Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Big Update

Wow! I can't believe it has been so long since I last posted on my blog. There is so much that has happened in the last year or so since my last post. Here is an update:

February 2013 - 5th Anniversary Trip to Hawaii! We decided to spend a few days of our Anniversary trip in Oahu and then a few days in Maui. We went hiking, snorkeling, surfing, ate at great restaurants, and just relaxed. It was a great trip and we can't wait to go back!

March 2013 - We celebrated my grandparents 50th Wedding Anniversary with a black tie party at the Center Club. It was so much fun to get dressed up and celebrate 50 years of love.

I attended a few concerts in 2013 - Kesha/ Pitbull concert with my Bestie at the Hollywood Bowl. It was more fun that I thought it would be. One Direction concert at the Staples Center with my little sister, Chloe and her best friend Britney. This was my sister's first concert and she had a great time. Taylor Swift concert at the Staples Center with Chloe, Britney and Aly.

Jared and I spent the day in Venice Beach where Jared was able to pick up his Google Glasses. It was fun walking along the beach, riding bikes on the beach, seeing the street performers, and playing games on the pier.

July 2013 - We got to go to England with my family for almost 2 weeks. It was such a fun trip! We were able to see the Tower of London, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus, Windsor Castle, The Crown Jewels, Stonehenge, and The Roman Baths. We rode the Underground everywhere, saw Les Miserables, ate yummy English food, walked around a lot, rode the London Eye, met up with a friend of my brothers that was living there for school, and lots of shopping. We had a lot of fun exploring this city and I really want to plan another trip there to see so much more!

October 2013 - Jared and I bought a house! After searching for about 2 years, we finally found the house for us. It is a cute 3 bedroom home in Placentia, CA and we love it! We are still working on getting everything put together and making it our own but things are coming together great! Once I am done with more of it I will do another post with pictures.

Another fun thing that happened in October, I went to Mickey's Halloween Time for the first time with my Bestie Friend, Andrea. It was so much fun to walk around Disneyland collecting tons of candy, seeing all the fun costumes and riding the fun rides.

November 2013 - We made a huge announcement... We are expecting a baby June 17, 2014. We are so excited! We have been waiting for this moment for a long time and I still can't believe that we are going to be parents!

December 2013 - Jared and I made the announcement to our family and friends, through a cake, that we are expecting a baby girl!!!! Her name will be Caitlyn Marie and we can't wait to meet her!

March 2014 - Jared and I decided to take a Babymoon to San Diego. We stayed at the Paradise Point Resort and Spa. Our room looked right out at Mission Bay. There were fire pits all around the property so we had bonfires a few times while we were there. We went to the beach, kayaked around Mission Bay, went the Old Town San Diego, went to the San Diego Zoo, went to the San Diego Temple, ate yummy food, got massages, and just relaxed. It was a great vacation before baby girl comes.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Newport Vacation: Jared's Birthday

For Jared's birthday we decided to take a small trip. I was having a hard time trying to figure out where to go and came across The Newport Coast Villas. These are amazing two bedroom mini apartments across from Crystal Cove. Why did we want a second room when it was just the two of us?? Well, we asked our good friends Mike, Katie and their 2 year-old son Cayden to join us for one of the nights.

