Friday, May 7, 2010

Random Updates

I had some random pictures on my camera of things we’ve done the past few weeks. We went to a Jazz playoff game with my sister and some of her friends and even though we were up high, it was a fun game. We’re going to watch the Jazz play the Lakers next week too and we’re excited!IMG_5384 IMG_5386 IMG_5387 IMG_5388                   I went with my parents and my sister (Dan had to work bummer) to the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Pointe and it was GORGEOUS! I absolutely love tulips and it was the perfect day to go.IMG_5393            They also had “Dutch Days” that day and even though it was kinda lame, they had a tent with Dutch treats and I loved it! I bought some yummy stroopwaffles and I daydreamed about going back to Holland.IMG_5390  IMG_5396IMG_5397  IMG_5405 IMG_5409IMG_5406 IMG_5407  IMG_5402

Disneyland Part Dos

Here are the rest of the pictures from our Disneyland trip last week.IMG_5435 IMG_5437        Danny and Emily on the monorail.IMG_5438              We drove over to Newport Beach one morning and it was pretty chilly! The crazy boys got in the water but I just sat on the beach covered with cheap hotel towels (we didn’t bring any beach towels). It was gorgeous and probably warmer later in the day, but we were pretty cold!IMG_5440IMG_5443 IMG_5442  IMG_5444                                               This is kind of a crappy pic Dan took of our picture on the roller coaster at California Adventure. I’m not sure what I’m doing, but it was fun!IMG_5446 IMG_5452       Sarah and I rode “Mr. Toad’s Excellent Adventure” together and she loved driving.

IMG_5454                                          Ryan saw the fireworks show from Dan’s shoulders and he absolutely loved it even though it was really late. He latched onto Dan’s hair and ears and didn’t let go.                                 IMG_5456                                       Amanda and I took the kids to Tarzan’s Tree House and they had a ton of fun. Sarah was obsessed with the dirt on the ground and every time I looked at her, she was rubbing it and collecting it in her hands.

There was a hollow tree with holes and the girls stuck their heads in the holes and talked to each other. It was really cute.               IMG_5458 IMG_5453                                  Sarah was pretty tired after a long day and took a nap on Dave’s shoulder. I wish I could still do that.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Disneyland Part Uno

I have a lot of different things to post about so I’ll start with Disneyland part 1. We had a blast in Disneyland and it was a great get away.

Dan’s family is kinda crazy and we left Tuesday night and drove through the night then went to Disneyland on Wednesday! But luckily I slept a lot in the car and we took it easy with a nap and stuff on Wednesday.IMG_5410            Here we are on the Jungle Cruise. Dan and I went with his parents, his brothers Joe and Mike, and his brother David’s family (Katelyn, Emily, Sarah and Ryan). I’m absolutely in love with my nieces and nephews and so I had tons of fun playing with them and going on the rides with them. I kind of abandoned Dan for the most part, but he is like a child himself so he didn’t care as long as he got to ride the rides!IMG_5411          99% of the pictures I took of Sarah (on the bottom left) were exactly like this. This is the face she made when we said, “Smile!”. So cute.IMG_5412 IMG_5417     Riding the teacups! Mike’s cup was the spinning cup so Amanda and I took the little ones on a different teacup so we didn’t get sick!IMG_5418IMG_5416                  I look like a sickie in this picture, but I still posted it because the girls are so freakin’ cute.IMG_5421                                                   I was really happy to be going on the Tower of Terror!

IMG_5413                                 This is not someone in our family but it was so flippin’ funny. This is the big water ball thing at Disneyland. Kids are obsessed with playing with it and we were waiting for our family to get off a ride and this kid just stood there with his tongue on the ball forever! It was so hilarious and so gross!IMG_5419    IMG_5427 Enjoying the delicious frozen bananas! We also enjoyed numerous churros and caramel popcorn!IMG_5435 IMG_5437IMG_5423          Grandma and Grandpa with the kids and Goofy!IMG_5425                On the Merry-Go-Round with Sarah and Ryan. They loved it so much they went about 5 times in a row while the adults switched off going on the roller coaster.IMG_5424                                             We had the greatest time at Disneyland with the family and the kids make everything more interesting! We took a million potty breaks and we were always chasing one kid or something. It was so entertaining and the girls are so funny! Sarah was tall enough for the Matterhorn (sp?) and she was obsessed with it. For some reason she called it the “Tuba Ride” and when we asked her, she said a tuba is the monster inside the ride.

Emily marches to her own drum and is always saying or doing something funny. She was being quiet and I asked her what was wrong and she said, “My mouth just doesn’t feel like talking.” She made up millions of knock-knock jokes that made no sense at all and she loved it. Sarah came up with a joke she told millions of times over and over and over… “knock knock”, “who’s there"?”, “monster”, “monster who?” “Rrraahhhrrrr!!!”. That was her joke and she laughed hysterically every. single. time she told it (hundreds). It was about the monster in the Matterhorn.

We went on a lot of rides and had a good time. We also soaked up the sun and the weather was perfect. I got a nice tan but it wasn’t hot at all. We’re so glad we got to go!

Monday, May 3, 2010


Well we just got back from Disneyland and we had a GREAT time! The weather was awesome (sorry about the snow here hehe) and we had tons of fun. I still have to download and edit my pics but here are some pics of a few weeks ago.

My sweet nephew Everett was blessed a few weeks ago and Jon and Julie live near us so we had everyone over to our house after the blessing and lunch. IMG_5341                 The kiddos played outside and Lissie loved picking the flowery weeds in our grass.IMG_5342                        Grandpa and Taylor on our neighbor’s swings.

IMG_5344 IMG_5346 IMG_5347                 I held Everett most of the day/evening and I loved it. He is the cutest thing ever and he is so good tempered. Look at his amazing eyes!IMG_5348               We had leftovers from Everett’s blessing lunch and it was really fun. I absolutely love having people in my home. It was weird how happy it made me to have so many people and kids running around our home. I feel so blessed to have a home and even more blessed to have great family to share it with.

IMG_5361             I almost feel flattered when people make themselves comfortable in my home. I love it when they are at ease enough to get a drink from the fridge or dig around for something to eat! Some people might feel weird if guests were doing that, but I love it!IMG_5359IMG_5360IMG_5355  Debbie has started doing Tai Chi to help with her muscles and stretching and everyone teases her. She’s teaching the boys some sweet moves here.IMG_5364 IMG_5363    Watching some Shrek 2 after dinner and playing outside.IMG_5369                          Lissie, Everett and Wellyn. Lissie’s eyes looked funky in both pictures I took!IMG_5365              Just enjoying some Shrek with Grandpa on the couch. Taylor LOVES Grandpa Hill and follows him around! It’s so stinkin’ cute!