Sunday, November 30, 2008

Getting the dress wet!

So I need to mention the new picture we have for our blog page.  After one year of marriage Nick and I decided to get dressed up again, me literally in my wedding dress and go to Castaic lake and get my dress WET!  Nick's brother Chris (who is an amazing professional photographer) graciously took our pictures for us.  We had a fun time, and ended up with some really sweet shots.  I am going to post our favorites, not including the big one that you see as soon as you click on our page!  It was a fun memory and the dress is fine, don't worry ladies I did not ruin it:)
***comment and tell us 
 which picture you like best for us to blow up to put in our bedroom!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Time for an update from the Patey's...
Recently the big news going on with us is the real possibility of going to India this coming summer for 5 weeks.  
I chopped my hair recently which is pretty exciting, and it is so short.  I am uploading a picture of Nick and I along with Kurt and Kellie who we hung out with this weekend.  Kellie, is almost 7 months pregnant, we can't believe how time flys!  We are so excited for their baby boy to enter the world!  
Besides that we are ready for a break with the coming holidays, and are excited to spend some time with family coming up.  We are not coaching volleyball this year and are glad for the extra time to hang out with friends and family.  We have been able to hang out a lot with good friends lately.  Some of our good couple friends that we have hung out with lately are the Andy and Katie Sowa, and we have had a blast hanging, going to hockey games, and having dinner with them.  God is so good to provide great friends.
We are blessed by our church, cornerstone in Glendora and we love being a part of it.  We are walking through the book of Exodus right now and we love calling that place home:)  
That is about it for now.  Nick has the whole week off for Thanksgiving so he is going with me to work tomorrow!  What a fun day that will be:) He is going to get to see me in action with the 7th graders and see how crazy it is! JK  We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, there is so much to be thankful for this season!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Marilyn Ryan Sunset Point Park

Grandma would have been so blessed to see the park that was dedicated to her last weekend October 25.  Because she was the first mayor of Ranchos Palos Verdes the city dedicated the most beautiful park to her and named it after her.  It is literally on a cliff overlooking the ocean and is at the entrance to the Donald Trump golf course.  It was a tented occasion with the mayor and other city council members there, amazing food, and an open bar.  The only thing that would have made it perfect was for Grandma to see the park.  She was a strong determined woman and I miss her.  I am glad for the times I spent with her specifically in 2004 when I traveled with her to Boston and Maine.  Those are the times I will look back on and remember fondly.  Many people showed up to pay tribute to her and to honor her and we were glad to be a part of it, and proud of her.  I am attaching some pictures of the event and the view so you can all see what exactly I am talking about!