Sunday, June 28, 2009

camping with the kids.. and the dirt.. and the bugs..

this weekend we packed up our camping gear and headed out to palomar mountain for a weekend of camp fires, dirt, rocks, smores, and bugs.. lots of bugs.. we met up with stacey and her kiddos.. and as a bonus my sister and her fam joined us.. this was my sisters kids first real venture into camping.. and it was a success... - isaiah was right in his element - and by the second day of camping was head to toe dirt - and loving it.. thank goodness he wasn't driving back in my car..

carson teaching isaiah how to put up a tent..

jesse and the gang learing about the dangers of mountain lions.. - deborah was not thrilled about the 'big cats'...

carson and isaiah hiking

more hiking through nature.. there was poison oak - so we kept to the trail and told the kids to avoid touching anything green..

the kids in a cracker eating contest..

the kids learning about nature

a smaller version of rock climing..

the boys showing off thier muscles

now the girls turn..

the gang at the end.. packed and ready to go home and shower..

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pismo Beach Camping trip

We made our way up the coast to Pismo Beach for a quick weekend camping trip with Stacey and her family. It was a nice drive and a great quickie camping trip.

Setting up the tentCarson climbing on a tree
Chara unpacking
Chara in our tent
Helping setting up the big family tent
me in my cowboy hat
Carson is the most photogenic kid ever!
Playing in the sand with Carson
Madison building sand castles
whales playing just offshore
beautiful sunset
great pick of Chara and the kids
again gorgeous sunset
even more beautiful
seriously how cute is that kid?
the cutest family ever
and the cutest couple ever
after the camping we hit up a farmers market in Pismo Beach. Chara got a massage while i took some pictures
some pictures...

It was a great weekend and we wish we had more time there. We'll definitely be back

Fleetwood Mac Concert in LA

A week or so ago we all when up to LA to see Fleetwood Mac at the Staples Center. We had some great seats inside a private box thanks to Jesse.

Here is the whole fam outside Reanna and Jesses house in LA
All the girls with Steve
and the two daughters with their Dad
and their crazy dog Booby

I couldn't bring in the big camera so not a lot of pics from the show, but here is one from my phone.

They played all their songs and everyone had a great time

Sunday, June 07, 2009


we have had a very busy two weeks - which is why we have been absent from the blog - sorry bout that..
the last two weeks have included:
work, a girl trip to palm springs, some work, an amazing fleetwood mac concert, more work, and a camping trip to pismo beach... we just got back - and i am showered, and ready to relax.. pictures to come..