Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Rusty's version of the bass line to "More of You Jesus"

video

The other night some of us went to the church to play and sing for awhile and I got this hilarious video of Rusty jammin' out on the bass...I just HAD to post it!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happy Late Memorial Day Everyone

I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day with family and friends and, hopefully, a day off of work! We had a nice picnic at our church pavillion. Everyone brought their own meat and a side. For some odd reason, I just didn't feel like slaving away in my kitchen making potato salad, macaroni salad, or pasta salad...fruit salad, etc. so I just brought watermelon, grapes, and cantelope. It seemed to be a hit...I think only one other person brought fruit. When I think of a picnic, I just ALWAYS think of fruit. I guess that is because I LOVE fruit. After our picnic, some played a couple volleyball games (my husband was included in 'some' and he RIPPED his nice shirt-BIG TIME, IT'S BAD-while playing...I was kindof upset about that one. What kindof volleyball game did they play? Wow, a vicious one I guess!) while others played Dominoes and Mad Gab. It was really nice. It did rain a little but our church pavillion is covered, which makes it nice! I didn't even really take any pictures, unfortunately! I did get one picture of Albany peeking out of her play pen though. She is so cute and precious and I'm LOVIN this 'auntie business'! Anyways....happy Memeorial Day to all, hope you had fun!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hmmm..where do I begin?

Well, I'm not sure where to start............ On May 6, 2009, Reverand Paul Blatto, my husband's uncle, passed from this life due to lung cancer. He is greatly missed by his wife and sons, as well as other relatives. I have heard from many that he was a wonderful man and won many souls to God as a young man in the service. Please say a prayer for his family, they will need it. Rusty and I, along with his family flew out to California on sunday may 9th for a week to be there with the family during this very sad time. Bro. Blatto's funeral was packed out and very sad.

Even though it was a sad occassion, Rusty and I were able to celebrate our 2nd year anniversary in Newport beach before we flew out of LA. Here are some pictures from our trip.....

My grandma let us stay at her house during the trip...she made us a very yummy breakfast every morning and let me use her nice car (and I accidentally put her keys in my purse and brought them home with me! Haha),thanks grandma, we appreciated it!

I visited my best friend Dana from forever ago. Unfortunately, I didn't get a pic of us together. I finally got to meet her twins, little Preston and Lexi. They are adorable!! Love ya Dana. And I missed you Lyn! Too bad we couldn't have had a reunion!

Driving down the Pacific Coast Highway to our hotel in Newport beach.....the veiw was gorgeous, I miss the beach!

Woo....finally arriving to our destination, the Hyatt. It couldn't have been better!

Here is the veiw from the balcony of our hotel

A pretty veiw from the pier at the beach

We spent the afternoon at Balboa Island and you have to take a ferry to get there. Here is a picture....

Balboa Island was really neat! It had a cottage atmosphere in a way and also had some REALLY neat shops. The houses on the island were SOO cute and quaint...

Another neat picture from the island toward the beach

The gorgeous sunset from the pier.....that is one of Rusty's favorite things about the beach

We ended up eating at Joe's Crabshack and the seafood was awesome. The atmosphere was pretty cool too, the waitresses would come out and dance to an old song every so many minutes with a disco ball...it was neat!

And of course, As soon as we flew into LA and when we flew out, we HAD to stop and get and In-N-Out burger. Oh we MISS it soooo much...I do believe that In-n-Out is the other love of my life!
Well, That's the short version of our trip to California. We had a great time, but we're both so glad to be home in Independence. Again, I ask that everyone please keep the Blatto family and their church in Lamont, Ca. in your prayers.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sombreros and wedding anniversaries...

Today is cinco de mayo........ and it also happens to be our two year wedding anniversary! I can't believe how fast time has flown by.....you know the saying, 'time flies when you're having fun' (or Rusty's version is 'time's fun when you're having flies'. I guess that works too!). The past two years have been the best of my life. I can't remember what life was like without my sweet, handsome, precious,....etc. husband around to love and take care of me. There is never a dull moment around our house with Rusty around! I thank God that I found the one that He hand picked just for me. Someone to laugh and be silly with, cry with, brave the storms of life with, pray and fast with,....etc. Rusty you are my everything and I LOVE LOVE LOVE you bunches...I'll never forget those late night calls, how nervous I was the day you came to visit for the first time, and counting down the LONG days until we would see each other again. I'm so glad that on May 5th 2007 at 2:00pm, we vowed to be together forever. We've had FUN, so much fun, and some pretty goofy moments too, haha! I'm so excited about living life with you in the years to come and watching what God is going to unfold for us. I wouldn't be me without you by my side! And as far as I'm concerned......we'll be honeymooning until the day we die!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Albany is 8 months old!!

My sweet little niece turned 8 months old on May 2nd! I cannot believe it.........she is growing, growing and growing. Her and her mommy (Megan, my sis-in-law) are in Texas visiting grandma and we miss them quite a bit. Here are a couple pictures that Suni and I took last month of her. She's such a doll! I'm such a proud aunt and I just love her to pieces.