Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summer Vaca

I finished my 2nd term last Wednesday so I have had this past week off. It has been great to feel like a Mom and wife again, to slip right back into all the things I used to do when I was at home. It has gone by pretty fast, but has been great!!! Finishing this term marks me half way through Hygiene school and I am now a SENIOR!!! I worked really hard and finished the term with straight A's so I have felt this week was much deserved. I tried to document with pics all I could since this is my summer vaca, until the end of September. My kids ask me everyday if I have to go to school tomorrow and I can happily say NO!! (for a few more days atleast)

My time off so far...

We enjoyed a movie night with the kids...Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (a new favorite of theirs)

Memorial Day...
Bryce happened to have the day off so we braved the beach...not as crowded as I thought it would be. Bryce was able to scuba dive with our friend Brant and brother Justin so they were happy campers. Andrea and I enjoyed the sun and kids on the beach, also happy campers :)
If you can't tell he has a ladybug at the end of his finger, not a usual hand gesture of his :)
McKenna also showing off the ladybug
Kaden is not a real fearless kid, but when it comes to the ocean for some reason he is, it's great! He got toppled by a wave at one point and just got back up and continued to play.

Always fun to bury your legs, and get sand in EVERY single spot imaginable

Corbin also enjoying being burried
We also went to Oceanside and spent a day with Harmony. She graciously let me get pampered and get my hair done while she watched my kids. She is awesome!!! Also, we celebrated Andrea's birthday on Saturday with a yummy BBQ and the Laker game, but sorry no pics from these days, I was slacking. We have been able to see all of our friends and family that are forced to take a backseat while I'm in school. It has been really fun!

Temecula Berry Co.
Today I took the kids to a blueberry farm in Temecula to pick our own berries. We had so much fun and the weather was perfect! The kids have told everyone they have seen including strangers!
They gave the kids their own little buckets and instructed them to only pick the ripe "blue" ones not green or purple. They were very careful to stick to the rule.

Farmers are done, now time to devour!!
This weekend we get to see some our friends from Newport that now live in Utah. Haven't seen them in so long...I can't wait!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happy 28th Birthday Bryce

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!!! I hope you have a great day! Thanks for being such an amazing husband and daddy. You make our family so fun and are always making us laugh. Thanks for working so hard for us and being the rock in our family. We Love You!!!! Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

Tiff, Kaden and Maddy

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Beach Day at Laguna

We had a fun day playing at the beach yesterday. Bryce and our friend Brant went diving and the kids and I played. They are at such a fun age to play in the sand and the water.

Friday, May 14, 2010

What have we been up to?

Scooter rides with Dad...
Picnic lunches...
Playing in the pool...
and Shalaxin'!!!! (thanks for the new word in our vocab dad :)
I live for my Fridays!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Mammoth Trip

I'm a little late on this post but we took the annual Mammoth trip about a month ago and had a TON of fun!! The kids were both finally old enough to play in the snow, and trust me in those 3 days we were there, we got a whole winters worth of playing in the snow!!!

The kids LOVED sledding. They even went by themselves.

Kaden helped Bryce and Grandpa build the snowman

I know a TON of pics but there were so many to choose from. I LOVE snow pictures. There is something about the white background that makes them just brilliant.

Gondola ride..trip highlight for sure!! I think I was more nervous than the kids. We were really high up and our gondola was blowing in the wind. It only took a few minutes of breathtaking scenery to mask the nervousness.

Cutest picture EVER!!! After reaching the highest gondola stop we climbed up a small snowy hill for a 360 degree view of the mountain. We were at the highest point you could get...11, 053 ft!!! It was AMAZING!!!! (and cold)

It was nice to visit with Great Grandpa and Grandma Rowley!! We had such a fun trip, and it was our first road trip in the new truck, which was very roomy and comfortable!! :)