Sunday, October 17, 2010

Playing Catch-Up

There are times when there's a lull in life and things are pretty chill and then there are times when it seems that you don't have one free second. Well, my life the last couple of months has been just that. At the moment I'm going to say that there is a lull {knock on wood} and so I'm getting caught up on those things that have been put on the back-burner. Catching up on my blog is definitely at the top of my list of things to do. So, here's what we've been up to the last few months. {CAUTION.....many posts to follow}. Stay tuned for even more happenings.

Beach Corn Boil
A few weeks ago we got together with some friends for a corn boil at the beach. I must admit that I had never heard of a corn boil. Basically you fill a tin garbage can full of sea water, prop it over a fire pit and let the corn boil. It is so delicious. We also cooked tin-foil dinners and S'mores. Good times!
Fun at the beach!

Little and Mia waiting patiently for dinner!
Jonathan and Dan gearing up for the boil.
Corn boil in action!
......and the finished product. Delicious!

Bryan was totally bummed he missed out on the first corn boil. He had a camp out with the YM that weekend. Looks like we will be doing it again SOON!!!

Date Night With The Angels and The Robertson's

I'm not a huge baseball fan, but I love going to the games. We met Steve and Lynnley there and spent more time chit-chatting than actually watching the game {well at least Lynnley and I did}.

Let 'Em Eat Cake!

On August 23rd, my good friend Deb {a.k.a. Debbie Mia calls her} celebrated birthday #31. Her sweet hubby got her the Cricut cake cutter and so she hosted a cake decorating party to try out her new toy. There's one thing about Deb......she sure knows how to throw a party.

This thing is complicated. It looks much more user-friendly than it actually is. If you've ever tried it, you know what I mean!!!!

All the fun toys!
Debbie Deb working her gum paste magic!
All the lovely ladies!
Here are just a few end results.

Daddy Daughter Date

Our friends, the Leishmans, were here in August visiting for the weekend and it was been so much fun spending some time with them and catching up. Bryan took a {much needed} day off of work and spent the day at Legoland with Mia, Mike and his 2 boys. Shortly after they left I get a text from Bryan informing me that between 2 adults and 3 kids they spent a total of $58 on admission. I thought to myself, "hmmm.....that doesn't add up." With the discount passes, we figured it would cost around $150. Well for those of you who know Bryan, you know he is a wheeling-dealing kindda guy. So to make a long story short, we ended up having to attend a Hilton timeshare presentation in exchange for $100 gift certificate to Legoland. I've been to a few timeshare presentations and it's probably on my list of least favorite things to do. However, when it comes to saving a buck.....I'm all over it.

Mike, McKay & Talmage

Miss Mia teaching Talmage a thing or two about driving.

Bryan's such a good daddy. They had a ball and it was a {much needed} break for me :) Total win-win situation.

A Visit From The Ropers

Back in August Greg, SuSan and the kids came down for a mini vacation. We had so much fun and Mia was in HEAVEN with her cousins here. Much of the time spent was at the beach. The kids had a ball playing in the water and building sand castles.

We took the ferry and spent the day on Coronado. I love Coronado. It's such a fun, quaint little island.

I love these pictures of the kids.

Mia and Gavin are such good little friends.

This is a true sign that we had way too much fun :)

Pool Dayz

Any excuse to hang out at the pool....we'll take it. We had quite a few pool dates during the summer, which Mia loved.

Mia has turned into a little swim fish over the summer. Just put some floaties on her and she could swim for hours.

The highlight after a day of being at the pool......the showers. Don't ask me why this is so intriguing, but they love it almost as much as the pool!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Apple Fest 2010

Apple Fest was so much fun this year and we just want to thank everyone who came out to have a fun time and support this great cause. This year half the proceeds from Apple Fest were donated to Primary Children's Medical Center and half donated to South Davis Hospital. This has been such a fun tradition to honor sweet Kate. We are already looking forward to Apple Fest 2011!!!

After spending 3 weeks in Utah, it's taken me some to get back into the swing of things since I've been back in California....and that includes updating my blog. Stay tuned for pictures from Apple Fest and other happenings.