Monday, July 12, 2010

Three Fabulous Years!

While we were in California we celebrated our third wedding anniversary.
Ever since John was deployed he has been planning a surprise anniversary date. I had no idea what was in store which is great because usually I am big snoop and figure it out! Since we were going to be in another country it was much harder to find out what was going on!
We drove into San Francisco and checked into the amazing Marines Memorial Hotel.
We walked around for a while and did a little wine tasting before dinner.
The best surprise of all was tickets to see the musical Wicked!
We both loved it. If you ever have to opportunity to see it then you must. It was amazing!
We couldn't have asked for a better day. I am beyond blessed to have such a wonderful husband and look forward to many, many, many more years together!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


The trips keep coming! We headed to California for two weeks to see John's family and attend one of John's closest friends' wedding.
The first night we were there we had a surprise Father's Day dinner. I wish someone had a camera out to capture the look on John's stepdad (also John) when we walked in the restaurant and saw all of the kids and their spouses. It was a great night.
The weekend we drove down to Los Angeles to see some family and enjoy the wedding festivities. We had dinner with John's cousin in LA and afterwards walked down the street where her brother was working on the set of the television show Californication. I was so excited to see what a "real set" was like. I was a total dorky tourist and took a bunch of pictures, but they didn't turn out very well. David Duchovny is the star of the show and I must say he is much taller than I would have expected!
We had a fantastic time celebrating Scott and Sarah's marriage that weekend.
John's parents were able to drive down for the wedding and I finally got to meet some of his childhood friends that I have heard so much about! These guys have known each other ever since they were kids and all graduated high school together!
The lovely bride and groom!
With the parents and our friends Doug and Kellie.
John and his best friend Doug. I have no words.
The next day we were able to have brunch with more family that live in the LA and Vegas area. Sorry I didn't take more pictures but Isabella loved hanging out with her cousin John!
After driving back up to the Bay area, we went to a Giants Vs. Dodgers game with Patrick.
Lets just say I have never had an experience like this one. Never in my life have a heard more trash talking and seen such, uh, "colorful" people!
The weekend before we left was the 4th of July weekend. We headed up to the lake and had a great time with all of the family.
Here we our rockin our "My husband/wife rocks" tshirts!
We even had a chili cook off, complete with very intricate ballots!
Here are the contestants. Congratulations Uncle Roger on your win!
I am so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful family. Thanks to all of you for your love and support.
One more year to go here in Okinawa!