Thursday, June 30, 2011


Last weekend we went to Carmel California and had a wonderful time. For Justin's birthday he wanted to play Pebble Beach so we decided to take the trip and let him. We left on Wednesday and returned home on Sunday so it was quick but still a great escape from reality. The kids did amazing on the plane and really the whole time we were gone. I am so thankful to have great travelers! They had been told for months that this was the plan so the excitement was almost to much for them to handle. They keep asking when our next vacation is and unfortunately with a newborn at the end of October it will not be happening any time soon. I'm glad we got in one more great trip with our family of four. Of course we have MANY mini vacations planned for the summer but I want to surprise them and not build up to it!
Thursday, and Friday Justin golfed while the kids and I hit the beach and the little town. It was perfect and the ocean was a block from the hotel in one direction, and town was two blocks the other direction. I definitely got a work out in pushing strollers with Justin's step mom. Saturday we hit the aquarium and the kids loved that as well.
By Sunday they were both ready to come home and get back into a routine. I'm sure if we were staying longer they would have been fine as they didn't complain about wanting to be home until we told them that is where we were going!
Unfortunately somewhere along the way I lost my camera. It literally makes me sick to think about. It was new (just got it in December) and I am AWFUL about printing pictures off the memory card. It really does make me sick to think about so I'm trying not to. Of course we have called EVERYWHERE to see if some nice person has it and we have not had a bit of luck. Oh well.
Needless to say the picture quality on this post is awful as they are all cell phone pictures from my sister in laws phone, and my phone. I thought about not documenting the trip at all but want it for my blog book. Oh well. Maybe now that this post is done I can attempt to forget about the lost camera and move on...yeah right!
I could wake up to this every morning!

He was so excited to be there.

At the ocean! They got soaked right after this picture!

Colten REALLY enjoyed himself.

The love each other so much.

Miss Aubrey EXCITED to go to the beach!

View from the hotel room!

The courtyard at the hotel! SO PRETTY!

They have lots of energy!

A gorgeous sunset.

The boys on the golf course!

Such a beautiful sunset!

Colten walking up the stairs at the beach. Both kids LOVED the beach!

On Saturday we took the kids to the aquarium and everyone had a great time. Once again I just want to cry about not having the pictures from my camera!

Seahorses at the Aquarium.

So Gorgeous!

I Scream...

You Scream...

We All Scream...

For Ice Cream!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wordless Wednesday...


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Father's Day...

I am FINALLY getting around to doing my father's day post. Better late than never right? We had a wonderful weekend with our wonderful family. On Saturday Justin played golf with his dad and we followed it with dinner that night at the new Japanese steakhouse (the kids LOVED it). Sunday morning we got up and drove to Marysville to spend the day with my dad and his wife. It was a lot of fun and the kids enjoyed a nice long wagon ride in the "tractor". What a great way to spend the day.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Amyah...

Amyah turned one last week! I still can not believe that my baby niece is already a year old. Seriously why does time go SO fast? We had her birthday party at our house and it was a complete success! The kids all had a GREAT time and the birthday girl was worn out by the end!
She received LOTS of great gifts however had to cry EVERY time she had to open a new one...silly girl!

Mya thought the cake was the best part!

Aubrey choose to wear her "fancy" dress.

She also needed to wear her hat that is now about 8 sizes to small for her head!

The kids enjoyed LOTS of rides in the wagon...Let me tell you it was one heavy wagon!

Have I ever mentioned I love my boys?

Such a happy birthday girl!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Simply Perfect...

I know I have said it a million times but isn't she beyond perfect? We are so blessed to have two beautiful healthy, happy children, and a third on the way!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mini Golf...

Last weekend we decided to take the kids out to play mini golf. It was a nice night and Colten has been begging to go golfing for a while now. It is so sweet to see how into it all he gets. I think we have a sports nut on our hands. He gets so frustrated with Aubrey because Aubrey does not have the focus he thinks she should have. Everyone had a great time and there were some tears when it was time to go. Colten has decided that he needs a golf glove so that he can be as good as his dad (they were hitting balls after we finished putt putt). I love that he looks to Justin as his role model!
Here are the Love's of my life getting ready to play golf!

Colten on hole number one! He didn't quite get the concept of putting. He wanted to drive the ball every time. Not a bad thing but he came dangerously close to whacking his sister in the head SEVERAL times.

He had NO intentions of waiting on Aubrey and Justin, once he hit the ball in the hole he was off to the next one.

Aubrey had fun but got distracted REALLY easily...shocking I know.

She decided it was easier to carry her ball to the hole than to hit it several times to get it there so she would hit once, pick the ball up and then drop it next to the hole...goofy girl!

I told you he wasn't waiting for anyone!

Aubrey looking at us like we were crazy when we told her that she had to hit the ball clear to the hole, and could not pick it up and carry it to the hole.

Aubrey had enough so she went to instruct her brother!

Aren't they the best?

I have a feeling we will be out at Wildcat Creek a lot this summer, and we wouldn't have it any other way!