Monday, November 3, 2008

Oh Yes it's 80's night!

This fall we joined an Ultimate Frisbee league. We actually have done it for quite a while now, 4 or 5 years. The first season that the boys played I (Ali) just happened to come across the league in a City or Reno events mailer that was sent out. We had played at youth group in the past and thought it sounded like fun so the boys got a team together and signed up,  Ted, Michael and some other friends. We were all surprised by the organization of the other teams, they had plays, jerseys and they were good. This wasn't just a casual half hour game before bible study, this was serious. Fortunately, we had a lot of athleticism and youth on our side (well most of us, Michael and I are the oldest on the team) and we did pretty well. The boys slowly started allowing the girls to play with them and here we are back to the present. 
Last week was the last game of the season and since it was Halloween that week all the teams decided to dress up. Our team decided to do a theme and we chose "80's workout" and this is how it turned out...
Rockin the Spandex

Shanel, Liz (hiding a little) Suzie, and Peter looking intimidating
Kyle and Michael showing off 
working the 80's style
Team shot
We had a great time!  Our team ended up coming in 3rd, which we were a little disappointed with but that's ok.  We did have the best outfits!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Right Stuff

So, what do you do when you score tickets to go see the New Kids on the Block, in Sacramento...?
Hop in the car and party like it's 1989, of course!

I have to admit, I was a big New Kids fan, not the screaming, crying, fainting kind of fan, (I was only in 6th grade at the height of their careers) but I did have all their albums and knew all the words to their songs. So, when my friend Summer told me someone had given her tickets for the concert I said, "Heck yes I'll go!".

When the concert started, I did feel a little weird being there, but once they started in with, "Oh Oh OoOoOoh, the right stuff", I couldn't help but get up with all my fellow KNOTB fans and sing along. It was pretty fun seeing all the not so young women, sing all the songs word for word, some knew all the dance moves, some even had their t-shirts on from the first time they went to The New Kids concert. The New Kids were as good as they ever were, a boy band for sure. We had a great time just having fun, screaming, singing along and remembering past.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Viva la Mexico!

Last week Michael, Eliza and I, along with a group of friends went on vacation to Cabo San Lucas.  Our friend Mark decided to celebrate his 40th birthday in style and we were up for the party.  Michael and I  thought it would be a great way to celebrate our 8th anniversary as well.  We had a great time playing in the surf and the sand and just getting to relax a bit.  Michael golfed, fished, and body surfed while Liza and I did a lot of lounging by the pool (perfect).    Here are a few pictures of our little get away.

Monday, August 25, 2008

The big 1!

Eliza turned 1 one August 2 ( I know I am a little behind). Here are a few shots of her eating her ice cream birthday cake.

She likes it!


Little Flower Girl

A few weeks ago, Michael, Eliza and I were in our friends Matt and Chelsea's wedding. It was a beautiful wedding in Genoa. We are so excited for them to start their lives together and happy that we were able to be a part of it.  Congratulations to the Doyles!  We love you guys.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

July Round-up

I have been meaning to write a new post for about 2 weeks now, but have not gotten around to it.  So now this is going to be a jumbo post recapping the whole month of July.  
We went camping for 10 days over the Fourth of July, our traditional trip, up to Lake Almanor.  I think it has been 20 years now that my family (the Jones's) has been going to the lake for the 4th, Michael 9 years, Max (our dog) 4 years, and for the first time Eliza was there.  We weren't sure what it was going to be like having a crawling baby out camping for 10 days, but we were excited to continue our family tradition with her, so we packed our trailer extra full with every piece of baby equipment we thought we might need and headed out for an adventure.  We all had a great time with our friends and family.  Eliza did great!  She is already our little camper.  She went on bike rides, swam in the lake, went for a boat ride, crawled around in the dirt and of course, she was the princess of the 4th of July campground parade.  I have so many great memories of my friends and family camping up at Almanor. I am so excited to start sharing this tradition with our daughter. I hope she will have as many fun times at the lake as I have. We had a blast! 

Another first happened right after we got back from our camping trip, Eliza started walking.  My mom calls it "the Frankenstein walk", but she is walking.  If she wants to get some where in a hurry she crawls, but she will take a few steps if it isn't too far.  She will be a year old on Saturday, she doesn't have any teeth, but she is toddling around. She is an amazing girl and such a delight in our lives.  

Those are really the highlights of the month.  I guess there wasn't really too much to write about for July after all.  Michael has started working on a business with his family so he is busier than ever and I just finished with Vacation Bible School, which kept me busy for a while.  Maybe life will slow down a little now, right? 

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Fun with Daddy

Last weekend Eliza took her daddy camping for Father's Day. It was her first camping trip and kind of a trial run for our big trip we are taking later this summer. We camped up at Tahoe City and it was absolutely beautiful. We went swimming and for a few walks and barbecued. For Father's Day my parents drove up and we had brunch at Sunnyside which is always delicious. It was a really nice weekend. Michael, I hope you enjoyed your first Father's Day and know how much we appreciate you for being a wonderful dad to Eliza and for loving us so much. We love you.