Sunday, December 21, 2008

snow time and friends

While we were in Utah, we also got to play in the SNOW!! It was great--we had 2 storms while we were there. Avery had fun making snow angels :) We got to shop and visit with Trey and Anna (pic of Trey giving Avery her Christmas present--while she was just waking up one morning),had a fun get-together with Elsha,Gage and Madison at McDonalds, and I got to have dinner at Olive Garden one evening(along with my Mom and Laura) with my friends Kari,Kate and their Mom,Robin. (I'm waiting for Kari to post the pic, so I can steal it and post it!!...come on Kari!...I shouldn't complain, I'm the one that forgot my camera!!) It was a fun visit...we'll be back in Utah in a few days for Christmas!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Santa Claus is coming to town...

Johnny's company flew us to Salt Lake last weekend for an amazing Christmas Party at the Grand America Hotel--we had such a blast! We were able to stay at my parents home Friday night and then his company got us a room at the hotel Saturday night--what a treat--the room was gorgeous!! (the first 2 pics are of the view from our room, and our suite/room) It really was an amazing party--it was a family event--so Avery got to attend with us. She danced the night away until midnight and got the TINKERBELL movie from Santa. She was so cute when she sat with Santa--I thought she would get shy and not say a word with 100 or so people staring at her, but she didn't at all! She had a full conversation into a microphone, with Santa.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Yes, they're with me...

Avery and Johnny enjoying some quality time together...these two...what am I gonna do with 'em??!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Celeste!!

Last Sunday, we had a surprise brunch birthday party for our friend Celeste. We had our close group of neighbors/friends over and had a nice time eating homemade biscuits,gravy,eggs and sausage...and celebrating Celeste's birthday!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

All because two people fell in love...

That's what I'm thankful for--that two people fell in love--well, many different sets of two people. My parents,my grandparents,my aunts and uncles,my siblings, Johnny and I...and so on. Because of the many years of people falling in love, we were able to have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with family. We spent it with my Aunt Carrie and her husband Bill, my Uncle John and his wife-Aunt Marsky, and my cousin Jordy. Only one of these people am I biologically related to, but they are family to me, and I was happy and grateful to spend the holiday with them.

We had such a great time at John and Marsky's house--they have a really neat house and neat backyard that you can see the Griffith Observatory (where Rebel Without A Cause was filmed)from. We spent all day snacking on yummy freshly prepared food like crab soup,egg strata,and onion tarts to name a few. Of course, we had a great turkey dinner later on in the afternoon and then a pumpkin cheesecake. The best part was the company though-we sat by the fire pit outside, played the Wii, and spent lots of time laughing and joking. We stayed a couple day at Carrie and Bill's home and had a nice relaxing time with them, as usual. Avery already misses Oliver and Spencer, the dogs!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Double Tag...

Ok, so I've been tagged twice (same tag, different friends) so, I guess I'll give in:

8 favorite tv shows:

(this is rough, cause I rarely watch tv...)
-Miss Spider's Sunny Patch
-My Friends Tigger and Pooh
-Blue's Clues
-serioulsy...I don't watch tv...Little Bill
-Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
-Imagination Movers--that one guy is kinda hot

8 favorite restaurants:

(much easier topic, I LOVE to eat)

-Cheesecake Factory
-El Torito
-Mimi's Cafe
-Cafe Rio
-Erik's Deli
-Round Table Pizza
-Sweet Tomatoes

8 things that happened yesterday:

-went to church
-ate granola on the way to church
-went to my Grandma Marylyn's house
-ate yummy taco's at Grandma's house
-watched 24
-ate popcorn while watching 24
-did a load of laundry
-flossed my teeth :)

8 things on my wish list:

-a baby...
-another Mexican all-inclusive vacation
-a tan
-a beach around the corner from my house
-no calorie chocolate, and I mean GOOD chocolate
-to lose about 5 more pounds
-to re-do my bedroom
-to never see another Wal-Mart in my life

8 peeps I tag:

-Amy B

let's have it chicas!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Oh my...

