Saturday, October 31, 2009

Oct. 31

hApPy HaLlOwEen!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


My dear friend Madeline Hales passed away on February 14, 2005. Madeline was the best friend that anyone could ask for. She was an amazing example to all, and made everyone around her feel like you were the most special person in her life. Madeline had the greatest laugh, and was always SO much fun to be around. October 25th is Madeline's Birthday...and this year is her big 21st. Happy Birthday Mads!! Love ya!!

BAM TROIS... Brooke, Me and Mads!!

"Madeline, Madeline, I love ya Madeline!!!!"

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I Left My Heart...In SAN FRANCISCO!!

My cute parents decided that it would be fun to start a new tradition and give the kids a trip for our birthdays each year...such a fun idea! We all decided that it would be fun to spend a few days in San Francisco since none of us had been there in years. So, Zach, my sister Elsha, her husband Ross and I spent a long weekend in San Fran. It was definitely a fun-filled, jam-packed weekend exploring the different sites this exciting city has to offer... 

Of course we had to see the HEART of San Francisco down in UNION SQUARE. We stayed one block away from here at the J.W. Marriott, which was an awesome hotel in a great location!!
We rode the classic TROLLEY CARS all over the city...
Zach and I got to stand on the outside of the trolley...took me back to my "Full House" days!!
We found the infamous "SILVER MAN" down at the Wharf along with all the other STREET PERFORMERS!!
I forgot how crazy PIER 39 is. These SEALS lay all over each other, and SMELL terrible...Yuck!!
We spent lots of time exploring FISHERMAN'S WHARF.
Of course we had to visit GHIRADELLI SQUARE and get some yummy treats...PEANUT BUTTER filled CHOCOLATE was our favorite!!
We had breakfast at SEARS CAFE and had to try the famous PANCAKES...
We made a trip out to ALCATRAZ and toured the old PRISON...Such an interesting place with so much history.
Zach looks terrified!!
A trip to San Francisco wouldn't be complete without a visit to the beautiful GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE...
We made the WINDY walk across the BRIDGE and got an awesome view of the entire CITY...
This is such a neat BRIDGE!! Zach is a pretty good photographer huh?
We spent our nights down in UNION SQUARE, and even ran into a USC pep rally for their game against CAL STATE.
While we were there Zach turned the big 2-4...HAPPY 24th BIRTHDAY ZACHARY!!
I took Zach to the 49ers game for his birthday, which was SO much FUN. They played the Rams and WON!! Zach said this was the best birthday he has ever had...
We had such a GREAT time in SAN FRANCISCO!! We are SO thankful that my parents sent us on this great adventure where we were able to make so many MEMORIES. We can't wait until next year around our birthdays to see where we all go next...