Monday, August 25, 2008

I Love You Victoria!

First Day At Vista Academy of Performing Arts

Lucky girl with some of mommy's lipstick! I'm trying not to look sad!
Even Jocelyn was a little sad!

WOW! I can't believe that I sent Victoria off to kindergarten today. Since she was a little baby, I have thought about this day and maybe what it would be like, and then there I was looking at her and hoping I had done everything right up to this point...the point where I am supposed to give her a hug, say good bye and watch her walk into her classroom. The point where I hope she'll remember to: wash her hands, eat her sandwich before her cookies, say "please" and "thank you," befriend the lonely kid on the playground, be the good example, follow the teacher's instructions, and just be the Victoria I know she is. I can't believe how time flies by so quickly. One minute she was a baby in my arms and today she asked if she could wear lipstick like me, because she was grown up enough to go to school. This day marks the first of many days where I'll have to say goodbye and let go a little more and, well it get's me very teary-eyed. What I would give for just one of those moments where I held her in my arms in the quiet of the night, a little baby completely dependant on me, looking to me for everything she needed. I truly wished I would have enjoyed her more as a baby. She was my hardest baby thus far and all I wished when she would scream at me hours on end, would just be for her to grow up....now I would go back in a second, just to know she was my baby a little longer. I will continue to hold on to whatever I can and enjoy my smart, independant, tall, beautiful little girl and this new journey we are on together.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

LITTLE SECRET!

Even Tyler was having fun.
New Airplane Ride
Tori and Jocelyn with Auntie Jenna
Tori on the horse ride (she's getting to big for it...)
Jocelyn was so happy
My sister with her Apple Fries....Yummy!
Many of you local San Diegans may know this, but I just learned about it from a friend this summer. The last hour of each day that Legoland is open, it is free to the public...including parking. For the summer hours, it is 7-8 pm. You can get to the parking gate around 6:50 and then when the parking people leave you drive right in. I took my sister with me, because David was gone, and we really took the girls on 10 rides. I am not joking! We were running though....but the girls had an absolute blast and it didn't cost a thing (except for gas of course). Well, my sister HAD to buy apple fries....... It was really worth it and we will be doing it again this next week! Maybe we'll see you there...for those of you that live close....for those of you that don't, remember that when you come to visit!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Happy Engagement Day!

One of our first dates in November 1998 (we went to Gold's Gym to work out together)
Our first visit to California together in February 1999 (fishing in Marina Del Rey with his family) Nice glasses honey....
Our first road trip together was to Cedar City with some friends. Why don't you were suspenders anymore? They were hot!
First Snow Fight in Salt Lake ....WOW my hair was really blonde! (Utah does that to people I guess)
One of our hundred of engagement pictures taken in Utah

Today marks the 9th anniversary of the day David and I got engaged. David and I were both home for the summer from BYU and would be going back to school in a few weeks. He lived in Burbank and I lived in Vista. He was down visiting for the weekend and was really acting strange the whole time. On Sunday during church he told me he needed to talk to me. I could tell something was bothering him, but I didn't think it was because he had a ring box burning a hole in his pocket. Anyway, after church he said there was somewhere he wanted to take me and he didn't talk the whole time we were in the car. When we got to the beach, he pulled his car over by the side of the road and told me he had to check his tire. He asked if I would get the tire pressure gauge out of his trunk. I thought that was weird, but did it anyway. I opened up the trunk and there was the ring box open with my beautiful platinum ring inside. Wow! I was so surprised! I turned around and he was down on one knee. He asked me to marry him! What a wonderful day. It was a busy few weeks before we went back up to Provo getting plans done before I left and then we were married in December.

I love you David more today then I ever have. All we've been through in the last 10 years had really brought us so much closer together. Have a great day!