Tuesday, December 28, 2010

CatchUP: Legend of the Wedding Cake

 Once there was a beautiful wedding cake that a very happy couple enjoyed on their wedding day (8.25.09).  As is the tradition, the couple was sure to save the top layer, pack it away carefully and stick it in the freezer for 1 year from that day...
The bride's father drove her car all the way from Utah to Georgia 8 months later and hand carried the frozen cake back with him where it was placed in the family freezer...
Alas, the 1 year anniversary of the cake's debut came and went as the couple was living temporarily in South Florida.
A month after the anniversary the couple moved into the family home in Georgia for a few months and quickly got busy playing and forgot about the cake.

 Two days before the couple's scheduled departure from Georgia, the cake was finally fished out of the family freezer and put to ceremonial good use.

 Happy 1 year 4 months to us!

Cheers!  The end.

CatchUP: The last weeks of Georgia

We hockeyed - Avs vs Thrashers

We decorated
We darted
We Christmas tree-ed
We ornamented
We frolicked in a brief freak snow storm
We Blitzened
We boxed...
...and packed
We baked
And we Christmased!

We got to spend almost 3 months in Georgia with Tyler and my parents...how lucky are we?!  We did so many fun things together.  We feel so blessed to know that we have family that is always there for us and SO thankful to them for letting us crash there for so long.  We miss them and the good old South!

Monday, December 13, 2010


What is wrong with this picture? And what is also very right?

Wrong: It was WAYY colder here in Atlanta than Denver today...even snowed.
Right: It was WAYY colder here in Atlanta than Denver today. Maybe there is hope for my ever-cold bones.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

All you need to know about Denver...

Found a tumbleweed   Tired ourselves out searching  Found an awesome apartment!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I've been avoiding the snow long enough...

Headed to the future home today for a weekend with the hubs to find somewhere to live!
So excited to house hunt!
Wish us luck.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


This is a tad bit late but we DID carve a pumpkin this year...a Thanksgiving pumpkin.


Monday, November 29, 2010

What a Trooper

Tonight we sent Chris out to brave the cold and rain to hunt Harry Potter 6 for us. What a trooper.
Then they didn't have it at Walmart (I know right). What a trooper.
Then he called me as he left the electronics and walked outside...
...seriously like 5ish minutes later he exclaims that he has no idea where he parked and he's been aimlessly wandering the parking lot (its raining remember?) Adorable. What a trooper.
Next was Target where he finally found the movie, just marked down to half off.

I love that boy. Good thing he will be welcomed home to some fresh oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. What a trooper.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Turkey Day

We are thankful to be spending the next week in the Caribbean! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Monday, November 8, 2010


We went here. Its a favorite.

Martin Luther King Jr. House downtown.

Bulloch Hall-home of Teddy Roosevelt's mother

Hauling the water bucket at Bulloch Hall

Southern love

Time Out for Women with some lovelies from the ward

Mom and Grandma


Chris and I spent a weekend downtown and hit up the CNN Center

And then he ran a 5K

All mom's friends from Cali came to visit

And Ty was Brian Wilson for Halloween

Announcements announcements announcements!


  • I updated the blog look! I'm very happy with it.
  • Fall is falling and its beautiful
  • We are still living it up in Georgia


  • The San Francisco Giants won the World Series!! Finally one of my teams won something.


  • Chris got a job!! We are so excited and I am so so proud of him. Starting at the beginning of next year he will be working for a global consulting firm and we will be stationed in Denver, Colorado (hence our new blog theme). We feel very blessed to have a job and very excited about the future!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


You may think that "intermission" is a short twenty to thirty minute break between some kind of show or event. It usually gives you a chance to regroup, stretch your legs and get ready for the next act. Not so in the Bernal household. We're all for the stretching your legs and regrouping thing. But no shot on this whole 20 to 30 minute deal. We believe in extended intermission.

Row 1: Last day in Florida! Hit up Seaworld on the way out of town. Chris made me go on the roller coasters...I LOVED IT!
Row2: Turner Field for a Marlins-Braves game. We cheered for the Marlins. They lost but we got to sit  in the owner's seats!
Row 3: Spending a lot of time in downtown Roswell, one of my favorite little areas. We ate at Fickle Pickle! Simply the best.
Row 4: Birthday! Celebrated 23 with a cookie cake, visit to Stone Mountain and yummy greek food.
Row 5: Back in downtown Roswell to visit an old Southern Plantation.
Row 6: Birthday dinner number 2 at Two Urban Licks downtown. SO GOOD.
Row 7 & 8: Day in Alabama. Temple in the morning and state fair in the afternoon. Chris dunked the clown, mom won a pink pig and I got to ride the ferris wheel. Caught a bit of Blake Shelton before heading back to GA.
Row 9: Back at Turner Field for a Giants-Braves game. Giants won!! Bobby Cox's last game. Sweet seats.

If you haven't figured it out, Chris and I are currently enjoying a fun and relaxing respite in home sweet Georgia. It has been so awesome to spend time with family and we have done so many fun and crazy things. We HAVE been getting closer to figuring out the next step and should most likely know really soon what that next step is! Just a couple of more interviews to go. Fingers still crossed!