Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pepperdine University

Jordan got accepted to Pepperdine University School of Law for their Masters program in Dispute Resolution. Pepperdine is in Malibu and looks right over the ocean. It's a beautiful campus. We are soooo proud of him. Pepperdine has the #1 ranked dispute resolution program in the nation. He starts the end of May. I know you might be thinking, isn't he still in law school? Yes, he still has 1 year left, but he plans to attend both schools at the same time. Yeah, I know, he is crazy, especially since we will have a new baby soon, but I know he can do it. He is very excited about this. He plans to complete law school a year from this May and his master's by the end of next year. Then let's hope he can get a good job to help pay off our loans.

Princess Party

Last Saturday, Ella and I went to a Princess Party. A ward in my Mom's stake was doing a girls camp fundraiser and threw a princess party for kids. It was very cute and well planned. They had a great turnout, too. The girls had modest costumes of all the Princesses along with face painting, dinner and a show. Brandon and Maylan also went with us. They had Jack Sparrow there for the boys. We had lots of fun and we were glad to be part of it.

Knott's Bubble Farm

Last week, Ella and I went with my mom, Wendy, Brandon, and Marissa to Knott's Berry Farm in the morning. I was able to go, but I needed to walk short distances while taking several breaks, and I couldn't ride anything. They had a Spring Safari exhibit going on with a bubble area. The kids got to play with bubbles that covered their whole bodies. Ella and Buddy thought it was pretty cool and were soaked when they were finished. I thought they would be sticky after but they weren't. We had lots of fun hanging out in Camp Snoopy.

Newport Beach

The family after spending the afternoon in Laguna Beach. It was the only picture of all of us. Climbing the Rocks
Riding the Merry-go-round in Fashion Island with Grammy.
They had a giant chess board on the pool ground. Ella had fun moving all the pieces around.
Over Easter weekend, Jordan's parents came down to visit us. We spent the majority of the time in Newport Beach. We stayed at the Marriott Coast Villas Resort. It was soooo nice and relaxing. Jordan's parents liked it so much that they bought a time share there so now we will be able to visit the resort for a week every 4th of July. The Resort had soo many things to do, including swimming (4 pools), golfing, children activities, arcades, volleyball, basketball, tennis, and it looks right over the ocean. It is the perfect place for a family vacation and we are so excited to spend our future 4th of July's there.
While we were there, we spent a day in Fashion Island, which is a huge outdoor mall, and a day at Laguna Beach at the tide pools. Ella and Jordan enjoyed climbing on the rocks. We ate at very nice restaurants and the weather was beautiful. It was a perfect weekend. Thank you Steve and Marjie for spoiling us!


We were in Newport Beach with Jordan's parents for Easter. We had a little Easter egg hunt for Ella in our hotel room. She loved it because all the attention was on her. She got a lot of Dora the Explorer items since she loves Dora. Her Papa and Grammy got her a Webkin's Lamb and a magic wand that she also found on her egg hunt. She thought she was hot stuff and loved being with her Papa and Grammy.

Friend Easter Egg Hunt

Hannah, Ella, and Aidan
A few days before Easter, we had a little Easter egg hunt with some friends in our ward. Ella loved hanging out with her friends and eating the candy from the eggs. This Easter is very different from the last one because she knew exactly what to do and she found the eggs fast. She also knew they all had treats in them. It seemed like she found all 12 eggs in about a minute so I could only snap a few pictures.