Thursday, May 28, 2009

Quite The Weekend

This last weekend was a ton of fun. After Grandma's 90th birthday celebration we got to relax just a little bit more. It was a fun day with mom, dad, and Breanne. We went to the beach, had some more Red's BBQ, and of course- our Memorial Day is never complete without going to one of the war memorial cemeteries to pay our respects... But before that we went down to Huntington Beach to catch some rays. Mind you it was so crowded that once we found a place to park we walked a whopping 22 blocks to the beach! Such a long way to go... and as you can see from the picture below, once we made it to the sand we were exhausted. We just set up camp and slept for a while =)
Also, while we were down in Long Beach (after dropping Aaron off at the airport) We decided to walk around. We went to this little sea port village and saw where the Queen Mary was... It's a cute little place! (This is the only part of Long Beach I've really ever been in... I'm assuming this isn't the LBC that Snoop Dogg raps about!)

The weather was beautiful, the company was the best, and I didn't have to go in to work. All in all it was a great day! =)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Big 9 OH!

So today was grandma Metcalf's 90th birthday. And to celebrate we had a huge family party at our house... All of grandmas children (my aunt's and uncle's) were here but maybe only 1/3 of her grand kids and great grand kids made it. Needless to say there were TONS of pictures taken. Dennis has all the good ones on his "professional" camera (it was like Vegas all over again if you know what I mean). Anyways, we had Red's BBQ deliver, Joan brought an amazing cake, and Dennis made a great video of grandma's life-It was so wonderful, I teared up... (and he said copies were to come...) I wish we could get the family together more often because it was so great to get together with everyone and have such a fun time! (what are those things called?... oh yeah! Family Reunions! What a novel idea. We should give that a try!) Anyways, all of those hours of slaving away in the yard since I've moved home paid off (I seriously can't count how many hours were put into this)! ... What's our next big backyard adventure? Breanne's Prom picture's! T minus 6 days!!! (I guess I'll be slaving away every day this week again to get the yard perfect for our next event)! =)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Say Yes To The Dress

Prom is on Saturday May 30th, and Breanne is going with a boy from another ward (his name is Josh Hayes)

So ever since I've been home I've been trying to help Breanne find a Prom dress... we went to several malls with no success. We finally resorted to going to the Fashion District in downtown L.A. (side note: it's a bit sketch) Anyways, we spent over three hours and went in nearly 25 shops. In the end we finally went back to one of the first stores we were in and trying on (what I think was) an amazing dress. They had it on display in white so it looked like a total wedding gown... but we tried it on in this really pretty royal/teal-ish color. I definitely fell in love, and it looks amazing on Breanne! Now all we have to do is add a jacket and she'll be ready to go!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I'm Amazed!

This man is seriously amazing! This is a video of Jon Schmidt. He composed a version of "Love Story" and combined it with "Viva La Vida" and plays it on the piano and cello. It's seriously the best thing I have ever heard and could listen to it for hours on end!!!

Thanks Jensa for showing to me =)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Well, I'm back in good ole Simi Valley again. I got home on Saturday and have been busy ever since. I started my job again at the Boys and Girls Club on Monday. It's pretty crazy, but I need the money =) I'm not exactly sure what my plans are for the rest of the summer- all I know is I have to get to the beach as much as possible, hopefully get to Magic Mountain, work out for volleyball (and get my vertical back) and relax... we'll see how much of that actually happens though...!