Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A lot can happen in a year

A year ago this month, casey and i got married. It was the happiest day of my life. I had been waiting a long time for Casey to make me his wife. A little less than a year and a half after our first date, i got to be his wife. After we were married in Newport we came back to Valencia for a great party. We honeymooned in Big bear after staying at the Hyatt. We came back to our lovely house and started creating our "buisness as usual" life... which is such a great life.

So for our anniversary, i wanted to do something special, to show my husband how much March 21st, 2009 meant to me. There isnt a gift that would do it justice. Finally, i came up with the idea of a scavenger hunt. He would come home from work to find a clue leading him to his parents house. From there he would find a note leading him to his brother's house (where he proposed to me) and from there to my moms house. From my mom's house he would be told to search his car for another clue. and that clue in his car would send him to olive garden to pick up some dinner and in the takeout bag he would get the final clue sending him to the hyatt. It was so much fun setting it all up. My mom set it up so we could have room service for breakfast and we spent the day after relaxing and running errands. then casey suprised me with reservations at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.

It was an amazing anniversary!
But the craziness doesnt stop there... that may have been the end of our Anniversary Celebration, but there has been much more to celebrate lately.

My dad and Whitney came into town this last friday. We had family pictures planned for Sunday and Monday was Whitney's 24th birthday.

(an example of the family pics we took. more to come)

A few days after our wedding, Garrett went on his first date with Julie. that means that March 27th was Garrett and Julie's one year anniversary. On Saturday my dad, my little sister, casey and myself went to the Americana with my dad. At some point, Garrett called us and asked if we could come see a show at Universal Studio's that night. The show started at 8pm so we left the Americana, came home, changed and headed to Universal. We got there in time to go on Backdraft and then headed strait to the show.

During the show, Julie got pulled onto the stage to be apart of an act. Julie was asked to think of an article of clothing and the dog would go backstage and grab it. watch the video to see how it went.

:) SO like the title of the blog said... a lot can happen in a year:

Casey and I had our first anniversary
Garrett and Julie had their first anniversary of dating AND got engaged.
Whitney had a birthday and got to visit us
Time flies and life changes... the changes are blessings that i thank the lord for everyday.
[pictures to come soon]
until next time... ;)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Restaurant Review

So i love going out to dinner.

I am quite a stickler when it comes to service and i am kinda particular when it comes to my food.

Saturday night, casey took me out to a nice dinner at a place we had never been before. We have frequently talked about how i should write Restaurant Reviews on where i eat and what i think.

So here it goes (its not a formal review that i would send in to a newspaper... its a rough review)

Backwoods Inn:

The atmosphere was very unique. Im used to going to a cookie cutter restaurant with the dim lighting and themed music and every inch of space being used for something. however, this little nugget hidden in the middle of nowhere, is open, spacious, with random collectibles displayed. You walk in the door and see the kitchen! (pleasent view of the kitchen) There is sawdust on the floor and mismatched lighting fixtures on the celieing... But it SO works. I think there was music, but it was a quiet place with the most of the noise being the quiet, polite, conversations going on around us. Casey and i were the youngest couple there and most of the servers seemed to know most of the people there. The service showed that. I noticed the server was very busy but still gave each table individual attention. She took multiple requests from multiple tables at a time and then fufulled those requests (mostly) in a timely manner.

The food was amazing! we both got the small fillet with the stuffed baked potato. The potato was the best part of the whole meal. i was torn. I would definitely go back and order the same exact thing! I recommend Backwoods to everyone. Its a SCV classic.

Next time i go to a good/new restaraunt ill let y'all know! :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'm so excited!

SO the Twilight: Eclipse trailer is officially out... i personally cannot wait until June 30th. That means ill be watching this trailer and any other ones released between now and then repeatedly until then. For those who havent seen it yet, here you go. Lucky for me, i have The Last Song to hold me over through the end of the month.