Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Birthday Fun

Chris's 26th birthday was on January 16th and we got to celebrate twice. The weekend before his birthday we went to visit my parents in San Diego. My mom made Chris's favorite dessert, lemon meringue pie, and he got to open his presents. I really enjoy finding great gifts and from his response I think I succeeded this year, yay! I even enjoy the process of wrapping the gifts, it's a little nerdy I suppose.

The weekend after Chris's birthday we visited his grandparents in Santa Barbara and his grandma also made lemon meringue pie, he's so spoiled. It was great to visit them and a nice sunny weekend in Santa Barbara.

It's a good thing we got to celebrate the weekend before and after his birthday because on his actual birthday he worked until 3 am! That was a miserable week.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

A Brand New Year

We had fun bringing in the new year with our friends Andrew, Erinn, Dan, and Jazmine. Jazmine and Dan are house-sitting for a family in our ward and that family has a very VERY nice house with fun toys and games. Games like Rock Band, lots of arcade games, a golf simulator, a bowling alley, a pool table, etc.

Andrew and Erinn are our friends from work and we know Jazmine and Dan through the ward. The two couples had never met before and sometimes I get a little nervous mixing groups of friends but it went splendidly and we all had a great time.

Here's our band totally candid (wink wink). We definitely don't have the pleasure of having so many games at our apartment but it was so fun play.

Chris and I have enjoyed our first month or so together and I am excited for what the new year will bring. My sister Diane and her husband Dave had a baby boy on Christmas Eve, Andrew William Jones. That makes one girl: Talie and one boy: Andrew for the Rane clan but Scott and Lacy are expecting another girl in February, yipee!