Monday, July 28, 2008


Our adoption profile/letter is up and ready to be viewed by potential birthmothers!! Check out our website:, also you can find us on our agency's website: We are so excited!!

California Camping

We spent the weekend camping in the beautiful Dardenelles,CA. Our friends Carmen,Robert and their boys Jared and Jacob joined us too. We camped right next to a rushing river...gorgeous! I'm not sure if Avery could have gotten much dirtier--it was really grossing me out. No showers at this camping we were pretty caked with dirt by the time we got home yesterday. It was a good time though-Johnny caught a couple fish, we ate some yummy buttermilk biscuits for breakfast, and then headed to Pinecrest Lake for the day. We canoed around the lake a couple times and the boys did some paddle boating. What a great weekend!


Our friends Brandon and Celeste and their kids went on a couple of fun outings this week and brought back this HUGE lollipop for was hand made from a small candy shop in Columbia,CA. Thanks guys!--we love ya!

Friday, July 25, 2008


Ok, so this memory game was a few of my friends' blog's, so I thought I'd join in:

1. Add a comment on my blog of a memory or two that you and I had together. It can be anything fun that you remember. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot or not at all, just put any memories you have.
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments. Try to keep it going..

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sorry, but my kid is so cute!!

Just had to share these cute pics of Avery--Cait took them while we were visiting last week.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

No new tan lines...

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We spent the day at the beach yesterday--and froze our butts off!! It was pretty cold and windy...we actually only lasted a couple hours and headed for home. We stopped at a State Reservoir and put our feet in the water there though. It was a fun day together :) We spent last night with friends/neighbors bbq'ing. Once again, we went to bed way too late!!

Friday, July 18, 2008


Just a note--I posted like 10 new posts today--some of them are actually posted before some other recent posts--I'm playing catch up!! So, you will have to go back a ways--there are 2 new posts BEFORE the San Jose reunion post--and they are some way cute pics!! :) Enjoy!

Home again :)

We had such a great time in Utah with family and friends. We missed our Daddy boy though! So, we are finally home. It was great to see Johnny at the airport waiting for us--Avery ran up to him, calling, "Daddy!!" So sweet! Thanks to everyone for a fun time!! We miss you allready!
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Gardner Village

I got to have lunch with my friends Kari,Kate and Shannon at Gardner Village on Tuesday. We shared SO many laughs...just about pee'd my pants!! was such a good time. ...can't wait till next time! I think Gardner Village should be our spot--it was great :) Love ya girls!
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One evening, while we were in Utah, a group of my girl friends got together and went to Nielsen's Frozen Custard--thanks to Anna's nudging...yo Anna, I have a new love now!! It was so yummy!! Especially fun though was getting together with friends--we had such a great time laughing and talking--we closed the place down! p.s.--another "potty" note...Avery had to pee, the store was allready closed, so, with my help, she just squatted behind the car, in the grass, and was excited to "go pee pee like the doggies do!!"

Water fun...

We spent lots of time at the pool and also got to go to Raging Waters while in Utah. Treyden,Anna and Laura hung out with us too--Trey and Avery sure had fun together. ...Anna and I decided though that Raging Waters would be tons of fun WITHOUT the kids!! We are so mean huh?! We had a blast going on the waterslides!! We finally got Laura to go down a slide--her and I took a double tube--and lost the tube on the 2nd turn--you woulda thought I was going to die--I totally freaked out!! So, we rode the slide the rest of the way down w/o the tube--out pops me into the pool ,then the tube, then was a crack up!! Thanks again Aunt Carla for the FREE tickets and use of the pool.
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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Those were the days...

I was so lucky to be able to get together on Friday with a bunch of girls that I grew up with in San Jose. Our friend Amy put together a little San Jose 15th ward reunion--in Utah. Yes, a bunch of the Californian's have become Utahn's. It was so fun to be able to see some of my best friends from high school--we used to have sooooooo much fun together--it was great to catch up. The picture is of Sherri,Shannon,Kari and me.(that's Amy in the background) Not everyone made it in all the pictures--and this is the only picture on my camera that turned out. Love you girlies!! Can't wait for Tuesday--with Kari,Kate and Shannon :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

We miss our friends!!

Saturday we got to spend the day with a bunch of our Utah friends--(some of the group that we went to Cancun with). These are guys that Johnny worked with at Pepsi and Red Bull. We have so much fun with them. Sounds like some of them are planning trips to Cali soon-yahoo!! All the kids played so great together--and the guys--well, they were guys...mowing a patch of lawn in the backyard to "tee off" from...don't ask...and us girls just shook our heads and kept the kids away!! It was a really fun time. Thanks Clint and Lisa for having us all over to your home.

Independence Day

We drove to Utah for the 4th of July--and had a pun intended :) We went to the Centerville parade first thing friday morning and got our fill of candy, then went and swam at Aunt Carla's pool for a few hours. After that, we bbq'd and watched fireworks and played with some sparklers. We also spent a little bit of time with Avery's birthmom and birth siblings. What a fun day!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

...and after

Ok, so i forgot to take a before picture, but here is the after! My friends Deborah and Stephanie helped me highlight my hair today--you didn't think I really went out and dropped $100 at a salon did you?! Nope, not me :) $5 box at Target...I just needed something different--so here's the new me!