Sunday, May 31, 2009

All grown up!!

I cannot believe it!!
Ali had her Senior Prom last night.
Holy Cow!!

I feel like she was just a snot nosed little girl yesterday and now she is all grown up and ready to graduate High School. But she truly has become a beautiful young woman who is smart, talented, outgoing, and ready to take on the world! I am so proud of the young woman that she has become and the effort that she has put into her education. I know that she will succeed in all that she does and I can't wait to see what she is capable of as she starts her "life" in the "real world."

I love you Booger Butt!!

Ali in her beautiful dress that mom made. Great job mom!!

Close up of Ali, I caught her mid-word so she's doing something funny with her lips but I still like this picture and it's a great close up of the awesome makeup job Eric's friend Dar did.
Thanks Dar!!

Me with my little girl! I can't believe she is grown.

Ali putting on Bryan's boutonniere.

Ali and her boyfriend Bryan.

Ali and Bryan with their friends Natasha and Kyle before they headed to dinner.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

I decided that since I am just sitting on the couch with nothing to do I should blog about our weekend.

I absolutely LOVE 3 day weekends!!! Even though I am not working and weekends are pretty much the same as weekdays for me! I love that Eric gets to be home an extra day with me and we have more time to spend together. I couldn't ask for anything more!

We decided that we would go to Eric's parent's house for the weekend, it had been a few months since we had seen most of his family so it was long over due!

The drive over Friday was.......well.......long.......There were accidents and breakdowns going over Snoqualmie Pass starting early in the afternoon and it backed up traffic for like 20 miles. We kept laughing at the traffic reports because they would say things like, "it's backed up for 30 miles, I'm not even kidding you." It was never as bad as they said it was, but it was still bad. The 2 hour drive took us just a little over 4 hours! The upside is that it was a gorgeous day so we could roll down the windows and enjoy the fresh air.

Whenever we go visit Eric's family I always want to go to Miner's to get a big fat juicy burger. Because Eric loves me so much he always takes me!! Miner's never disappoints!! I rewarded Eric for taking me there for lunch by letting him take me to see Terminator Salvation. I actually enjoyed it and I know that Eric did.

Monday we had a BBQ with some of Eric's extended family. The weather was beautful and it was so nice to be outside enjoying it and each other's company. The weather was so nice that a kiddie pool was set up for the babies and they loved it! I didn't take too many pictures (hardly any at all) but here are just a few:

Our niece, Addison, enjoying the water!

Addison getting back in the water to play with Eric's cousin's baby, Blake.

A picture of our spread. Everything was so good....which meant I ate way too much!!

We had such a great weekend. It was so good to spend time with Eric's family!!

Monday, May 18, 2009


So my parents and I got Eric a BBQ for his birthday. I wanted it to be a huge surprise so we waited and gave it to him on Saturday when we had a birthday dinner at their house.

It was a surprise!

Eric and his amazing skills put together the BBQ yesterday after church so that we could have an inaugural steak dinner!

There's nothing like a man with his toys...look at that happy face!

Look at those steaks! (I was so busy getting the rest of dinner together
that I didn't get a chance to take other pictures)

It was so good!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mother's Day Weekend and Other Updates

Wow! This week has been so crazy! I feel like I have been go, go, go all the time! Because of my crazy busy week I have been unable to blog about the fun times and other news that has happened in the past week. I still have a bunch I need to do, but I am making the time right now!

This past weekend my parents took us all on a cruise from Vancouver, BC back home to Seattle. We had so much fun! None of us (other than Dad) had ever been on a cruise ship before. We stayed up late, ate too much food and just a great time in general. It was a clear and sunny day so we were really able to be out on the deck and enjoying the breeze, sun, and water. Since words just aren't good enough to describe our fun I am going to have to put a bunch of pictures up!

We had so much fun on our short cruise and can't wait to go on a longer one!!! It was a great way to spend Mother's Day weekend. Thanks Mom and Dad for taking us all! We love you!!!

I just became an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple, which is easy-to-prepare gourmet food. It is seriously yummy and all you have to do is add one or two things to the mixes and you have something that tastes like you spent tons of time on it. Anyways, I had my first taste-testing party on Tuesday and it was tons of fun! I was a little nervous and winged a lot of it. But all in all I think it was a success. I am so excited for this and look forward to what it will bring.

Wednesday was Eric's birthday and I am so sad that I didn't have a chance to devote a post to him on his special day. But, baby, I love you and I am so grateful to have you in my life. I don't know what I would do without you. Thanks for always being there for me and believing in me! I love you!!

Okay, so this post is already super long....but just a quick update on the job situation....I had an interview on Tuesday and one today. The Tuesday interview was literally 5 minutes from our house and the one today is in Renton (pretty close to my parents). I love the location of both because the commute would be awesome!! So wish me luck! Hopefully I will get some good news soon!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Who Knew?!?!?!

(aren't we cute?!)

I can't believe how fast the time has gone! It has been a year since Eric and I started dating.
It's amazing how much has happened to us in that year. Who knew? As we were sitting across the table from each at dinner that night I don't think that either of us did. But there is no doubt that that night was the beginning of us. We definitely had a deep attraction and it wasn't long before we were inseparable. Literally. It really didn't take us long at all to realize that we were meant for each other. Our love blossomed quickly and we soon knew that we wanted to spend Eternity together. It was fast, but it was meant to be.
Eric is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I can't imagine my life without him! I am so happy we had that first date one year ago!
I am so grateful to have a loving husband who supports me and has so much faith in me.

I love you baby!