Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Las Vegas and San Diego trip

Our oldest niece, McKinzie got married the first part of November. The wedding was in Las Vegas, a temple I have never been to so we were so excited to go. (Unfortunately, we got to the temple and I realized I had left my camera in the hotel so no pictures of the temple or of them coming out of the temple. So the pics I have are at the reception the next day in Santa Rancho Margarita, CA).

So we headed out on Thursday morning to Las Vegas. The wedding was on Friday afternoon. We did have one mishap in Vegas. Thursday night we met Brian and Alison and fam at a mexican place for dinner. It was a nice place and right after we had ordered, Cam told us he wasn't feeling well. About five minutes later, Cam threw up. Big time. It was horrible. I felt so sorry for the table next to us. I took Cam out to the truck, where I had to throw his clothes away and we spent the rest of the time watching a movie in the truck while everyone else enjoyed their dinner.

The sealing was just beautiful, as was Kinzie!! The bride and groom were soooo excited and it was so special.

Kinzie and Geoff McRae cutting the cake at the reception. Man, California is a beautiful place. It got a little chilly by the end but it was so nice for November.
Brian and Alison's family. I wish we got to see them more often...they live in Ft. Worth Texas.
Two very beautiful girls!! I have a hard time believing that Bailee is now 16! She is such a beautiful person.
Cam kept posing for me all night and wanted me to take tons of pictures of him. At least he was happy.

We stayed the remainder of our trip in San Diego right by where Shon's younger brother Jeff lives. Both he and his wife Claudia go to school there. Oh man I loved the ocean there!! And so did the kids.
It wasn't very warm and it sprinkled on and off all day but that didn't keep our boys out of the water.
Sea Lions are such weird looking creatures I think. But it was still cool to see them.
Wave watching from a pier.

Claudia doesn't really like cold weather. She was so bundled up. We thought that the 60 degrees was a lot better than the 40 it was back in Idaho.

Karlee loving the ocean.

In Old Town San Diego, there is a newly renovated Mormon Battalion Museum that we went to on Sunday. It was really neat. Here is Mason and Tyler dressed up as soldiers.
Brain, Tyler, Mason and Karlee panning for gold at the museum.
Shon and Cam looking for gold.

The San Diego temple is just a few blocks from where Jeff and Claudia live and where our hotel was. Oh my word it is gorgeous!!!

Our last day there, we went to the San Diego Zoo. Huge place!!! I wish we could have had another day to spend there. It was amazing.

I think giraffes are amazing creatures.

He is one cute seal, don't you think?!
My camera died while at the zoo so not many pics :(
That evening we went to the beach. Man, I could have spent days there!! I see why people love the ocean and the beach so much. It is so peaceful and so relaxing. I loved that we saw a bunch of surfers out on the water and coming in. It was exactly how I have pictured a California beach. I could definately live by a beach some day.
The kids loved it too!! It was a great vacation!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Just a cute picture of Cam at Tyler's basketball game. He loved that his brothers played because he got to go to practice too. He just played and played at the gym. They all had a good basketball season (I had a few pics of the games posted but some how they got erased and now I can't post anymore for some reason).

I hung these hooks up on our landing to give the boys a place to put their back packs and coats after school instead of the couch or floor. It has worked well. When Cam got home from preschool the other day, I asked him to hang up his coat and backpack and put his shoes away. While he was taking a nap, I noticed that this was how he put everything away. So cute that he hung his shoes up too.

Will post more pictures when blogger will let me.

Friday, February 18, 2011

February Happenings

Cam turned 3. My baby is 3. WOW. He had a very fun birthday. Got some monster trucks that he loves so much.

Look at that smile! The kids loved playing with the trucks on the cake. I made them wait until we had a picture of it before they could "VROOM" their trucks. (Ty and Zack have said that forever about cars and trucks. Now all of us say it.)
Zack and Ty both started basketball this month. Somehow I don't have any pics of Ty but here is one of Zack warming up with the team.

Just Cam being cute.

Zack got to go swimming with his class two days in a row. He thought it was awesome. I went to help his teacher. She was very nervous about getting all the kids dressed and back to school. It was fun to see him. Tylers class went too but I didn't get to help with them.
Wow it has been a really long time since I have blogged. But here are few things that have been going on with us so far in 2011. (I won't bore you with things that happened before that)

We started out the new year pretty good. The first thing new we did was get a new bed. We have had a waterbed forever and we said if it ever broke we would get a regular bed. Well about two weeks after Christmas, it broke. It was a pain to get down, but we got it out, sold the frame and got a new bed! It took a while to get used to it, but we love it now. Not ever going back to a waterbed!!

Then I had a birthday. 33 big ones. WOW. Shon had picked up a yummy ice cream cake for that night. I had gotten a new camera about a week earlier for my birthday, so I wasn't expecting anything else, but Shon surprised me with tickets to a Jazz game and a night in a hotel in Salt Lake. It was sooo fun. We went to P.F. Changs after the game, which is one of my favs.

Other than that, we have just kind of been hanging out. Kids in school, Cam and I keeping ourselves occupied. Shon's work has been pretty good. He has been stressed and sometimes overwhelmed, but is pretty good.

This is Cam and his best friend Elie at the mall. It was so cold, we didn't leave th house much, so this is a good way to get out a little energy.

Happy Birthday to me!!
this is right after the game. It was a good game. The Jazz won.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cam Dance Central.MOD

Cam loves to do Dance Central like his mother and Brothers