June 23, 2008

We had a baby shower for my sister-in-law Jenna today. Aunt Vicki and I threw the shower at my parents house. We had a breakfast casserole (which was very yummy), fruit, an assortment of chocolates, and a very delicious strawberry, whipped cream cake. I'll have to get Michelle to send pictures of the decor so I can post them. (The photographer forgot her camera. I wish I hadn't, because everything was so nice.)

I love showers! Jenna had a great "invite" list, and I was able to visit with people I don't get to speak to regularly. At church we are always on the go, and it was wonderful to be able to slow down and actually talk.

I wish my sisters, and Jenna's family could have been there. I miss my family, and wish that they didn't live so far away. I do get to see my parents, and brother regularly, but it would be nice to have my sisters closer. Maybe someday...

June 20, 2008

We went to Disneyland June 7th through the 11th. It was a wonderful trip. We drove down with some good friends, in their Suburban, trying to avoid some of the cost of fuel. We stayed at the Cortona Inn, and got to ride ART for the first time. It was nice to stay a little further away from the park. It was more relaxing, and we were able to see a little more of Anaheim, and have access to a close grocery store.

The kids did well. We were still able to ride some of the "big kid" rides. We were able to see our niece Kaite, and spend a fun afternoon/evening with her. We saw one of my old students from PHS (who is now the new Casey for the Playhouse Disney attraction at California Adventure). We just enjoyed being together.

I am glad that we have been able to spend so much time with our children this year. We still have one more year with Andrew out of school, and we will be taking advantage of it. I love my family!
I've wanted to do this for a while. Life gets busy, but we need to keep a record of the things that happen in it. Children grow too quickly, and wonderful things happen everyday. This blog will be dedicated to my family, and the moments that we share together.