Sunday, April 26, 2009

Eric's Graduation

Yay! Eric is graduated and we are now in Las Vegas. Graduation was so awesome- Eric's parents and my parents came to celebrate Eric's fantastic achievement. We were able to spend the day with our family and we attended the commencement Friday evening. There were great speakers and lots and lots of graduates. The whole Marriot School graduated at the same time, so there were a ton of graduates and their family members. We are all so proud of Eric and excited to be back in our hometown! 

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Leaving for Las Vegas

This Saturday, Eric, Connor, and I will leave our cute little Provo condo and make the six hour trek to our new home in Las Vegas. We are so excited to move back to our hometown, but we are also sad to leave Utah. We spent three great years here going to school at BYU, raising our little boy, and making lots of fond memories. Although it is sad to close the "student" chapter of our lives, we can't wait to get back to Las Vegas. Eric and I were both born and raised in Las Vegas, and going to school in Utah has been our only time away from our hometown. We are so happy to get back to being close to both of our families, and I am sure both sets of grandparents are anxious to get more time with their grandson! In the mean time, we are trying to finish packing and hopefully I will be able to blog about our new home and new life in Las Vegas soon!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Corona Del Mar Hike

For our last day in Huntington Beach, we decided to switch things up a little bit and go on a hike. It was also a little overcast, so since the beach wasn't really an option, we decided to try out a hike along the coast of the Corona del Mar beach. It turned out to be a lot of fun. We started out walking along the sand of the beach, and then the hike gradually got more and more rocky. It was a lot of fun crawling and hiking over the rocks, and checking out all of the tide pools formed in between those rocks. We were able to see a lot of sea life, including crabs and little sea urchins. My dad was kind enough to carry Connor in our baby backpack, and he absolutely loved every minute of the hike. It was a beautiful hike and it was a fun activity to do as a family. This was a great way to end our Spring Break vacation. 

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Life's a Beach

Spring Break in Huntington Beach has been such a blast. We've been enjoying the great weather by spending most of our time at the beach or the pool. Tuesday was my brother Logan's birthday, so we went to a fabulous restaurant called Duke's for dinner. The restaurant sits right on the beach so you can look out at the ocean while you eat. The food was amazing and Logan got a huge ice cream sundae, which all of us dug in to, despite the protests from my brother. We then walked around downtown Huntington and checked out the cool street fair. Today we went to Balboa Island to check out all of the fun little shops and to get a homemade cinnamon roll...soo dang good! We then went to Fashion Island for dinner that night. Before dinner my mom took a little photo shoot of me and Connor by the coy fish pond. It is super hard to photograph Connor because he is constantly on the go with no time to pose for pictures. Even though he was moving a lot, I think we got some pretty good shots. We were able to meet up with Eric's brother, Bryce, who lives in Riverside, and it was great to be able to spend some time with him. We topped the evening off with some shopping, a great dinner at CPK, and some pink berry yogurt. It's been a great week so far and I think I might try to pull off moving down to the beach one day. :) 
The whole gang, including Weston's friend Matt
Check out that cake! 
Me with my sisters Kelsey and Sophie 
Everyone digging in
The girls posing in front of one of the many cute houses on Balboa Island 

Weston, Logan, and their friends chugging cokes

This one is my mom's favorite picture

Connor and Logan love each other so much :)
Logan and Weston chillin by the pond
Bryce walking with Connor at Fashion Island
Connor loved the carousel