Sunday, October 26, 2008

I'm Alive! Lots of pictures to come soon!

Hi everybody!! I am alive. The last two weeks have been SO crazy! We were in Dallas to see Jordan and Robyn get married and then it was off to Salt Lake for my busy convention week at work. I have lots of pictures to post!

The wedding was beautiful! I LOVE Dallas! We had such a good time. We went to the JFK assassination museum there and it was awesome. We took some pictures on THE GRASSY KNOLL. It was great.

Convention was amazing. I worked A LOT of hours... i had a lot of 16 hour days and one 18 hour day (good grief) but it was all worth it for the BEST seat in the house for the Goo Goo Dolls concert last night! I talked to the band for a moment and I have AWESOME pictures! Yippee!

Stay tuned! Well, I am off to take a nap! All work and no sleep makes Jaala a useless girl!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Rest In Peace: Doug

Doug you were a beautiful spirit, you brought us so much joy in the three short years of your life. You gave Dennis a companion when no one else would. You kept us all entertained. You made Jaala sneeze. You were our greeter when we would visit and though sometimes you were temperamental we knew that you had love for us deep down inside.
Heavenly Father took you too soon and we will sorely miss you. There will always be a place in our hearts for you, and we will certainly see you again.
This is a big up from all of us in the family and just remember that we will never forget you, you have left a hole but it will heal. Peace!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Robyn's Last Weekend as a Free Woman

This weekend I was invited to Robyn's Bachelorette Partay! It was fun. We ate dinner at The Pie in Salt Lake. It was very good pizza and then we went and saw The Duchess (by the way it was a good movie) at Jordan Commons in Salt Lake as well. We had a good time and I am sure that Robyn had a good time with her former roommates one last time before she gets hitched next weekend.

What funny sister in laws we are going to be!

Robyn, Lauren, Kristen, and Pam!

Lauren, Kristen, Pam, and ME!

The weather was awful last night. You can't really tell from this picture, but it was starting to snow! Yes, you heard me right... SNOW! It was nuts. This picture is leaving the restaurant... but when we left the movie at about 11:45pm... there was at least a 1/4 of an inch of snow on the ground. I actually had to brush the 4Runner off before I drove home! STUPID UTAH!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Another Photo Shoot

Over the weekend we took our good friends Gary and Amanda (and their children) to the Sundance Resort in Provo Canyon to take their family pictures. Here are a few of my favorite. Harrison and I are really enjoying experimenting with our photography skills.

(Ryker was yelling at me)

(and over he went)

(let the tears cometh)

(after almost two hours of snapping photos, Ryker is still a happy camper)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thankful Thursday

It's been a while since I have done this. So, there should be a whole slew of things to be thankful for, right?

My New iPhone
Oh yes, I am LOVING it. It is amazing. It does everything that I could ever hope for. I would recommend this phone to EVERYONE!!!!!

My Family
My parents and youngest brothers are coming to visit this weekend. Happy day! It makes me so happy when they visit. I tend to miss my little brothers a lot. So its always a good thing when I am able to go and see them or when they are able to come and see us.

My Co-Worker Hector
Hector is a student who is studying English as a second language here at BYU. He has been here in the US for only 5 months. He is from Mexico. I work with him at BYU every week night as a janitor. I help Hector with his English (his English is pretty dang good for only being here 5 months) and he tells me all about Mexico (did you know that burritos are NOT Mexican food... Nope... Americans made those up.. HA). I have so much fun with him every night. Viva Mexico (that's for you Hector).

Fall Colors
While I am sad that summer is gone and the cold weather is looming in the air, I am sure thankful for all of the beautiful colors around. I loved the flowers in the spring time here in Utah and the autumn colors and leaves are just as beautiful. I can't believe how many colors there are! I don't remember autumn ever being this beautiful in Las Vegas. Hip Hip Hooray for Autumn.