Sunday, January 26, 2014

Forever 25

I am sure you have guest it but there is a running joke about be being forever 25.  It started about two weeks ago when someone mention my birthday coming up and my visiting teacher and friend Kristi said "Yes Heidi Will forever be 25!" Last Sunday they announced my birthday was coming up and again we joked about me being forever 25 and however several new members were a little lost on why everyone was laughing.  When I told one of the new members it was because my birthday was on the 25th of January and that I am turning 35 she was shocked because she really thought I was 25 but than she figured since everyone was a laughing I must be turning the big 3 0.  I thanked her because well everyone wants to look young and she said I looked great for having had my first kid only 8 months ago and I quickly corrected her he was my 4th and the other three were in primary.  She was pretty surprised and told me I looked great. 
I really wanted a quite birthday this year because I haven't been feeling well.  Breakfast we went to BoSa donuts and Doug bought me a box of their Donut holes that taste like glazed Tom Thumbs from the mower county fair.  Martin bought me a necklace from Target he picked out himself because he said "Mom loves Jewelry." I really don't but most women do so I guest I am raising my boy right ;).
Doug, Zoey, Roxie and Hudson gave me a Nike Fuel Band that I am been researching since it came out.  I love my toy it has a watch, step counter, tracks sleep and all sorts of fun things.  It also has a app for my phone so I can keep track it on my I-Phone.
Doug took me out for some really yummy BBQ but our waitress was really slow and me missed the last tour of the Gilbert Open House so we walk around the new temple grounds and it is so beautiful.  For some reason the Stain Glass windows sing to me.  Their beauty is simple and stunning all at the same time.  I did learn they will not be closing down the Mesa temple until Phoenix temple has been open.  So much growth in the last 13 years that I have lived here.  When I moved here in 2001 there was one temple in the whole state just Mesa and now there is Snowflake, Gila Bend, Phoenix, Gilbert, soon to be Tucson. 
Thanks you everyone who called and wished me a happy birthday.  Several of my friends stopped by and brought me little treats.  The Lord has blessed me with an amazing family and now I have wonderful friends who have turned into my family in the last five years.  Even with all the heartache of the last year I find hope in the coming year.  The Lord's tender mercies have shown me how great the Gospel is and that I know families will be together forever.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Quick Get Away Warner Brother Studios

Every American City

Downtown Gilmore Girls

One of the Houses on the set

The studio we toured Currently filming Big Bang Theroy

Bat Mobils


Friends. Eat Your Heart out Lisa!

Current Batman


Harry Potter

Harry Potter Car

Doug decided since your 10th Anniversary we took the kids to Disneyland and the next time we would get away just the two of us might not be until our anniversary in August that we would take two days and escape to LA.
While we were there we went to Warner Brothers Studio on Saturday and had a blast.  Well the nerd inside of me was unleashed and I had a BLAST and I couldn't stop smiling.  I matched movie and TV wits with our tour guide and if I lived in LA it would be my dream job to be a tour guide for the studios. We walked on the current show Dirty Little Lies and Vampire Diaries which was once Gilmore Girls as well as Dukes of Hazard.  Most of the houses have three sides each being used for filming all at the same time. We walked though the empty houses and learned how quickly they can change a house to match what they are filming.  We walked though the studio of Big Band Theory as well as The Mentalist whatever that is. The tour was over two hours with a stop at the Friends Cafe Set up and I got to sit on the couch. Eat Your HEART OUT LISA
Our Tour guide was tons of fun and I have to admit it made the inner nerd come out even more when I saw the car from Chuck and the Car from Harry Potter

During out trip we mention we left our four kids at home and we had many different reactions of people that were entertaining.  Most thought we were crazy and others couldn't believe we left out 8 months old.  At one point Doug pulled me into a hug and said every guy around us is looking at you.  I personally thought there was something on my face like a bugger and that's why people were looking at me.  Its nice to know I can still turn heads at going on 35 with four kids.

I highly recommend this tour if you like to know the behind the scenes of TV and Movie.  Its nothing like Universal Studios which is more of a theme park.  Doug and I are going to save for next year so we can do the big tour at Paramount Studios next time and maybe go during filming week.

Quick Update of Christmas, Birthday and New Year

 Martins End of the Year Award

Christmas PJ

Duck Lips

Pink Princess

My New Bike

Bennett and Hudson

Grandpa and GrandKids

Martins Microscope

Hudson's New Friend

Roxie's Birthday

Pink Cupcakes