Monday, September 29, 2008

A lot as happened since our last post. Grandpa and I spent some time up in Utah for a family gathering and baby blessing. Grandpa and I really enjoyed spending time with Bonnie, Mike, Travis, Lexi, Chad, Meagan, Ashlin, Tayley, Derek and Jodi. While we were there we went to 2 picnics, the Utah State Fair and the girls had their pictures taken. At the fair, Lexi and Ashlin went fishing. Grandpa is SO EXCITED to have a new generation to teach fishing to :)!

After we got back from Utah, I went on another date with Ted. This time we spent the day at a time share with his family in Newport Beach. We met at the Newport Beach temple and did a session then Ted and i spent some time at the beach called Crystal Cove. We ate at a beach front cafe and walked around the tide pools. Ted's family and I then spent about an hour swimming in the time-share pool. We then we all got dressed to go to a ward dinner. I had a wonderful time with Ted and his family.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Its A Jungle Out There

Robin and & I had dates lastnight!!! Our Singles Ward had a girl ask guy dance. The theme of the dance was "It's a jungle out there" and we were asked to dress in a jungle theme.

Before the dance, my date, Ted, and I went miniture golfing with another couple, Becky and Brad. Ted is almost as good as a pro golfer, it was no suprise he won the game.

After miniture golfing, the 4 of us went to dinner at a restaraunt called "The Rainforest Cafe". The restaraunt makes you feel as if you were eating in an actual rainforest.

Then we went to the dance. We all had fun dancing and mingleing with the other Young Single Adults.

Since Robin had to work until 6 and then had to pick up her date, Johnny, who lived 20 miles away, they were only able to go to dinner before the dance.

Ted and I had such a great time at the dance, Ted has asked me out for Friday. I will let you all know about that date later.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Happy 5th Birthday, Kiley!!!!!!!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Monday, March 31, 2008

Happy CDH Awarness Day!!!!

Happy CDH Awareness Day to you All, especially to you Jakey,

I hope I have enough CDH Awareness Day items:



Wrist Band:

Even with ALL these things...

It seems like something is missing...

Oh, I know what I forgot...

I forgot the shirts for
Ripley and Cali

Now they can help us
spread the word
about CDH

Happy Birthday to you too, Meagan!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

busy days

I have been busy for the past 5 days doing fun things. On Friday night, I went to the Newport Beach Temple with my ward. I hadn't been to the temple for MANY months so it felt wonderful to go. The spirit is so peaceful and warm in the temple. The temple brought much comfort and peace into my heart. I am grateful and blessed to have a temple so close. Now that things are settled at home more, I will go there often.

On Saturday night my Young Adult ward had an activity where we played a life-sized Clue game. If you know the board game Clue, the activity was JUST like the game but in a life-size form. We all dressed in formal gowns and the men came in their nicest suits. We had a wonderful dinner where the cultural hall was decorated as if we were in a fine restaurant with candlelight and even name plates. The hosts and hostesses were also dressed up in the characters of the board game (Prof. Plumb, Miss Scarlet, Mrs. Peacock, Mrs. White, Col. Mustard, Mr. Green, ect.) During the dinner a "murder" accrued and we had to solve the crime. We had to figure out who the killer was, what room the murder took place in and what weapon was used. We had 35 minutes to search for clues in the several rooms that were decorated to look like the rooms on the board game (ball room, billiards room, kitchen, library, ect.). In the end it was Mrs. White, with the knife in the billiards room (I got 2 out of the 3 correct (I thought the weapon was the revolver). After the game we went to a members home to watch the movie Clue. It was a FANTASTIC night!!!!!

After church on Sunday, Robin and I went over to our friends house for a birthday dinner (I know our birthday was over a month ago but we had been so busy we hadn't gotten around to doing it) better late then never. Our friend made us lasagna that she made from scratch. It was SOOOOO good (lasagna is Robin's FAVORITE food). It was so nice to spend a few hours with our friend and her 2 daughters, Mackenzie 6 years old and Kiley 4 years old. Mackenzie read to Robin and I all evening from her book Cat in the Hat. It is SO wonderful to see Mackenzie read and begin to love books like Robin and I. Our friend doesn't like to read at all and doesn't enjoy reading to her kids. Robin and I vow to continue to encourage Mackenzies love of reading. Kiley kept drawing us pictures all evening and kept asking us how to spell I Love You Aunt Amber (or Robin) which she wrote on all of the pictures she drew for us. I LOVE those girls!!!!!

