Sunday, July 13, 2008

hello world

I realize it has been awhile since I last posted and for this I apologize but here is an update for the last few weeks complete with pictures. The last week of June I went to a career fair and talked with a bunch of different companies for internships. Hopefully I will find one that suits me for this next year. On June 28th I threw my friend Janelle a bridal shower which went really well. We had a ton of fun at a cute little wine bar in Chandler. On July 3rd I had my last day of summer school and was so glad for it to be over and done with. I was able to talk with an advisor and found out that I will definitely be done next May and will only have to take 12 credits each semester and all the classes are just electives so I may end up taking a bunch of freshman level courses that should be cake. After I turned in my final project I loaded up the boys and headed to Southern California.
My friend Ashley drove down from Northern California to spend the 4th of July with me. We went to the beach and met some interesting people. We were at Huntington Beach and wanted to get something to eat so we stopped in at this little mexican restaurant. We met some new friends who decided to buy us drinks. I know what you are thinking but don't worry, all the drinks that we received came from a nice girl from Chicago named Lisa who decided to talk to me when Ashley went to order our food.
Ashley and I with our "bucket" drink

My new friend Lisa and our tasty Jello syringes

Some girl who wanted to take a picture with me....I don't know her name

Me and my yummy jello "shot"
Ashley and I had a lot of fun over the next few days just hanging out and visiting some of my old friends in Yorba Linda. On Monday Ashley, Ann, my mom, granny and I all went to Glen Ivy for the day. We all played in the mud and had a relaxing day. Towards the end of the day there were water aerobics which Ann, Ashley and I all participated in.

Mom and Granny in the "egg" pool

Ashley and I

Water Aerobics

Don't we look like we are having fun?

Ann and Ashley had some issues keeping their tops on
Ashley left Monday night after Glen Ivy which was sad but I will see her in a few months for Janelle's Wedding. I spent the next few days hanging out with Kristen and another friend from high school, Micah. Yorba Linda hasn't changed much so we found ourself doing the same thing almost every night, seeing a movie. I was also able to spend some time with my favorite niece. Paige and I went to the park one day and to Wonderland bakery the other. At Wonderland Bakery I bought Paige her first cupcake. She definitely has the sweet tooth that most Dinkel's posses. Within minutes she had devoured the entire thing. For pictures of this you will have to talk to Ann but it was the cutest thing I have seen in a long time. On Thursday Kristen and I took a trip down to San Diego to the Wild Animal Park. Kristen and I like to take each other places for our birthday's opposed to buying presents so this was Kristen's birthday present.

Kristen and I on the Rhino

Kristen and "Bambi"

Me acting like "Bambi"

We saw the Lions...Tonka was bigger than them

I don't have a picture of this but I was bit by a duck while we were at the Animal Park and have now sworn them off
I drove back from California on Thursday night and got back really early Friday morning. Saturday was Sophie's birthday party and I can't believe she turned 4. Today, Sunday, a huge rain storm came through and pretty much flooded the entire Valley. It was amazing to see how much rain could fall, it was crazy. This next week I leave for a road trip to Chicago with the babies


Ashley said...

In one of those water aerobics pictures I look topless b/c my suit top was the color of the water...and my arms look big in all of them, I dislike it.

beverly said...

But did you notice that there were no additional fingers/thumbs in those photos and the photos were not blurry. I'm not sure but I may be developing some skills as a photographer.

beverly said...

When are you coming to get us, Mom? This lady you left us with gets really mad when we just chew the corners of her rugs, chairs, and walls? Tonka & Guiness