Saturday, June 27, 2009

Where the Magic Happens...

We have been married 29 years (tomorrow!) and we have had 6 different bedrooms, 4 different sets of bedroom furniture and 10 different sets of bedding. I have liked many of our bedrooms. But I always had something else I needed or wanted to do to make it perfect. Well after 29 years of marriage I finally have a bedroom I looooove. This is the same everything we have had for the last 4 years except we just got remote control black out blinds (rockin!)and these beautiful drapes. Shout out to designer Lori Souza for the perfect choice in fabric! (Click on the photo to get a better look, but it still doesn't do them justice. It's hard to tell but there are pretty pleats at the top and bottom and the fabric is gorgeous, even the lining is beautiful!) So, I am done decorating! Finito! Fin! That's all folks! I know none of you will believe me but it's true... least for a week!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Bragging Rights

I am going to warn you that there will be some serious bragging going on in this post. You would never know it from the photo above, but these are two smart boys. Apparently they weren't smart enough to protect their nipples while surfing tho... but I digress. Christopher just graduated from USC law school at the top of his class! Yay! We are so proud of his hard work. 
We are proud of Mari too for earning the bucks and supporting him in every way while he studied. Chris is taking a bar course now and begins working for Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher in Irvine in the fall. It will be his turn to support Mari now! Maybe a grand child is in my not so distant future?

Josh graduated from The U of U and has been working for Goldman Sachs for just over a year. He recently applied to Carnegie Mellon business school and was one of only forty students to get a full scholarship! Court and Josh just bought their first house, are both working and now grad school! Busy times but so worth it! So congratulations Christopher and Josh! We love you!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Onward and Upward!

Number 5 graduates!
We are sad we didn't get more pictures with Patrick's friends. They were hard to find in the chaos. One of the funniest moments of the evening was when they called Justin Crissman's name as "Justin 'Danger' Crissman". But the sweetest and most touching moment was when the principal called our nephew Trevor's name and held a moment of silence in his honor. Very nice, I am sure Roxann and Mark were touched.

Patrick and the proud grandparents!

Patrick and Jon Souisa taking the onward and upward thing a little too seriously.

Thumbs up seems to be a theme...

And the point...

And just to prove Patrick didn't go to an all boys school, we threw this one in.

It was an awesome evening. One more to go!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Funny Luke!

Luke has a sense of humor I really appreciate. This is the birthday card he made me this year (last years was a computer printed picture of Bruce Lee taped to a folded piece of paper). First notice that the computer printed picture of Master Chief does not fit the folded paper he taped it to . Notice the abundant use of scotch tape. He put this keepsake inside an envelope someone else had given me that I had already torn open BUT my favorite part of this card is the 12 cents and the "go buy something nice". Love that kid!
(Keep in mind he is sixteen not six...)