Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Dad is RETIRED!

that's retired, not retarded... :) We got to attend a retirement party for my Dad at his office--so glad we went! My Dad worked for Allstate for 37 years--WOW! The party was so nice, everyone who spoke about my Dad had wonderful things to say about him--mainly that he ALWAYS DID THE RIGHT THING, no matter what. Happy Retirement Dad! (thanks for all the help with the kiddos now!) Love you!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day Trip to Ogden

Ok, Ogden, I know, doesn't sound too thrilling--but we had a really good time! We had a fabulous lunch at Bistro 258 (thanks Jared for that idea), then took a free trolley ride around the downtown area ( learned a little bit of Ogden history too). Lastly we played on the trains at Union Station--the kids loved it!

"Round-Up" at the library

We took Avery and her friend Dylan to a cowboy/indian themed night at the library a couple weeks ago. The library puts together a family night once a year, complete w/ games, reading, crafts, etc. It's a great free event :)

Miller Motorsports Park

For Christmas, I gave Johnny a "Ford Mustang driving experience" at Miller Motorsport Park. After some classroom instruction, he got to take the car out for 10 laps on a 2.2 mile course. He LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!! The kids and I got to go and spend the day with him too :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hawaii, day 9

Yes, we spent 9 days in Hawaii--it was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here are pics of our last day, spent by the beach, with Caitlin and Jared. We did a little bit of snorkeling and just hung out this day. We had an 11pm flight, so we had all day/ evening to still enjoy! It was such a fun trip! It was great to see Cait and Jared. We missed our little man, and were so excited to see him when we got home. Thanks to Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Laura for taking good care of him while we were gone.

Hawaii, day 8

Second to last day...spent at the beach! We played with our friends from Mongolia (they have 3 kids) and then Cait and Jared came and stayed the last night at our resort with us! (pics of our villa and the view from the villa)

Hawaii, day 7

We went back up to Laie this day, where Cait and Jared live. On the way, stopped at the Macadamia Nut Farm...met some natives :), spent a few minutes at Kualoa Ranch, took a few pics at the Laie Temple, had lunch at a shrimp shack and then went to the Polynesian Cultural Center for a fun day of, well, Polynesian Culture! That evening at the Cultural Center we enjoyed a luau and night show--we really loved it! We stopped and Cait and Jared's for a few minutes before heading back down to Ko'Olina.

Hawaii, day 6

This day was my birthday! We spent the day at the pool and the beach--of course! We met a cute family from Mongolia, that we actually spent a good deal of time with for the rest of the week. ( We also ended up exchanging emails and have been keeping in touch) That evening we went to Waikiki for dinner...let's just say, I've seen enough of Waikiki to last a lifetime...I'll stick with the slower paced part of Hawaii...more my style.

Hawaii, day 5

We visited Pearl Harbor in the morning this day, and I was glad we did. I thought I would be bored out of my mind, but I actually really enjoyed myself. The great thing about the Pearl Harbor tour is...they get you in and out, quickly! I was giving Johnny a time limit of like 4 hours...ugh...however, you, get in, got done and get on!! But, while we were there, it was very nice, really.

After that we hiked Diamond Head, now this I could do everyday. It was so gorgeous and a great hike. Did you see the staircase in the pictures? That was at the very end of the hike...woah...it's a little tough, but we did it!