Friday, December 24, 2010

Suns Game

Last night Jordan and I went to the Suns vs. Miami Heat basketball game. It was an early Christmas present I got for him.

The day before the game I put the tickets in a card and snuck it into his bag that he took to work that day. A few hours later... I get a text... "In a meeting, but wow I love you!!! Suns heat baby!!... Thanks your the best!" Haha :)

It was pretty cool at the game. We had lower level seats, which was awesome! We saw Jordin Sparks (she sang the National Anthem) and she was AMAZING!!! Muhammad Ali was there!!! As well as Larry Fitzgerald, Darnell Dockett and John McCain. But Dwayne Wade wasn't at the game :( that's one of Jordan's fav. players.

I have a few pics...

Lebron James and circled in the photo is Muhammad Ali!
(not a very good pic, shucks!)

Steve Naaaaaash!

Jordin Sparks... she has an amazing voice, wow!



Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I went to the temple with my friend 2 weeks ago. What a wonderful experience. I took this picture with my phone, from the parking lot, on the way to my car. Just on the other side are all the Christmas temple lights. We haven't gone yet to see them but plan on going soon! They're always so beautiful. I'm so grateful that we're getting a new temple built just down the road! I might even be able to see it from my balcony (that would be awesome)!
Here's what it's going to look like:

We went to the temple ground breaking in November. I've been to 1 other ground breaking and it was for the Rexburg, ID temple. What a neat thing to witness. I can't wait for the open house and dedication for the Gilbert Temple! I've never been to an open house or dedication. I'm looking forward to them and especially attending the temple once it's finally done!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Elf Yourself- Disco style :)

Thanksgiving 2010

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year! I have so much to be thankful for and I am so lucky to have such amazing friends and family.
We spent Thanksgiving with our friends and their family. We ate some delicious food, played a few rounds of corn-hole and a game of Acquire. Then went out to a movie that night. It's always a good time with the Bocks! I'm grateful for their kindness and always thinking of us.

... a few cruise pics

Ensenada, Mexico

La Bufadora... it actually blew this time!

Us near the blow hole

This is Penny... what a feisty lil cub!! and oh so cute!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Paul's Baptism

Our friend Paul got baptized on Sunday Oct 24th. What a wonderful experience to have shared with him. I'm so happy that he has chosen to follow the right path and I know that Heavenly Father has a very special plan for him on this earth. I love to see fellow converts make that transformation in their lives, it reminds me of my conversion story and makes my testimony of the gospel become stronger. I am grateful for Jordan and his example not only to me but to those around us.
One of the missionaries, during the service, said "there is no other miracle in the world, greater than what we just witnessed." He gave an example that if he saw a missionary bring a dead man back to life through the power of God- it would not exceed the amazingness of baptism. For the man who was brought back to life will die again, but baptism is eternal. I'm not sure if I wrote it exactly as he said it, but I hope you get the picture!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

2 more weeks and counting every second

Ahhh. In 2 weeks we get to go home! I can't wait. Although I loooved being near the beach and I really enjoyed the weather here, enough is enough. I'm counting down the days, hours and minutes until we get to go home. If we get lucky, we might even be home for Halloween night so I can pass out candy to the little vampires, princesses, rock stars, or crime fighting action heroes that visit our home on their way through the neighborhood :)

I've already thought of what I need to do when we get back. AFTER we get to see all of our dearly missed friends!!! :) :)

1st: tackle the garage. it's a disaster. I'd like to actually be able to park a car in there, or maybe turn it into a fun game room, food storage or possibly a room for pup?

2nd: steam clean our carpets. we neglected to get them cleaned before we moved in (it's a little disturbing when I think of it now and how many people probably walked through that house while on the market or when the previous owners were there... yucky)... the living room has a huge stain in the center of the room and there are a few other spots here and there.

3rd: landscape the backyard. we've got weeds and dirt back there right now. I would love to plant some grass, get a nice patio set and a bbq grill. maybe built a little fire pit and plant some trees and flowers. nothing too elaborate, just enough to make it a little more like home.

4th: window treatments. my windows are all curtain less... I got a bunch for my birthday, but I haven't hung them up yet.

5th: fix the bathtub. I'm not sure about you but I love taking baths! the water comes out cold and when I turn the knob to hot the water shuts off... so sad. anyone know a plumber that could walk me through fixing something like that?!

6th: organize and replenish our food storage. Robyn and I have been trying to go canning forever ;) maybe we'll get the chance to!

7th: plan a trip to new york.

8th: have game nights :)

9th: take Jordan to Brio... his absolute favorite restaurant.

10th: get ready for the company cruise to Mexico in November!