Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

Don't forget to vote today! Make sure that you leave yourself plenty of time to wait in line. It's going to be a busy day!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pretty Princess

Alyssa was a medieval princess this year for Halloween. She got a lot of great use out of her costume, over a couple weeks she went to at least 5 Halloween parties. Must be nice to have such a busy social schedule. ;o) These pictures are from one of the parties I took her to, she even let me curl hair. I think we were both happy with the way it turned out. I sure wish I had her hair. ;o)

Enjoy the pics of my sister, the princess...as if there was any doubt.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Weekend in Arizona

The weekend of my birthday this year fell on weekend where everyone else had to be out of town. My dad was in Alabama, Doug & Kregg were in Utah, and Alyssa was at Girl Scout Camp. So I decided that my only option was to go out of town too. :o) I decided to go visit my friend Jenny.

If you've never driven from California to Arizona, I must tell you, that you aren't missing much. The only things between here and Arizona, are windmills, cactus, desert, and weird electrical towers that look like cows. I attached some pictures in case you really felt like you were missing something.

The prettiest thing on the drive up there was the sunset.
While I was only able to stay for a couple of days, Jen & I were able to do a lot. We went to my favorite bookstore, Bookmans. It's a huge used bookstore, where you can turn in your old books for store credit to get more books. It's honestly a vicious cycle but so much fun. Everytime I go to Arizona, I end up taking a box of books with me to trade in. Can't wait to do it again. ;o) We also managed to get some stuff set up at Jen's apartment.
We set up the bed in her guest bedroom.

We built a table and chairs. It turned out pretty nice, if I do say so myself. ;o)

We also built a fire in her very own fireplace. I must say that I'm very jealous that she has a fireplace in her apartment! How come we don't have stuff like that in California?

It was a fantastic weekend. I'm so glad that I was able to go out and visit. But when I got up to go home on Sunday, I remembered why I was glad that I live in California...it was only 12 degrees outside. Sooooo COLD!!! I guess that's why she needs a fireplace. ;o)

Thanks for letting me visit Jen! We'll have to do it again soon!

Marathon Weekend w/ the Fam

Here are some other pics of what we did during the weekend.

We hung out at the hotel.

We celebrated my birthday a little early.

My dad, Alyssa, and I went to a museum with Brett and Christie.

We ate at the buffet, apparently it made Alyssa and I go a little crazy. ;o)

We played in the arcade. Air hockey was a lot of fun.

It was a great weekend. I had such a great time just hanging out with my family. It was sad to leave. Why do they live so far away? :o(

Run Dad Run

My Dad and Brett ran the St. George marathon again this year, so Alyssa and I headed up to Utah to watch and visit with everyone. It was a great weekend. The day of the marathon it rained and I mean poured, not just a light sprinkle. They both finished despite that. Chances of me ever running a marathon are slim anyway, but I know that if was raining I would find something else to do that day. Running 26.2 miles in wet shoes just isn't my idea of fun. But we still came out to support the guys. We met them out on the course to say hello, we got a little sense of how the boys felt while we hiked up the trail to meet them. It was really wet but at least we had umbrellas. :o)

Do you see the yellow dot coming down the trail?

That's my dad! Megan helped him pick out what to wear. It sure made him easy to spot. :o)

Dougie waiting in the rain.

Walking back to the car.

They made it to the finish line. I still can't believe they run 26.2 miles for fun. Crazy boys! ;o)

Alyssa was so proud to see her dad at the finish line!