Monday, August 24, 2009

Taylor's bear hunt Aug. 2009

It's that time again.......HUNTING SEASON. YAY! Can you hear my enthusiasm?! Well, despite my sarcastic remark, I really am excited. I just wish I could actually go hunting WITH Taylor every now and then. He went bear hunting this last week and yes, he came home with one. We cleaned out our deep freezer a couple weeks ago in preparation for some game meat to move in. So far all we have are 2 bear heads, but I look forward to some "edible" meat. Here is a pic of Taylor's bear.

First Day of School

Summer has come and gone.....way too quickly if you ask me! Natalie and Cooper started school on August 10th. It was a bitter sweet moment for me. The kids love school, especially getting to see their friends every day. Plus, they were starting to get bored staying home with me. So, I guess it is a good thing, but I sure miss them!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

California Trip....beware lots of pics!

Taylor and I took the kids on one last vacation before our summer ended. We first headed to Thousand Oaks, California. Taylor's sister was blessing her twins there and we wanted to attend. The trip to Thousand Oaks was interesting with the kiddos, to say the least, but we survived. I had no idea throwing 4 kids in the car and driving for 12 hours could be so "fun". Ha! We are glad we went though. We really enjoyed spending time with Tash and Leland and the twins. Leland's family was so wonderful to us and made us feel very comfortable.
Me and baby Liam

Shane and Liam

Proud Parents: Tash and Leland

Natalie and Liam

Cathy, Tash and Me

Natalie and Tylie doing a Puppet Show

The Monday after the blessing we headed down to San Diego to continue our family vacation. We stayed in the most beautiful hotel right on Mission Bay. The kids had a great time visiting the beach, Sea World, and Legoland. We had an amazing time as a family and I really hope we can do another trip like this soon!
View from our Hotel room

Cathy, Me and Eli on the beach

Cody playing swords on the beach

We made it to Sea World!!

Sea World: Waiting for Show to start


Train ride

Me and Eli waiting for kids to get off of the ride

I am so glad that we took the kids on this trip. It was so much fun and we created a lot of fun family memories.