Thursday, October 28, 2010

Carmel/Pebble Beach Day 3 & 4

Day 3 of our trip Alice & Duncan were sick, so we mostly just stayed inside and rested. We still enjoyed the beautiful weather and went into town - but i didn't take any pictures.
On day 4 we attempted a family pic of everyone.
Let me say - this is quite a feat with our kiddos.
Can someone please tell me the trick to getting 3 year olds and 16 month olds to look?
(and 31 year old dad's who are tired of pictures? ;)

This is the whole crew outside on the back porch of our house.
Yes that is the view from the family room, patio area - isn't it gorgeous?
You can see the beautiful pebble beach golf course AND the ocean.
Very, very NICE.
campbell, andi, madeline, david, taylor, chief, geoffrey, duncan, alice, jordan, jayden, me
alice & jayden

sweet picture of uncle david and campbell
jayden & duncan both got these adorable "bomber" jackets - aren't they precious?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Carmel/Pebble Beach Day 1 & 2

On Thursday we flew out to California for a family vacation with Jordan's family. We titled it the "ogden oasis" and the vacation was true to its name.
We started the vacation by stopping at Santa Cruz and had a wonderful lunch on the bay and then went to look at the seals.

All the kids did GREAT on the plane ride. I was thankful :)

Jordan and Jayden
looking out at the seals
the seals
(they are not the pretties of God's creatures - but they were still fun to watch :))
Jordan spotted a candy shop across from the seal watching area - and decided he HAD to stop by and see what they had there
(i think he was happy with what he found)
geoffrey found some JOLT and was happy with this as well

after eating lunch, we headed to carmel/pebble beach to our house. jordan's cousins madeline & taylor go to school in carmel & monteray so once we got into town, we stopped to see taylor play some tennis. the drive to carmel was beautiful, Hwy 1 is gorgeous and we saw a ton of strawberry fields - which was fun!

our house was gorgeous. it backed up to pebble beach golf course (3rd hole) and then past the golf course you could see the shore line. it was beautiful and of course beautiful weather.
i now am reminded why EVERYONE loves california and never wants to leave here.

we had dinner at a fun little grill in carmel. we sat outside - which is always a favorite for me!

me & duncan
andi & campbell
little d
most mornings we would wake up and after breakfast headed into carmel to run on the beach. it was SO BEAUTIFUL!!! what a wonderful way to run. it was the BEST!

sweet little campbell
alice & the kids before our run
jordan, chief, david, & geoffrey
me & J

here we are standing on the land that jordan's aunt & uncle are going to build a house on!
HOORAY!!! that means we get to come back again and again and have a place to stay!!
we are SO excited about that!

after our run on this morning we played on the beach.
it was so fun, even though the water was REALLY cold - the boys loved it!
as usual - jayden was a little cautious at first but then had a great time, duncan - jumped right in and i was so nervous with him and the ocean because he has NO fear!

i love this picture of jayden - jordan captured this moment!
it was so great!

after playing in the ocean - the boys were covered in sand.
we stripped them of their clothes and then they played in the sand a little more

we buried them in the sand and they thought it was pretty cool!

this place is really paradise on earth!
(side note: jordan and i came here for our honeymoon over 8 years ago!)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Shoes & flowers

i found a new flower that i LOVE for little c's hair!
who knew i would be so excited about finding new bows?!?
i think she looks pretty cute in it!
but even better than the flower - are these PRECIOUS shoes!
my friend magen made them - hot off the machine :)
she has a new shoe style and this is just one of the designs.
go to her shop and order some!
i think they look so so cute on c's little feet
and they fit perfectly!

and how great is this - they match perfectly with c's new flower!

cutie pie

leaving in the morning for california . . .
hope you have a good week.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Campbell's Baby Dedication

campbell was dedicated at church on sunday. it was a sweet time of speaking what the Lord has spoken over her to our church, and asking the body to help us raise her in the way of the Lord. We have felt that the Lord is going to use campbell to bring "creative beauty" to the earth. We are excited to see how he does that through her life!

it was sweet to have our families by our side to commit to help us and pray for us during this wonderful, adventure of parenthood.

a couple of campbell's friends got dedicated as well!
(i just have pictures of those in the first service)

sweet riley waldrum
adorable eli daniel

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Weekend

this weekend my parents came up for a visit (campbell was dedicated at church on sunday - another post coming soon!). we had a great time together and a pretty packed saturday!

we started the day with a soccer game.
this was actually the best one yet!
jayden scored his first goal, and was really engaged in the game.
the fan's

after the soccer game we headed to the arboretum!
it was a perfect day for this.
we attempted to get a family picture
(hard as usual!)
we tried to get the cousins together
(ek and campbell wore matching outfits!)
amy, me, mom, and alex
mimi, ek, & jayden playing in the wagon
dad & mom

dad & campbell
little mr. opinionated
didn't want to take pictures on the pumpkin, but ASKED for a picture to be taken on THESE pumpkins!
(and no - it was not cold enough to wear a hat, but you try to fight that battle - it wasn't worth it to me!)
jason & al
after the arboretum we had lunch and then the kids took naps.
while napping - the girls (minus al) went to get pedis & coffee - fun times!

for dinner, everyone came over to our house

cute al
we took pictures of the spread
it was a yummy dinner of crocked fajitas!
jason & dad
again - his decision to take the shirt off
(no it wasn't particularly hot either - we go from extremes here!)
al & mb