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

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!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Still Catching Up..Turkey/Graduation/Memorial Day weekend

A few weeks ago for sunday dinner I decided to make a turkey breast. I had never made any sort of turkey before so I was pretty nervous that I was going to burn it or something like that. But I was happy when It turned out just perfect. We had Frank, Kathy, Tyler and Ali over to help us eat the whole thing. I was pretty proud of my self, I am not much of a cooker but I am learning. Jeff insisted to take a picture to remember the day. I should have got more but by the time I had cooked potatoes, green beans, and rolls pictures was the last thing on my mind. But hey we at least have one!

Then to Start off our memorial day weekend My Cute little brother Alec Graduated from Mountain View High School. He is Number six in our family to do so. I am so proud of him! Congrats Alec I love ya!
Every one in our family is getting so old! But we do have a lot of fun when we all get together.

After Graduation Jeff and I went right up to the cabin. We have a lot fun there. But it was sure cold this year. So we just hung out, I did a few puzzles, went fishing and ate good food. On saturday we all went for a walk down to the lake. On our way there Jeff was teaching McKailey how the throw a frisbee. By the end of walk she got pretty good at it. Here are few pics at the lake!

Later that night the girls were watching Anne of Green gables. You can imagine how thrilled the boys were about it, so they went upstairs to play the wii. The best part of the story was Jeff was giving McKailey a hard time about staying downstairs with the girls and said the boys were going to have a party upstairs with popcorn, soda and candy. Well... Jeff had to eat his words when McKailey took him seriously. She was so cute, she got them all a soda, and a cup, popped popcorn and then got some candy and they had their own little party upstairs.

So the weekend was a success! We always have fun with our families and are so grateful to have each and everyone of them!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Playing Catch up

So much to catch up on but that is the story of my life... Always behind haha. Well it has been busy april and May. April 1st was a big day in our family because Jeff and I got a nephew! It is so fun to have a baby around and he is as cute as ever! His name is Carter. Congrats to Tyler and Ali on being new parents! We love you guys! Here are few pics.

Then later that month Jeff and I got some babies of our own, Well... Baby chicks that is. 16 hens and 2 roosters. Our 6 chickens we have now are getting old so we decided it was time to buy more. Jeff loves to take care of them. We have a chicken coop in our backyard so its nice. I have not bought eggs in 9 months. So when these chicks get big enough we will have eggs coming out our ears!

We also did some painting in our house. We painted our bathrooms and kitchen. The kitchen was not my favorite. I had this great idea to paint it yellow... well after it was all done I hated the way it looked. It was like the biggest eye sore. So they very next day after spending hours on it, Jeff helped me repaint it. We did it the same color as the rest of the house, Nothing exciting but It looks good. Maybe one day I will go crazy again and want to paint it a different color, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. I have some before and after pictures but I will have to post those later.
Anyway, april and may was full of baseball games and lots of working. My little brother Alec was a senior so I tried to go to a lot of his games. Its hard when you work because their games are right when your working but I was lucky and got to see a few games.
Jeff finished up school at the end of april and got Straight A's in his classes. I was so proud of him. He works so hard so I was so I am glad the long hours studying paid off. He totally deserves it. Now he is enjoying the time off of school until fall and working landscaping. He loves it. I picked up a half day at work for a few week in may and june so that has been cool. I started assisting again for 1 and a half days. I have missed doing that. Oh How could I forget april is the busiest month for birthdays in our families.
April 1st- Baby Carter
April 10th- My Brother Christopher
April 19th- McKailey (niece)
April 23rd- Jeff's Birthday
April 22th- Grandpa Murray
April 26th- My Brother Alec
April 28th- Jeff's Brother Tyler.
Wow I hope I got everyone.
So we have had a lot of fun stuff going on and are excited for the summer. I can't take the cold anymore so it better stay warm. Anyway that is all for now until next time!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Las Vegas 2010

So the second weekend in march, Me, Jeff and his family went and spent a few days in Las Vegas. The main reason for going down was because Jeff's favorite band was having a show. 311 concert on 311 day.(March 11 for those who like me, did know what 311 days was ha ha) So we decided to make a trip of it, and the boys would go the concert and the girls would shop, then the other days we would go to a few shows. It was a 5 hour concert and jeff loved the whole thing! The amount of people there for the concert was insane! The line just to get a t-shirt was 2 hours long. But the boys had fun and that is all that matters. The other days we were there we went and saw Terry Fator and Lion King. Terry Fator was awesome! He is the guy that won America's got talent, for the singing ventriloquist. Then on saturday night we saw the lion king and that was awesome as well. We had awesome seats, only 7 rows from the stage! It was a nice little get away and it was fun to be with family. Here are a few pictures from out trip.

Frank and Kathy when we are at the Lion King

Ha ha Jeff and I have to wear glasses to see the stage, its sad we are getting old!

Me, Ali, and Kathy. Ali was such a trooper, practically 9 mo. pregnant and still did all the walking around required when visiting las Vegas.

The Terry Fator show

The hotel gave us a little money to gamble with and I won 50 dollars!

The boys sporting their 311 shirts in front of the events center at mandalay bay.
Well thats all for now until next time!

Friday, February 19, 2010

100 Years of Scouting

On Feb. 3 Jeff's home ward celebrated the 100 years of scouting and we were invited to the dinner and court of honor. It was really cool because they had invited everyone in the ward that got their eagle scout and who help at anytime in the scouting program. I was so proud of my husband for working so hard to get his eagle and want to thank his parents for helping him reach such an amazing goal. It was fun to see them all dressed up in uniform. And I would have to say he looks pretty cute in his uniform as well. So Thanks babe for making me so proud to be your wife!

Frank, Kathy, and Jeff. Cute right?