Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Happy 3 Year Anniversary!

To my best friend and husband:

Happy Anniversary!  Sometimes I think 3 years is a long time, and other times I think we've been married way longer :)  You really go out of your way to make me happy as well as our son.  You are a hard worker and an optimistic and happy person.  You bring out the best in me and I love that about you.  So, here's to 3 amazing years and I know this year and the years to come will be just as wonderful because I have you!  I love you so much!

Love, Your Wifey

P.S. Me gustan tus pedos.  ;)


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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Fun in the Sun

Here's our last post from Sunny San Diego! Today, we enjoyed a nice sacrament meeting, and then we headed out for a relaxing day at the beach!

If you are wondering about the sunglasses, I just got some new transition lenses on zennioptical.com (my favorite place for glasses!) for $25, and I am trying them out on this trip. I know, super nerdy! But it definitely is nice to not have so much eye strain in the sun. :)

The sand on the beach was gorgeous - it sparkled like it was full of specks of gold, and it felt super soft. The name of the beach (Coronado) is very fitting!

When Joey used to kiss us, we thought it was really sweet, although he'd bite with his gums. Now that he has teeth, we know that he is really a vampire:

This beach was ranked as number 1 in the US. Guess that's why so many people were there...

And of course, no blogpost is ever complete without a picture of a cute baby-toosh:

After about 30 minutes on the beach, we headed back to our hotel for the day. It was nice and all, but without anything to play with and without a babysitter, it wasn't quite worth staying any longer. :)  

We're on our way home tomorrow. Albuquerque, here we come!

San Diego

Hi Everyone! As some of you might know, Kiley and I are celebrating our 3-year anniversary next week (on June 24th). Because of Air Force Officer Training last summer, I wasn't able to be there to celebrate with Kiley. So, we decided that we would have a spontaneous trip to San Diego less then a week after I got home from Ohio! Here are some of the highlights:


Since I am on Active Duty orders until July 15th, we get lots of great military discounts. We got in to SeaWorld for free! We only had to pay for parking ($15) and the souvenirs that we bought. I think this perk might be worth staying in the military for. :)

Shamu Show:

Beluga Whales (Kiley's Favorite):

Journey to Atlantis ride (I'm in the front) - this water ride turns into a roller coaster!

These flamingos are going for a walk - they have to get their exercise!

Me and Joey soaring across the Mission Bay area:

San Diego Zoo

Active Duty military also get in for free at the San Diego Zoo, so we only had to pay for Kiley's ticket. What a great deal! Here is my favorite animal:

Unlike Kiley's favorite animal (the Beluga Whale), mine came with a warning:

So many cute animals!

I loved these cute pandas:

Joey hanging out with the seals:

Joey and his mommy on the Skyfari overlooking all of San Diego:

Joey didn't like the goats at first, but I think he warmed up to them at the end:

Cool Komodo:

Look at this wild bird's long mustache:

The aviary exhibits had some pretty awesome birds flying right over us:

I guess this orangutan was sick and tired of entertaining the crowds:

Who knew that grizzlies were so playful?

We found this beautiful little oasis, and I had to take a picture!

Here's the love of my life!

Temple and Mormon Battalion

After spending much more money on food and entertainment then we probably should, we decided to have a nice relaxing day at the temple and doing "churchy" things. Since we had Joey with us, we took turns going through an endowment session while the other watched Joey. How romantic, huh? The San Diego temple is beautiful! It reminds me of a Disney castle. I had fun taking pictures while I waited for Kiley:

Kiley really wanted to go to the Mormon Battalion monument, and I was a little skeptical at first, especially since the one in New Mexico is nothing to brag about. But this one was awesome! We had a Sister Missionary from Taiwan serve as our tour guide, and there were talking picture frames, cool videos, and lots of old equipment that the Mormon Battalion used on their journey. We also got to pan for gold, and we even got this cool photo as a souvenir for free!

On this trip, we found out that Joey loves being up high. Here he is in the tower at the Mormon Battalion Monument having the time of his life: 

After such a long day, we all kind of felt like Joey did:

This trip has turned out to be a lot of fun! And, it was especially nice to have so many discounts for being active duty - one of the many blessings that has come from serving our country. I am grateful for my wonderful family and especially these past three years - they have been the best of my life! Thank you Kiley for being such a wonderful companion and friend - I couldn't ask for anyone or anything that could make me happier than you. :)