Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Chris!!

Happy 25+1 to my amazing Christopher! I am so excited to celebrate your birthday and all of your many accomplishments today. You are such an amazing, thoughtful, and hilarious person! I am so grateful that I have had the blessing of being married to you for almost 4 years! You are my best friend and I don't know what I would do without you!! Happy Birthday my love!

Tony and Meghan's Wedding

This last Saturday, Chris and I had the opportunity to attend Tony (Chris' best friend) and Meghan's Wedding in Portland Oregon. It was such a beautiful day and we were so happy that we were able to go. Congratulations Tony and Meghan on your beautiful wedding. We wish you all of the happiness in the world!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tulip Festival

Last Saturday, I had a girl's day with my Mom, Aunt Julie, and cousins Amanda and Liz. We had started our afternoon with a fabulous lunch and then headed over to the Tulip Festival which was held in American Fork. The weather was warm and sunny and the tulips were so beautiful. There were different colors, shapes, and sizes! It was so hard to decide which tulip was the most beautiful because there was such a great variety and all of them were so beautiful. It was a great day full of sunshine, friends, and laughter! Hopefully we will all be able to go next year!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Random Photography

Here are some of my recent photography pictures. This morning, the weather was finally nice enough to take some pictures outside while I was taking Gir for a walk. This is a miracle, since it has either been snowing, raining, or extremely windy. I am so excited about the beautiful weather and I hope it continues! Enjoy the photos, more to come at a later time.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Strange Sunday Visitors

Yesterday, Chris and I were having our usual, relaxing morning before heading off to Church at 1:00. While we were getting ready for said Church, Gir began barking and when we went to see what he was barking at, we saw HORSES outside our apartment window. HORSES!! Not just one horse, but four!! This was such an unusual occurrence that I ran to my room and grabbed my new graduation present which I used to document this extraordinary occasion. I just couldn't believe that there were really four horses happily munching the grass right outside our little apartment. The lasted for about 10 minutes before two cop cars and another man showed up and took the horses away. It was a bit sad to see them go, but Gir was sure happy about it. We went for a walk a short time later, and Gir had to investigate where the horses had grazed to make sure they were really gone. I guess that in our new neighborhood, we should expect the bizarre and unexpected. Chris and I are still trying to come up with explanations as to how the horses got to be right outside our window, but nothing solid has come forward at this time.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Bad Economy Shows its Ugly Face

While the economy has been in a downward spiral for the last couple of years, I saw the number of unemployment and my heart went out to those people. I was always so grateful that Chris and I had not really been effected by the horrible economy and that we both had jobs (Chris even has two). That all changed for me this morning. I came into work as usual, only to find myself having a one-on-one conference with my boss. In this conference, I was kindly told that the company was currently letting people go, and unfortunetly, I was one of those people. I was shocked! I have never been let go or fired before so I was not sure how to react. The good thing is that my boss let me finish out the day and she will even pay me for the work I would have put in on Friday. I am hoping that this personal economic downturn will only be temporary and that I will be able to have another job soon. It would be greatly appreciated if you could keep Chris and I in your prayers for a little while. Thank you all so much!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Today is a wonderful day because of the glorious news that Christ lives! Not only did Christ suffer and die for us, but he arose from the tomb on the third day and he lives! He broke the bands of death and sits upon his throne in glory! I testify that Christ lives and sacrificed for each and every one of us because we could not. Christ is our Redeemer and Savior and I am so grateful for all that he has suffered on my behalf. Chris and I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter and that they were able to keep Christ in their thoughts!
Happy Easter!
Chris, Vanessa, and Gir

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my Mom's birthday and I wanted to wish her a very happy day! I am so incredibly blessed to have her in my life. She is an amazing example of kindness, charity, and pride in my life. She is a wonderful wife, mother, home maker, cook, friend, and sister. I don't know what I would do without her and I hope that some day, I can be half as good of a mother as she is. Mom, you mean the world to me. I love you. Happy Birthday!