Saturday, August 24, 2013

Auntie Amy visits!

Yay!  Amy came for the 4th of July and we had so much fun!  

I picked her up and we headed to dinner at Lungomare (girls night, yay!)  It was so, so delicious!  

 Of course as soon as she got to the house, the kids and the dogs never left her side.
 She was able to help bury little Turbo.  RIP
On the morning of the 4th, we headed to the parade in Clayton to watch Addison walk in it with the Girl Scouts.  So cute!  (and hot, but we survived!)

 Afterwards we came home to BBQ and swim.  Carter wanted his plate to be patriotic!
 The kids loved having her in the pool with them.
oh yes and let's not forget the super frightening location we chose for fireworks on the night of the 4th.  haha, we survived but it was a little sketchy for sure (and no pictures to prove it!)

 And then on Saturday we headed into the city.  It was kind of a nightmare with traffic (holiday weekend and the Bart strike was happening), but once we FINALLY found parking, we had a great time.
 Carter on stage, again, with the magician at Pier 39.
 Super delicious lunch!
 And the wax museum where they had a semi (or really, actually) creepy display of the last supper.
 And of course a stop at Ghiradelli for yummy, yummy ice cream!
We loved having you Amy.  Come back any time!  xoxo

(The night before she came, we went to the Singing Flag here in Concord which was pretty cool and had good fireworks so we were glad we went).

 Always a good time!  :)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

too many things to blog about!

I have been wanting to blog, but honestly too many things to blog about and not enough time to give each post what it deserves.

So, sometime in the (hopefully) near-ish future, the following posts will appear:

12 hour visit with best friend Amy

crazy (but fun) NYC trip, including some church history


best friend Amy funeral (blah!)

Redwoods in a great cabin and time with the Jones'

Wilcox family visits, and we celebrate Addison's bday a couple of days early with them and the Jones'

Addison's actual birthday...yay for 11!

blogging while I wait for clothes to dry so I can pack for one last trip where we leave our house at 4 a.m. (okay not really a post, just what I am doing at the moment)

and, finally our trip to Louisiana to see our favorite Elder Stewart return home from Africa (yay for Hunter!)

Oh ya, and the fact that I bought Addison a ticket to fly home from Las Vegas by herself.  She's so excited!