16 July 2008


We have been doing so much. Non stop seriously going to the beach and eating! Matt's Brother Aaron is in town and has been here since Thursday. Matt picked him up from the airport around 1 and we went right to the beach. Then on Friday Allison, Justin and Emily came over for another beach day. All day seriously it was such a blast! We had a BBQ that evening in our little courtyard. I cooked, steak, corn on the cob, ($.37 from Growers) asparagus, and my neighbor Cori made mashed potatoes. It was so delicious. It was my first time cooking corn on the cob and I grilled it, seriously it was the best! We had cake later for Aaron's birthday, we did candles and sang!

On Saturday we got a later start to the beach but yes we still went. We only spent a few hours down there but it was perfect none the less. We later went to the Orange County Fair, and saw the Maloof Money Cup which is a skateboard competition. It was pretty fun, I really enjoyed it.

While there we saw stinky animals and a fresh garden with all sorts of vegetables and fruit. We had a lot of fun and we are glad we went.
A picture Matt got of Shaun White...he got second on the half pipe (I think thats what its called)

On Sunday it was pretty low key except Matt and I gave a talk. Everything went fine but we both felt like it wasn't our best. We all (Matt, Aaron, and myself) took a 3 hour nap and enjoyed a delicious dinner at our friends house the Fullers. ** Just as a side-note, Kristen Fuller is my visiting teaching companion, she is from Mesa and get this.... We got married on the same day...AND in the same Temple! WILD I know, we were both so excited when we found out! So I made this delicious fruit pizza that turned out pretty good. I have actually made it twice now and it has not even been a full week, its super easy too!

** Another side-note, Matt took a bite out of the pizza crust before I had finished making it, you can't tell from the picture because he purposefully took it at an angle so you couldn't tell. I was TICKED!

On Monday Aaron and I hung out while Matt went to work. At first I felt like I was pretty boring for him so I asked him if he'd like to go shopping and he was actually excited. (His Mom had given him money for new school clothes) He ended up getting a lot of new stuff so it was fun. Later we met Matt, Allison, Justin, and Emily at Thousand Steps beach.

I picked up our friends the Konkles (pictured above at the beach) and enjoyed a good time. I attempted skim boarding and was not successful. However, for those of you who go to San Diego and know skim boarding as an activity that is fairly easy looking, WRONG! I saw a whole new level to it. These guys were jumping on the board heading towards a wave and ended up surfing back in.

It was crazy and I had never seen anything like it. As you can tell from the pictures the waves were HUGE. We were not very far out and the water would start at our waist and after a wave end up at our necks.

The picture also shows it being really clear which was pretty cool. Since then our days have been pretty low key. We are heading for ARIZONA tomorrow and I really can't wait. This week has been so long its been killing me! My cousin Robin is getting married to Spencer, they re so cute together and I am so glad she found such an amazing guy!


The McKeachnie Family said...

Yeah! I'm excited to go to AZ for the wedding, too. It will be a really quick trip for us, but I'm excited to see everybody, and especially excited to see my baby sister get married!
BTW: you always have the cutest swimsuits!!!

diana said...

I wanted to comment about the swimsuit too! So cute! And more importantly, you look HOT in it!

Have fun on your trip. We'll miss you around here.

Kerilee Law said...

Can't wait to see you! We're already here, melting in the heat. Tell Matt to bring his camera so we can have a long talk.

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun. Is the crust of the pizza a cookie?

Dave and Becca said...

Okay so we are going to be related! Well not really, it's a major stretch. Here goes...your sister-in-law's sister-in-law (Jessica Van Dusen)is marrying Dave's and my nephew Michael Lainhart. Well there you have it! I was pretty proud when I figured that out. :)

Jenni K said...

cute header! I love it. And these pictures are so fun from the beach. You have to send them to me! We had a great time visiting and were so glad that we could meet up!

Larissa Bratt said...

you look so good! glad you're living it up in Cali! miss ya girl

Spencer and Marlee said...

SOunds like Cali is treating you great!!! What it would be like to live by a beach!! Just to let you know I am going to fully agree, I have also tried skim boarding..... It is HARD!!! I had many attempts! I also enjoyed the older posts. (I have been slacking) That kettle corn... LOOKED AMAZING!!! I had to pop some thinking about it. (it is not half or a 1/4 as good as fresh. What a fun 4th of July! I love that you are still a kid. (me too, I'll never grow up) Well I'm glad to see that ife is treating you Great! Sure miss you tons!

Us Bailey's said...

Sounds like you've been busy! Have fun on your trip and tell everyone hi for us!