Saturday, November 29, 2008

So much to be Thankful for

We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with Jessika and her family. She was amazing, she cooked everything but the turkey. Jeff smoked and cooked the bird and we brought it to her home. Everything was delicious!! They have a beautiful home with a very large backyard. Kevin and Jess are having their reception there. It was not only Thanksgiving but Jessika's birthday. I am so glad she will be part of our family. Happy Birthday Jess. The day before was Nick's birthday, both of my new kids birthday one day apart. It is meant to be!!

Jeff, Kevin and Duncan took off very early Friday morning to L.A. to see USC football. Jess and I left at the same time to do some shopping. It was fun to get out and enjoy the craziness.

Alysha cooked her own Thanksgiving with their good friends Ashley and Brandon. She out did herself. Everything from scratch, she turned into quite a fabulous cook. Which is amazing because she never cooked at home.

I am so thankful for all my many blessings. I have the most wonderful husband, he loves me so much. I feel it everyday! I am blessed with two great kids. I have the gospel in my life that brings joy beyond measure. Life has it struggles and we have felt them, but with family and friends and lots of faith....Life is Great!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


See the proposal on Kevin and Jessika's new blog.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

What a great night!! Kevin proposed to Jessika at half-time of the Concord High football game. He has been planning it for weeks, and Jessika had NO idea. He told her that Jeff was getting a big award for his volunteering for football, and that it would be presented at half-time. He told her that he would be presenting it! It worked like a charm, everyone knew except Jessika. I wrapped a fake plaque and asked Jess to go down on the field with Kevin to help. So there she stands and Kevin started in " I would like to present an award to a very special person.... This person has been there for me and makes me a better person... on and on... then they start some romantic music, she started to laugh, I thought she knows now. No she just thought that they were playing the music because he was being all sappy about his dad. Then he motioned to the cheerleader who were on the field and held up this huge sign. (the picture doesn't to it justice, Jessika b/f Lisa made it) He got down on one knee and of course she said YES. It was a great moment. They met at a football game when Kevin was a sophomore and Jess was a freshman. Welcome to the family, you are a great addition!

Hey there he's my ALL STAR

Jeff out did himself this Halloween. He made a great Shrek!
We went to the church for truck or treat. Jeff lead the kids parade,
dancing around and having a ball.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Home Movies

I was at my mom's and found a box of old 8mm film. It has been years since we have taken out the old projector and seen our family home movies. The last time we tried to hook up the old projector and watch them the film was old and fragile. I was afraid it would break. I found out the Costco transfers 8mm to CD's. I turned them all in, we have film starting in 1951. It takes about 3 weeks I can't wait to get them back.