Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dad's Birthday

Living close to my family is great because we get to celebrate together! Last weekend we celebrated my dad's birthday. Here we are at Starbucks enjoying my dad's favorite cakes that we get from a special bakery in Downey. As you can tell from the photo...Travis also likes these special cakes...he is even trying to take a bit out of my dad's cake!

Before that we enjoyed dinner at the Olive Garden...my dad was in Heaven. He loves Olive Garden (me too...salad and breadsticks yum) and they gave him a personal coffee setup (also great becuase he loves coffee!).


After dinner and dessert we surprised my dad by taking him to a play at a local theater in Santa Clarita. We all had a fun night together...birthdays are fun...many more fun celebrations coming up in the next few months!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lots to Celebrate!

Last week was filled with fun things to celebrate. Before the shower on Saturday we celebrated Travis's birthday in Seal Beach at Hennessey's becuase you get a free meal on your birthday...fun stuff!

Then on Sunday we celebrated again and went to the Blue Bayou at Disneyland. It is that restuarant that we always see when we ride Pirates and say..."we should go there sometime."
While at Disneyland we also celebrated our one year anniversary. It is hard to believe that we have been together for a year! It is always fun to scroll through pictures and see all of the things we have got to do together of this past year.



The theme at Disneyland this year is "Celebrate". They have fun buttons so we got these Happy Anniversay ones. Thank you Travis for being so great to me! You have such a great heart and fun spirit. God knew that I needed a little more of that in my life!



Brett's Baby Shower

Christy and Drew are getting ready for Brett's arrival. My nephew Brett is due to be born in 4.5 weeks...it is feeling real at this point. On Saturday we celebrated with a shower at the clubhouse of Christy and Drew's complex. It is a great room for an event like that. Here are some shots from the day. My camera seems to be getting worse and worse so as my dad reminded me...I am going to want a good one for the day Brett arrives.


A shot of the room as we were setting things up.


Mom, Michelle, Christy (Brett too!), and I

If I was giving out prizes for the most creative gift I would have awarded one of my cousin Rinda for this super cute Welcome Baby Moses Basket!



The cupcake tier made by Christy's friend...they were yummy!
Showers are always so fun to me and this one was super special. It was fun planning the details and putting in the personal touches for Christy and Drew. I am so happy for them!

















Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday

He is Risen! Today I woke up at 3:15am for the start of Easter Sunday. Taylor, Meredith, and I went to the sunrise service at the Hollywood Bowl. It is amazing how quickly you can park and walk through the tunnel to the bowl at 5:15am!



A little later in the day I went down to Newsong to go to church with Travis and see him in action at work.

Tomorrow is back to work after a week of spring break. I need to take more pictures...I cannot believe I do not have any photos from the week. Highlights of the week included a hair cut, dinner with my family, a double date to the movies, riding bikes, and sleeping in a bit (8am is sleeping in when that is the time that the bell usually rings at!).