Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happiest place on earth…

0608A.JPG hard to argue with that


Two excited little girls,


and three thrilled boys,


make for one fabulous day!


A highlight meeting up with Danny & Lindsay.  More exciting then seeing Mickey, and they love Mickey!  Their adorable baby is all smiles and so sweet!  Glad you could join us D & L.




Of course we had to ride the Tea Cups.  Good sports, the boys riding with the family, they had that cup spinning!  Besides Peter Pan (one of my favorites), this was the only kid ride we went on.  The girls enjoy roller coasters and thrill rides like the rest of us, their favorite was Space Mountain, and of course they liked Pirates of the Caribbean & Haunted Mansion.  So nice having them big enough to ride most all of the rides.  They didn’t like It’s a Small World and the Tikki Room, saying it was fake, hee hee.  The only thing that scared them were the witches during Fantasmic.  They’ve always been petrified over the wicked stepmother & witches portrayed in Disney movies.  And, although they may not admit it, they were mesmerized by the princesses, especially watching them dance on the ship.  They thanked me about five times each for coming here.

Last time we were here, poor Sophie was sick and my boys (except Nick) weren’t taller then me, seems like yesterday-  here, here, and here


Where dreams come true.

So glad we were able to do this as a family before Nick is off on his mission.  Our last Spring Break for awhile with all of us together.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Eggsciting Easter


polka dot, tie dye, smiley face, & fluorescent eggs


DSC_6046Egg painting gallore. don’t mind the over exposed shot, had to add it!


City Egg Hunt, it’s quality not quantity right? Not at an egg hunt, but glad they were able to laugh at their scarce baskets.



Sage was first to find her basket. My mom used to hide our baskets each year, we’ve kept that tradition going.



Bruno, missed while we were away



Sophie and Uncle Mike having an important conversation about Cows tails, since she’s eating a cows tail candy.

Easter was lovely. Hope yours was too!

“Greatest man in history was named Jesus. He had no servants, yet they called him Master. Had no degree, yet they called him Teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called him Healer. He had no army, yet Kings feared Him. He won no military battles, yet he conquered the world. He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him. He was buried in a tomb, yet He Lives today.”

author unknown

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sea World


Enjoying the shows, they were a little different since last time we were here, a few years ago, very entertaining. Trevor wanted to sit in the soak zone one row ahead of us, so he sat with another family that practically wanted to adopt him by the time the show was over. Cute as we ran into them throughout the day and they acted like they were seeing an old friend when they saw Trev.

DSC_5638DSC_5667Shamu Shamu


Sage- left, Sophie- right with trainers


Polar Bears hibernating. Well, Trevor makes friends better then he coordinates clothes :)


The faster the better, according to my kiddos

Such a nice jacket weather day, we closed down the place.

Monday, April 18, 2011



Our timeshare in Oceanside is right on the beach, so after checking in we found ourselves there in no time. We arrived a little later then we wanted, who’d expect rush hour traffic in the middle of the Mojave Desert? good driving Nick But that didn’t stop the fun, Nick even braved the water for some body surfing last night, I guess where he just came from (BYU-I) he could handle the 62 degrees water temp, and there was a great tide coming in (got too dark for good pics without our big flash).


My Pauly’s come down with a cold / sore throat. He’s a trooper, but sorry baby you can’t enjoy it more, we’ll take good care of you.


Who needs the sun to have fun at the beach? The girls trying not to get their skirts wet :). Then we walked down the pier for dinner at Joe’s Crab Shack, buying the kids dry T-shirts on the way.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Happy Spring…

SageSage above, Sophie belowSophie 


The kids have been counting down the days until Spring Break, on our way now to Sunny CA (wish we could meet up with some bloggy friends, I’ll have to plan it next time).  Flying was out of the question for seven, so we rented a van and hit the road, with 4 drivers :).   I like road trips, and nice to think we don’t have anything on the agenda but relaxing and fun for the next week.  Pulling into the City that never sleeps, hoping to see a good show tonight.  Phantom was great last time, thinking of Beatles Love, or taking the kids to the Tournaments of Kings dinner show.  Any favorites?   Has anyone seen Lion King? 

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Sock Hop & Sadie Hawkins- {Sunday Snapshot}
















Awww, Ready for one of their BFF’s Sock Hop b-day party.  Cute when they called it a “Hop Sock”.


Sophie- left, Sage- right 

Looking s0 grown up and getting their own look, they’re certainly not identical.


Thrilled to see their old friends from last year (different school this year), they miss seeing them every day.  Happy Birthday A!  Fun Sock Hop! 


A quick pic of Josh & Whitney, off to Sadie Hawkins- Western theme this year, so cute!

There’s always a good laugh when raising kids… when she was secretly asking my Josh to the dance (girls choice), she got the wrong Josh.  There is another Josh in his large HS with the same last name, same grade, they even have some classes together (poor teacher).  So my Josh got a call from the other Josh, asking if he knew Whitney, “Yes”, “well I think she just asked you to Sadie Hawkins.”  The other Josh went on this fun, creative Treasure Hunt with treats & prizes, only to find out it was for my Josh.  Dang, but pretty funny.  They figured it out and had a great time at the dance.      

Sunday Snapshot

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

21 years, Happy Anniversary Baby!


You  make me smile and laugh every day!



Thanks for the special day, and for the last 21 years, for celebrating life with me.  Forever!













cuties at home