Monday, August 29, 2011

Guess What?

I finally found a job!
It's a miracle.
But for real. It is.
I will be starting next week as a Marketing Coordinator for Transamerica! I had a great interview a few weeks ago and loved the team members that I met. I'm really excited to start and have something productive to do with my time! We feel so blessed that this opportunity came along. Thank you to everyone that has asked, cared, prayed and hoped along with me for the past several months! And, as always, thanks to my super supportive and loving husband and family.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Two Years

Dear Chris-

Today is our second anniversary! Can you even believe we have been married for two whole years? Or that the last year has gone by so quickly? I can't. In some ways it feels like its been longer; like you've been a part of me my whole life. Like I've known you that long. In other ways it feels so short. Like we're still just beginning our adventures and experiences together, even though we've already had a lot of them.

Mostly it feels like the best two years of my life. The best two I could have asked for. The two that have totally surpassed my expectations in every way. I never could have imagined how much more I could love you than when we were dating or even on our wedding day. But its true! I do! I love you more and more everyday.

This year has been awesome because we've actually been able to spend most of it together! Something I will never take for granted. We started this second year in Florida, spent a few months in Georgia and then finally got settled here in Colorado. You started a new job and we got moved in. We were able to visit some fun Caribbean spots, travel to California (a lot now:), visit your mission in San Antonio and drop into Utah for a few days. We've had so much fun exploring our new city and really making it our own.

I'm so excited to make even more memories during our next year and all the years after that! I'm so proud of you and thankful for you and all that you do for our family! I can't wait to see you tonight and celebrate this weekend!

Glad you're mine forever,

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Mama!

Happy Birthday to my beautiful Mom! I love you and wish I was there to celebrate with you! Thanks for all you do for our family!

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Weekend According to My iPhone

Saturday morning we headed over to Golfsmith for a free ball giveaway after which Chris proceeded to win a dozen more free balls ($50 value) in a putting contest. It was a good way to start the morning.
IKEA opened here about a month ago and we haven't made it over yet so we decided last minute to go check it out. The place was packed! I can't wait to go back when its a little less crazy. Still we enjoyed it and Chris lost his "IKEA virginity." His words, not mine.
Did I mention we had breakfast at IKEA? Can't beat the prices and the french toast sticks really took me back. Delicious.
We have lived here for about 8 months and just now found the coin operated car wash about 8 miles away. Needless to say we hit that up. I got to do the scrubby brush and the wax. Excellent. I also spent the afternoon catching up on some blogging.
Baked coconut shrimp for dinner, peach cobbler dump cake for dessert.
We had a nice and relaxing Sunday after a great church meeting where Chris spoke! He gave a great talk, not that I'm surprised. 
I have to say, I love having my husband home on the weekend. We always seem to have fun no matter what we're doing. Can't wait for this weekend!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Last week in Instagrams

Right before I left for Sacramento I had a brilliant idea. Why not change my ticket from leaving out of Sacramento Sunday to leaving out of San Jose Thursday and spend the whole week with my Grandma and sweet husband? So that's what I did.
Lunch and window shopping in Portola Valley
Hanging out at Santana Row and of course visiting Kara's, my new favorite cupcake bakery. 
Yummy Kara's Cupcakes and fresh tomatoes from a friend's garden.
Relaxing at the house and strolling around Downtown Los Gatos.
Lunch/Dinner and Dessert at Steamers. My first fish tacos! And peach bread pudding with blueberry sauce and vanilla gelato for dessert. Definitely a meal I would repeat.
Heading home to Denver. I never get an A Position to board. It was a big moment. Also an airport goes way up on my awesome list if it has free wi-fi. Glad to add the hometown port to the list.

Lake Wildwood

Lake Wildwood with the Playgroup was so much fun last weekend! A ton of the families were able to come and it was great to catch up with everyone and spend a few days soaking up some rays with some great friends on the lake. Can't wait for next year's get together!
Flying over Utah and hanging in the Sacramento Airport waiting for Stephanie!
Lots of cars and lots of beds 
Day one on the lake, we fit 13 people the first time we went out.

Learning to Wakesurf! So fun 
All the girls that were there
Playing the traditional Catchphrase and roasting marshmallows
Some of the kids and Steph and I
Another great weekend in the books

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Playgroup

I am so excited I can't even sleep! Tomorrow I get to head out to Sacramento and then up to Lake Wildwood for a weekend with 10 families of best friends that I've had all my life. Our moms all met in a pregnancy class and have been best friends ever since. When we were younger we all went to Family Camp in Yosemite every year and then began spending a weekend at the Delta. This year we are headed to the lake and I am so grateful that I get to go! I really wish I had the pictures from when were were all little but here are a few of the last couple years.
Summer 2006- This is several of the kids

Summer 2007 at the Delta

Steph and I
My Playgroup Bridal Shower in Summer 2009. This is a frame with all of the first generation of kid's baby pictures next to their senior pictures.
Most of the girls at the bridal shower
Moms and Daughters
The Sanders came out to Utah for our wedding. This is us being crazy at midnight at Denny's two days before the wedding.
At the pre-wedding BBQ
Steph my Maid of Honor!
When all the Moms came to GA Fall 2010!

Can't wait for tomorrow!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

How did I forget the beach?

I have been living in the mountains for too long it seems...I forgot the beach! We spent a day in one of our favorite beach towns- Capitola! 
My favorite pizza. AND its just better on the beach from the Capitola store. Must be the salt air.
Pizza Bliss
The beach goers minus Mom. It always does my soul good to see the ocean.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Clothing Drive, Sunday Fun and Pool Fights

Rachel and I met up again to go thrifting! We found some great clothes and amazing fabric. I'm ready to sew!
The traditional backyard pics.
We got to see Sheary for a little while!
Yes, Chris pushed me in the pool fully clothed. Some how this has turned into a "tradition." Needless to say we all ended up in the pool.
After our pool craziness. It was pretty hilarious.
California was so much fun. Its still one of my number one favorite places to be not to mention spending time with the fam, Grandma and of course seeing my husband for a whole week + straight. Can't wait to go back soon!