Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My 28th Birthday

My 28th Birthday was so much fun this year! Alex and I drove up to Mt. High to go snowboarding because I got in free (since it was my birthday). It's been a couple of years since we had been, but we picked it up pretty well. That night we went to my parent's house for dinner. Mom made lasagna, salad, and garlic bread (my request). And for dessert..a soy mud pie! It was so special to be with my husband, my parents, grandma, and brother! Presents? Alex got me a Humidifer (yeah! I can breathe at night now), I got a label maker (watch out ... I'm already labeling things around the house), and a Drill (yes...I'm very excited about tools now that I'm a homeowner).

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Alex Graduates From Pepperdine!

On Saturday, December 6, 2008, Alex graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management! I am just so proud of my husband! He began taking classes as Saddleback College while he was still in the marines and transfered to Pepperdine when he completed his assignment. Alex worked full time and went to school at night, and still was such a wonderful husband! I was blessed to live at home when I went to college, so I wanted to make his college time easy...so I too on the chores, all of the cleaning, and any other tasks that would otherwise add to his workload. Boy did it pay off! He is enjoying this week being able to come home after work and not having to stress about homework, projects, or tests. I decorated the house as you will see in the pictures for the reception we held at our home that afternoon!


This year we went to Alex' parents house in West Hills (Los Angeles) for Thanksgiving. We had such a wonderful time with his parents and sister enjoying a turkey seasoned with rosemary, mexican cornbread stuffing (gluten free for Alex), mashed potatoes (my specialty), yams, cranberry sauce, and green beans. I made gluten free brownies for dessert (from Trader Joes) and they were a huge hit!