Sunday, September 20, 2009

California Fun and More

I know, I confess its been FOREVER since I have blogged...I'm sorry. But I do have good reasons I'm usually gone from home everyday from 8-7 either at the school student teaching or teaching piano and by the time I get home I have to prep for the next day of school and then I try to squeeze in other stuff and blogging has just not been high priority as of late. But I'm going to get back into the groove of it. For those of you who may not know Bryan and I decided to head to Los Angeles this past weekend for a quick trip and we had so much fun. It was kind of on a whim and totally worth it. We left Friday as soon as both of us got out of school and headed for Vegas. We stayed the night in Vegas with my Grandpa Keate and headed out early the next morning because we had a full day ahead of us. The first thing we did was go to the Los Angeles Temple.

The temple grounds are HUGE! It was gorgeous.

This was one of the tree's on the temple ground. I just thought it was cool.

Then we headed to Venice Beach. It was one of the weirdest but coolest places ever. There were street performers everywhere, crazy old guys singing jingle bells, and little shops everywhere. We didn't get to stay for long but we got to get in the water for a little while at least.

We headed to the Dodgers game next. We missed the first inning because the traffic was ridiculous, but hey...everyone else was walking in just as late as us so we didn't feel like we missed out on that much. It was so fun to go to the Dodgers game....I had never been to a MLB game so it was a lot of fun. They played the Giants and the Dodgers totally crushed them... the final score of the game was 12 - 1. I want to go to another game! I'm a new and converted fan of Major League Baseball. Some highlights of the game were: 2 home runs hit by the Dodgers in a row, the Dodgers totally dominating the Giants, this guy purposed to his wife during the game and they showed it on the big screen so I thought that was pretty cool, singing take me out to the ball game with a whole stadium of Dodgers fans, and much much more. We were praying for Bryan to catch a ball from Manny Ramierez but Unfortunately that never happened. Maybe next time.

I know this picture of this man is random...we had to take a picture though for the pure memory of him. He sat behind us in the game. For those of you who want to know more about this I will tell you sometime. haha.Me and Bryan at the game. If your wondering why my hair is all wavy and weird...its because it was. It was SO hot and humid at the game and thats what happens. Oh well...we had to get at least one picture of us at the game.

We had a ton of fun even though it was a quick trip. I had to be back by Sunday morning at nine because one of my best friends is leaving on her mission and she was having her farewell. Anne is leaving on October 14th for the Naga, Philippines Mission.

Yeah, I know this is a forever old picture of us but it works. I'm so excited for Anne. She is going to be an amazing missionary. I will miss her a lot. We have been best friends since we were eleven. She did a great job in her talk and is going to have an amazing 1 1/2 years!

I also just finished piecing, tying, and binding a quilt. I thought I'd post a picture of it. I've been on quite the craftiness roll so I thought I'd keep going and now I'm crocheting around a couple baby blankets as well.Thanks Mary and Bryan for helping me with the quilt and letting me use your house to make it!

I am now up to 13 piano students and am half way through my student teaching! This semester is flying by but I'm absolutely loving working with my cute 1st graders! I will try to post again soon!