Sunday, October 12, 2008

Robert Monson's 68th Birthday!

Tonight we celebrated my dad's birthday with my Aunt Irene and Uncle Terry and their son (my cousin) Brett Jenkins and his wife, Kathryn, and their son's Landon, Parker and McKay. It was a lot of fun to hear stories about the Monson side of the family, and to see the interaction of my dad with his family. It has been so much fun having him living nearby - and the kids love it just as much as I do! Happy Birthday - we love you so much!

California! September 25-27, 2008

We had a wonderful QUICK trip to California a couple of weeks ago. I had just worked a LONG week the week before with my job's annual convention, so I needed to relax and to be no where near work to recuperate! This trip was just the perfect balance between visiting loved ones and getting pampered. One of the highlights to the trip was an afternoon with my friend and former room mate, Jen Hawkins. We spent the afternoon at the Burke Williams Spa to celebrate her birthday (2nd year in a row)! I didn't take a picture, unfortunately, on this trip, but here's one from when we were room mates. I also found one from the wedding (with my bridesmaids)... Jen's the one second from the left. I love you, Jen!

Some of our dearest friends and their beautiful family!
Michelle and Stan Mortensen and their kids Ella and Steven.

Louise Jones was my former Relief Society president in the Corona del Mar ward and she and her husband, Chris, are just dear to my heart.
Matt and my brother, Shaun, got in touch with their feminine side with a little pedicure...
Kristy Dunning and Rowan and Sarah (and baby #3 on the way soon)! Love you, Kristy!

The only photo's missing are of our dear friends, the Goodsells. We love you guys so much and promise to get a picture for our blog when we're back there, next!