Sunday, October 12, 2008

Our Day at the ZOO...and other happenings!

Chris and I had such a fun Saturday! One of my most favorite clients, Debbie, invited me to her son's first birthday party at the zoo. Its been such a long time since I've been so it was so much fun for me...although I did feel a little weird being one of the only ones without kids. I swear, we were surrounded! I guess its the thing to do when you have kids...go figure. I told Chris that when he is a stay at home dad that we will probably have memberships and he can go with all the other moms. He didn't mean to mind that idea too much :)

When we got to the zoo we had lunch with the birthday boy, and of course some cake. My friend Nicole, who I used to work with, was also there. I haven't seen her in over a year so it was so great to catch up with her. Hopefully it wont be so long till the next time. After that we walked all over the zoo looking at the animals. We were so excited to see them, but they didn't seem to want to reciprocate the excitement. There were quite a few that we couldn't see because they were either in hiding or so far away. It was a little disappointing, but all in all, still a great time. We even ran into my friend from school...what are the chances?! It was probably the most exercise either of us has done in a while.

Later that night, we went to a free Lifehouse concert in celebration of Founders Day in Maricopa. Maricopa rarely has anything exciting going on, so we were especially excited! After we got there, I ran in to my friend Kim from girls camp. This chick is crazy fun so I was so excited to see her. There were also a bunch of girls from church there. Most of them were too cool to hang out with us....all but Rimini!!

Trying to take self portraits is not always successful, but I still like these pictures, especially the one of Chris picking his nose. I hope he doesn't get too mad that I posted all of these. The one on the top with my face cut off has fireworks in the background. I wanted a better one but Chris was tired of me trying so I had to settle for having my face cut off.
Here is me with Rimini (who by the way would not be very happy to see this picture but I just couldn't resist) and then one with Kim. This is Kim with her family minus one. Her boys were so sweet and even though they don't know me, they were still willing to snuggle up with me, probably just to keep warm, but I don't care...I'll take what I can get!

PS. Aren't you all so excited about this cool weather?! I'm totally loving it and being able to sleep with the windows open once again! Hope you all have a great week, later skater!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Catch Up

I haven't blogged in a while so I guess I need to catch you all up. This week started out as, school... you know the routine. There are 2 girls in both of my classes at Chandler-Gilbert. As I started studying during my long break, they invited me to go home with them. So I took the opportunity to get away from school for a bit to hang out with them. It was so much better than what I had planned. It was so great to get to know both of them a little better and meet their families. They are sisters and both live on the same street. They are also planning on applying for the nursing program. I'm so excited to have 2 new friends to be able to go through school with!

On Friday night, we went to the Beecrofts (a family in our ward) for a young men's leadership dinner. They invited all of the young men's leaders, bishopric and spouses over for dinner, dessert and games. We had a great time and learned some pretty funny things about everyone who was there. I made cheesecake to share and I think I finally have it almost perfect. I think one more minor change till its just right.

Yesterday morning, my friend Katie gave birth to a tiny old least that's what he looks like. After work, I was able to go to the hospital for a few hours to meet him. I always forget how small newborns are! He is so sweet and seems to have a great temperament...he didn't really cry at all the whole time I was there. We are so happy for you guys and can't wait to spoil Trevor!

After the hospital, I met up with my sister Theresa and we had Cafe Rio. It was such a delicious way to spend time with my sis! I think because we stayed to talk so long and my food was sitting right in front of me, I ate the whole thing and was so stuffed...totally worth it though!!

Well, I need to wrap it up. I'm sure I already lost Chris, and if he is still reading, then I'm very impressed, GOOD JOB BABY! Be sure to check out the Dogg Blogg to see the newest post. It has been so neglected with me being so busy now :( Sorry for the lack of pictures, but here's some of Chris and I being goofy before going to the leadership dinner to satisfy you a bit.

I love this one of Chris trying to be sneaking about peeking at me. His face is so stinking cute!!! See Jen, Chris can be pretty goofy!
Here we are with our HAPPY face.
And my favorite of them all....Chris was done!!

Don't you like the sock on the back of the couch?!?!? I promise its a clean one :)