Friday, July 18, 2014


My little tiny baby Kamryn is now a medium sized 11 year old!  I remember playing with her when she was tiny and chubby in texas and watching her swim and swim when she was about 3 with goggles on.  And how her and i would sneak around the tiny corner in the apartment kitchen and sit by the washing machine to eat chocolate cake undesturbed together.  I remember her first confident day of kindergarten. I remember for years and years everywhere we went, people would make comments on her hair, or ask if her and Jaden were twins.   I remember the most amazing day of our life when this gal was baptized in the cold cold river in Colorado.  I remember how this last year she has turned into my amazing, non complaining, ever creative and talented helper.   Happy Birthday KamD!   Love you SO MUCH!!!! You make us so proud!

 On birthday morning Kam wanted  a stack of colorful pancakes…and even though she decided to do Whole 3o with Jase and I, we figured she needed the weekend off…so did she.

 Then we loaded up with one of her best friends in the world, Tessa Lou and went to Squaw Peak for an awesome couple of days playing at the water park.

They all decided they needed to play in the fountain by our room before we headed to the slides.
 The day after….everyone was WORN OUT…and this girl fell asleep like a protester, so I had to take some "STRIKE  STRIKE   STRIKE!!" pictures.

 The next day (Sunday) we decided to have a little family party with a "cake" for our girl.  It was watermelon cake with coconut cream frosting and blueberries and bananas on top  YUM!

 That night, when I went to sleep stalk my babies, I LOVED how they all fell asleep that night.  They always sleep in different rooms, with different siblings, but this night it was boys and girls…the girls in the little boys room and the boys in Jaden's room.  From now on, only 3 bedroom houses!!!

 And this last week, the kids and I took one last trip up to Grandma and Grandpa's to enjoy the cooler weather.  It was dreamy!  We sat around and sewed quilts, made yummy healthy food, did our school books, went to the dollar store, played war all around grandma's yard, hit the thrift stores, parks and dollar store again, went to the new planes movie, and sewed a cute title dress for Bibs that was just a tad bit too wide, which made it even cuter on her!

 Vivian was grandpa's shadow all week.  She stayed right at his feet.  Pearcey stuck pretty close too, but he was having a good time playing war with the older kids as well.
 Then tonight when we got home, I decided to put curlers in Bib's hair…and this girl puts on either my lipstick or fingernail polish everyday..and her and Pearce love wearing my shoes….I had to give her a mirror and take  a few shots!

Friday, June 20, 2014

San Fran…day 2

I don't think all of this was on day 2, but now I don't remember.  We did go up and hike the Muir woods…AMAZING!  The trees were so huge, and red and the forest floor was my favorite! Filled with clovers, ferns, and other bright green shrubbery.  I did take um, LOTS of random tree pictures.  It was just too amazing. i honestly deleted about 10, so be grateful.
I like these guys!
The guy I asked to take this picture was super amazed with my "beautiful camera"…yet he got mostly floor instead of tree in the shot.  Aw well.

My little hidden bear…

This guy was walking by as Jase was taking this pictured and asked to be thrown in.
This is Jase and I kissing….

I broke off of the boardwalk (not supposed to) because I HAD to have a picture hugging one of these muthers!!!!!

The next day we road paddle boats at the Golden Gate Park around Strawberry Hill.  At first it was fun and exciting….
Then we realized our guy didn't calculate correctly, and he should have put us on 2 boats, and our boat was super slow…and as we were announcing (in horse race style) the paddleboat race going on, elissa named our boat, "paddleboat of shame"…because everyone from "Tokyo" (which was really 3 boats full of fast Asian kids, to Purple hair…a guy with purple hair making his girlfriend do all of the paddling, were passing us up as if we were holding still (which we were some of the time, especially when we went too close to the edge and got high centered on a branch. 

But then we were like, "yo who cares?! We're the coolest out here, we don't 'have to be the fastest!!!"
And the previous night was, well, my birthday!!!  And our lovely friends Matt and Shelbi joined us at an amazing deep dish pizza place, and surprised me with some boxes of amazing desserts from a local pastry joint.   SO much fun to catch up with them!!!!!

Sometimes my camera stops taking pictures and I get mad, and then of course, it takes when I'm making this face.

After Paddle Boat of Shame, we went around and checked out a few more things at GOlden Gate Park….

Then we tried to find an awesome place to eat, but parking was stupid, and then places were closing before we got to them, so we ate some more delicious pastries, then went to Bi-Rite Creamery and ate amazing ice cream, and then I was so large I got stuck in-between walls….
 But oh no, that didn't stop us.  Matt brought us some delicious claim chowder in bread bowls to eat on our triple date in a sedan.   Pretty cozy!

Pretty much a dream day with some pretty awesome people. Oh, and PS, the Kelley's live in San Fran, and she's the sister I met while we lived in Texas that got my testimony going again….she saved generations of Mulders!!!!