Thursday, November 5, 2009

Friends, Family and Disneyland

In October we headed to So. California for a crazy and fun week. We started by visiting Michael's Grandma in Thousand Oaks. She had never met Ethan and so we were so excited to spend a couple of days with her as well as Michael's aunts.

In this picture we were at the Reagan library and were able to tour Air Force 1. Pretty cool to see how he flew around.
After Thousand Oaks we headed to Santa Monica for a day on the pier.

Next we headed to Disneyland for 2 days with some good friends Mike and Laura. I was worried that the boys would be too young but they were able to go on most of the rides. They had a great time. Anthony's favorite ride was Pirates and Ethan didn't clutch onto us for dear life during It's a small world, so that was probably his. I hadn't been since I was a kid and enjoyed the park way more than I thought I would. We were worn out by the end but really had a great time. Here are some highlights.

Lastly we headed to Bakersfield to visit some good friends. We hadn't been for a couple of years and so it was so good to be back with such good people.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

California Trip

We went out to California last month to see my family. The guys took a rafting/fishing trip down the American River while the girls shopped and spent a couple of days in Tahoe. We had such a fun time. Thanks Mom and Dad.

Walking around some fun fountains while a band played in the background.
Ethan loves his Grandpa.
Me working my brother in tennis.
My parents surprised Anthony with a Spiderman slip-n-slide. He thinks it is the greatest thing ever.

The guys about to leave for the fishing trip.

My childhood friend Laura and her two adorable girls with my mom and I in Tahoe.

We celebrated Ethan's first birthday while we were there. Needless to say he loved his cake.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Spiderman, I mean Anthony

We celebrated Anthony's 3rd birthday on Friday. Anthony requested a spiderman party and so we partied it up with pizza, a pinata, bean bag toss, pin the spider on spiderman (thanks Janni), cake and presents. The kids didn't really know what was going on (especially with the pinata) but it was fun watching them try to figure it out. Anthony went crazy when he opened his spiderman costume from Nana and Papa. He hasn't taken it off since. It was a fun day.

Girls Camp

I had a wonderful week at Girls' Camp. We went to Heber Valley and enjoyed beautiful cabins, lots of pretty hikes, canoing, a challenge course, and an all-around fun time. I missed my boys but it really was a fun week.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


So we've made a new tradition of taking a family bike ride every Saturday morning. I love it because Michael gets to haul the trailer and so I get a nice relaxing ride up the canyon. We usually ride up to Bridal veil falls. What a pretty spot.

4th of July

The boys loved watching the hot air balloons take off in Provo.

We then enjoyed a wonderful breakfast at Cracker Barrel. They have the best breakfasts ever.

We then enjoyed a potluck and park time with Michael's family and friends.We finished the day off with an impressive firework show put on by Pleasant Grove.
We had a great 4th.

Partners in crime... and crying