Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Sorry it's been a while since a new post. A lot has happened but I have been to lazy to write about it. I'm blaming it on being tired after working retail during this crazy holiday season.

We are now in New Mexico with Jacob's family. We flew last night and got to witness all the grumpy people trying to get to Seattle. Some of them had been waiting for FOUR days!!! I would love to post about my brother coming into San Francisco to visit and Jacob and I celebrating our anniversary early but I left my computer in California. Be expecting a lot of posts in about two weeks.

Until then have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

December in San Fran

With the weather being sunny and just a bit chilly it's hard to remember that it is December. To help us get in the Christmas spirit last weekend we went to Union Square. For those of you not familiar with union square it's where all the big department stores are. For example, Macys, H&M,Saks Fifth Ave,  and Tiffany's, to name a few. While it would have been fun to shop at Tiffany's that is not why we went there. We went there to see the huge Christmas tree that is put up during the holidays and watch people ice skate on the temporary rink. We also decided to eat at the Cheesecake Factory which is on the top floor of Macy's allowing for us to overlook the square. It was a great evening and helped remind us that Christmas is just around the corner.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Merry Early Christmas!!!

That is what my adorable niece riley kept shouting during this thanksgiving break.

Last wednesday after Jacob finished up his class we flew home to my parents in Washington. IT was a much needed break. My whole family was there and I was surprised how much we packed into the long weekend. We had a wonderful thanksgiving feast folloed by all of us putting up Christmas decorations. SInce all of us kids are heading to our spouses' parents for Christmas my mom and dad decided we'd celebrate it early with them. After all the decorations were up we watched all family videos and had a good laugh at my mullet, steven and his friends willing jumping into a wall, and michael having a sweet bowling pose at such a young age.

Early christmas was fantastic and it really did seem like Christmas. WE had to keep reminding ourselves that no one else was celebrating it at this time.

Other things we did were take family pictures and watch movies. We saw Australia, which was good but not as good as I was hoping (Far and Away was much better if you ask me). I also saw Twilight. I say I because Jacob opted to stay home and do homework for this outing. I was pleasantly surprised by the movie. I thought I'd go crazy making fun of it and the terrible acting. While there were really corny parts i was impressed. Edward did a way better job then I expected him to. The person who played bella sucked in my opinion. I didn't like her acting, but then I again I thought they really should have picked Alexis Bledel (rory, from Gilmore Girls).

Overall Thanksgiving break was a success!

Rily preparing the turkey

some intense faces during rockband. Even Emma is focused

Decorating the tree in record time

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Riley's first Barbie curtesy of steven and meredith

The after math of early christmas

I love meredith in this one

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A normal family photo

Me and my Brothers, Michael and Steven

No spouses
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I love my brothers

They wanted a redo since last time they tried this on me they broke my collarbone. Aren't I trusting?

What a stud Jacob is.

Reinactment of an engagement photo
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