Saturday, October 30, 2010

California Part 2-San Francisco


We took a girls only trip to SF for some
fun and shopping.
Of course, it started out with a trip to

San Francisco Bay Bridge.

I forgot how much I love the view of the
city from this beautiful bridge.

The streets of San Francisco
with cable car tracks.

Pier 39 for some good food.
Abby, April, Lori, Karla and Ruth

Just don't feed those pigeons.

Boats in the bay.



Sea Lions at the Pier.

Abby and I

Lots of shopping, lots of laughs,
lots of fun.
Thanks for the memories!
I love you girls!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Calilfornia Part 1


On the way to Brentwood to pick cherries
with the cousins.

Aunt Wendy, Ruth
Little Richy, Mattie

Jordan and Drew

Ruth and Mattie

Mattie, Corrie and Chesnie

Next was a dinner at the Lymans.
Matt grilling for us.
Kids having fun on the trampoline.

Jason being..... Jason.

Enjoying catching up...

Gianna and Anna

Anna and Noah.

Erik and Rebecca shared their house and
pool with all of us...

The remodel of their new great room.

The huge window and island.

Seeing if that new island will withstand
all sorts of, cherries!!

Ruth doing a flip.

Synchronized swimming!

Drew trying to make a big splash!

Diving off of Jason's shoulders.

Chicken wars.

Ryan chillin' in his cool hat!!
All in all it was a fabulous visit!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


This post is very old I know, but I must
be a very sequential person because
I do not like posting out of order!!
my life does not always bring me order so...
I had to throw in some birthday blogs and other
assorted things, now I can go back to order.
You will just have to wait for all my baby photos until
I am caught up!!!
This is still a June post with my family in CA for my
niece's wedding.
After the wedding we all got together and hung out...
and ate of course!!

Guys watching the game....

ladies and children chatting.

Anna pulled us all into her obsession with mustaches....

This one made from a plastic knife and her ever present sharpie!!

Or it could be the unibrow!

Cousins had fun getting to know one another.
Chesnie and Lily

Emmy and Drew

Crazy cousins...
Kendra, Ruth, Mattie, Anna

Then it was time for some good-byes.
Why to the call them good?

Joel and Emily had to head home.


having fun, but missing some:(

Hanging out on Rissa and Vince's last day.

Vince made us try to see if we could tell the difference
between coke and sprite with a blindfold on.
He swore there was a study done and most
people couldn't tell the difference.

Obviously we are not MOST people!
Never know with Vince it could have been totally bogus.

We spent most of our time hanging out at
Jason and Karla's place in the country.

They had this cute little covered porch
that we ate our meals in.

Enough room for everybody!

There was a lot of wii playing.

Their dogs like to chase the squirels up the trees.

View from the backyard.
Great times, thanks Ryan and Abby
and Jason and Karla for letting us
all hang at your places!
We miss you!