Monday, January 23, 2012

Farmer's Market Fun

One of our favorite things to do is to go down to the Farmer's Market at the beach.  We often meet friends down there, enjoy kettle corn and fresh fruit and let the kids play.  A visit to Petals the Clown is always a favorite also!

Petals turning Tanner in to Batman!
 Zyden enjoying ice cream
 Batman and his balloon laser gun
 Shark!  Tyler, Glorie and Tanner

Monday, December 26, 2011

It's (not) looking a lot like Christmas....

Wow, it's beautiful out here in San Diego.
So different from the cold, wet and sometimes white Christmases I am used to.
But it is lovely and we are together.

This picture was taken shortly before he fell on those rocks and scraped half of his face :(

 Our 8th Christmas as a married couple!  Love him!

 I am so blessed to call this home!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner aboard the USS Sampson

We had a really neat opportunity to eat dinner with our neighbors Jeff and Michelle aboard the USS Sampson.  Michelle is an officer aboard this ship.  It is an anti-submarine, anti-warfare destroyer.  These ships are rarely opened to the public so we were blessed to not only get to look around the ship but also eat dinner with members of our military that protect us.

Us with Michelle in front of a missile launcher
 With Jeff and Michelle coming down the (very) steep stairs
 Tanner's favorite thing....driving the destroyer!
 Another flight of stairs
 Goofy boys eating their second Thanksgiving dinner
 Tanner really wanted a picture with the guy with the guns!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Las Vegas!

My grandparents won a trip to Las Vegas at the grocery store!
My aunt was going with them and my mom joined.
I thought, hey, Vegas is close....
Called up a few of my girlfriends,
two of them said YES!
So we made a quick trip to Las Vegas.
I loved seeing my grandparents, aunt and mom 
and of course I loved me some girl time!

Love these girls.
 My aunt and Sarah rode the big shot with me!
 Top of the Stratosphere
 With my grandparents and my mom.  So special to see them!
 Relaxing and enjoying ourselves.

Monday, November 7, 2011


Recently I took the boys bowling.
They LOVED it!
Tanner had to be coached a bit because he would drop the ball
and then try and kick it.
It was so adorable to watch them wait for the ball
and the excitement that came when it was there turn.
In the first game Tanner beat Tyler by one point
but the second game Tyler blew both Tanner AND mommy
right out of the water.
Actually pretty embarrassing!
They are anxious to go again!

Ready, bowl!
 Perfect aim.
 Picking up his ball
 My loves

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fire Department Open House

We had a great time exploring all the emergency vehicles and equipment.
My boys were especially fascinated with the bomb unit.
And after looking at the pictures of burn victims, the really no to leave matches alone!
Tyler was thrilled with the rock climbing wall 
so of course Tanner had to give it a whirl too.
These boys are such a blessing
and it is a joy to explore things with them!!

So excited to drive the fire truck!
 Tyler's turn!
 Checking out the back seat of the fire truck
 Climbing up on the front bumper
 They loved the police on the horses!
 Trying on equipment
 Petting the rescue dog.
 Go little man, go!
 Tyler loves rock climbing walls!

Monday, October 3, 2011

SeaWorld with Friends

We went to SeaWorld this week with some friends.
One of our friends knew someone who worked the Sea Lion show.
We were able to have an up close and personal experience with a sea lion.
Tanner touched it, Tyler was not interested.
Those things are HUGE!

Tanner and the dolphins
 Taylor and Tanner
 Petting the sea lion
 Group picture
 Tanner REALLY wanted his picture taken with this turtle