Friday, May 28, 2010

Give a Day. Get a Disney Day.

I'm sure most of you heard about the fantastic idea that Disneyland had this year...
Where you sign up for a volunteer activity through them, complete your volunteer day, and in exchange you get a FREE day at Disneyland!

Chase and I will take ANY chance we can get to score a free ticket to Disneyland.
So we volunteered at a Boys and Girls Club event, earned our free tickets, and decided to use them this week, before Chase starts summer school next week and disappears again.

After waking up at 4:30am to drive to Disneyland, this was us on the train at about 4:30pm...

After getting the best night of sleep in our lives, we had to stop by our favorite beach (in San Clemente) on our way home and get a taste of Big Blue before heading back to our beloved desert :)

Our traveling may be put on hold for awhile now because of summer school and work,
but it was a perfect way to end it :)

Monday, May 24, 2010


Last night...

Kim: So... what do you want to do tomorrow?
Chase: Let's go to Sedona.
Kim: Done.

Let's just say Chase and I are in the denial stage of not having money. We both aren't working right now and both have yet to face the reality of finding jobs. So in the mean time... we are soaking up this quality time that we have together before summer school and work starts again. We may not have much right now, but we've never been happier because of all the time we've been able to spend together!

After walking around town and going to see the Chapel in the mountain, we had every intention of going on a nice, long, scenic hike. In fact, that's why we went to Sedona for the day in the first place. On our way to the trailhead though, we saw our favorite BBQ place that we ate at on our honeymoon and just couldn't get ourselves to say no.

We were so full from our yummy burgers and sweet potato fries that we couldn't get ourselves to go on a hike.
So we settled for South Mountain when we got back in town... after our tummies felt better :)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Jess Buns Graduates HS!

For those of you who have not caught onto the revolution yet...
Jesse goes by Jess Buns.

Okay... maybe just Chase and I call him that.
But it's only because we love Jess Buns.
So much that we decided to make shirts in his honor for his graduation party.

This is the front of our shirts...

And naturally, this is the back...

You can imagine the excitement on Jess Buns's face when he saw us walk into his party sporting "Team Jess Buns" shirts, with his favorite picture and nickname on the front...

He warmed up when he realized it was all outta love...

Congrats Jess Buns! We're proud to call you our sibling. Even if you are embarrassed to call us yours :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Our Sealing Day!

On May 1st, Chase and I were sealed in the Mesa, Arizona Temple!

I just got the pictures back, so I haven't been able to blog about it quite yet, but
thanks to our wonderful photographers Kellee and Mark, here they are!

After 7 months of counting down, May Day finally arrived. And what a wonderful and exciting day it was! There was nothing more that I wanted in life than to be sealed to my amazing husband for all of time and eternity. To think that we'll be together forever fills me with so much joy that I can't help but smile even as I'm writing this.

I want to say a special thanks to all of the wonderful friends and family that came to share and celebrate that unforgettable experience with us. We have been waiting in anticipation for this day for what seems like forever, and it was even better than we had ever imagined. Our love for one another has grown increasingly everyday, and it has only been 8 months (on Wednesday). And to think we still have eternity to go... I can't wait :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Samantha Jean Mancine.

Today was a monumental day. My best friend, Sammie Jean graduated from U of A! Chase, Abe, the Nelson's dog Jack, and I ventured down to Tucson this morning. I dropped them all off at my grandparents for a day of lots of cooking and eating Mexican food, while I went to Sammie's graduation ceremony and party. Such a fun road trip and day! So good to see my wonderful grandparents and my best friend... who is now moving to here to come play with me :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

31st Anniversary!

Once upon a time... a handsome young man met a beautiful young woman. They fell madly in love and were married in the Oakland, CA Temple on May, 12, 1979...

31 years later... they are even MORE madly in love. If that's even possible...

And thanks to them being such amazing parents, they have raised wonderful posterity... particularly Chase ;-)

Happy Anniversary Cliff and Correen! We love you!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Jack Turns 3!

This past weekend baby Jack Jack turned 3 years old! I guess he's not really a baby anymore, but he is to all of us. Brittney planned a super fun pool party over at the Woodbury's home and the kids had a blast "wimming ast" (swimming fast... as Jack would say). Also at the party, for her very first swim... was baby Evelyn!

Now how CUTE is that?!