25 June, 2012


I feel so sad that I havent updated this in forever. I am going to try to start updating. In the meantime... Some things our family is loving right now: 1.games on the iPad 2. High buns 3. Fluorescent clothing 4. Going to the pool 5. Whole foods smoothies and pb 6. Yogurtland 7. Swinging in the front yard with the neighbors 8. Wearing colored rubber bands as bracelets 9. Krispy kreme donut runs 10. Saturday donut day with dad

24 October, 2011

Foo Fighters

A stop at Smashburger before a RADICAL concert is our idea of a perfect night! Foo Fighters were amazing! Such talent. We had the best time!


This kid is one of a kind. Our family has more than enjoyed the time we get to spend with him. There is something he brings into our home that can't be described. Of course he sees my kids acting crazy or Bryan and I getting on each other's nerves. But there is a Spirit in our home that is more present when he is around. He has made us want to be better people. He has the kindest heart of anyone I've ever met. The other day he came up to me in the morning and said "I'd like to do some service today. Is there anyone you know who could use a visit today?" I made some cookies and we went out and visited the sick and old. It was a special experience. I learn so much from him. And feel so grateful that we get to experience his Christlike attributes.

Julian, CA

The most fun day trip! We love going every year and almost every year we hope for a cool fall day and end up sweating in the heat. The kids could not have had more fun! We made apple cider, dipped candles, mined for gold, played with animals at the petting zoo, took a hay ride and most importantly... ate LOTS of yummy food! Until next year favorite little apple town!

09 October, 2011


We just got back from a fun little getaway to Pasadena. It was perfect fall weather! We ate at Pinkberry, Le Grande Orange, Marston's and Jake's Burgers. We shopped Colorado Blvd. and did the Rose Bowl Flea Market again (really it's like a dream)! I got the girl's Christmas dresses and even did a little bit of Christmas shopping. Very fun time and a needed mini break!

03 October, 2011

There will be a day in the very near future when these girls will not want to dress up anymore. And the thought of that just makes me sad.

Conference Weekend in PS

A quick trip out to the desert for conference weekend consisted of Jcrew outlet, Sonic Run, dinner at El Galleto, Priesthood session for the guys while the moms and kids took a boat ride and saw the flamingos at the Marriott, treats, TJ maxx run, late night jacuzzi, SNL, pancake breakfast, pool, conference and a traditional stop at Old Spaghetti Factory on the way home. It was a fun, fun time!
*sadly I keep forgetting my camera places and I am realizing that I need to get the new iphone for that purpose.

27 September, 2011

The Devil in Disguise

This picture speaks a thousand words. Luckily one of them isn't actually the F word. This was by complete accident but I may be tempted to put it in her wedding video. This girl has given us a run for our money lately. How do you parent a kid who doesn't care about anything? If you know... please advise. QUICK!

D-land with Maeve

My dearest room mate from College came down last week for a California visit. I met up with her and her hubby and two kids at Disneyland. It was so fun to just take August. We had the best time.

Tall Ship Festival

Our saturday mornings go a little something like this: Bryan is the BEST and lets me sleep in a little while he takes the girls to donuts or bagels. They dress themselves in whatever they want and do their own hair. On occasion I don't like to miss out on the fun and join in. It usually is a last minute decision where Bryan yells up to me "last call... the car is leaving" to which I quickly roll out of bed, throw a sweatshirt on over my pajama bottoms and run downstairs. This particular saturday we went to our favorite spot "The bagel shack" and then decided to check out the Tall Ships festival. Boy were we entertained. We had never seen SO many real pirates?

Rider's Club

In our opinion... one of the BEST burgers in all of California! Rider's Club in San Clemente. We have been frequenting this spot once a week or so. And Joe Packer has been too.

Let's go fly a kite!

A few weeks ago we went with Denisons and Packers to Salt Creek Beach to fly kites for FHE! It was a chilly night but lots of fun. Haven and Berkley were able to get the kite going on their own. And some other little person was more interested in her chick-fil-a nuggets with honey mustard sauce!


Perfect FREE parking spot (which is a miracle in downtown LA), Cotton Candy, Kettle Korn, Free Cardinal and Gold pom poms, amazing weather, August Thacker-less, a close victory over Utah, The marching band's BRILLIANT half time show to 6 of today's top 20 songs including J.Lo, Usher, LMFAO = the most fun football game!!!

School Days!

The girls were SO excited to start school. But I may have been more excited! I LOVE the first day of school. I LOVED it as a kid! So much fun seeing who your teacher is and what friends are in your class! The day before we went to Sprinkles and picked out cupcakes to bring as a first day Teacher gift. I learned from my mom that a little brown nosing never hurt anyone. :) These girls could not be happier about the teachers they got and who is in their class. I have loved getting back into a daily schedule. It just works for us.