Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dad's Surprise 60th!!!

My Dad turns 60 on March 9th so my Mom, Sister and I threw a surprise party for him! It turned out perfect! On Saturday, Feburary 19th Steve and I left Fresno early to pick up my sister and Brother-in-law at the airport in Sacramento. The four of us got to grab lunch and one of Jill and my favorite's up there Jack's Urban Eat's!! It was so fun to be able to hangout with them for a bit just the four of us. After we headed up to the County. We were a little worried we may run into my Dad so we always had our eyes peeled. Our town we grew up in is only about 1500 poeple so everyone knows everyone, it would only be a matter of time before word spread that the "Carder" girls were in town! The surprise was perfect with my Dad showing up in sweats and eating an apple as he walked in the door. My Dad is the best friend someone could have. He is so loyal and always willing to drop anything to help a friend in need. That spoke for itself, his family,friends from high school, college and collegues that he has met through work came from all over. All up and down California, Oregon, and Alabama!! What a great weekend celebrating my Dad!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Once a year Allie's school has a Father/Daughter dance. Steve kicked off the night right bringing Allie a single red rose then whisked her off to dinner at their favortie place, PF Changs and then danced the night away!!

House Guest!

Last week we had such fun when my great friend Justin and his girlfriend Angela's daughter came to stay with us for a few days! Justin and Angela were heading to Vegas for some "Mommy/Daddy" time and we got to hang with Jasey for a few days. We went to the snow for some great sledding! She is a total dare devil so she fit right in with us and our neighbor Chase who joined us. We let Allie stay home from school to have some fun with Jasey. They made princess crown's and played with my high heels! I took the girls to Coney Island for pizza and arcade games one day. The next day I let Treysen stay home too!! The kids taugh Jasey hope to play the DS and we headed over to the Smittcamps for a little last minute playdate with them, the Patricio's and the Visser's. It was a fun time!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I mentioned last week that Treysen recieved two awards. This is his Block MV Plaque. It is for kids who demonstrate outstanding scholarship, avtive participation, dedictated school service, and positive leadership. We couldn't be more proud of him!!

Disney On Ice!

On Superbowl Sunday, My girlfriend Cymblynne and I took our girls to Disney On Ice durning the Superbowl. It was so much fun. The girls loved it!! After we took the girls to Chili's for dinner. It was such a fun day and can't wait for our next girls day!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Award's for both kids!!

We couldn't be prouder of both the kids! Treysen received principal's honor roll which is straight A's as well as block MV! Allie received the character counts award for being caring at school!! After their awards were given out we took the kids out of school early and went to the movies to celebrate their accomplishment's. We saw Megamind. Cute movie and for those of you who know our Al well, yes she did cry. Treysen was so sweet and said we could leave when she got upset but we stuck it our for the happy ending!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ruth's Chris dinner demo and wine pairing...

On Sunday afternoon the Gordon's and us went to Vino & Friends for a cooking demo and wine paring. It was great food and they taught us how they prepared the entree's. We had a great time with Eric and Danielle, were already planning our next night out!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lunch date with our nephew!!

January 27th was our nephew's birthday so Steve and I decided to take him out to lunch! Caleb got to pick where we went for lunch, we were not shocked when he chose Me n Ed's pizza. I picked him up from school and we headed to Me n Ed's to meet Steve. We had pepperoni pizza and rootbeer! We love you Caleb and are so glad we got to celebrate with you!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Opening day at Batter Up Pancakes!!

On January 26th our favorite breakfast place opened a second location that is less than a block away!! Their other location is about 25 minute's away and always has a wait because it is so good. This restaurant is the kind of place I grew up going to. The family that own's it are the nicest most down to earth people, they are always there walking around talking to everyone and making sure if you need something you have it! As we went there more and more we have gotten to know them and our kids ofter walk in and give hugs to them!! When we heard they we opening a second location on our side of town I told the kids we would go on opening we did, and we were walking in the door at 7am!! Our friends the Thomas' joined us it was fun but we missed Steve! He gave one of his employee's the day off so he had to be in early. It was a great way to start our Wednesday!!