Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Sister is Wed in Laguna Beach

So on July 24 My sister got married** in Laguna Beach, Ca.  We gathered the troops and hiked down to the beach taking pictures all along the way and were met there by the local preacher, Don, who performed the ceremony.  It was very beautiful and very fun to get to know John better along the walk and to spend time with so much of our family we were just missing Jessie and her family, but she has a newborn and was home bound, or at least local bound out in Tennessee. So here are some pics from the day.  Rachael and John spent the whole week out here and saw everything from Hollywood to Coronado while here so they left tired and sunned but I think they loved it and maybe we will get them to come back soon : D

family Pick.  This is the most family we have ever had in one picture, I believe.
 the boys
the girls (I look a little heavy in that outfit, I won't wear it again) 
 my boys
 the sweet spot for a beach ceremony!
 you may kiss the bride!!!!!!!!!!!!
 the sun was super bright and nobody wanted to look at the camera so we got silly pics!!
 I kinda love this one!
 mom and dad, officially have all their girls married off!!!

 After the ceremony we headed back to mom and dad's place to have dinner and cake!!
 Josh was having a hard time waiting : D

 It was a really BIG bite!

 yes, he bit her...(we kinda love this guy)
 but she got him back with a Hitler, 'stache...
 We are so happy to welcome John into our family...Congratulations Rachael and John and may you have a lifetime of happiness together!

Friday, August 12, 2011

More Random Summer fun Part 2

We went to our Cousin's wedding on July 9th!!  Ashley and Bryce were married and it was beautiful!!
and...we danced.  Bryan was dancing with Lorraine so Bob and I decided to "try" to make them jealous of our dancing skills, but Lorraine was pretty good and Bryan was a good follower so we never really succeeded, but had fun trying : D

 aaahhh beach days, How I love Corona Del Mar!
 and Rainy Days the perfect excuse to wear our rain boots in July!!
 and sleepy days, this is how it goes when daddy has the boys for a Saturday, he wears em' out!!
 and movie days, with popcorn!!
 Swing ball, our new outdoor/beach game is super fun and loved by the whole family!!
 pb&j a family favorite and awesome mess maker
 Hanging with the boys at Cooke Ranch for a pool and pizza party!!
 Daddy had a birthday and blew out imaginary candles!!
 for Daddy's birthday Sarah, Josh and I surprised him with a closet makeover which included a paint job and ended up taking a few days and required the help of friends near and far by the time it was over (thank you Hillary)

 another picture I found of camping in Yosemite.  I love this pic of Kevin so I wanted to add it in.

 another picture of Kevin's preschool graduation, super cute and he was so super excited about his accomplishment :D  He memorized his lines in the program perfectly and they were long lines too.
 and Last but not least we had our 10th anniversary.  which ended up being a little odd but lots of fun.  Bryan had to study for a test that is coming up and so I had planned on going to watch project runway with some friends so B came with me up to Studio City and we had dinner at Aroma Cafe and then he studied while I went and watched Project runway with the girls then when it was over we had some dessert together then headed home.  It was a really fun evening and we both got to do a lot of what we wanted/needed to do and still got a date out of it...oh yah and props to Grandma and Grandpa who had the kiddos spend the night and had them all the next day as I went and worked at the shop for my mom so she could have a grand kids day!!  They went to the park, swimming, and the movies, and the book store it was quite a day!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

4th Of July

We started out our day by canning some oatmeal and sugar!!

This picture was taken by Kevin!
 Then we went swimming!! So much fun.  Isaac is getting very brave with his little floaty thing and was venturing away from daddy...

 We took some good naps then we had  Ice Cream!!
 Then we made sure we were 4th of July ready and headed up to Kairu Goddard's Home for a BBQ and fireworks!
 Then we partied until very late like 10 p.m. with lots and lots of our friends!
 Adam loved the fireworks!!

 Isaac did not they were pretty loud, but I love this picture with his little flag and his Daddy