"Once in a while, right in the middle of ordinary life, Love gives you a fairy tale." - unkown

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Back to Blogging....

I took a very long break from the blogging world. I realize if I try and re-cap everything that has gone on since Sept. 2010, I would be kidding my self so, I am going to start for the month of oct.

October hasbeen a very long month, and usually is because there is so much going on. To Start it off we lost my sweet Grandma Herbert.She was finally reunited with her sweet heart. It was a sudden death but we were all at peace because we knew that being with her husband was where she really wanted to be. She was a great lady and a good example to me and my family.

This is both my Grandma and Grandpa Herbert. Love them both so much!

I also got the chance to go watch my Dad finish the St. George Marathon. I had never seen a finish line of a Marathon, it was a cool experience for me. I started running with my dad two years ago, and know the feeling of accomplishment when finishing any race. It was fun to see all these people's faces after finishing 26.2 miles. My Dad finished in under 4 hours! I was so proud of him, that is the fastest he has run this marathon! Here are a fewpictures from this trip.
I also turned 25 this month. I didn't do anything really special for my birthday but I felt really loved by all my family and friends! I did have to work, but after work Jeff took me out for cafe rio and then we watched a movie. It was nice to spend time with my husband.
The day before halloween we carved pumkins with the allen family. Jeff's pumkin was awesome! The mouth carved out 311(his favorite band) It was a lot of fun. This was the first year in our 4 years of marriage we carved pumkins.

Last of all was Halloween. My work dresses up every year. This year was disney princess and princes. We only worked a half day, which I was so grateful for. I forgot how hard it is work in a costume. After work we just hung out at home waiting for our one trick or treater. haha

Well, that is all for the month of october! Happy Fall!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Grandpa Murray

On July 28, 2010 Grandpa Murray Allen passed away. We were so sad to see him go but know he is so happy where he is now. Jeff was really close to his grandpa and over the years jeff and I have been married I got to know him too. Jeff was named after his grandpa Murray, (Jefferson Murray allen). So he had that special little bond with his grandpa. When I met murray for the first time, the first thing he asked was how to spell murray, I spelled it for him and he replied you know that his Jeff's middle name right? :) we loved his stories and his big smile. He was such an example to us and we will miss him lots.

New Port Beach Temple

While Jeff and I were in California we wanted to go to the New Port Beach Temple and do a session there. The Temple was beautiful. It was nice to get away for those few hours and be in such a beautiful temple. I am so thankful that we have place that we can go and reflect and get away from the world.

This Picture has a funny story. So we had totally planed on going to the temple while in cali, we even packed our temple bags to make sure we go. Well the morning we are getting up to go Jeff realizes he doesn't have church clothes. So This is jeff in my dad's shirt, tie, and slacks along with his awesome tennis shoes! It makes for a good memory.


In July we got an invitation to go to cali with my mom and dad. My dad was going for work so he said if we wanted we could tag along and we would go to disneyland for a few days. For those of you who know me well, know that I would never pass up disneyland so of course we went. So Jeff and I made the drive down there and met up with my parents a day later. The first hotel we stayed in made our feet black so luckily we only stayed there one night. I guess the saying is true, you get what you pay for. The next day we met up with my parents and had a good breakfast and Denny's then went to disneyland. We had a lot of fun but it was july which means its super crowed and super hot. One of the days we were there we slept in and then hung out at the pool while my dad and mom worked. Later that night we went and had a crab dinner. Now when I say we I mean my mom, dad and jeff had crab and I had steak :) My dad Also rented a mustang so it was a lot of fun driving around cali in that. It was a pretty relaxed trip, we went to the beach and the temple. I was happy to spend time with my mom, dad, and my husband. Here are some pictures from our trip.

My mom and dad LOVE crab, so it was really funny to watch them dig in!

The Mustang!

Bugs life

This picture is awesome look how into the buzzlight year game they are

Two peas in a pod
Watching the Aladdin show, Which was awesome by the way!

Muppets 3D

California Adventure

Disneyland Park

Summer Time

First off, we had a Great 4th of July. I ran the Freedom run 10k this year. I was so proud of my self, I finished in 1 hour in 2 min. And as usual I had a blast running with my dad. Right after I went down to the parade route to watch the parade with my family. I have never been much of a parade person but its tradition in Jeff's family so I enjoy being there with everyone. After the parade every year we go to my Grandma Herbert's house to have fried chicken and homemade root beer. I look forward to this every year. Then later in the afternoon we go and have a picnic in the park with the carter family. But we ended up at Nate and Tiffany's swimming and eating, which was loads of fun. Here are a few pictures:

My Cute Nephew and Niece Carter and Mckailey

My sister Britney and My brother Alec with his friend Jodee

You have to have the picture after the race is finish, because your so happy to be done :)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Happy 50th Birthday!

On July 2, 2010 my sweet dad turned 50! I know am a little late, but how could I resist not putting this picture on my blog. We had a lot of fun celebrating for his birthday with family and friends. We had a BBQ and then homemade ice cream and jello cake. I am so thankful for my dad and all that he does for me. I hope he had a good birthday and I hope he knows how much I love him!

Top 10 things I love about my dad:
10- all of his silly voices! Kermit, old guy, goofy, Elvis, George Bush, the list goes on and on!
9- That no matter how old he gets he will always be the "disneyland dad"
8- I love how he loves and treats my mom
7- That if I am ever having a bad day, I can always call him to get a good laugh
6- He takes time out of his schedule to run with me every week
5- He is a people person
4- He is a hard worker
3- His strong testimony of the church
2- His love for his savior
1- The number Thing I love about my dad is that No Matter how old I get he will always be my dad.

Thanks dad for always being there and for being the best dad ever!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Run For Rex

On June 5th Jeff and I had the awesome opportunity to run in a 5k race for a sweet little boy Rex who has a brain stem cancer. It was a different feeling running this race then my first because we were running for this little boy. I was so glad we were able to help and support this little boy and his family. I also got to run with my cute husband who was with me the whole run. We also got to see a lot of our friends and family. I was pretty proud of my self because I did beat my last race score, this time I ran it in 29:29, Jeff was a sweet husband and let me finish first, he finished at 29:31! Here are a few pictures from the event.

Me and Jeff

Taylor, Drew, Jake, and Jeff

It was so fun to get to run with my cousins Natalie and Jessica and also my uncle Kenny! Good Job everyone!