Tuesday, July 29, 2008


My sister in-law is in town with the kids so we went to the beach & had loads of fun with the kiddies. I really enjoyed the street fair that I guess they have every Thursday during the summer in San Luis. Justin stayed home & worked like the wonderful husband that he is! Justin was released from the Young Men where he served for the last 3-1/2 years & is now the ward Exec Secretary. I was just released from Primary 1st counselor & now I'm the... Primary Chorister, not too far from what I was before. You'd think with all my choir experience & my family genes I'd be a natural, but actually I tend to freeze up & get nervous when I have to direct anyone, even kids. I'd rather do sharing time than singing time any day! ...And to think I actually thought at one time that I wanted to be a high school choir teacher, haha yeah right. Of course, it's typical for me to be a little nervouse when I'm first called to something. Katie is the Assistant Chorister so that should be fun!
Justin & I have been shopping for a home here in Bakersfield for several months... we've had several disappointments & our patience has been stretched to the limit & wow this is a tedious process! I was excited to go see houses for about the 1st 2 months but now after some experience we've learned to not get our hopes up prematurely. It's a miracle that we can even afford anything - a year ago we thought there was no way we'd be able to buy in California. I also used to think that being a real estate agent would be fun, think again... it seems like soooo much work; props to our agent Desi who is always so on top of things. The search continues...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

San Jose

happy couple

Last weekend we went to San Jose for Justin's uncle Steven's wedding. He and his wife Cristal knew how to throw a classy party. It was tons of fun and I really enjoyed spending time with his family, some of whom I met for the 1st time. I'm glad I seem to fit in with them so easily, or at least they made me feel that way. I guess I shouldn't worry about that after nearly 3 years of marriage, but you know I have tendencies toward reclusion.

grandpa & grandma Sorenson

We stayed with my aunt Patty & uncle Danny & then on Sunday night one of Justin's uncles had an extra room at the Mariott so we stayed in a luxurious room there. We visited the Tech museum on Monday, which would have been cooler if we had kids with us, and then stopped by the Gilroy outlets on the way home. All in all a relaxing weekend.


Friday, July 4, 2008


Grandpa & Grandma Isaacs had so much fun playing the wii that I had to post pictures (mostly of my dad being a poser). They came over for father's day & they usually leave around 30 min. after dinner is over but they stayed all night (until 9 or so) playing!