Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My parent 25th wedding anniversary!

Wow, so today 25 years ago my parents were married. The silver anniversary! That seems like a really long time to me but they tell me it has gone by way too fast. I love my parents so much. I look up to them. They have the best marriage out of anyone I know, hands down. My mom's love for my dad is unbelievable, she does anything for my dad. I aspire to be a wife like my mom. I feel like I have the best parents in the world. They would do anything for their kids. In 25 years my parents have had 4 amazing kids. Lived in Costa Rica about 10 years while married and then moved the family to the USA. They have raised some amazing people. I'm the only crazy one, hahaha. I won't go on cause it will take forever and most are personal. There are so many things that they have achieved. I'm so proud of them. I love you mami and daddy!
Here are a few quotes about marriage:
"Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." by Henry Ford
"Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished." by Og Mandino
"A successful married life requires falling in love many times, but always with the same person." anonymous

"No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married for quarter of a century." anonymous


I don't know if this only happens to me or what but once a month I lose my mind. I get all emotional and everything bugs me. And I start to hate life. AHHH! I don't know what is wrong with me. I had my melt down for the month today. And my husband is just so wonderful and patient with me. He is just the most amazing husband. He knows exactly what to say and do. I was a mess but for some reason I just cannot help it and I think that crying helps me get all my frustration out and then I'm good to go for the rest of the month till next time.  So does anything like this happen to anyone else or just me?

Sunday, July 27, 2008

More pictures of our new kitten

                            this is me and Buddy, isn't he sweet?
                               this is him messing with Booboo

Yay! I just found out how to put notes below pictures. I still don't know about the name Buddy but Jon seems to be hooked on it. I don't know why, it sounds like a dog name, doesn't it? He asked me today what I wanted to name it since I don't like Buddy, I told him Kingston but he doesn't like that, oh well. buddy it will have to be I guess. Oh and he is so lovable and  definitely not as crazy as Harry was when we first got him. We do need to get him de-clawed though cause I am to scared what his claws could do. We think he might be a Savanna cat, if you haven't heard of this, its a cross between an african serval and a domestic cat. He looks really exotic and he has huge paws, bigger than Harry's. If he is a Savanna cat we got lucky though we have been wanting to get one for a while but they cost between $1000 and $6000 so we couldn't afford it. Well I guess we will find out what he is when we take him to the vet. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Trip to Park City

On Saturday aunt Mary took us to Park City to spend all day and sleep there. We got to stay at the Marriot which is a really nice hotel. She also got us an all day pass at the Park City Mountain Resort. They have the alpine ride and coaster and the zip line. We had a blast! We went on the alpine ride first and it was not fun at all but then we went on the zip line and while in line I was getting so nervous since I'm afraid of heights. So I was thinking of not doing it and backing out but I convinced myself that it would be fun and it was, I loved it. I screamed like a little girl, I'm sure I made a lot of people laugh. Then we went on the coaster and that was way fun too. We wanted to do both the zip line and coaster again. So we get on the lift to go up the mountain and on the way there it starts to rain. When it rains they close everything down. By the time we got up the mountain it was full on raining. So they told us we would have to either wait there for a car to come get us or walk down the mountain. We didn't want to wait to we started walking down thinking that it was not that far away. Well we were wrong it was like 2 miles down, and that's a lot for me. So we walked down as it's raining and we got so dirty. I have posted some pictures of the whole day. We all have a blast, we even got a little tan. So I don't know yet how to put words underneath the pictures so I'll explain them in order, the first one I was yelling at Jon, as normal, to straighten up for the picture. The second one we were in line for the zip line ride. The third is Annie and I getting hooked on for the ride. The fourth one is of us walking down the mountain. And the last one is the back of our shoes and legs after the walk down the mountain.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Fun at Seven Peaks

Well I have lived in Utah now for over 2 years and live maybe 3 blocks away from Seven Peaks, which is a water park, and I had never been there. Since we have family in town, we decided we needed to have fun so we went. It was interesting. In the kids pool at one point they took all the kids out cause apparently a kid had pooped in the pool, eww! Can you tell I don't have kids that probably would not gross me out as much if I had kids. Then we decide to go on a ride and we were in line for about 30 minutes for a 30 second ride down, if that. So I said forget it, it is not worth it. The rest of the time i spend in the wave pool which was a blast. My niece loved it. 

New addition to the family!

Ok so we found this cute kitten, my mother-in-law was in the garage and the kitten just came right in. My mother-in-law thinking it was the cat that we had seen a few nights ago that a neighbor had lost, she brought it in. BIG mistake. We just all fell in love with this little guy. But he looked to be and indoor cat and an expensive one at that, so we put signs up all over the neighborhood for him thinking that for sure someone would call us right away. And no one has called so we are thinking he is going to be ours. I cannot believe that someone is not missing him. I would be going every where, knocking on everyone's door, but then again I am crazy about my animals. Jon already named him Buddy. And aunt Mary went crazy today and bought him all sort of things. She even got us one of those automatic cat liters that we have been wanting forever. I love aunt Mary, she is way too sweet. I think if she could she would take Buddy with her but I don't think her dog, Charlie, would like that too much.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Birthday Month

So this month was my birthday on the 10th and then on the 16th it was booboo's birthday. Mom took us out to Red Lobster since that's one of my favorite restaurants. Thank you so much mom and dad. For booboo's birthday I always get her a carrot cake or cupcakes. This year I got her a carrot cake and she loves it. I'm crazy I know. Here are some pictures from both.

Photo shoot of Ava

So its official I have the cutest niece in the world. I don't think anyone can beat this. 

Review of the last month

Well this month has been CRAZY! A month ago we flew out to the east coast to Virginia for some business. We got done the business part and so we drove to Philadelphia to visit my family, which was a treat. I miss then so much being all the way out here in Utah I only get to see them once or  twice at month if lucky. So I was excited to hang out with my family. Also I got to take Jon to Pat's and Geno's but he was not impressed at all with them. Then we flew back to California to spend July 4th in Lake Arrowhead with the Doulas Family. We had a blast and we even got to bring Simeon with us. I think he had fun. After the July 4th weekend we drove back to Utah and we were in Utah for about a week and a half and then back to California. We had to go pick up some equipment for the stores we are opening. While we were there we got to watch Ava, our beautiful niece, who is a saint. I enjoyed my time with her. But I think I have decided that I need to wait on kids. I enjoy sleeping in way too much. I don't know how Annie does it. Well Annie and Ava flew back home on Sunday and Jon, Tayler, Aunt Mary and me we all drove back and got in today. We got to stay in Hurricane, Utah for the night at a close friend of the family. Wow, their house was beautiful like out of a magazine. Just breath taking. So I am way glad to be back home finally. I hope this time we get to stay for a few weeks. Well the next few days will be fun since we have family in town we have tons of activities to do. I'll put some pictures up of the last month.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New at this

Well I have seen a lot of people are doing this and I think its a great way for our family to know what is going on in our lives. So I'll just try and figure how this works.