'd lay down my life for these 2...THEY ARE THE BEST!! Anyway, Candace came into town for our friends wedding and we all got together for a "girls night"...We went to our favorite resturant ACAPULCO then came back to my house and played games. It was awesome!! Thank you for being you chicks! Love you!
Candace, Me & Mo (Melissa)...and our newest "chick click" addition Maddy!


Halloween @ Disneyland!

So on Monday October 24th, Mom, Memory, Honor, Scott, Andrew & I all went to Disney's California Adventure for their "Halloween Party". It was for the employees & Brother Brent Place got us in. THANK YOU BRENT, WE HAD A BLAST!!! We walked onto EVERY ride we went on...it was awesome!
Here we are on the Tram into the park. It was Honor's 1st time to Disneyland...Just like Auntie, HE GOT HOOKED!
Here we are on the Lady Bug Ride, It was so much fun to go on rides with Honor!
Heimlicks Ride was one of his favorites!
We ended the night with the Merry Go Round!!



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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!