Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Visit from my wonderful Mom!

My mom came to visit me this past week and I had so much fun. We went all around the city on subways looking at all the different sites:

-Ferry to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
-Dylans Candy Bar
-Bike ride through central park
-all sorts of neat museums
-Broadway in time square "Wicked". It was amazing. Great songs too.
-Yummy places we ate
-Movie five floors up in time square
-much more

My mom was such a trooper because I thought I knew the subways well enough, but somehow I got us lost and we went to Queens instead of going back up north towards the Bronx. Bad thing is I made this same mistake with my friends a few weeks earlier. I have definately learned my lesson now!!!! Anyways, it was such a joy to have my mom visit. I had so much fun. We went to central park again the day she left to have a picnic and it was so relaxing. Jon said " we will have to do this again". Anyways, hope all is well. Miss you all.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Fourth of July in New York!

We had a fun BBQ for the fourth. We got together with mostly everone in our office. The boys got off early so they could come enjoy the BBQ and fireworks with us. We didn't brave the crowds in downtown new york but we did get to watch from across the Hudson. They were beautiful. After that we went to watch a movie. I love the fourth of July and I love making patriotic treats so I made some cupcakes with little fruit flags on the top and they were a big hit.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

An eventful Week in Arizona and a week in California with Family!

I was lucky to go visit my family for a couple weeks. I spent a week in Arizona with them and a week in California. We did so much. I got there sunday and was able to celebrate Fathers Day and my moms birthday with them( even though her birthday was really Tuesday). On Tuesday my dad and I put up these cute signs with pictures of my moms head on funny bodies all around the neighborhood anouncing her special day. On Tuesday my brother Kyle also got home from his mission in Ecaudor. We hardly recognized him with his hat on and glasses. It was quite the reunion with funny stories and visiting. We were all together for the first time in two years. It was awesome having my whole family together again. Unfortunately Jon was the only missing one due to work. I know he would have loved to be there and everyone missed him. We had BBQ's, swam in the pool, and played games. Michael and Amber had us over for homemade butterfinger Ice cream and it was delicious. I was able to visit with my best friend Jade as well.
A couple days after kyle got home we left to Newport Beach Calfornia. We had such a blast playing in the sand, boogie boarding, playing games, going to the board walk, and visiting. We went to Knotts Berry Farm and had fun riding the rides there as well. We went to see the Newport Temple and it was so beautiful. I was able to visit two of my very good friends Brittany, and Corrine. They both live near Newport ( those lucky girls) and they came and picked me up. We went to eat at my favorite pizza place BJ's in Balboa and celebrated brittany's birthday. We loved catching up because we don't get to see eachother much anymore. Brittany also took me to get Sprinkles Cupcakes for us and my family. They were to die for. Sadly our trip came to an end. We had so much fun. Thanks mom and dad for such great trip and memories.
When we got home I got to stay for Kyles Homecoming talk. He did a great job. My plane left shortly after so I had to tell everyone goodbye. I miss them but I was glad to come home to my husband as well. Hopefully he will be able to come on the next trip!

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