Thursday, November 19, 2009

girls just wanna......

i just got back from an amazing cruise with *15 girls* for vern's bachelorette party. to say i had fun would be an understatement. it was truly amazing. i can't even explain to you how amazing cause you just had to be there. i was trying to tell seth all about it... all the inside didn't make sense to him. :) for those of you that know vern you know that she has a wild imagination and is super fun. so as part of the cruise we had themed nights. the first night was *rainbow night* and we all wore one color head to toe. the second night was *80's prom*, and the third we all wore *matching shirts* that vern and gina made us.
me and the soon to be bride vern. we have been friends since we were 7! how amazing is that?

all the colors of the rainbow

michelle and i -gray and jade :)

on saturday the cruise took port in ensenada mexico. we went to papa's and beer for drinks. it was CRAZY there.

saturday night was 80's prom. people kept coming up and taking pictures with us.

this is gina and the lurker...we gave him that name cause every night while we were dancing he would stand around us and just kind of lurk..

on saturday night after getting in at 4am (i guess it was sunday morning then, huh?) i decided to order room service. at 10 am they knocked on our door with A TON of food. i guess i ordered too much. ha ha ha! btw..this was only for 5 people :)

sunday afternoon we threw a bachelorette party for vern. we all wore these matching shirts. as part of the party everyone was supposed to bring vern a brand new pair of underwear. you couldn't write your name on the card cause we wanted her to guess who had given her the underwear. by the end of the game gina thought it would be a good idea if we wore the underwear that we had given vern on our head. so that's what we did ............
at dinner this lady from kentucky came up to us with the strongest southern accent and said "can i take my picture with you? i'm from kentucky and i've never seen anything like this."
ha ha so funny!!
thanks girls for a beyond amazing weekend!! and thanks vern for getting married :)

Monday, November 09, 2009

M3......(manly man mondays)

i haven't done a m3 post in awhile. not because i haven't had anything to write but because i haven't been very good at blogging . so today will be a m3 monday :)

seth has been working VERY HARD at work so today i wanted to pray for him and give him to the lord.

"lord, i lift seth up to you. i give him and his business fully to you. wrap your loving arms around him and give him the encouragement he needs. i pray that you would give me the strength to encourage him and to give him to you every day. i pray that you would bless him for all his hard work and dedication. i pray that he would continue to trust in you alone and to follow your will. lord, i pray for clients and i pray that he continues to stay busy. when he starts to feel stressed i pray that you would take it from him. this is your business father, not our's. we want your will to be done. praise you for your faithfullness, amen"


this is a VERY long post. i haven't posted in awhile so instead of doing 5 different posts i lumped them all into one 'october post'
i love this picture. mainly because of the awesome robe. you see, isaiah got a bunch of target gift cards for this bday. one day he and i went shopping so he could spend some of his money. one of this first things he picked out was this comfy robe. i thought it was so cute that a 10 year old boy would buy a robe with his bday money. another awesome thing he did with his money was he bought he and his brother their halloween costumes. he did this all on his own just because he wanted to. :)
october has been REALLY busy. a few weeks back i took a girls trip up to san francisco to run it the nike women's half marathon. i went up with vern and dai and stayed with our friend angie. it was so much fun! the race had 20,000 women in it so there were ALOT of women in the city :)
(dai and i in front of the expo)

after our run on sunday we did a little sight seeing. it was so funny watching us walk up this hill. we were all so sore from the race, and i had a hurt knee :(..these are the famous houses in san fran that they show in the opening credits of "full house". i have always wanted to see these houses, they were beautiful!!

(angie, me, vern)
this is us at the bottom of that windey street in san fran. people actually live on this street. isn't that crazy?? can you imagine living on a touristy street.

tj joined cub scouts last month and is LOVING it. he and seth do it together which is so fun for tanner and a great way for seth to spend some one on one time with him. a few weeks ago they had a field trip to our local firestation. seth couldn't go since he was working so me and the boys walked there with tanner. we had a private tour of the fire station.
this is his little cub scout troop. aren't they cute??

every year when we get our wild river's pass they give us a one day pass to lego land. it was expiring at the end of october so we decided to use our pass before they expired. we went with the griggs family (aunt, uncle, cousins) and grandma cindy and craig.

smooshie had a halloween parade at school a couple days before halloween. it is so cute cause all the boys went to pre-school at mrs. b's and have all done the parade. i can't believe this was my last one to watch :( smooshie is in the top left corner holding his fingers like a gun.

every year old town orange hold the annual "treats in the streets". the circle closes down the streets and all the kids go trick or treating through all the shops in the circle.

the family at treats in the streets

the week of halloween was pretty crazy. all three boys had halloween parties at school, treats in the streets, and an award assembly.
isaiah's teacher surprised him with the "art award" he was so excited, and we were very proud of him.

tanner and his best friend peter. they were both 'snake eyes'

also the week of halloween the boys had minimum days for the whole week. it was nice having them out by 12:15 every day. one of the days we went to irvine park to go to the pumpkin patch.

halloween night..
indiana jones, army guy, and snake eyes
we had our 2nd annual halloween party. they boys had a blast bobbing for apples.

tanner got really into it :)

**so that was our october, very busy, but very fun!! we have a super busy november too. hopefully i will stay more on top of blogging this month :)**