Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Caretaker J+E+B

I'm always thankful for J.
But lately, my hubby has been a rockstar taking care of me.

Over the last week, he has:

taken a couple days off to take care of me during and after my surgery,
made me jello,
brought me whatever my heart desired,
taken care of the animals [feeding and walks],
filled my explorer up with gas,
got me a smog check,
watched Boy Meets World reruns with me,
snuggled with me,
loved me,
took out the trash [a few times],
picked up my prescription,
chauffeured me around town,
eaten soft foods with me,
chatted with me,
encouraged me,
and prayed with me.

I'm so thankful for a husband who cares for me
and puppies who understand.
I have a great family. 
I'm blessed.

Photography: The Sansom Family

Back in June, J and I took a few casual family photos for Ali and her family. Her parents just recently moved a few hours north from Ohio, and Ali's grandma was in town from Michigan, as well as Ali's brother from Missouri. I adore them all and have visited them a few times, so it was so fun to see them all again together in California and capture a bit of their family love and laughs!

Joe and Ali
 Anna, Fred, Sheri, Grandma Sharla, AJ, and Ali

 the girls
 mom, dad, and the kids

 drama queens

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Shout Out: Trevor Time

As much as I love baseball, I didn't get to go to many Padres games this season. 
However, I went to a couple... and one of them was Trevor's retirement ceremony
I wouldn't have missed it for the world!

Steve, Mom, Carly and I headed over to the game together a few Sundays ago.

The stadium was packed. {my favorite type of stadium is a packed stadium!}
 they introduced him to his song and he walked out with his family... amazing.
 they had 4 padres hall of famers there too. 
 he got a car. {pretty sure he didn't need that... but it was sure cool!}
 his turn to talk.
yay trevor!!!
 then we watched the game ... and ate, of course {i think we had about 3 full meals each}
 mom and steve!

 i miss trevor. but i sure love our new closer.
 padres brought home a win.
 yay padres!!

It was so fun to be a part of Trevor's retirement ceremony
and to be at the ballpark with my family.
It's the best.

Monday, September 26, 2011

So ... yeah {12 random summer happenings}

Since I've been a bit of a poor blogger this summer, there are many events that happened that didn't end up getting a blog post. So, I thought I would just lump it into one and share some random happenings from this summer.

These are in no order whatsoever and are simply the things I took pictures of... I wasn't a great picture-taker this summer, so its a bit random...

1. Date night with my baby to have fish tacos, laugh at the comedy theatre, and eat yummy gelato!

 2. A walk on the lake with a dear friend {and lots of walks with my mom!}

3. Dinner with great friends and some treasures they brought back for us from their trip to Ecuador.

4. Pool time at Grandma's and visiting my mom's cousin from St Louis

5. Labor Day feast with J

6. Coffee with Aristoula

 7. Random shopping trips with J

8. The Queen Bee Market with mom and sis {and some surprise friends!}
 ashley and david
 rhonda, aly, and marghee

 9. A few successful meals

10. A few Padres games

11. Dinner with my family

12. Jaclyn and Nick's wedding {Jaclyn is Carly's friend and was one of my girls when I led a girls bible study their freshman year of high school... I love this girl... her day was so special}

so happy for her - she was the sweetest bride ever.
 met up with my friend Cara there too :)

These are a few of the randomest things...
things that brought me joy this summer :)