Friday, August 27, 2010

The Girl Who Was On Fire

So, I finally found time to sit down and READ this...

All I have to say is that it was AMAZING!!
I was completely HOOKED from page 1.
I COULDN'T put it down.
I even caught ZACH reading over my SHOULDER
a few times...he can't wait to START it.
If you haven't read it yet, I HIGHLY recommend
you go GET it...NOW!!
You won't be let down.
I can't wait to start the SECOND of the trilogy...
"Catching Fire"

Thursday, August 26, 2010


We were able to spend a VERY exciting week with Zach's family in AUGUST. This week was special because Zach's sister AMY JO came home from her mission in ARGENTINA!! We were counting down the days until she got home, and were SO happy when this day was finally here. She is absolutely ADORABLE!! We know that she was an AMAZING missionary, but we are glad to have her HOME. Later on in the week, Zach's mom (Jolene) and step-dad (Burton) were SEALED in the Jordan River temple after being married for almost 18 years. After the sealing, they had a big family celebration dinner where we were able to visit with family and close friends. We were so glad that we were able to attend such a SPECIAL sealing, and share in this happy day with them. Zach's brothers and sisters and their families live all over the country. Many of them were able to come into town for this great week. We LOVED seeing all of them, and spending time with the ones that we don't get to see very often. We LOVE our family, and LOVED being able to see so many of them this summer!!

Here are some pictures of our exciting week...

Sister Miller coming down the escalator fresh off the plane...
Zach and Lucy patiently waiting for AMY JO

We LOVE Hermana Miller
Part of Zach's family at the airport
Of course we had to give her some of her favorite American candy...
Me and adorable Christian
Amy Jo and her Mom
Amy Jo, Zach, Becky and her kids
The kids LOVED playing by the fountain outside of the temple...
We couldn't help but laugh after Makenna fell in the fountain after this picture was taken!!
Cute boys...

Aren't they CUTE?!
Zach decorating for the Celebration...what a stud!!
Me and Marlee from Washington
Me and the newly returned Amy Jo
Zach and Burton who was able to come home from Afghanistan for this special day
Makenna from Texas
Silly Cayden from Washington
Garrett from Washington enjoying one of his many cupcakes he ate during the party
Zach and his "twin" brother Nate from Washington
Sam from cute is this picture?!
Zach and I with his parents
Cayden LOVES his Uncle Zach
Kenneth from Texas
Christian from Texas
Lucas from NYC and I playing cars
Abigail from Texas
Parker from Texas
Zach and I with Grandma and Grandpa Brasher

Of course Zach had to challenge the nieces and nephews to a little Basketball after the party...

Me and two of my adorable sister in laws...Amy Jo and Heather

Thanks for a great week...We LOVE you all and can't wait to see each of you again soon!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

zach & will

Zach & Will...
my 2 favorite boys enjoying a day in newport.
how cute are they?

Monday, August 16, 2010


Nothing tops spending a Sunday night with
the fam on BALBOA ISLAND!!
Especially when we are eating our fave...

We are most definitely enjoying our
last week of summer!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Zach has his PHYSICS FINAL today...
Wish him luck!!
After today he will be done with physics FOREVER...
He has LOVED physics so it might be a sad day for him.
But, probably not;)
Thanks for being such a hard worker Zach...I love you!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Ok, I have to admit something...
I am fully and completely addicted to
I absolutely LOVE this show!!
Yes, you can find me sitting for hours watching
in awe the talent that these people have.
I would give a whole lot to be an amazing chef,
and to have my own show on the Food Network.
I most definitely look forward to Sunday nights when
this show is on...It's getting close to the finals
an I can't wait to see who wins!!
My pick: Aarti
I love everything about her.
Her personality, and style of cooking
are absolutely perfect!!


Zach and I decided that it had been too long since we had
our PICTURES taken. The last time we did them was for our
wedding which was over 2 years ago. So, we called up Zach's dad
who is a great photographer, headed DOWNTOWN, and got our
pictures taken. We had a lot of fun searching for fun places to take
them around town. I really like how they turned out. We have a TON
to choose from, but here are a few of our favorites...