Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Flowers at work really brighten a girls day...especially when they are hand delivered from her husband for no specific reason other than to say "I love you."

Saturday, July 11, 2009

4th of July

We have a 4th of July tradition, we go to Rancho Cordova's free concert and fireworks at Haggin Park. It was a lot of fun and just like last year, my cousin Miranda, was in the Guitar Hero competition. She got second place in the finals, which she was happy about because she couldn't use the first place prize anyway.Way to go Miranda!

Miranda on the right in the Guitar Hero competition.

Yes, that is really how lame I am, we have matching Old Navy shirts.

Waiting for the concert to start.

As tradition, we rode on the "Gravitron" but this year it was called "Starship 2000." As you can see, I was not a fan and this year may be the end of that tradition.

The afternoon and evening were a lot of fun and the fireworks were fantastic. I'm grateful to live in a free country where I can worship how, where and what I want. It is truly the land of the free because of the brave. Thanks to all those who serve our country and make a difference in our world. Hope you had a fun 4th too!

Class of 2009

A week after we went to Jen's promotion we went to Steph's high school graduation. Steph is such a crazy girl with a lot of spunk and attitude! She has so many talents and skills. Right now she is signed up to start at American River College in the fall where she can explore her options and get a feel for what she wants to do when she "grows up." We love you Steph!


Jeff and I went to Jen's 8th grade promotion last month. This is the big "good bye middle school hello high school" ceremony. For the most part it was great to be there and support Jen and realize she isn't a little girl anymore. We are ten years apart and sometimes I have a problem with remembering that she has to grow up, or maybe I just don't want her to grow up. The real entertaining part was seeing all the other parents with their balloons and flowers and gifts and tears. Some parents were pretty ridiculous- come on its 8th grade, it's not like the kids have a real choice in completing middle school. But I guess thats something I won't understand until I have a kid growing up.

Jen's Birthday

My sister turned 14 on June 8. This means high school is just around the corner and dances have begun. We went to Red Robin for her birthday and then to grandma's house for cake and ice cream. She is such a great sister, even if she does tease me endlessly about my blog! Thanks for laughing at all my corny jokes and still lovin' me! Love ya Jen.

May 30, 2009

Sacramento Temple

Jeff's youngest brother, Rob, got married on May 30 to Beth Durant. The wedding brought family from out of town and a lot of fun!

Rob and Beth Cardenaz



Brianna and Michael Bell

Jeff and Ryan

Steven and Bradley

Shanna and Hannah Banana