 Our living room, kitchen and on the left is the second bedroom.
 Our bedroom :)
On Jared's actual birthday we decided to head over to Balboa and rent some kayaks. We had so much fun paddling around Balboa Island looking at all of the homes and the gorgeous boats. While we were paddling there was a fish that jumped out of the water right in front of me. We loved every minute of it and next time I think we are going to try the paddle boarding. After the kayaking we walked around the Balboa Fun Zone and got some ice cream. For some reason whenever we go on vacation we find a local candy store and buy a ton of candy. I don't know why but that is slowly becoming a family tradition. We then went back to the hotel and got ready for dinner. I found us a nice little steak restaurant in Corona del Mar and we had a nice dinner together to celebrate Jared's birthday.
The next day Mike, Katie and Cayden came to the hotel. We spent the day riding a group bike around Balboa and then spending time at the hotel pool. The pool was a great way to cool off after a super hot day. We got ready for dinner and had a yummy dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Ruby's. After dinner we walked around the beach that Jared and I took our engagement pictures at. It is this little secluded beach in Laguna. Unfortunately, it was really dark by the time we got there and the tide was really high, so we didn't stay too long. Our night ended with more laughs, games and having a great time with friends.
 Jared and Cayden hanging out on the couch.
 All of us on the bike about to ride around Balboa.
 Happy Birthday to the best husband in the world!
This trip was so much fun and we are hoping to make it an annual trip with the Byers Family. Thanks for coming and spending the weekend with us and celebrating Jared's birthday.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Blue Baby Girl Blanket

A friend in my ward had an adorable baby girl, so of course I had to make a baby blanket. I was getting tired of using pink (I know, weird coming from me) but, I thought that baby Quin would like a blue blanket. 

Dana Point Vacation

Jared has been working so hard the past few weeks making some major updates to his main app. So we decided to take a much needed vacation. We have a lot of things coming up this month, so we only really had a few days to take a vacation. We found a really nice hotel in Dana Point called The St. Regis Monarch Resort. It was gorgeous! The hotel had a beautiful pool and its own little beach. On our second day at the resort we took the little tram to the beach. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't that great so we didn't stay too long but it was still a really nice beach. Later that night after dinner we found the secluded beach in Laguna Beach where we took our engagement pictures. It was such an amazing few days. I can't wait for another mini vacation.

Our beautiful room.
Lovely bathroom with a deep bathtub :)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Baby Girl Bright Blanket

I am so happy to say that I have started making baby blankets again! It's been a long time since I made a baby blanket. Things have been just so crazy with us moving from Nona's house and into an apartment. I was invited to our friend Stacy's baby shower and I thought this would be great time to make a blanket. I went to my favorite fabric store in Anaheim and immediately found this adorable watermelon pink and bright green fabric. I am so happy with the finished product!

Mother's Day

Mother's Day was great! My parents had a big BBQ at their house. We had my family and Jared's family there. It was great for us to have everyone there so we didnt have to family-hop from house to house. For Mother's Day my mom asked for a picture of all of us kids. Below is one of the pictures we took for her.

Happy Mother's Day to all the women in our lives!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Stitch!!

Our little monster turned 1 years old on April 5th. We love him so much and couldn't imagine our life without him. He is so much fun and has such a cute little personality.

For his birthday we decided to take him to the beach. He had a lot of fun running around and meeting new dogs. Unfortunatly, we had a small incident while at the beach. Jared had Stitch on his leash walking him around and these two big dogs started walking all over our stuff. We didn't care because I am sure they were just smelling the puppy treats that we had in our bag. One of the dogs came up to Stitch and they started sniffing each other. Then out of nowhere this dog attacked Stitch and pinned him down with his mounth twice! We were so mad! Jared got mad at his owner and told the guy to put his dog on a leash. The guys chewed Jared out and said that Stitch was the aggressive one and that it was our fault by having him on a leash because he can't protect himself. I was really confused about that. I thought it was a good thing to have the dog on a leash and Stitch is nothing but sweet and playful. About 1 minute after the guys chewed Jared out his dog attacked another small dog, but this time it chased the puppy down the beach and I think actually bit the dog. It was horrible. Some guy pushed the mean dog away and totally cussed the owner out. After this Stitch was a little scared for a little bit but after a while he was himself again.

Other than this incident, our beach trip was a lot of fun. Our good friend Katie and her little boy Cayden came to the beach with us. We all had a lot of fun!! Stitch loved Cayden! He loved following him around the beach and seeing all the things he was doing. Again, Stitch did not like the ocean. Maybe another time, but honestly I don't think he will ever like the ocean.