Monthly Archives: December 2008

One Year Down, Many More To Go!

Yesterday was our one-year anniversary! We enjoyed a restful day, watching the Dolphins kick butt, had a delicious romantic dinner and watched our wedding video. Thought I’d share our montage video again. Hope everyone has a safe, fun new year’s! :)

Merry Christmas

I had to share this.
 

 

Don’t worry though…he did end up getting an xbox. We hope you all enjoyed time with family and friends this Christmas. We had our first Merry married Christmas and my first California Christmas. No matter what gifts you did or didn’t get, I hope you celebrated the real reason for the season:

Christ’s birth and God’s grace in sending His Son for us. 

 

Have a safe and happy New Year!!

California or Bust!

California or Bust!


 
Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!!


 

Much love!

Jon and Bre

 

Our New Digs

Well, we’ve been here for almost 2 weeks and I thought I’d show off our new digs. :) We’re staying with Jon’s brother Chris, his wife Janelle and their four kiddos. They are super sweet to let us stay with them for a while while we save up money and get settled in. Here’s our room including my husband male model. :)

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I’m still exploring some job opportunities and have an interview after Christmas so hopefully that will go well. Jon’s getting his website built and helping Chris and Janelle with some of their business IT stuff. I had a respiratory virus last week and a sinus infection this week so I’m just resting when I can. Otherwise, we’re just hanging out and enjoying the holidays.  Not much to report. Hope everyone is doing well!

Much love!

J+B

Headin' West Part 2

Well, 6 days and 2271.2 miles later, we’re in Folsom!!!

It’s been a long trek but a lot of fun. We unpacked the car earlier and have been settling into our new room at Chris (Jon’s brother) and Janelle’s house. Jon is ordering some pizza from his favorite place, Round Table, while I blog on our Part II of the trip. :)

On day 3, we did our little self-guided tour of Wupatki Indian Ruins which was very cool and then went to the beautiful Grand Canyon. It was very cold to say the least!! But, we bundled up and tried to stay in the sun and that helped a lot. We first went to the Desert View Watchtower down on the east entrance of the park. Really beautiful architecture by Mary Colter inspired by the style of local Indian ruins.

Desert View Watchtower

Desert View Watchtower

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December Sunset at the Grand Canyon

December Sunset at the Grand Canyon

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The next day, we drove into California through the hills into beautiful yet smoggy LA. We stayed with some of Jon’s friends, Todd and Lisa, for a few days. They are so sweet to let us stay with them and it was great hanging out and getting to meet them. We went to Huntington Pier for a little bit on one of the days and then to Fashion Island, an outdoor mall with restaurants. They cut down and brought in a real 110 foot tree and decorated it for Christmas. It was huge!!!

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Surfer at Huntington Pier

Surfer at Huntington Pier

On Friday, we headed out to Simi Valley (definitely my favorite area near LA) to the Ronald Reagan Library. It is a beautiful Library and uber-cool to walk through the Air Force One used by 7 of our former Presidents from 1973 to 2001. We had seen the plane and the Library in the background of one of the Republican nominee debates a few months ago and “had to visit” so we were excited to see that it was on our route to northern California.

Air Force One (and the view from the Library)

Air Force One (and the view from the Library)

Jon and Marine One

Jon and Marine One

Me in the Oval Office

Me in the Oval Office

It was overall a great walk through Reagan’s life and presidency. However, we do wish there had been more info on his policies and plans. The Heritage Foundation should partner with them and get some info in there to educate Americans on Reagan’s conservative principles. That’s our idea at least. So, anyway, back to the trip. We stayed in Bakersfield after our visit to Simi Valley and drove into Folsom earlier this afternoon. It’s nice to finally be settled in and not be living out of a suitcase like we have the past week and a half.

Jon has now got our nephew, Cameron, hooked on his iPhone game Fieldrunner as I finish up this post. That’s about all going on with us for now. Hope everyone is doing well!!

Love,

J+B

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Headin' West Part 1

Well, we are about 3 days into our moving trip. We enjoyed some delicious turkey at my mom’s last Thursday and headed out on the road Sunday morning.

We stayed in Albuquerque the first night at a cute B&B near Old Town. We ate dinner at this restaurant called High Noon (cue Clint Eastwood old western movie theme). The building was built in 1785 and was beautiful! They had all the Christmas decorations up including a tree on the ceiling. I’m blogging from my iPhone and I think I post pics so I’ll try and include some of those soon.

The next day, we headed into Arizona and had a late lunch in one of our favorite towns, Flagstaff, at the Beaver St Brewery. So good!!

We checked into our B&B last night and rested from the drive. The weather’s been beautiful and the drive has been nice. We had the biggest cinnamon roll this morning for breakfast. Today, we’re doing a self-guided tour to some Indian ruins and then we’ll enjoy the afternoon and sunset at the Grand Canyon. I’ll definitely be taking some pictures and will post them soon. :)

Much love!

J+B