Monday, April 23, 2012

Fun Weekend!

So this past weekend was filled with lots of fun activities with friends. On Friday, Josh's boss treated the manager's wives to mani-pedis and lunch. We had a great time! We went to this cute salon in Dana Park called Fushia. It was way nice and the ladies there were so fun! We felt so pampered. We all got shellac done on our nails, and I've never gotten it done before. And I must say I love it! I love having my nails colored, and I'm always looking for new colors... but the polish that I buy at the store... literally last like 3 days before they start chipping. The shellac is awesome! I don't know if I'll ever go back to regular polish.....(I probably will... I'm just in love with shellac right now). Here are some pics of our day getting pampered. So fun!! 

         This salon was super cute! Me, Jen and Alyssa enjoying getting our toes done!
 Our nice newly polished toes
 Alyssa, Jen, Me and Ashtyn and Cheesecake Factory for lunch

                Friday night Josh and I went out for dinner and we ended up seeing the Hunger Games. I have read the first two books and love them! We both loved the movie too! I thought they did a great job in the movie. I loved all the characters they chose for the parts. My new favorite actress is Jennifer Lawrence who plays Katniss. Love her! Josh loved it too! He said he wanted to read the books now.


Saturday night we did a date night with Josh's boss and the other managers. We went to Ruth's Chris... which is so yummy! We had a great time at dinner. One of the things that is so nice about Ruth's Chris is not only the yummy food, but that they don't rush you with dinner. We were there for like 3 hours. We chatted, laughed and ate amazing food! And you don't feel rushed to hurry with your food. And that is so nice. Here is everyone at dinner.

                                 Jen & Brian
                        Austin & Ashtyn
                                 Me & Josh
                                       Trevor & Alyssa
               All of us after dinner.... incredibly full too!

 So on Friday when us girls were at lunch, we had talked about seeing The Lucky One. A few of them had read the book and loved it. So... after dinner on Saturday night, we somehow convinced the guys to come see it with us. I was very shocked that we got them to go. I think they were the only guys in the theater.... haha! Besides a little cheesy parts with the acting... I enjoyed the movie. And Josh said that he actually shed a tear.... haha! Seriously though.... just a little one he said. We had a great time though! We were all very grateful for the guys coming to the movie!

We had a great weekend, and loved spending time with friends! We feel very blessed to have such great friends, and enjoyed every minute of our weekend with them!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Here we go again!

Hello to all! Well as usual... here is an update of what we have been up to. This semester has flown by, and I can't believe it is already April! It's crazy to think that this school year is coming to an end. It seems like yesterday I was having meet the teacher day, and meeting all of my cute kiddos. This year of teaching has been so fun! I have the best class, and the cutest kids in the world. They seriously make me laugh every day. It's been amazing to watch these little kiddos progress... from seeing them on the first day of school... all nervous and shy, to seeing them now with their little personalities, and how much they have progressed and grown. It has seriously been amazing to be a part of these kids lives. I love each of them so much... I don't know what I am going to do on the last day of school. It's going to be weird when summer comes, and I am not seeing them everyday.
    So Josh got super sick back in January with Bronchitis, that almost turned in to pneumonia. He was sick for almost two weeks straight. It was terrible... I have never seen him so sick. But he kicked it and is all better, thank goodness. 
     Also, coming up on May 12th I will be graduating! I can't wait!! The graduation will be up at NAU in Flagstaff. I got my cap/gown/hood this past week and was so excited when it came! So looking forward to be done for good... and forever!
  Here are some pics of what we have been up to the past few weeks. Back in March... my lovely sister Savanna got married so here are some pics from the wedding.

                                                  All the Stradling ladies
                                         The entire Stradling family - love them all.
  All of the bridesmaids, groomsmen, brother & brother-in-laws
                     Josh and I with one of our nieces Hadley. Love her!
                      Me and my gorgeous sister Savanna.. love and miss her!
                        The cupcake table at the reception... they were so yummy!
                          Logan and Savanna dancing for the first time.
                                       The candy bar.....
                  My lovely sisters Shasta(holding Hadley), Ciera and Laci
Us at our friends house for a BBQ.
                                                            The boys!

                                                  We went to the D-Backs game with Josh's work.
                                                   Josh and me
                                                         Bobbie and me
                                               Me and Ciera at the D-backs game.
                                           Ciera and Josh at the D-backs game.
                                      Easter weekend camping up at the lake with Josh's fam.

                                       This was Easter Sunday. We all show up at my parents house for dinner, and all            wore yellow..... or are yellow sweaters from Savanna's wedding.
                                           All of my graduation stuff!!! Can't wait!!

                                                        That is about it for updates! Loves to all!!