Monday, November 16, 2015

New Orleans

Almost right away after starting his new job, Sam got to head to New Orleans for the RID convention and of course he had a great time.  As you can tell from these pictures he was able to do a lot of sight seeing along with seeing lots of friends from all over.

 And he brought us this as a souvenier!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Sweet Sixteen

It's so hard to believe we have a 16 year old!  We tried to take Brady shopping and let him buy whatever he wanted but he couldn't think of anything and we offered to take him anywhere for dinner and he picked In 'n Out or Chipotle becuase he thinks it pointless to spend more money than that.  I told him he is going to make his future wife crazy when she wants to go out to eat or go on vacation! So in the end we just gave him some cash but Sam wanted to at least give it to him in a fun way!

This picture is here because Tucker's friend has a birthday the same day as Brady and he was excited to go see a movie with him!

Brady had a few friends over for some games to celebrate and some of them tried the Ranch Soda that we saved for Brady's friend Josh.  Josh doesn't like soda but he had made a comment before our trip that if they put ranch dressing in a soda he would drink that so we held him to it when we found one at Pops!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

Arizona surprise

I decided very last minute to head off to Arizona to make it to Brody's baptism and we decided to make it a surprise.  Eden, Tucker and I got to Mandi's Friday evening.  In the morning I got up early and went to the Gilbert Temple to do Initiatories.  It was packed, we were really glad we got there early and then we headed to the baptism and completely surprised Nicki and the kids and it was cool for Tucker to see Aidan get baptized! I also got to go see the model of her new house and we went to a bbq/water party with her friends and then did a little shopping. It was fast but I'm glad we could go!

Saturday, November 7, 2015


A few pictures that popped up on facebook, the first is Chester Ward in Tracy and second is the primary when we first moved to Lincoln, the three boys and Eden are there, just hard to see,

We got a lot of comments on a picture of Brady about how much he looked like Sam so I had to pull out some Sam's school pictures and compare.

And this picture popped up as a memory on facebook, look how little they were!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Family Time

My family came down for a few days this summer and we had some fun even though there was a murder in the hotel my parents stayed in!!  Of course we had to make a beach trip, we headed to Corona Del Mar.

We did some bowling and went to Pieology while my dad and Laura and the younger kids went to the San Diego Zoo.