Saturday, July 19, 2008

Stu and Ashley

I am so happy to announce the marriage of my brother Stuart to Ashley Bickmore on sunny July 12. They were sealed in the San Diego Temple and had a reception outside in El Cajon. We enjoyed real Mexican food, singing, dancing and lots of smiles. We were all happy that the wedding ceremony was pretty short, since we started late. That, however, did not take away from the sweetness of the moment. Smiles and happy tears all around. They started off their marriage enjoying Walt Disney World in Orlando. I can't wait to see all the photos...I'm such a girl.
This is random, but the centerpiece was a bowl with one goldfish (too many died so there was only enough for 1) and when they were set on the tables covered with plastic tablecloths, the sun was magnified through the bowl and burned a hole through the tablecloth and even made a mark on the table. It was cool. It was a nice warm July day so it was good the bridesmaids and groomsmen wore flip flops along with the newlyweds.
(So, this brings my family's total to 20, with 6 out of 8 children married.)
As for Robbie and me, we are enjoying our time together. I am onto my second summer school class and Robbie continues to work hard and study for the contractor's test. Our best friends just bought a hosue so we have been helping them move in, paint and set up. We are really happy we have friends with a house now, especially with a pool. Can you say, "Party!"

Saturday, June 28, 2008

8 Years

I can't believe it has been 8 years, yesterday, since my mom has passed. I just wanted to take a moment to remember how wonderful she was and how her influence still lives on. She was an amazing lady and I miss her everyday. Some years are harder than others and this was one of them. Robbie, Stuart and I took some flowers to her, to remember her and show our gratitude for her. I'm not trying to be a downer, just taking time to celebrate a special life. Thanks to all for continued support and encouragement.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I've given in

I have been fighting the trends to becoming a blogger, but can no longer keep up the struggle. I'm not quite sure how this works still so here it goes. I figure this is a fun way to keep up with everyone and let you all in on our lives. A quick update: Robbie is working very hard as an A/C Tech and is only a few months away from getting his contractors license. He is getting ready to start his own A/C business. I, Melea, am working at a Chevy dealership in the service dept. I also go to school full-time/year-round. I have one year left and I will officially have a degree in Geography: Land Use and Analysis.