Saturday, August 27, 2011

Dental Hygiene

I had my orientation for Dental Hygiene School yesterday. I finally made it. At least to the start of it. I am attending Carrington College in Sacramento for my Dental Hygiene school, and then when it is done, I am done with school! Can you believe it? I have been in school since the beginning of time. I am so excited. I have been gathering all my school supplies that I need. We got all of our books yesterday. There are sooooo many! I also got lots of cool colored binders and dividers. I also got a pair of scrubs and I have to get white leather shoes...fancy! haha. Anyway, I hope everyone that reads this, is celebrating for me...for reaching the beginning of the end! I have already started reading all of the assignments for next that I won't be behind before I start! Wish me luck!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Family Lake Tahoe Trip

This past weekend, our family from San Diego made the long drive up to Sacramento to spend some time with us and also to enjoy some beautiful weather and scenery in Lake Tahoe. Jeff and Karyn and the kids arrived on Wednesday evening, and we all headed out to Macaroni Grill for some grub. We all then headed back to the house and got some sleep. Thursday everyone enjoyed the pool and some pickleball while waiting for me to finish my final for physiology. Thursday around 5pm we headed up the hill to Incline Village. We grabbed some food at Raleys and reached the cabin around 8pm. Friday morning we all arose and hit the trail for some hiking. It was such a beautiful day, the weather was perfect and the air was crisp.

After hiking, we headed down to the Truckee River!!! We all piled into the large river raft and cruised down. It was a fun and interesting experience. The kids were so excited to get into the lake, however, they were having a hard time determining the best timing. Either it was too shallow or too deep, too much moss or too many rocks...but either way, they had a fun time and got to swim around in the Truckee River. A hilarious experience was when we came upon our first "rapid." We were all relaxing, and we all hollered warnings that there was a rock approaching, however, we hit the rock too hard and Karyn went heels over head into the river. It was pretty entertaining. Luckily she did not get hurt and she recovered our food and sunscreen. It is definitely a memory to keep and laugh at each time we get together! After the river, we headed back to the house to freshen up and go grab dinner at Lanza's. It was perfect. We arrived just in time to get seated right away, have our order taken and delivered in flawless fashion. Overall it was a great experience at Lanza's and we will continue to bring family and friends to this restaurant every time we visit Lake Tahoe.

Saturday, we woke up, lounged around a bit, gathered our things and headed to Incline Beach. We spend most of our Saturday at the beach, grabbed some lunch at Austin's and then hit the other side of Incline Beach for their pool and slide. After this fun filled day, we grabbed a couple of movies and went back to the cabin. Sunday morning, we arose, Tadd and I went to the Tahoe ward while the kids got organized to hit the road. When we got back, everything got packed up and we said our goodbyes. We had such a fun time together. I think we are going to make this a yearly trip...yes, we had that much fun! Thanks Jeff and Karyn for making the trip from San Diego. We love you guys!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

San Diego

Here is a recap of our fun filled weekend in San pictures.
Arrive in SD 5am Friday morning.
Friday...Beach Day. Sushi Deli for dinner. Latitude bar. Games and Bed.

Sunday...Church. Brunch. LONG drive
Saturday...Lake Day. 7am-4pm boating. Dinner. Bed.

home. (No sunday photos. We were in the car from about 2pm to 12:30pm)
Arrive home 12:30am Monday morning.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Celebrating Hannah!!!

This past weekend Tadd and I drove down to Newport Beach to spend some time with Tara and Russ and their baby girl (to be...October 10th) Hannah and to attend her baby shower. We left after work on Friday and arrived in Newport around 2am and awoke Tara (& Hannah) and chatted for a little while before heading to bed. We woke up on Saturday and headed onto the boardwalk for a stroll along the beach. After enjoying the morning, we decided to put together some snacks and headed down to the beach (1 block away). It was kind of windy but very lovely because the breeze helps to cool you off. We ate our sandwiches, enjoyed conversation, people watched and soaked up some rays for a few hours. We then headed back to the house and showered up and lounged around while watching Tangled. Around 6:00pm we decided to head over to the OC Fair. We had wanted to go to the Sacramento Fair but we have been so busy so it was really great to head over there. Tadd and I decided to basically eat the most ridiculous food. We started with fried oreos, a fried twinkie and a donut chicken sandwich. They were all decent, but once you try them, you really don't need to eat them again. After these lovely treats, we grabbed a large turkey leg which was juicy and delicious. As we continued along the "food alley" we continued to be tempted by various foods. The other foods that we ate were chocolate covered bacon, a maple donut with bacon on top, a cinnamon roll with frosting and kettle corn. I know, I know, a healthy evening. We did walk all around the fair, so we did get a little exercise in. We saw lots of cool animals and people and fun rides which we did not go on. It was a really nice evening and we enjoyed each other's company. After the fair, we went back to the house and turned on a movie and I was asleep in a few minutes.

Sunday morning we woke up and prepared for Tara's shower. Russ ended up changing his flight and got back into town on Sunday morning and Tadd picked him up and spent time with him while we were at the shower. The shower was so great. The decorations were really pretty and everyone was there to celebrate Tara and Hannah! Tara got lots of great presents that are really going to help with the preparation for the arrival of their little girl!

We headed home around 4pm and unloaded all the gifts and the four of us hung out a little more and made dinner before Tadd and I headed back to Sacramento. We arrived home 2am Monday morning and are now trying to recover from the sleep that we missed which was well worth it!!