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.

New Chapter

March 31st was my last day working at Taylor-Dunn Corporation (my families company). I am so grateful for everything I have learned and the great experiences that I have gotten while working for my family. The reason I quit working is because Jared's business is going so well, he needs some administrative help, and my grandparents need some administrative help. Jared and I have been talking about purchasing a home this year and starting a family, so I want to get some life things in order before we start these large things in life.

I am so excited to start this next chapter in our lives. Also, it is so great to be spending my day with my husband at home and not having to get up super early anymore. Its been great!

Happy Birthday Chloe!

My baby sister turned 12 years old on March 31st. I can't believe that she is already 12 years old. For her birthday she wanted to see The Hunger Games movie with some friends and have a Hunger Games themed party. I made these really cute invitations. All the girls had these really cute Hunger Games t-shirts. Below are pictures from her party, along with the invitation that I made.

Anniversary Trip

For our 4th anniversary, Jared and I spent a long weekend in San Diego. We stayed at a beautiful hotel in the marina. We spent our weekend at Sea World, visiting the San Diego temple, going to the movies, having yummy dinners and taking an amazing hot air balloon ride.

Anniversary - Surprise

For our anniversary Jared gave me a big surprise... he took me on a private hot air balloon ride! It was so amazing!!! I have never done something like this before and it was so much fun. When we were driving to meet up with our group I still didn't know what we were doing. We met our group in a grocery store parking lot so when we arrived I was really confused. Then he FINALLY told me what we were doing. I was so excited!!! He was going to do this to propose to me but decided to take me to the beach instead. Actually, it was a good thing he didn't propose because Jared is a little afraid of heights. Our pilot was great and landed us in the correct spot. When we landed our basket tipped over so that was a little scary, but still a great time. Below are some pictures from our adventure.
Waiting for our balloon.

Beautiful view of San Diego
Another beautiful view.

Anniversary - Sea World

As part of our anniversary weekend, we spent one of our days at Sea World. I love Sea World! It has been so long since I had been there. We got to see so many things from penguins to whales to sea turtles. I can't wait to go back again!!

Cute Penguins!
Gorgeous Sea Turtles!
What you lookin' at??
Rays... I really don't like those things.