So many things went through my mind when I saw this, so here is my TOP 10 list:

1. Man, I am so glad to be a Californian
2. Where have you been all my life?
3. The shoes always complete the outfit
4. Are you for real?
5. Do you take the short bus?
6...........................utter amazement
7. Let me help you
8. What Not To Wear...
9. Go UTES!
10.Cait, do you want me to see if he's single?

High School Musical's next star...

I couldn't help myself...we were watching the High School Musical 3 performance at Disney last week and this girl was just killin' me:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Newport Beach...part 2

And now, for the 2nd half of the week!...Of course, we went to Disneyland again--and right now at Disneyland they have "Pixie Hollow" where Avery got to meet Tinkerbell and 2 of her fairy friends. We also got together with our friends Mike,Noelle and Mikey and enjoyed some time with them. ...Avery had a little "pee pee" accident while we were at Disneyland one night, she ended up in a "pull-up", with her jacket on her legs (legs in arm holes and zipped up the back and the hood hangin' off her bum!)-notice the pictures... Avery also fell in love with the roller coaster in Toontown--we went 3 times in row! Notice the picture ( I was behind her ) with her arms in the air...and yes, she was screaming with excitement!!

We had a slight detour on the way home because of all the fires going on in the hills of the LA area, but ended up driving up 101 and seeing the ocean most of the way up--it was beautiful. Much prettier, and longer...than the I-5 route home. (we also got "lost" trying to buy gas and ended up passing through Bel-Air,Beverly Hills, Rodeo Dr...) quite a day! But, trying to stay positive--Johnny and I thought it was pretty neat that in 1 day we hit Disneyland,Beverly Hills,the beach and home! Lovin' California!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Newport Beach Trip!!!...part 1

We were in Newport Beach,CA last week and had a blast with family and friends. We stayed in Marriott's Newport Coast Villas and overlooked the ocean...BEAUTIFUL!! It was fun to have our friends Brandon,Celeste and their boys join us for a few days of the trip. My family was also there--Mom,Dad,Steven,Brooke,Dylan,Sydnee,Laura and Cait, and then my Aunt Carrie and Bill and John and Marsky joined us for a BBQ last Sunday. Too much fun!! We went to Disneyland with Brandon,Celeste,Chris,Drew and Nathan--the boys had never been before--so that was a great time. It was a long day- (they were only going to Disney for 1 day) we ran all over both parks for 15 hours!! Needless to say, the next day...we rested! That day, the 11th, was our 6 year Anniversary!! We sat by the pool,had a yummy dinner at Cheesecake Factory and went to the beach. Happy Anniversary Johnny!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Not quite sure what to say...

This is Avery after eating Oreo cookies...

Ohhh, I'm glad I'm chocolate...

Ok,I really don't even like pie--well, not regular pie...pumpkin,apple,cherry...BLAH!! But, I thought this "What kind of pie are you?" was cute for this holiday season coming up. So, I took the test, and found out I'm a CHOCOLATE pie!! But of course!! Mud pie, now I can handle that...

You Are Mud Pie

You're the perfect combo of flavor and depth.

You are overpowering and dominant - and that's what people like about you.

You bring energy and a new direction to most interactions.

People crave you in a serious way. You're that important to them.

Those who like you give into their impulses.

You don't represent reason. You represent pure temptation.

People get addicted to you rather easily.

You offer people a dark side that is very hard to resist.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick-or-Treat with Tink!

Here is our cute little TINK having a blast with her friends-Matteo,Allie and Nathan on Halloween night. What a fun Halloween! Thanks to Grandpa and Grandma Jeppson, Aunt Laura and Aunt Cait, Anna and Trey, and Oma(Matteo's Great-Grandma) for sending Halloween treats to Avery~~they all made her smile :) Oh, and check out our cute Mickey Mouse pumpkin, designed and carved by Johnny!