Sunday, October 19, 2008

California Dreamin'

We had the fortune of going to visit Nanna and Poppa out in California this last week, sadly it came to an end way too quickly. Here is a recap of the weeks events:

Park day.

All I can say is thank heavens for grandparents! Seeing as how Shannyn and I have permanent shoulder problems due to having to push Jack on the swing all the time, it was nice to get some relief. Jack loved having Poppa around to push him to his hearts content.

Downtown day.
Shannyn wanted to get a "Dooney Burge" purse from Santee Alley in L.A., so we thought it would be fun to take the subway and the bus out there since Jack loves trains and buses. We managed to make it their and back without being mugged or harassed by bums, so it was a pretty successful outing. Oh and we got some cool stuff too. Try to take pics of the purses and shirts we got at some other time and put them up, but just know that they are pretty awesome (and they were super cheap).

Beach day.
One of Jack's favorite shows is "Ni Hao Kai-lan." It's about a little Chinese girl and her tiger friend Rintu, koala friend Tolee, and spider monkey friend Ho Ho (I can sing you the theme song if you like, that is how often we watch it). I guess he was getting tired from all the spanish on Dora and Diego so he wanted to try his hand at chinese. Anyhow, for one of the episodes, they go to the beach and make sand castles. Since that episode, whenever we would go to the park, Jack would say he is making sand castles. So we thought it might be fun to take him to the beach. Which it was, he loved it!
As you can see by his outfit (or lack thereof), we didn't think he would want to get wet since the water was so cold. We were wrong.

Disney day.
Nanna and Poppa got us tickets to Disneyland for Christmas this year (which may have to be a tradition, just letting you know ahead of time so you can start saving now). You might think it weird that we are getting Christmas presents in October, but I sort of like to get my presents from my parents way ahead of time. I don't think I have received a present from them on Christmas for about 10 years. Totally my fault though. Just don't have the patience. This way at least I get a good nights sleep before Christmas though. Right, Disneyland. Jack had a blast. He was great the whole day. Loved the jungle cruise (of course he loved the animals). Loved the tea cups (doesn't stop laughing the whole ride). Loved making Dumbo go up and down. He even took a nap while we had lunch in peace (that may have been the best part of the day). All in all it was a great day, THANKS NANNA AND POPPA!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

i got tagged

so we are going to have a post about our awesome trip to california but again i'm too overwhelmed with all the pictures we took to even begin the post. i will leave it to john to do that post, but for now here is a little look into our history.

I got man-tagged and now I have been hubby tagged. Here is a little information about the man I fell for and married.

1. Where did you meet? we meet in our stake back in north hollywood, his sister dated my brother and my dad was his scout master.
2. How long did you date before you were married? we dated for two years
3. How long have you been married? 6 and a half years
4. What does he do that surprises you? his ability to not let people get to him.
5. What is your favorite feature of his? well he is a fine piece of male specimen but i really love his legs especially his calves.
6. What is your favorite quality of his? the fact that he loves to be together as a family, we always take jack everywhere we go.
7. Does he have a Nickname for you? babe
8. What is his favorite color? i don't think he has a favorite color he likes them all, just look at his dress shirt collection.
9. What is his Favorite food? he is a man who loves all foods except stuffing, weird huh?
10. What is his favorite sport? he likes to play basketball and he loves to watch football, i think that is because of fantasy football.
11. When and where was your first kiss? our first kiss was probably like two months after we started dating and it was in griffeth park.
12. Favorite thing to do as a couple? watch movies and we really love to play volleyball together when we get the chance.
13. Do you have any Children? one little boy, jack
14. Does he have a hidden talent? not any that i'm aloud to talk about.
15. How old is he? 29, 30 on november 19th
16. Who said I love you first? he did
17. What is his favorite type of music? lover of all music except for country
18. What do you admire most about him? how he will do anything to support his family.
19. Do you think he will read this? yup i sure do

Who eats more sweets? he does, i'm not really into the sweets.
Who said I love you first? he did
Who is taller? he is of course, i'm really short
Who can sing the best? he can, have you heard his mom and sister sing?
Who is smarter? john is a genius
Who does the laundry? i do except for his dress shirts because he doesn't trust me to get them out of the dryer right when it buzzes
Who pays the bills? he does, he is in the financial industry
Who mows the lawn? no one we have fake grass and rocks
Who cooks dinner? i do most of the cooking but i'm lucky that he loves to cook and is really good at it.
Who drives? when we are together he does, he has taught jack to call me a crazy driver.
Who's the first to admit when they are wrong? me, john tends to struggle with that one.
Who kissed who first? he kissed me first but i didn't fight him at all
Who asked out who first? he asked me out kind of. he asked me to go to vegas with him for a friends wedding. it was all in his plan to get me alone in the car for several hours and woo me.
Who wears the pants? both of us

The rules for this tag: Answer questions about your spouse, list names of people you are tagging in your post, then leave a comment in their blog letting them know they've been tagged.

i now tag anyone who wants to share their history with us.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

wait a minute, i actually miss utah!!

(a picture of our trip to bryce with our friends scottie and rachel. i know it doesn't have to do with fall but it is just a reminder of how beautiful utah really is.)

can you believe you are reading this from shannyn florez, but it is true i miss utah. i miss my friends and being familiar with my area, knowing my way around but i especially miss the seasons. well i should clarify, i miss the fall season, the sweater weather, going to thanksgiving point for the pumpkin festival and the beautiful changing leaves on timp and provo canyon. it is still 100 degress here and i'm starting to think that i will never get to wear the hundreds of sweaters i have collected from living in utah for so long. ok that is all i really have to say because thinking about utah is making me sad.