Sunday, April 20, 2008

I had such a great day with friends and family for my birthday bbq. Heather was very kind and generous in getting me a gas grill for my present. It was funny because she was going to surprise me but then I asked her if we could get one. It is so cool that we were on the same page. I just love her so much. Anyways here are some pictures from that day...

Heather's mom did a great job decorating the tables in the backyard... much great food prepared...and even Heather's dad got in the action...

...friends relaxing...

friends in the making...

"...I can't wait till someone pinches my cheek!"

...I LOVE pies! I was treated to pecan, french apple, and banana creme pies...SOOOOOO GOOD!

We improvised and decided to use the pie as my birthday cake...

It tastes better that it looks!

Overall, I had a great day. Friends and family were great reminders of God's grace & goodness in my life. There are so many things I can look back to the past 25 years...He is to good to me and I continue to praise Him. I would have never imagined that I would be married to a loving wife and have supportive family and friends. God is too good!

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Um okay so obviously I'm really not the best blogger. Maybe I'll be a good updater. Huh? What do you think?

Okay so there is no way I can go back and get into all of the things we've been up to since our last post i.e. our honeymoon (um okay I said it... not so good at this blogging thing yet)
1. We got married (still waiting for the pics) yeah I know having a hard time being patient about I've seen them I just don't have them
2. Honeymoon we blogged a little about Belize was wonderful we enjoyed just spending time together but we were also able to share our adventurous side going hiking, snorkeling, and kayaking.
3. Christmas was a blur...
4. Back to work
5. Ele works 5 am to 6pm (mon-fri) ... I work 7 pm to 7:30 am (3 days/week) It can be hard we're praying about making some changes.
6. We took a lovely trip up the coast Hwy 1 for our first married Valentines day! Made stops in Santa Barbra, Big Sur, Carmel, Monterrey and Santa Cruz (yes I have pics but hey this is just an update)
7. My cousin Kara who is one year older than I has Cancer for those who don't already know. She found out after having some simple knee pain walking up stairs. Her daughter was 9 months when she found out. She's gone through chemo and removal of her femur and knee joint, then more chemo with still no effect on the cancer. I just found out this weekend she's responding to this last dose of chemo. Praise God!!!
8. Sad news is that her dad looks like he will need a heart transplant.
9. My Grandma was hospitalized this weekend for heart problems, things I deal with everyday at work but I might be making a trip up there this weekend to help her get situated with all of the new medications and M.D. appointments.
10. Looks like Ele might be making Sergeant with the next cutting score!Yeah go Ele! It's a big deal in Marine land.
11. Ele had a b-day April 3rd. He's a quarter of a century now! What an old fart :) We had a bbq it was fun.
12. I signed up for a Neonatal resuscitation course through the hospital. Praying about switching focuses to Labor and Delivery :)
13. Considering going back to school for my Master's Degree this fall. Need to take the GRE and decide really soon :(
14. And last but definitely not least Ele and I have been married 4 months as of April 15. Yahoo! Love that man.