On Monday night the Older Single Adults invited the family to a waffle cook-out. They had waffles of every kind you could think of. The only waffles they didn't have, that Jason was really bummed about, was Mickey Mouse shaped waffles. Grandpa had a good, although difficult time at the dinner. He cried a few times when people asked how he was doing. He is kind of upset that he is considered single. Although Grandma is gone, he is still very much a married man. It was nice to see a lot of our church friends at the dinner. All in all it was a very nice evening. G-pa is talking about going to some of their upcoming activities (although he isn't single).

Tuesday night Robin and Jason both had the day off so we went to see a movie, Dad came along too. Bonnie really recommended Enchanted so we saw it. The only place where it was still showing around us (since it comes out on DVD in less then a week) was at Downtown Disney (a shopping strip at Disneyland). After the movie, we wanted to ride the Monorail around Disneyland. We thought that you could ride on it round trip but we ended up having to get off inside Disneyland (bummer). Since we had to get off anyways, we decided to go on a ride. After we rode the ride twice we got back on the Monorail and went out to dinner. It was a nice evening.

Well now that I'm a social butterfly, I have to figure out what to do for the next 2 evenings. Any suggestions????? Oh wait, I'm having Visiting Teachers coming over Thursday night so I need suggestions for Wednesday night.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

We haven't updated our blog for awhile so I guess I will do it now. On February 2nd was G-mas one month since she passed away. We went to the cemetary to put more flowers on her grave. When we got there we noticed that the flowers we put there 3 weeks before were still fresh and BEAUTIFUL!!!! Although the weather had a lot to do with the flowers condition, we said G-ma must have been taken care of them and that the flowers must know she loved roses. We ended up putting the flowers we brought on a family friends grave.

On Feb. 8th was a one month anniversary since G-mas funeral. It also happened to be Robin and I's @*th birthday. G-pa said he needed to do something to keep his mind off the date so we all went to Disneyland. Robin, our mom and I got to Disneyland when it opened (9AM). Dad and Louise came about an hour later and G-pa and Jason arrived at 1PM. We had SO MUCH fun. We went on MANY rides and saw several shows. It was the 1st time we all went to Disneyland as a family in A LONG time. My favorite part of the day was G-pas reaction at seeing the fireworks show for the 1st time. He was enthrawled with the fireworks. Now he finally got to see the show that we could hear from out house everynight.

The night after our birthday, a group of our friends from our YSA ward threw Robin and I a birthday party. It was an absolute blast!!!! There were about 50 people there with food, music, games and laughter. They made us a birthday cake and gave us many gift certificates to places. Robin and I were shocked about how many people showed up. It is so wonderful to belong to such a great ward.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Remembering Donna Thornton

Donna Jean Pinnock Thornton April 8, 1928~Jan. 2, 2008

Here is her obituary that was in the newspaper:
Thornton, Donna Pinnock, 79, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on Jan. 2, 2008 in Anaheim, CA. She was born on April 8, 1928 in Rigby, Idaho to Grant Pinnock and Millie Glenn Pinnock. She lived there until the age of 18, when she moved to Los Angeles, CA. Shortly thereafter, she was hired to be the personal secretary to the Governor of California, Governor Knight. She remained in the position for four years, during which time she married her high school sweetheart, Stanley Levi Thornton. They were married on July 1, 1950. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Stanley L. Thornton; children, Stanley Ronald Thornton and Bonnie Thornton Meyerson, seven grandchildren, Jason, Amber, and Robin Thornton; Travis, Chad, Derek, and Jodi Meyerson; two great-grandchildren, Alexis and Ashlin Meyerson; sister, Elaine Amonette; brothers, Bill and Frank, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Lyle, and great-grandson, Jacob. Services will be held at the LDS Chapel, 5550 Ohio Street, Yorba Linda on Jan. 8 at 10:00 a.m. A viewing will start at 9:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to The Alzheimer's Association of Orange County.

Things are slowly getting back to normal. We went to the cemetery the other day for the first time. It was difficult because it was the first reality that she is actually gone. Hopefully the more we visit the easier it will be. We are also all getting over being sick for 2 weeks.