Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mormon Helping Hands

Sam was interpreting at Disneyland so he couldn't make it, but the rest of us were able to help out with Mormon Helping Hands this year.  We were working on an area right near our neighborhood where a lot of the big trucks tend to stop for a while.  The kids were all picking up garbage in the nature area along the back and there was also an area being landscaped where some old Native American Tanning Vats are located.  I didn't even know they were there, I just thought it was a truck stop, but now the area is designated and marked and beautified!










Monday, June 29, 2015

Jordan, Jordan, Jordan

Jordan as definitely turned into a full blow teenager.  Luckily he is still a really good kid, but he has also developed some of the teenage tendancies!  He pulled his first all-nighter working on this little project.  I think it turned out pretty well despite his procrastination!
He love to joke, fight, tease, question, and explain and I've also found on my phone that he enjoys a good selfie with crazy eyes.  Here is just a couple of the many I've come across!


Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Most Amazing Day....

I had one of the best birthdays ever this year, I was truly spoiled!  First Sam took the kids shopping to get me gifts the week before and because they were so excited they ended up giving me their presents for FHE 5 days early!  They did a pretty good job with some earrings and water bottles and games, but Tucker was particularly excited to get me these pineapple socks. Sam said he kept coming across ideas in Target but then we he saw these he said he had to get them for me! One reason they justified giving the gifts early was so that we could play one of my new games for FHE.  We had a lot of fun playing "Say Anything" Tucker, in particular, had us cracking up with his clever answers and timing!

The day of my birthday started with breakfast at my new favorite breakfast spot, The Broken Yolk!  I love the eggs benedict and especially the Nutella and strawberry crepes!

Then we headed to Glen Ivy Hot Springs.  This famous spa is just a couple of miles from our house but it is the first time we've been there in the 4 years we've lived here.  We actually had a nice gift card that Sam's employees gave him a few years ago that we've been hanging on to for the right time and this was it!  We had a really nice, relaxing day there.  We hung out by the pool and did some swimming, we did a little water aerobics and enjoyed the mineral bath.   We had to try putting the mud all over us, of course, and the sauna to cake it on. We had a nice lunch and especially enjoyed our couple's massage and finally ended with the hot pool!  We definitely need to go back!



I don't want to forget to mention that I also got flowers from Eden, Tuker and Sam from the walk they took to the store the night before!

After the spa, we headed up to LA to see Newsies but first stopped for dinner at a restaurant called Delphine's across the street.  The food was fancy and amazing and I loved the decor as well.




It was such a wonderful day and I'm so lucky to have this guy here plan it for me!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Mother/son Night

We had a fun mother/son night at the school, it was a glow party.  The kids helped with the set-up after school.


Tucker always loves to show-off his mad hula hooping skills!

We stopped by the photo booth and Tucker had to show his friends!

Kolby even came for a little while since we couldn't make the last 2 years of Mother/Son nights while he was still at the school!

Star Wars

This is from several months ago but now that I can post it, I thought it was fun. This is the outfit Sam got to wear while interpreting the Disney Star Wars Marathon!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wordless Wednesday- Cosmo


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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Math Field Day

Jordan and Kolby participated in another Math Field Day and both came back with awards! I love that they have a chance to participate in this every year!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Student Film Night


Our friend Eddie was an actor in a student film at Chapman University about a Deaf boy and his family.  He was the adult version of the boy and we went to see his premier.  It was definitely the best show and we had a lot of fun seeing that and the other student films even if some of them were a little weird!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Sr year

In preparing for our upcoming high school reunion, I pulled out a few pictures from our Senior Year.  The picture above is all the Seniors on our drill team trip to Hawaii and below is some of us on the plane ride there!

And these are from a Senior Student Government dinner at the Cliff House restaurant.