Friday, July 31, 2009

Mandy's graduation

Mandy finally graduated! We are so proud of her and all the hard work and long hours she has spent. She not only went to school full time but, she also worked in the evening so her day would start at 7:00 am and she wouldn't come home until 10:00 pm. I don't know how she stood on her feet all day an then went to work and stood some more. She graduated with honors and spent the last half of school in Phase two which is a big deal and they only pick a few of the best students to participate. We are so thankful for our family members who supported her. We really love and appreciate you and all you do for us. Samantha was her model for her runway. She started off with a shoulder length bob and Mandy added extensions on her bangs and hair and added a bow made out of hair. Her inspiration was Lady GaGa...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Mandy Is Engaged!!!

Mandy is officially engaged! Shad asked her in California while we were there, I can not believe I have a daughter getting married. Crazy!!! Shad came to California with us he was such a good sport and it was so good to get to know him better. Anyone who can put up with a bunch of bossy girls for a week and not lose your cool is AMAZING!! Shad passed the test, he is perfect for Mandy. The day they got engaged his mom and sisters came up to where we were staying for the day (they were at disneyland for spring break) We had such a fun day at the tide pools and lounging on the beach. We had BBQ at our place and then went to this amazing look out and watched the sun set. Then it happened he walked her over to the ledge and knelt down and asked her to marry him... it was amazing I know she will never forget that moment or that day.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


We went to California for spring break, Sam had to stay home and work since he just started a new job. We were all sad that he couldn't come. We stayed at a house about a 5 min. walk to Capistrano Beach with my sister and her family. We didn't have any money so we found a lot of cheep things to do. We went to some tide pools and that was a blast, it was one of the best days we had. We did a lot of relaxing, and hanging out on the beach. I love the beach!!!

Samantha's Junior Prom

This was last week at AF prom! We found Samantha's dress at an antique shop and it fit her like a glove. I was so surprised when she told me her dress was at this cool shop we have in town and it was only $70.00. She found her shoes in California at this crazy store we love in San Clemente and they were $10.00. The dress was so perfect for her she always likes to be different. The boys rented a Hummer Limo and they went to Salt Lake to the Gateway for dinner. Mandy did her hair and makeup and she looked beautiful.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Chinese New Year

We had our annual Chinese New Year at the end of January. It is always fun to celebrate and have good food, Ava is always so excited because it is her night to celebrate her heritage. We love her so much and are so glad she is part of our family!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sledding over Christmas break

Friday, December 12, 2008

A Little Bit Of Christmas Cheer

I have to admit I have been a bit of a GRINCH this year! I had a bit of a Christmas melt down , it all started with the Tree. I tipped over my tree and broke the stand..... I was not in the mood for anything to do with Christmas decorations, music, presents, and basically anything to do with Christmas! It is so out of character for me, I am usually the first one to put up my tree and turn on the Christmas music. I have gotten over it and I am trying to focus on the true meaning of Christmas and not the stressful part. We decided to make sugar cookies and take them to some neighbors, I thought if I did a bit of service I would feel better. NO MORE GRINCH HERE.......