Thursday, August 28, 2014

San Diego Temple

We took a trip down to the San Diego Temple because our friend here had never been.  We had a really nice time!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Nicki and I

Nicki was here for a weekend this sumer and we were able to spend the day at Disneyland! First ride of the day....The Little Mermaid!

Thursday, August 14, 2014


My parents came down for the 4th of July weekend.  We went to the ward breakfast, where the primary sang My Country 'Tis of Thee and Sam signed the National Anthem. Grandpa and the kids or boys saw a couple of movies, the kids had fun playing with Kaylee and we headed down to a little children's museum in Temecula called Pennypickle's Workshop.

Monday, August 11, 2014

SeaWorld round 3

We met up with Nicki's family again for SeaWorld.  They headed down in the morning but we had to wait for Kolby to get back from a campout so we met them in the afternoon and Tucker and Sam stayed home. To convince Tucker that it was a good idea, Sam told him they would go shopping and pick whatever he wanted for dinner.  He also had Tucker make the shopping list for him, here is the real spelling in case you can't read it: salad stuff, steak, rolls, broccoli, apple sauce!
Of course we had fun with the kitchens and loved seeing a few shows that were only there in the summer and the fireworks at the end!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

EFY, metal bow ties and other exciting adventures

I sent my baby off on a plane!  He's not a baby so much anymore, but it was his first time on an airplane by himself.  I realized it was the first of many send-offs.  He wouldn't stand up by the window to let me take his picture so this is the best I could get in the airport! It was funny, after he completely refused, two boys came for the flight who seemed to be headed off to EFY also and their mom had them stand at the window to take a picture! The rest of these pictures are out of order but Brady had a great time at EFY and spending time with Deveren's family in Utah and we are so thankful they could show him a good time!

Each session at EFY had their own hashtag on instagram so I could spy on Brady and Eli and see all the fun stuff they were doing on the BYU campus and luckily a kid in their group liked to post pictures plus Eli posted a few and Kyren ended up in their same group.  A lot of these are the screenshots of the instagram pictures.

Kiara posted this one, they attempted to hike the Y with Mandi's family, but a few of them including Brady didn't make it all the way up because of little kids or in Brady's case, he was feeling sick.

Deveren took them on a little bike ride!

Brady sent me this picture when they got to their dorm room.

This was the first picture I found, I was excited to see Brady and Eli in the front row!

Brady is in the back trying to peak over the tall kids!

He was so excited to tell me that on the last night their whole hall stayed up for several hours having some great, deep gospel discussion!

After Efy, Deveren told them he was asked to create a set for Studio C for Stadium of Fire.  They were not upset at all about helping with their favorite show, but Jordan was very jealous from home!  Along with that, Deveren was able to get a bunch of VIP tickets so the could all see the show on the field.

Deveren also taught them to weld. Brady and Eli each made a bow tie and they also got to go tubing.

At Stadium of Fire they were only a few rows away from the Studio C actors so they got to meet a few of them!

This picture is from a friend of mine that was there up in the stands.  You can see the Western Town Set that Deveren built and the kids helped paint and transport.

Brady loved EFY and can't wait to go again next year and Jordan especially can't wait, their already saving their money!   The big discussion from the week was who had COW's (crush of the week) to or from!  Brady actually admitted to us after he was home that he had one but he wouldn't tell use who!  I'm so glad this great experience is available for my kids and that they have a nice aunt and uncle who let them hang out before and after!

Sunday, July 27, 2014


We decided to get Brady a real haircut, instead of Sam's usual buzz cuts, since he was headed to EFY.
Eden is always talking about how she wants to grow her hair long but while we were there she decided she wanted a cut too, so here are our haircut pictures.