Monday, October 29, 2012

Birthdays and Jack-o-lanterns

Julia thrilled with her gifts
Eliza chose pancakes instead of a cake (and since I made 3 sets of cupcakes and 2 other cakes, I for one, was thrilled)

birthday outfits

birthday outfits

JT walking in JT (Joshua Tree)

Our soccer star

For JT's birthday we make Jack-o-lantern balloons-orange and green were our colors

Ghost Roaster (a Skylander)

Witch stirring her cauldron

Rapunzel is up in that tower

Monday, October 01, 2012

Our Northern California Adventure

Playing in Morro Bay. The Rock is incredible-we wanted to climb on over it, but it's protected as a Peregrine Falcon habitat. I don't know if is was being in the car for 5 hours or what, but we were all running up and down the beach, dancing, laughing, and playing in the surf.

The rock is behind us. We asked a guy to take our picture, we should have been more specific:)

JT helping with the dig

Along Big Sur Hwy 1 is an incredible drive. Israel and I did need Dramamine, but it was well worth it.

Hiking to the (overlook to the) waterfall into the ocean. Unfortunately they'd closed the path-boo. Now I can't remember, but I think it's McWay Falls???

Playing in Pfeiffer State Park-we got to see real redwoods. Not huge ones, but still-really awesome as was playing in the river.

Monterey Bay Aquarium-feel tank. We were lucky to be here the day the Endeavor Space Shuttle did 2 low flying passes. It was really neat to #spottheshuttle 

By the enormous kelp bed tank

JT in a clam

Had to take a picture of Stan by this part sign. STANISLAUS:D

Yosemite-we hiked up Bridal Veil Falls

El Capitan

Half Dome behind us-At a lookout on the way to Glacier Point-A-mazing

Julia goofing off as we watched the sun setting on Half-Dome

Glacier Point

Mariposa Grove-Sequoia

Great Grizzly-2,700 years old. Biggest Sequoia in the park

Only Sequoia still standing that you can drive a (small) car through

We also went to San Fransisco to see Stan's freshman roommate Mike and went out to Angel Island (the Ellis Island of the West) and spent two night with my wonderful writing partner Emily Prusso. Unfortunately the camera was missing during those times!

Great trip. Can't wait to go to Yosemite again.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Robin at the Desert Winds golf course

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Israel at the golf range

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Israel golfing with First Tee on base

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Summer Fun

Playing in the rain. We've actually gotten quite a bit of it this month

JT throwing the ball to Caramel. They actually play together rather well.

Beach Trip!

JT deciding is he likes the water. (He did.)

Eliza giving JT a ride. She does this a lot outside, as well as inside. I love that we have one of those houses where you can run/bike in circles. (I don't usually let bikes in the house, but JT gets such a kick out of this and it can be SO hot, that I let them.)

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Pioneer Day

They don't just celebrate this in Utah. See?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

April thru June. A picture story

For Easter

these guys and my brother Mike's family came to visit

we took them to Joshua Tree
 Celebrated Easter

And plucked EYEBROWS!

For Stan's birthday and Spring Break, we

flew on 6 planes

ate cake in VIRGINIA

with these guys

had a crazy time driving this
Learned video games really do teach you to drive and that Eliza has hay fever
Flew Home
watched JT do more and more amazing things (sit, crawl, eat, play, pull himself up, cut 6 teeth)

took this pic for my writing blog Come say hello if you get a chance

Had our piano recital. Eliza and Israel did great. Eliza even went up there ALL by herself!

Had our good friends the Christenson's come to visit-So FUN!
 Left the day after Israel finished 2nd grade and Eliza 1st to go
to Crawdad Canyon with the Robbin's fam

even JT was scaling the walls
 On Father's Day Stan drove home and
the rest of us went to Jane's house while I attended a writing conf.
 Then off to
Bear Lake
Amanda and Asher
 G and G Robinson
Hung out with
 my sisters

and G and G.

more fun at the lake even with Israel's corneal abrasion from JT (all better now)
Then drove my Mike's house and got frostys for the 1st time

Saying Goodbye was really hard.

We made it home, phew!