Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sister Visit and Update

So about 2 weeks ago my big sister Tracy drove down from Utah with her kids to visit us in our new house. It was tons of fun and so great to have family visit.

We had lunch with Marcy Jackson, who was a good friend way back in Michigan, so that was super fun.

We also spent a day at the beach. The kids had never been to a real beach before. Kenny kept saying "We don't need to go to the beach, we can just pretend." We had to make them go. But once they got there, they really enjoyed playing in the sand.

In other news, Dave's dad got called as Bishop in his home ward last Sunday, so we flew up to Utah to share in the joy. It was an awesome experience. All of Dave's siblings except his brother in Texas, Dave's grandparents, and his Aunt and Uncle all came to church on Sunday. We got to sit in on the blessings afterward and the spirit was so strong. It was such a testimony builder. We had so much fun visiting with his family afterward. (We also stopped in to see Tracy and return a Go Fish fish she left in California). It was a super fun weekend.

Before we went to Utah, I had a job interview at an outdoor ice rink right in the downtown of LA, and yesterday I found out I got the job! I think it will be really fun and will help me remember more that the holidays are approaching. Sometimes here in sunny California I forget that it's fall, although the weather has been quite a bit cooler recently (cooler as in 70's instead of 90's). Anyway, I'm glad I finally found a job, even if it just seasonal. I've been looking since we moved here, so even a small success seems big. Hopefully now we can afford a few extra things, like a dining room table, and paying off credit cards/student loans sooner.

That's the latest in the life of the Dunn's. More to come soon.

Monday, November 02, 2009


So not much happened this Halloween. It was probably the least I'd ever done for the holiday, but it was still great and I had fun. Our ward had a Halloween trunk or treat party a few weeks back that we went too, that was pretty much it. We didn't get any decorations for our condo. We didn't even carve pumpkins, which I really wanted to do after I found out that Dave has never carved a pumpkin in his entire life! My family always got pumpkins for all of us kids and we each did our own, but I guess in Dave's family they just got one pumpkin and his mom carved it every year. Next year that is definitely on the to do list for Halloween. You haven't lived until you've carved a pumpkin. Our HOA didn't open our front doors, so we couldn't get any trick-or-treaters this year. Dave and I dressed up just for each other, watched some old tv shows and ate the candy that was supposed to be for the kids. It was pretty great. It was weird having 90 degree weather on Halloween. In Michigan (where I grew up) we'd sometimes get snow on that day. Crazy. Anyway, that's our Halloween update. I hope you all had a spooky time!