Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Amy is 40!!!

Wow! I thought this day would never come! How can I be 40 already? I certainly don't feel like I'm 40. Where did all the time go? I have been thinking lately about the different decades of my life and how different they have been. During my childhood I was shy, yet sure of myself. I had many friends and enjoyed school. I had an adventurous spirit and couldn't wait to get out on my own!
Check out that wild hair! This is my favorite "ugly" picture of myself!! Kendall told me I looked like a jungle girl!!

Gotta love the fake flower action!

Christmas with my family 1989

In my 20's I had a ton of fun! I went skydiving, learned to scuba dive, did lots of backpacking, camping, and biking. I loved to travel and went to Switzerland, France, the Bahamas, to Hawaii several times and went on several cruises to Mexico. I was gone most weekends!

My BYU roommates

My BYU Hawaii roommates. We lived in a house to the left and the ocean was right down the cliff. It was amazing!!

Amelise Rox (Amy,Melody,Lisa,Roxanne)
I brought two of my Hawaii roommates (Lisa and Mel) back to Sacramento with me!

Roxanne, Lani, and I on our first cruise. There were several more to follow!

Roxanne and Amy at the California State Fair.
I LOVE the state fair, especially the hypnotist!!

Swiss Alps with Melody!

Celebrating New Year's with Janet!!

Dancing on the Delta King in Sacramento. A huge group of us went there at least once a month!

Exploring a mine shaft

Scuba diving in Maui with Mari!

Backpacking Zion's with Tricia, Steve and Mari

Repelling in Emmigrant Gap

Barefooting!! This was my Christmas card pic in 1999!

Barefooting with roomie Jael!

Tricia's wedding

I decided on a whim to move to Utah in February 2000. On March 14 I went out with Derek for the first time. We were engaged by May, married in August, and our daughter Kendall was born the following July, just 5 days before our first anniversary. I was 32 when I got married and have spent the last wonderful 8 years being a wife and a mother to 3 incredible kids! I have traded in my 4-Runner for a minivan!! With young kids and 2 of them being preemies, I have spent most of the last 8 years housebound!! I have loved every minute of it, however I hope to spend the next 10 years of my life having adventures with my family. I want to do with them all of the fun things I have experienced. I want to camp, backpack, travel and scuba dive with them. Now that Lexi is almost home and Landon and Lexi are no longer babies, it's time to open that front door and get out!!! There is a lot left to do out there. Here we come!!!!

Of all of the exciting things I have done and will yet do, nothing will ever surpass this day!! This was the day I started my greatest adventure!!

My greatest treasures!!


Angel said...

Wonderful!!! Such fun memories and so many more to make. Happy birthday. Angel

Karin said...

You are a Party animal!
I love this post. Thanks for sharing, those pictures are awesome. My fav is the 1st one. That is the awesomest picture. Love it. What a great fun life you have had. I'm envious.

Ellie said...


How fun to see what you've been doing the last 40 years :) I hope you have 60 more great ones!

Happy Birthday!


Presley's Adoption Timeline

  • 8/15/2007 - Received referral for Geneva!
  • 9/13/2007 - Sent LOI (letter of intent) to our agency
  • 9/29/2007 - LOI was sent to China!
  • 10/08/2007 - LOI was delivered to the CCAA in China
  • 10/29/2007 - PA (pre-approval) was issued!!
  • 1/15/2008 - DTC (dossier to China)
  • 1/18/2008 - Dossier delivered to CCAA
  • 1/25/2008 - LID (log-in date)
  • 4/1/2008 - LOA (letter of acceptance)
  • 4/25/2008 - CCAA issues TA (travel approval)
  • 5/22/2008 - Leave for China!!!
  • 5/25/2008 - Met our sweet Lexi!
  • 5/26/2008 - Discovered Lexi had brain damage
  • 5/30/2008 - Met precious Presley!
  • 6/7/2008 - Arrived home

My Family

My Family
My favorite people!!