Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A party within a party

Last weekend my wonderful parents flew Chance and me to California to celebrate my grandma's 90th birthday. Everyone in her posterity was there (except Megan in Jerusalem) and it was such a happy celebration! Instead of flying into Sacramento we flew into San Francisco to spend time with Jana, Joe, and Lily before the big birthday bash. We had the best time with them. It was so great to spend time outside (it was 70 degrees!) and to be with my amazing sister, brother in law, and niece. I love them all so much!

Feeding the ducks in Golden Gate Park.

The whole Brink family! It keeps getting bigger and better!

Sunday we went to church in San Francisco and then had a picnic on the beach before heading off to the airport. 

Thanks for everything Jana and Joe! It was really hard to leave and return to the snow, but hopefully someday we will live closer!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

this weekend

We love the weekends. This weekend we tried 2 new things. 

Cheesecake Factory's Reese's Cheesecake 
This cheesecake was amazing!! Thank you Brad and DeLyn for the gift card!

Now I have always judged this game because I thought it sounded weird, but it was actually really fun. Tyler and Chelsie always introduce us to new games at our game nights and this turned out to be quite hilarious. Thanks for the fun night guys!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Minute To Win It

Over the Christmas break I attended my first Hendricks family Christmas party. This year Chance's parents were in charge and for the activity they planned minute-to-win-it-games based off of the television show. Here I am practicing for the 'Caddy Stack'.

 Try it out. You have one minute to stack three golf balls on top of each other and they have to stay standing for 3 seconds.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

White Christmas

Chance and I had a beautiful white Christmas in Idaho this year. It was so great to spend time with the Hendricks and to relax and enjoy the season together. The break was full of yummy food, playing with kids, watching movies, and playing games.  

Chance, Niels, Davis, and I built a snowman which was so fun!

We had fun playing with baby Blakely, she is so darling.

Christmas morning was pretty exciting (and early) with little kids around. Lots of Toy Story 3 and Batman gear, and lots of guns. I quickly learned that it is never too early or too late in the day to shoot the bad guys.

Chance played in his high school alumni basketball tournament over the break and his team made it to the championship game! It was so fun to watch Chance play with his friends. 

We loved the break from our studies and it was so wonderful to spend every minute with Chance. Now we are back in Provo and back to the routine. Chance has some great classes this semester that he is excited about and I hope to finish my thesis, defend, and graduate. We are looking forward to this new year and all that is in store for us!