Friday, October 31, 2008

How Sweet...

These are what I was surprised with last week from my great husband. It was so sweet and really made my day. I was doing dishes and waiting for him to come home from work, when he came in the door with these orange beauties. :)
What a great surprise!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Musicals, Parks, & Bowling

What a fun weekend I had! It started off on Friday...if you have any young girls in your house you know what Friday was...the High School Musical 3 premiere!! I went with my awesome mother-in-law and sister-in-laws. It was so much fun in the theatre. It was packed with young girls and everytime Zac Efron (Troy) came on screen screams and oos and aahs flooded the room! haha. It was great. The whole enviornment was just icing on the cake of a really great movie.

Then we went back to the Sanchez casa where the guys were watching the BSU game on tv. Us girls went upstairs and had a dance party to the HSM 3 songs. We were dancing our hearts out and having a great time until all of the sudden Kayla screams at the top of her lungs and she tells us that she saw "daddy" (Eliseo) video taping us as we were embarrassing! haha.
So that was Friday night. On Saturday I went with my mom to a Christmas Bazaar at a local church and I bought a really stylish winter scarf. It was handmade by a woman that lives about 5 minutes from us. I wasn't planning on buying anything, but I gave in to this wonderful scarf...I couldn't stop thinking about it.
Then my little brother (Trent), my mom, their dog (Tucker), and I went on a walk at Ann Morrison park. It was a beautiful fall day and the weather was great. It was hilarious, because Trent was holding the leash to Tucker and we were walking along when we saw a gang of geese a few feet away. All of the sudden, Tucker burst into a run towards the geese and Trent's feet flew out from beneath him and then he hits the ground and Tucker drags him across the grass. So, that is funny enough, but then when he stood up we saw what had happened...there was some goose poop on the ground and Tucker took him right through it! It was SO gross! haha. Poor kid.
Here are some pictures from that day.

Then, yesterday we had our first Home Team meeting. It is starting out with 6 of us and will be growing more in the next few weeks to 7. We met at the BSU sub to get to know eachother and just have fun bowling. It was a great time. I can't wait for our next meeting next week when we will start our study. Home Teams are a great thing to have...fellowship is so important. So, I am excited to growing closer to God and meeting new people and making new friends.
So, this was a pretty good weekend and I am grateful for it. :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

This wonderful last week

What a week so far. On Friday (10/17) my grandma had a party for the BSU game, which we won of course! It was fun getting together with family and being able to spend time with my aunts, uncle, and grandma.
Garrett had Tuesday and Wednesday off from work, so we decided to take some time to visit the University of Idaho. Garrett was taking classes online from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, but didn't like the style of learning online. So, now we are trying to figure out what to do. Garrett knows that he wants to major in Architecture, but BSU only has "Pre-Architecture." So, we are trying to figure out where we would go after that. We found out that U of I has a Architecture program, and a good one at that. So, we figured that it would be fun and a good idea to visit the campus.
We loved the drive up from Boise to Moscow. It was so beautiful, especially because it is fall time. Moscow is a pretty small town we found, but the school makes up for it. We were able to get a tour of the school, married housing, and Garrett was able to talk to the Architecture professor. We were very pleased and think that U of I might be in our future... :)
We didn't take many pictures, but here are some of a gorgeous valley that we passed on the way up:

Monday, October 6, 2008

Corn, Pumpkins, & Weddings

This last week Garrett and I were very busy with work and different plans, which included photographing a wedding on Saturday. It was a very nice wedding with beautiful fall colors and the couple were so sweet together, I am so happy for them. I am also glad that we were able to make the extra income this month and have another thing to add to our photography resume.

Speaking of which, during school at Multnomah this last year I had the opportunity to take some pictures of ancient artifacts and Bibles for a book that the vice president was writing. Well, it is now published and out in stores! I recieved a copy in the mail from Dr. Brake (the author) with a wonderful note inside. It is so exciting to see pictures I have taken in a book and have my name under them. This is truly something that I can be proud to put on my resume. If you are interested, the name of the book is "A Visual History of the English Bible: The Tumultuous Tale of the World's Bestselling Book."

To add a little fun to our busy week we went to a corn maze on Thursday. It was a lot of fun picking our own pumpkins and getting lost in Mccain's face! haha. The corn was in the shape of Mccain and Obama...too funny. It really got me in the "fall" mood and I lit my yummy fall candles when I got home and cuddled up with a I said before, I LOVE fall!