Tuesday, June 7, 2011


April was a crazy month! I had one month left to finish my Masters project, I started work as a trainer at the new Ruby's in Orange, my niece went into the hospital and my grandma went into the hospital.
Being a trainer for a new store opening is always so much fun! It feels like summer camp. Edward, the boss, always puts together a really fun team of trainers and he makes the long days feel like a fun day with friends. The Ruby's in Orange is amazing. I'm very proud to work there! Come visit!
My niece, Scarlett got a really bad cut on her leg that got infected and she ended up in the hospital. Although the rest of us were worried about her, she LOVED it. She got ice cream almost everyday and she got to play with her toys and watch TV. She got out of the hospital a week later and was completely fine! Thank God!
The same day Scarlett went into the hospital, my grandma did too. She has had very weak lung for the past year or so. Whenever she gets sick, its hard for her to breathe and she ends up in the hospital. This time was really scary though. When I visited her in the hospital I felt like it was my last time seeing her alive. It was so hard. I didn't want to leave and so I sent Bryan home with the car and I took the train home the next day. I sat by her bed and held her hand. She told me about her dreams and told me that she would always be with me. Right before Bryan left, she told him to take care of me or she would haunt him :) For dinner, my mom and I got Chinese food, chocolate ice cream and we snuck in some yummy blue moon. It was wonderful to be around family. We got in trouble for the beer and so we called it a night :) After a week of my grandma being in the hospital she was sent home to be on hospice. A couple times she called me to say good-bye but still today she has stayed strong and is doing great! June 9th will be my grandparents 60Th wedding anniversary! I'm so proud that I come from such a long line of strong, stubborn women. We don't give up!

One of the wonderful things I got to do in April was visit was my friend Candace and her husband. Candace has been one of my best friends since we were 2. I love her like a sister and love the bond we have. She is expecting a baby boy in July and Bryan and I are so excited to be auntie Katie and Uncle googly :) We spent a day golfing and taking maternity pictures. It was a wonderful day!

The Boys :)

Bryan and I's pregnancy picture :)

The Girls!

Life is so precious...


It has been way too long since I have updated this blog so this is my attempt to catch up :) I'll start with March! The month started off with a weekend canoe trip and then my birthday! This year I turned 28. Usually I get weirded out by getting older but this was the first year that I put my thoughts into perspective...Not everyone gets to grow old, I'm one lucky girl! I have turned another year older :) This was my 5th year of celebrating at Heroes. It was so much fun. I have loved celebrating my birthday in the same place for 5 years. Some people came early and others came late, but throughout the night I was surrounded by people I love. It was a fantastic birthday. Bryan spoiled me with a new Iphone!

The canoe trip this year was really fun! I went on this trip 10 years ago with my girlfriends and mom. My mom has continued to do this trip with her group of friends a couple times a year. This year she wanted to lead a group of my friends down the river. I was thrilled with the idea! I got a group of about 16 people, some non-campers and some experienced campers. The weekend was quite wonderful! I loved introducing a different world to people. I'm looking forward to doing again next year!

Water cave

The open river...

Climbing up waterfalls

The river water was cold but there was natural hot springs all over the place. We stopped and relaxed in a couple of hot pools.

One of the stops we made was in a sauna cave. It was pretty rad.

The trip starts right under the Hoover damn. The first day we canoed 3 miles, then we camped. The next day we canoed 9 miles.

We had a wonderful Trip!