Thursday, April 29, 2010

Goodbye old friend

A couple of weeks ago, Jared and I said goodbye to our trusty old Honda. It was a good car, toting me to work and school, playing my favorite music all the way and giving me great gas mileage. We had some hard times (when it was stolen, some bumps, some bruises), but mostly my memories are very fond. I will miss you, green car!

Here is the new addition. We are still getting to know each other, but we seem to be getting along very well...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Birthdays and Valentines

This past weekend was so fun! Not only was it Jared's 25th birthday and Valentines day (or Valentimes day as some of us like to say it...), we had a new little addition born into our family. Jared's sister Brandy and her husband Dave welcomed baby Cooper into the world on Friday. He is such a cute little boy! We are so glad he is here and that he and Brandy are doing so well.

We celebrated Jared's birthday by going to a movie, opening presents, washing the car (the car that hadn't been washed in a year...), going out to dinner with the fam, and visiting baby Cooper in the hospital. Jared didn't mind sharing his birthday celebration with Cooper this year, I think he's quite a proud uncle. I got Jared a kettlebell for his birthday, and I'm already sore from trying to use it! Whew, what a workout!

Valentines day was a nice day, we went to church and then spent a relaxing evening at home. We made steaks for our very first time, and they turned out great! Thanks mom for the recipe!

Until next time, ta ta for now!

Monday, January 18, 2010

It's been 6 months- How about another post?

Well, it's been a good 6 or 7 months since my last post. I don't know what happened! I kept on thinking about posting, but never got around to it. Now here it is, half a year later, and I'm trying to figure out what I should write about. I guess I'll just try to sum up the events of the last few months in a list. I like lists.

- Jared and I went to Chicago this summer. We had so much fun wandering around the Windy City. We shopped on the Miracle Mile, ate Chicago dogs and deep dish pizza, and saw the Sears Tower and other famous landmarks. Thanks Rob and Tammy for letting us tag along!

-Jared started school at the University of Phoenix. He is loving it, and is getting great grades. He is so smart! This February, he'll already be 1/3 of the way through his MBA program. Woohoo! (I had to take this first day of school picture and embarrass Jared in front of our neighbors...)

-We went to Las Vegas with the Olsen family in September for a little get away. We enjoyed a few relaxing days of shopping, shows, and HEAT! We got to visit the Hoover Dam, which was pretty impressive.

-Jared and I were John and Kate for Halloween. Our costumes looked great if I do say so myself.

-I made my first pecan pies for Thanksgiving. They looked so wonderful, but I am very ashamed to say that they were gross. I don't know what went wrong. Sorry family, I'll try again someday!

-We had new family pictures taken with the Olsen's. Picture day was one of the chilliest days of the year, and we were outside with no coats on. Needless to say, it was a very short photography session! What do you think of Jared's long curly hair?

-We celebrated our 2nd Christmas in our townhouse. Wow, time sure does fly. We replaced our really small tree with a normal sized tree, and it looked great!

-We spent some quality time with our families and friends. We sure do love them!

Hopefully it won't be another 6 months until you hear from me again!