Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Halloween 2008: The Dirty Old Man and the Pink Lady

Halloween this year wasn't as eventful as in years past. I had to work so it left Joe to fend for himself against the ghouls and goblins of the night... and the bats as well (Evan dressed up as a bat this year.)





Dirty old man!!




I kind of look like the gold digger here...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Media Holiday Kickoff 2008

Once a year Best Buy so graciously sends all of it's media supervisors to one location to do training and gather insight from movie, game and mp3 developers for the holidays. This year it was in Dallas, Texas. One week of vendor shows, game demos, movie previews and a look ahead at some exclusive stuff. I was fortunate enough to know some of the other media sups. down there and we all had a blast!




Melissa wanted to try out the new Gears of War 2 game so bad she was going to bum check a guy just to play!



This is one of the real S.O.C.O.M. ops that helped develop the game. He even showed me how to properly hold the gun!



I sang a couple of times in this gaming lounge. The new Guitar Hero: World Tour game is great!



This video is really funny! The guy behind me is another media supervisor who really likes this game...so much he is playing it behind me!

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Favorite Shots

These our the best shots we took while on our Forks/ National Forest Trip!

This one was taken by Joesph at Cape Flattery.



This one was taken by Corinne at a beach where you can see Canada from the other side.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Forks....

This year is our 4th wedding anniversary and my husband (being the romantic he is) planned a secret trip for us. I had no idea where we were going...I thought maybe were going to Mt. Renier or maybe to Canada...maybe were going to Utah?? I had no clue. As we were driving there he had me read a book or look at the ipod when road signs would come around. When we got to Port Angeles I still hadn't figured it out. He had me duck near a crucial sign and when I looked up we were at a light and there was a very small sign that said "Forks West" I said "Oh look honey, Forks" (I'm so oblivious sometimes) He gave me this guilty look and right then I knew where we were going.

The actual "Twilight Tour" takes maybe one day but the surrounding National Forest is a must see when heading up that way.



This is Forks High School. It's kind of small compared to schools in Utah. There is this cute little flower and gift shop across from the high school and there is a map you can pick up in there that has all the sites from the book.


Here is the place where we stayed. It was right next to the high school. In fact we could see the high school from our room.


This was actually our first stop Bella Italia restaurant. It's where Bella and Edward had their first date. Where we sat was in a booth kind of off on the side of the restaurant...We like to think that was the place Stephenie Meyer was talking about.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Seattle Aquarium and Evan's B-day!

I haven't been to the Seattle Aquarium since I was a child. (I remembered it a little) We all went for Evan's birthday and had a good ol' time!




We discovered at the aquarium that Joe loves otters! He wants to buy one and put it in grandma's pool! I don't know about that though...





Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Annual Bat Shoot

Once a year we come out to kill things that go bump in the night...or the house. We've been getting bats in the house and the cats keep stunning them and we have to finish them off. So we decided to go to the source.




This was one of the 5 bats the boys shot out of the sky.



Wii like to party!!

Our family finally broke down and picked up a Wii everyone has been having a blast playing it!




Friday, May 9, 2008

Graduation 2008

It finally came! Joseph has been in school for....well quite a while now and he had his graduation on April 24th and 25th. I am so proud of him and all he has accomplished. After graduation Joseph got a job with the state of Washington working as the marketer for all of the food banks in the state!








Wednesday, May 7, 2008

"Our House, in the Middle of the Street"

These are pictures of our very first home. We love it but it has also been very hectic fixing it up over the one and a half years we lived there. We could see our family growing into this house but circumstances have relocated us to Washington. We will miss our first home and all of our friends we left behind.




Main bedroom


Guest bedroom


Kitchen


Family room (Star Wars!!!)

Monday, January 7, 2008

Dinah and Dutchess

These are our kittys. Dutchess on the left...that picture really tells you everything you need to know about her personality. Dinah is on the right. She is a little more calm compared to Dutchess. They tend to get along most of the time...


Grand Cayman

This was our favorite part of the cruise. The stingrays were really fun to watch and to play with. They are not as dangerous as people might think.



Sunday, January 6, 2008

Summer Vacation 07'

We went on vacation in May with: Audrey and David also James and Sandra. We traveled to the Grand Cayman, Freeport Bahamas, and Costa Maya Mexico!


The Wedding 8/10/04

This is one of my favorite wedding photos. We were married in the Mount Timpanogos Temple.

Engagement

This picture was taken at Thanksgiving Point. It also happens to be the same place that Joe proposed. It was inside the Secret Garden.


It all started with a dance

Joe and I dated for about a year and a half before we got married. We still try and dance as much as we can.