Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer Cali Trip 2010

My mom and dad decided it was time for a vacation. I guess because of dad's busy work schedule and mom's busy taking care of me schedule, they figured it was time to get away. I didn't mind. 18 hours in a car seat sounded like a blast. Looking for balloons, cars, and anything else that ran across the windshield. I knew my other friends would be jealous, so I signed up. We stayed in Garden Grove, CA at some fancy hotel dad got off of hotwire.com. Not that I own stock in hotwire, but I figured I'd throw out a name. Right when those big glass doors opened up, I saw a ball in Mickey Mouse's hand and knew I could make this place work.

We cruised PCH. From Long Beach to Newport Beach...nothing but fly honnies. The first day we chilled at Newport and I tried get the feel of the sand between my toes down. That was weird. I kept trying to escape the salty dirty feel, but my parent persisted I play in it. The next day we went out to the Aquarium of the Pacific for a few hours. I never seen a fish bigger than me until that day. It was nice riding in the stroller with the top pulled down looking at all the colored fish. I eventually went out back and saw sharks and stingrays. These things were slimy.

The water was a bit trippy, but I got use to it after a while.
Got a nice little tan in Huntington B, then headed home.

Bye Bye Mark May 19th

Jared's brother Mark left to serve a church mission for two years in Riverside, CA. He is going to be speaking(sort of) sign language. We are proud of him and the example he has shown each one of us.

Jaxon's Birthday

We are such nice parents throwing a party for our one year old. In may Jaxon hit the big ONE. Now as parents we begin to rip our hair out. If you're a friend and beginning to think to yourself that you may not want to talk to us again because you weren't invited...then good, we don't want to talk to you either with an attitude like that. But on a more serious note, we decided to make it a family birthday. Now if you are a family member and didn't get an invite, then our bad.

Jaxon wearing the cap that aunt Chelsea made for him.
Me and Jared decided to make Jaxon a cake for his jungle theme birthday. I think we did a pretty dang good job.
Jaxon eating eggs for the first time on his birthday.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Most of May 2010

My muddy socks the next morning...that's some good starch.

I went on a 3 day backpacking trip with Kevin Jones and his family. We went up into Paria Canyon, which is located near the Utah/Arizona border. We had a ton of fun pooping in poop bags and hiking and picture taking and sweating and what not. Here are just a couple pictures from the adventure.

My wonderful friend Tori Houston received her mission call to Cleveland, Ohio and left on May 10th. I will miss her dearly, but she is serving the Lord full time for a year and a half and I am so proud of her.
Candice's Chelsea and Greg Lake along with their young blooded children were sealed in the Mesa Arizona Temple.

My brother, Justin, who flew all the way down here from BYU Idaho. I didn't ask him, but I bet his arms were pretty tired.

When we pulled up to Tia Rosa's my G pa was modeling this mini van. I don't think he understood that that wasn't his van.

My brother Shaun and his soon to be wife had a wedding dinner, thrown by my parents at Tia Rosa's. As you all know, one of the better restaurants in the Mesa area. When we showed up the dude was saying how we only get on pitcher of lemonade per table....that was nonsense....it was coming all night as the Mormon's did their drinking.

My brother, Shaun, finally tied the knot in being sealed to a babe. This day is to go down in History books. I'm talking about the history books that your children's children are going to be reading and studying in their long boring history classes in Jr. High. I had the opportunity to take their pictures a few days before the wedding. Here is my camera's offspring.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

So sorry everyone, May and June updates coming soon I promise! I have Scout Camp today then we are going down to Tuscon tomorrow for Jared's brother's wedding reception. We will return home on Saturday so updates will happen then.

Friday, June 4, 2010

April 2010 update!

I was on a softball team and had a bit of an accident. I was playing second base and a ball was thrown to me. For some reason I decided to catch it with my leg instead of my hand. I can be a bit of an airhead sometimes. Long story short, I ended up in the emergency room because they had thought that from the severe bruise I had developed it was causing blood clots to travel to my lungs. After chest x-rays, cat scans, ultra sounds, I-V's, and hours in the ER I ended up being fine!

Jaxon developed a new hobby. CLIMBING!!!
Jaxon got pink eye, poor guy.

For Preschool we took a field trip to the zoo. Those kids are so sweet! I really am going to miss them now that Preschool is over.

Jared took pictures of his new nephew. Isn't he such a doll?
Jaxon is growing up so fast! He has become quite the terror.

Sorry everyone blog update coming soon!