Summer 2013 Date Night.
I can’t believe how quickly the summer of 2013 came and went. I’ll be starting the fall semester at HPU (as an instructor) and Bryce will begin his second year at Arizona State Univ (as a student). It’s nice to take this time to reflect on all the fun we had this summer with family and friends.
We got to spend some time in California this summer for Jordan’s nuptials. Prior to getting down to wedding business we were able to spend a little time with our friends. We love the Garretts and since they live in California now, they drove down for the weekend preceding the wedding and we played games, had delicious food compliments of my bestie and got to go to Knott’s Berry Farm theme park together.
It was especially wonderful to see our dear friends the Garretts and go to Knott’s Berry Farm with them for the day.
- The Jaguar ride wasn’t too extreme for Parker Garrett, who typically doesn’t do roller coasters.
Of course no California trip is complete without a trip to Disneyland!
Yes, it’s true, Disneyland is always a must whenever Bryce and I visit California. Disneyland also goes hand in hand with our dear friends the Art and Zoila. Back in the day, before we were all married, the four of us went to Disneyland on Bryce and my first date. So naturally, we enjoy spending at day at the happiest place on Earth with the couple that has been there from the beginning. Momma G also joined us that day.
We enjoy our Disney trips with the Soto family.
Photos with the characters is one of my favorite parts of a Disneyland trip.-Rachel
Happy birthday Bryce!
We spent the first part of Bryce’s special day at the La Brea Tar pits. Bryce wanted to go see that cause he vaguely remembered it from his childhood. For lunch we had Five Guys Burgers, they don’t have Five Guys in Hawaii so that was a real treat and worth mentioning in this instance. Momma G spent the day with us and took us to see the space shuttle Endeavour in Los Angeles too as part of Bryce’s birthday celebration. The space shuttle was at the California Science Center, next to the USC Colosseum. That was a neat thing to witness, as it was the actual vehicle that took men and women into space. It was a long day but I think Bryce enjoyed seeing and trying new things for his birthday.
The space shuttle Endeavour was built-in Pasadena and is once again home.
Quite a sight to see, and quite a handsome guy to see it with.
The Jenks’ Wedding
So the main reason for the California trip was to witness my younger sister get sealed to her now husband. My sister asked me to be the matron of honor and I got to wear a stunning dress (she picked it out) and have my hair did (thanks Sara). Bryce was the resident photographer at the reception, which was also at Aunty Agnes’ house just like mine was three years ago (with slight differences of course). It was a lovely time and it was so fun to get dressed up and look fancy for the day. Congrats to the Jenks, who against all odds and opposition, stayed close to one another and to the Lord, and came out victorious.
Mr. and Mrs. Jenks
Just the fabulous brides maids and matron of honor!
Fun times were had by all on our California trip 2013. I always enjoy going home and look forward to the next time we get to see Momma G, family and friends. Part two of our summer 2013 still to come…