Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Graduation Day

Back in May my oldest brother Tony graduated from Law School at the University of Utah. Mom and Dad, Krista and her 2 girls and Grandpa Tony were able to come from New York. I am so impressed with my brother and the fact that he survived the 3 years of law school!

Krista and Aubrey, me, Tony, Matt and Olivia
(4 out of the 5 siblings...we missed you Ryan)

Geoff, Grandpa Tony, and I after the graduation ceremony.
It was so great to show grandpa around Utah and where we have been going to school and living for the past 7 or so years!

Aubrey Grace
she is a doll and is such a character. Her adventurous personality and independence are fun to watch!

Olivia Rose
she is all girl! I happened to be in the right place at the right time to snap this perfect shot of her smelling a tulip. How precious!

I love my two little nieces and I treasure the time I get to spend with them because I don't get to see them very often. Spending the week with them and having my sister and these two little girls stay in my apartment for a few days was a blast!

Some love and congratulations for Uncle Tony! We love you Tony and are so proud of your accomplishments.

Monday, July 19, 2010

4th of July in California

The first thing we did this independence day was go to church. we decided to indulge in the holiday and dress for the occasion!

then we put on a bbq and geoff ruled the grill. he did a great job making hotdogs (J-Dawgs style) and hamburgers. all who were present were grandma georgia, cousin katie and her daughter lizzy, cousins matt and emily and their friends. it was a great success, but unfortunately i did not take any pictures!

then we were off to see fireworks at the tree farm. we had great seats and it was a great show. this was the first time geoff and i went to an actual public fireworks show together. last year in Orlando we watched some friends set some off in the parkinglot of our apartment complex and the year before i was in new york planning our wedding.

our favorite fireworks this year were the chandelier looking ones, like this one.

we ate cherries and geoff sang the star spangled banner while we watched the show. i couldn't have asked for more!! i felt much gratitude for the freedom we enjoy as a nation and for the people who fight to keep us free.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Catch up...

on our way to Geoff's summer internship in California we were able to stop in Arizona for the week to spend time with his parents. We absolutely love Arizona and Steve and Nancy's home there is like heaven to us. The week went fast, but here are some of the highlights...

One of the things I miss the most about Arizona are the sunsets. The outline of the cacti is gorgeous to me! I think the Arizona sunsets are breath-taking.

A few mornings i woke up to breakfast in bed.. Geoff is so good to me! This was one of his creations one morning. It was so delicious!

Attending an Arizona Tea Party was a first for us, and was quite the experience! Sitting through 4 hours of rallying with Steve, Nancy, and Geoff was hilarious because we all gave each other looks when someone would yell out something ridiculous from the crowd!
Sheriff Joe Arpaio was the key speaker and after 4 hours of him not getting up to speak the crowd started to chant "Joe, Joe, Joe, Joe!" The Hulk showed up, which was very exciting too! (see below)

My favorite was this security guy dressed in costume!