Thursday, June 12, 2008

Getting Pampered!

For those of you who don’t know, I work part time at Sorenson Communications in the marketing department as a marketing coordinator. I really love the job and love what it entails. I have been with SC for a little over 2 years and have learned so much. Matt even says I have more confidence in myself now in making decisions, which is hard to believe because I don’t like making decisions. Poor Matt he has had to make all the decisions during the first part of our marriage because I just couldn’t make a decision! Crazy but I feel I am better at making decisions now and a lot has to do with working in the marketing department where I HAD to make decisions. One thing I really love about my job is I get to set up and coordinate filming and photo shoots. I love getting everything all set up, finding the talents and meeting lots of new people. The photo shoots are really fun because we work with an ad agency and they provide the photographer, who is a really neat guy by the way. Now to explain the image above, I got to have my picture taken with my co-worker’s cute dog! It’s such a fun and natural picture! I am never one to say that I like a picture of myself but I do think this is a cute picture! I hope I am not bragging… it was just a fun time! Thanks for letting me share!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Matt Swims Again!

I wanted to do a quick post and let everyone know that Matt had a swim meet in the long course (50 meter) pool in Draper on Friday. He swam the 50 meter freestyle and WON! He also got his best time of 24.57! His best time before that was 24.61.  For those who don't know the difference, there is a 25 yard pool and a 50 meter pool (Olympic size). In 25 yard pool you swim down and back, in the 50 meter pool you swim just one way. He has not swam in a long course pool since August of 2006.  He did really well for not having been able to swim hardly at all since he started his new job. Now that he has his series 7 and 63 license there is no more studying and he can focus more on getting back into swimming. He just loves to swim and compete. It's a fun and good way for him to keep in shape like he wants to.  I am so proud of him and of his accomplishments. Way to go swimmer man!

Brooklyn and Daddy stretching before the big race!

Ready... Set... Dive! (Matt is the one in the middle)

Our friend Brent came to help us give Matt support. Matt considers him his lucky charm because each time Brent has come to watch Matt, he gets a new best time. Keep coming Brent!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Relaxing Weekend

This last weekend was a pretty relaxing weekend for Matt, Brooklyn and I. It's not often that it's a quiet weekend since we are always out do-do-do! (Lesson: do-do-do is the sign language expression of doing a lot but it can also mean what are you doing? It just depends on the context of the sentence). I have posted a few pictures of things we did over the weekend.

On Saturday while Matt was out riding motobikes with his Dad, I took Brooklyn to my parents where some of my family were helping out with the yard work. Brooklyn has lots of fun riding the red horse. This toy has been in my mom's family for a long time. I guess Grandma and Grandpa Groen decided my mom could have it and all the grandchildren love it! Brooklyn can climb up and down all by herself and oh you don't help her cause she says, I want to do it! Meaning, I can do it by myself. She wants to do everything by herself and it's so cute!

We went and visited Grandma and Grandpa Bailey on Sunday and had a yummy dinner of grilled veggies and shrimp, chicken and fresh fruit! MMMM such a tasty and healthy dinner. Thanks Dena and Randy! Matt's cousin Fred and his wife Celeste were in town from Arizona and they ate with us. I didn't get a picture, darn it I should have though. Brooklyn is enjoying the banana she loves to eat! Again, she likes to peel the banana.... I want to do it! Isn't she such a cutie! 

Draper Temple... in progress

Our Dream Home so far.... House is right across from the temple

Back view of the house, see the temple?

While still visiting the G and G Bailey, Matt, Brooklyn and I visited the Draper Temple and it's getting closer to being finished. It's so beautiful among the mountain and lucky those who live right across from the Temple. It's the first thing they see when they walk out the door everytime. How neat would that be to have that inspiration right in your face... Gleaming! There is a house across the street from the temple that Matt and I just love. We love the style and think it's the best house we have seen so far. There are many great houses, but we just love this look! It's okay to dream isn't it? 

Brooklyn and mommy jumping on the trampoline! This is Brooklyn's favorite thing to do. She loves to have me jump with her so she can jump higher. I think I am getting too old for this cause it gives me a slight headache! I do remember how much I loved jumping and doing all sorts of tricks... but don't walk around the brim of the trampoline on the metal frame... I remember doing that and slipped, the frame went right between my legs... yeah... oh yeah... it hurt and I think I even cracked a bone down there but how can you get a cast for that?

Matt borrowed a golf club and hit some golf balls in the backyard while Brooklyn and I jumped. He looks like a Pro doesn't he?  Actually he hit one really hard that it went over the fence and hit someone's garage, he went and checked it out but no damage done... phew! I should get him his own set of golf clubs... Man my husband is expensive! hahahahaha I love you hun! Just you wait and one day you will see a brand new set... well someday.... :)