Saturday, January 31, 2009


Today Eric and I went down to LA to see parts of my family. It was Christopher's 1st Birthday and my what a day he had! Christopher is my cousin Laura's son from my mom's side of the family. I am happy that I was able to share some time with family considering we're all not too far away from one another. Coralynne (daughter of my other cousin, Lisa) has gotten more and more beautiful each time I see her. She has a baby brother, Kai on the way (due April 12th) and has a lot to learn about sharing; she took it hard when everyone wanted to place their attention on Christopher when she wanted him all to herself.

Christopher has been walking since the end of the October of last year, so he has a huge running start from all his other friends! It was a beautiful day in LA; 85 degrees! So nice to get away from the cold in Bakersfield (who knew?!). Chris had a great time playing/eating his birthday cake. I'm sure glad he liked what his Auntie Kimi bought him, a T-REX from Build-A-Bear!

The drive there and back wasn't bad at all; too bad Eric always falls asleep on the car ride home...

Monday, January 19, 2009


So I finally went to Utah! The pictures I took (all 246 of them) cannot grasp how beautiful Salt Lake City is. I had an amazing time and Eric and I ate such great food! It was so amazing to finally be in that wonderful city. We ended up seeing Elder Hales off the street and we were too amazed to say hi ):
I was really happy to finally see the temple up close, see the Visitor's center, Conference Center, etc. We got to see the Tabernacle choir practice and I enjoyed watching the films on Joseph Smith and The Testaments. We walked around SO much and used the Trax system every day.
I found a great breakfast spot from the internet called The Park Cafe. SUPER amazing breakfast. I'm still drooling over it. We visited Brigham Young's house and the restaurant called The Lion House. The sassparilla was super good and the rolls there were so fluffy :D
As you can tell, we like to eat. I made my very first snow angel in front of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and we had a snowball fight together on one of the last nights there. That Saturday we flew back home but before that we walked around Temple Square one last time; I counted about 11 brides that day. LOL. Maybe I'll refrain from dreaming our temple wedding there...haha. I cannot wait to go back though; the city is very peaceful and I bet conference will be an even more amazing adventure!

Salt Lake City Pix