Sunday, January 30, 2011

To the Zoo!!

Friday we met up with some of our old friends from the Studio City area and went to the zoo. We got to see the new elephant exhibit which was very nice and big and we were glad to see less construction than normal. Although they have started the reptile exhibit and that will be super exciting to have that back. We got to hang out with the Taits, Petersons, and Bartys oh how I miss these girls and their kiddos.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Palm Springs in January

This week we went to Palm springs for a 30 hour vacation. We left after Kevin's school on Monday and got home Tuesday night. but while we were there we had tons of fun, sadly I don't have any pictures of the boys swimming which is what they did both days we were there. The pool was heated to nearly 90 degrees and they loved being in it for hours. Here are the pics I do have of our fun adventure in crashing the grandparent's vacation...:D

Vacation started with a ride on the luggage cart

the view from the living room of the condo at the Vista Mirage, very cool!!

there were lots of citrus trees on the grounds and it was citrus picking day and the boys got some too :D

Downtown Palm Springs was fun mostly because it included frozen yogurt, and Grandma and Grandpa let them pick their yogurt flavor aaaannnndddd toppings

the playground at the complex was fun too and even Isaac got in on the action :D

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Who Made Dinner?

I made Dinner!!!!!!

We have one sick family this week. One week ago tomorrow my two oldest got sick fevers and all. This was followed by a couple miserable days until Monday evening Mom got sick. And let me tell you I fell hard...fever, chills, cough (ing till throwing up) you know a bad case of the yuckies. Now I am finally coming out of it and although I still have a voice no one wants to hear and I still have coughing fits here and there (probably causing my voice to stay away) I finally felt well enough to make dinner last night. So I made this and it turned out way yummy although I would cook the pork for a little less time next time.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

When did this happen?

How is it that in one year these cute kids......
turned into these cute kids....
Kevin and Adam have gotten sooooo big this year...and of course we have added Isaac, a perfect addition to the crew :D

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year's Eve Party 2010/2011

This year we decided to throw a New Year's Eve Party. We do something every year because I was brought up to do so. But usually it is small because I can't seem to pull anything together or I don't have the space this year I did it. We didn't get a huge crowd but it was sure a lot of fun. We had a Wii party. There was Just Dance 2 going on and a whole lotta Beatles Rock Band going on, and even a little Monopoly Deal going on...We even had prizes on the hour every hour till 12...It was tons of fun and It was so fun to bring in the new year with my sister and brother in law and some friends from church. My kiddos were off having the night of their life with Grandma and, ice cream cones, movies...and that is just what they told me...but it was lovely to sleep in after staying up so late. What a way to start the New Year...yay for 2011

We look pretty darn good for after midnight...I couldn't choose which one was better so I put both up :D

Bryan made it till' midnight we were so proud of him

we love love love these two and they love each other too...isn't that awesome!!

Our friend Ryan and my Bryan
Sarah and David Trabanino and winner of the 11 p.m prize
Nicole and Kelly Christensen...cute sisters we are sad they have to go back to College in Utah this week.
The winner's circle. Josh took home the 9 p.m. prize...his own monopoly deal game
Maureen Christensen took home 10 p.m. air hockey for your own table
David took 11p.m. with a pizza stone
and the grand prize winner for the 12 a.m. drawing was Conner, he won Despicable Me bluray/dvd and popcorn and candy and such.
We sufficiently bribed everyone to stay the whole time and had fun doing it. :D