Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Anniversary Ambroses!

My best friend got married FIVE YEARS ago! We were just kids! What were they thinking? Just kidding - they are a great example of a fabulous, loving couple. And since they were high school sweethearts, it really was perfect timing.

I wanted to send them an anniversary card, but ran out of time! (Not a very good maid of honor) So I figured I would post a digital card here on my blog. Here are a few memories from that day:

- Going to the salon with Heidi to get her hair done. It was just the two of us so I really enjoyed that time together. (Sorry that didn't happen on my wedding day Heidi!)

- Taking her wedding night tote bag to the hotel. (what an organized bride!)

- Getting my hair done at the church . . . oh yeah, by THE BRIDE! Poor Heidi got put to work just hours before her wedding. She did my hair for so many events in High School, it only seemed natural.

- Holding back tears during the ceremony - I loved the slideshow and music.

- Driving the bride and groom to the reception, along with Josh's brother. Heidi's dress was huge and took over most of the car.

- Dancing, eating and having fun at the reception! Years of dreaming and planning brought to fruition - woo hoo!

Those are all fun memories, but the most important thing to know is that Josh and Heidi are a great couple - they are both friends and teammates. They have been able to grow together, which can't be easy when you start dating at 16/17. I am glad to have an example of a good wife. We love getting together with them whenever possible - which is never enough.

I love you both!

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Wide-brimmed Hat Society

On Saturday we joined a group that regularly hangs at Tower 34 on Manhattan Beach for volleyball and general merriment. The girls decided ahead of time to wear wide-brimmed hats.

Aaron was a rock-star server. He needed a little practice with the other volleyball stuff, but once he learned he was great!
Unfortunately, the sun never showed her face. It was ALL clouds and fog. Bummer.

Aaron needed a nap after all that volleying.

Happy Birthday Husband!

Aaron turned 28 on Saturday May 9, and we celebrated with a Birthday Bonanza Weekend! Here was the weekend schedule:

Thursday: We go to a small group every Thursday night. I offered to bring snacks so I could bring Aaron's favorites including White Trash on a Stick, Salami, Prociutto, veggies with hummus, cheeses, baguette, tomato bruchetta and cupcakes. Yes, there were four forms of pork. This was especially funny since the theme for our discussion that night was "The Bible and Anti-Semitism." So we weren't so kosher on Jewish night.
Friday night: I took Aaron out for some Sushi and we had mini apple pies at home and watched a movie from our Netflix.

Saturday: The afternoon was spent at Dodger Stadium to watch the Dodger's kick the Giants rear ends.
For dinner we had a few friends over for a BBQ. Our apartment has a grill in the courtyard and some nice entertaining space.

We had skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, smashed red potatos, brussel sprouts with bacon and salad. For dessert we had angel food cake with mixed berries and handmade whipped cream.
I was soooo proud of myself for pulling this off with very little stress and work. I planned ahead - even making the potatoes two days prior and just putting them in the slow cooker a few hours before the party. I was sitting down reading a magazine before the guests arrived!

Rock for BTAC

Aaron is rocking for Jesus . . . just don't call him a Christian Musician. (We're generally not fans of "Christian music"). He has started playing bass for church on Sunday and he also played a few songs with the band at a fundraiser called Rock for BTAC (Burbank Temporary Aid Center).

Mom, Amy and the boys came. Cooper was very excited to see Aaron play in the band. He sat in the front row out of anticipation.