Wednesday, July 21, 2010


So far this summer has been pretty great. We've pretty much stayed local after all of our previous travels and we are enjoying the beautiful SoCal Summer days!! We've been hanging with a bunch of our favorite family and friends so far and had some pretty awesome days together!!! Our summer so far in pictures, Enjoy!

We've had...Pool Day's with Daddy...

...Day's hanging out with friends...

...Beach Day with family and friends from out of town...

...Park Day and more friends from out of town... far this summer has been GREAT!!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

MLB All Star Game Fan Fest 2010

The All-Star Game is in town this weekend!!! Mike was chosen to work as a volunteer for Fan Fest at the Anaheim Convention Center, so because of that he was given FREE tickets to Fan Fest!!! On Saturday we got up early and headed down there. I'm so excited we were able to go, because it was a baseball lovers paradise! They had really cool exhibits, baseball memorabilia, former Angel players and MLB players, and fun baseball activities. We had a great time!!! Of course the BEST part of the day was waiting (in line for 2 1/2 hours mind you) for Tim Salmon's autograph!!! Hands down my favorite Angels' baseball player of all time, right up there with Chili Davis!
I wish we could go to the All Star Game on Tuesday, but this was pretty cool! I'm just glad we got to be apart of all the festivities!

Isn't he just the cutest!!!! Love you #15!!

4th of July

We celebrated the 4th of July at my Uncle Mitch and Aunt Nana's house again. We've spent the past 3 years there and always have so much fun. We started out at the Coto De Caza 4th of July fair and spent an hour or so there, it was fun but HOT! Then we headed over to my Aunt and Uncle's to swim. Jude LOVES the water, he was in the water for a good 3 hours! AND he didn't want to get out when I finally took him out! After dinner we went to the park and watched the fireworks, they sort of sucked this year because it was cloudy and windy so it wasn't as good as it has in the past. But either way, we had a great day!!! I love the 4th of July, just means summer has OFFICIALLY started!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Traveling, Traveling, Traveling!!

First stop...Frisco, TX (June 3rd - June 7th):

This was Jude's 1st airplane ride and he did AMAZING!!! I was REALLY nervous that he would totally be THAT kid (I know you know who and what sort of kid I'm referring to), and not that if he was THAT kid it would be a bad thing, I just felt for my own sanity it would be better if he was his chill self. And he didn't disappoint! What was really cool was that I ran into my sisters good friend Erika, she happened to be going to New York and had a layover in Dallas! PERFECT!!!! She sat next to me and helped me entertain Jude, she was a God sent! Thank you Ericka!!!

We took this trip to lovely Frisco, TX to visit The Bullard Family and celebrate with Breanne and Oliver for their baby shower! It was a lot of fun, I had a great time!! I also got to visit with The Fish Family, which I was so excited because I hadn't met Grady or Wyatt yet (who is only a few weeks old) so it was GREAT seeing them. Jude had a great time meeting Grady for the first time...can't you just tell by this picture :)

We did a lot of fun things, but it was just nice to be away for a few days and relax and visit good friends. Thank you Bullards for letting me and Jude stay with you guys, we had a blast!!!

Next stop...Phoenix, AZ (June 7th - June 10th):

I literally got off the plane from Texas and got another plane 4 hours later to go to Phoenix for work. I love my job, actually let me rephrase...I love the people I work with, who make me love my job. I seriously have the best co-workers and boss. Thankfully we've all work together off and on for the past 6 years (some longer) so it makes actually doing the work so much easier! I also got to visit with a good friend Melissa, she's the best and I miss her so much!!!

Last stop...Groveland, CA (June 12th - June 15th):

So I landed from Phoenix on Thursday got to sleep in my brand new bed for 2 days...then we (including Miss Tanner) headed out on our 7 hour drive to Groveland to visit Mike's family. This was a special trip because we got to see Mike's sister Marji and her family and then also see Mike's other sister Martha and her family who is from Chicago!! It was awesome, this was also the first time Martha and her family were meeting Jude, and of course he fell in love with them instantly.

We spent Saturday at Marji's and had a BBQ and the kids went swimming. We all headed up to Mike's parents house later that night...and passed out!!!! The next day we went to Yosemite and as always had a great time. I seriously love that place, and I can't wait until Jude can really appreciate how awesome it is. Because of all the rain/snow they had up there the falls were raging!! The following day we headed down to the lake to relax and have the kids go swimming. Jude loved playing in the lake with his new little toys Auntie Martha and the kids got him.

I'd say our summer so far has been family trip planned is camping in August and Santa Barbara in Sept!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Jude's Dedication

On May 16th we had Jude dedicated at church. Dedications are different than a baptism for Christians. In a dedication, we as parents make a commitment before the Lord to submitt our child to God's will and promise to raise our child according to God's Word and God's ways, in the hopes that Jude will take those teachings and one day commit (be baptized) to follow God on his own.

This day meant so much to Mike and I and I was so glad that our families could be a part of it. I was super emotional before getting up in front of our church family to have Jude dedicated. The whole meaning of it really hit me and then just to even think that MY son was being promised to the Lord really hit me. I don't know, I guess the emotion is a little hard to explain but I think all the mom's out there will understand what I'm saying, just a surreal moment.

I love this picture. We're all praying for Jude, including Jude!

After chruch we went to Islands for a little celebration lunch.

Jude and Grandma

Poppa & Auntie Chloe

Pop Pop and Gramma

Auntie Lauren and Dave

Gail, Auntie Holly and the Boys!

Uncle Dean & Daddy

We're so thankful for our sweet little boy and we know that the Lord has really blessed Mike and I.

We love you so much Jude, below is your life verse we choose for you. Mommy and Daddy will help you remember this special verse and it's meaning.

"But you, dear friends, build youselves up in you most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you eternal life." Jude 1:20-21
We LOVE you so much Jude!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Two Years!

Today, two years ago, I married the most amazing man!!! I love you so much babe and I love the life we have together and the amazing little boy that we created together! I'm so blessed to have you in my life and that I get to spend the rest of my life with you!!

These last two years have been pretty crazy and we've had soooooo much stuff happen, but I just want you to know that I wouldn't take any of that craziness back because it's really helped us know exactly what those vows mean that we took two years ago!

I love you so much babe!!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Well it's finally here!!! Jude has starting walking. He isn't full on getting up and walking but he's starting to!!! I just love watching his little fat feet start moving, it's so cute!!!