Sunday, September 29, 2013

family and favorite memories

Today was a special day! We made the trek down to the Bay Area to be there and support my brother,  Tyson. He was set apart and received the Melchizedek Priesthood today. It has been a long road for my little brother and there was not a dry eye in the room as my Dad set him apart today! There are awesome things in store for Tyson and his new wife, Gina.
Today is what life is all about. It is about supporting one another. Loving one another. Being there for one matter what! It was awesome to be there with my family today.
A favorite memory from today was sitting on the front porch with my Grandma Shore. The guys turned on the 49er game and that always seems to elevate the noise level by a few octaves. Grandma looked at me and said "lets sit out front!" While I do love family gatherings  with everyone there, it was so nice to have some one on one time with just my Grandma today. I wish I had thought to have someone snap a photo of us, sitting on the porch chatting, but I didn't. It is one of those memories that I will tuck into my own memory for the rest of my life. I love her so much! I am thankful for the love and time she invests in me and her entire family. I know, without a doubt that we all mean the world to her, as she does to us.
Here are a few of my favorite photos from today.

Friday, September 20, 2013

17 years... and counting

I am pretty sure I have my happily ever after. No, I DO NOT live in la-la land.  I am fully aware that marriage, like life, is filled with the ups and downs, curve balls, happy and sads, love and  joy! Our marriage is not perfect but we try and are constantly working at it. We know how to laugh. We know how and when to pitch in and help. We have learned when to say we are sorry. We 
have learned how to forgive and move on. I am beyond thankful for our marriage and for the life we have created.

To mark our 17th year, we went to dinner at Pluto's. I love the salads and John  loves the draft root beer and sandwiches. After dinner, we did some shopping. I scored a new pair of Saucony running shoes and John scored some new shorts...happy anniversary to each other. We love those type of gifts, the ones we pick out and get to try on  before leaving the store :).  To end our evening, we went and saw The Butler. We hit the last showing and were 1 of the 3 couples in the theater. The Butler is a must see movie, if you haven't seem it yet.

Looking forward to the next 17 (plus) eternity years that we have to spend together!