Sunday, December 18, 2011


26. Yep, I'm now on to my second 25 years. Weird. But hey, at least birthdays give me an extra excuse to really party it up! The night before my birthday we had dinner with friends Mike, Kayla, Micha and Evie, who bought us dinner and a birthday cake! They're so fun and thoughtful.

On the morning of my birthday, I went on a nice solo surf session. Then Shane surprised me at work bearing gifts! He is so nice and so cute; I was happy to get to show him off to everyone at work:) That night we went out to dinner with Alex, Morgan, and Iver - so fun.

The next day we went snowboarding!! Sarah, Bryant, Kyle, Shane, and I piled in a van and headed up to Big Bear, about an hour and half away. It was a dream. Finally it pays off to be from Idaho! I loved every second of the day. Shane did amazingly well, having only been a handful of times. Sarah and Bryant are new to the snow and are both catching on great (I won't mention Sarah lost control and came FLYING down the mountain at one point...and somehow came away alive. hilarious.) And Kyle is at the same level as me, so it was really fun to ride with him.
P.S. Be sure to notice my really hip 1989 red ski jumpsuit that I snagged from a Goodwill bin.
I love California. I love my friends. I love my husband! 2 days of awesomeness. Here's to life as a 26 year old!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Thankful for Thanksgiving

I'm thankful for Thanksgiving, to give me an extra reminder of the abundant blessings a very loving Heavenly Father has given me.

I'm thankful for my girls, Sarah and Sandy, who I'm positive were meant to be my sisters, just a little later in life. I'm thankful we coincidentally all wore matching denim shirts to our surprisingly fun Thanksgiving-eve bowling night.
I'm thankful Sarah was woman enough to do the Long Beach Turkey Trot, and that she, Sandy and I laughed through the entire thing. I'm thankful Shane and his friends ran it too, and that Shane rocked it.
I'm thankful to have both my older brothers and their families close by. I'm thankful for the generous and totally awesome Roberston family, and that they had us over this year. I'm thankful for my 2 sister-in-laws who I admire so much and love to be around. I'm thankful for my cutest niece and nephews, who I didn't know I could love so much. I'm thankful for surfing, and for the most epic post-Thanksgiving family surf session ever.
The list could go on forever:)