Thursday, January 10, 2008

Rainbow Falls

Here's the first of many Hawaii shots. I'm going to bed...I'm exhausted. I figure I caught up with a couple major events and I'll have to leave the adventures of Hawaii for another day. Happy New Year!

Holly, Jolly Christmas

Well, this Christmas was quite different than any other one we've ever had. It was our first Christmas at Home! It's Heath's family's year for Christmas but they only had a Christmas lunch with the family on th east side of Mesa Christmas day, so we were on our own for Christmas eve and morning. I decided to make a yummy fiesta dinner with fajitas and salsa and don't forget the bubbly! That's Jace and daddy doing "cheers" Not sure where he got that, but it's one of his favorite things to do when drinking something and we must hit glasses or it doesn't count. :) We then made sugar cookies together, got pretty messy and even had a visit from a neighbor dressed up as Santa Clause....Jace is still a little aprehensive about the Clause. Maybe next year. Christmas morning was oh so fun....and can you believe it, I was so wrapped up in watching Jace devour every present and enjoying every sqeak and squeel that I forgot to take hardly any pictures!!! I know, what a mom! But I guarantee this Christmas was by far the best. I could care less about what I got....I loved watching Jace and the joy on his face as he tore through the wrapping paper and yelled, yes, wow, awesome....when he got his books, trucks, tool set, new kitchen stuff, movies and more. He was thrilled.

5 Years and Counting....

Nov. 30, 2007--I can hardly believe that it's been 5 years since we've been married!! Heath surprised me with a beautiful display of red roses and I took him to the Suns game!!! We had a great time. We started the night off @ Stoudemire's restaurant and the food was mmm mmm. good. (plus, it was raining that added to the great day). We then enjoyed the game, which got pretty exciting near the end but the Suns pulled off a win. We've been so lucky to have so many awesome experiences just from the generosity of others. Thanks FOX10!

The 10 best things about being married:
1) Knowing you'll be by eachother through everything-good and bad
2) Having someone that knows you better than yourself sometimes
3) Always having someone to laugh with, cry with, talk with and snuggle with
4) Being able to learn about true service and sacrifice
5) LOVE---need I say more?
6) Learning to get over the quirky things and hoping to someday find them endearing
7) Having a FAMILY! Jace is the best part of us
8) Discovering eachother's hidden strengths every day
9) Bein able to kiss anytime we want
10) Having a best friend in eachother

Wow, lots of catch up!!

I guess the first event to start off with would be THANKSGIVING! We had a great time spending time with my family, my 89 yr. old grandpa and extended family. There certainly were some highlights of the weekend. We had a traditional Thanksgiving feast and the church cultural hall, playing Guitar Hero--in fact all the men decided to create an actual bracket for a guitar hero contest, which turned out to be quite fun and exhausting. Jace loved it but was definitely over stimulated because when we got home a couple days later he didn't stop singing and playing his guitar for 3 hours joke. I was losing my mind. Going to Vegas is never what everyone else thinks it is...for me it means, good food, family, house full of memories, and making more.