Thursday, November 18, 2010

Jessica and Lucy's visit & Trey's Baptism

Hudson, Lucy and Crew getting cozy in my bed watching Cars

the 3 Musketeers...Jack, Crew and Max

All the "BIG" cousins decided they want the medium speed ponies

Mommy and Huddie before the pony ride

Tater bug




Some "arts and crafts" time before dinner

At Cafe Rio (I know this is blurry but think it's the cutest)

the Bagel Shack in San Clemente Saturday Morning

Huddie, Lucy and Crew with their favorite Mimi

Most of the cousins at Trey's Baptism

Crew, Trey and Hudson

The Mathis Family

Trey with his "favorite" Aunt JJ

the Dannels with the newest member of the Church...
My sister Jessica and her adorable little girl Lucy who are from Utah, came to visit all of us in southern California for a few days. She stayed with me for the first two days and then we went and stayed at the BeachHouse with her and my parents for a few days as well. We had so much fun shopping for family picture outfits, eating at some yummy restaurants and treating ourselves to 21 Choices. On of the days Jessica was up here two of my other sisters came up to my house and we let the kids play, had a yummy lunch at Oinkster and took the kiddos to Griffith Park to ride to ponies and play at the park. We had a great day despite all of the people in line staring at us at Oinkster wondering what we are doing out with 8 kids. On Friday we went down to the BeachHouse and on our way met the Tori, Joe, Max and Tate at Cafe Rio for some dinner and then went to their house to let all the kids play for a few hours. While we were down south we also had some yummy breakfast at the Bagel Shack and walked along Del Mar St. in downtown San Clemente. Saturday we all drove down to San Diego for Trey's Baptism and then to Lisa and Ty's house for a yummy dinner after. Crew and Hudson had such a fun weekend with all of their cousins. They look up to every single one of them so much. I am really proud of Trey and the decision he has made to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am so happy that Crew and Hudson have such amazing cousins to look up to. I love my family so much and am so grateful to be so close to each and every single one of my family members. Family truly is what matters most! Thanks for coming Jessica and Lucy. We had so much fun!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Nana and Papa take on California!

Nana and Papa came to visit us for a few days in California. The boys love when we have visitors and enjoy getting especially spoiled by Nana and Papa D. I tried my hardest to keep all of us busy while they were in town so no one would get too bored. We spent a whole day at Disneyland and walked and walked until Nana and Papa D. couldn't walk anymore. Crew and Hudson enjoyed showing them around Disneyland and riding all their favorite rides with them. Since Crew is now 40" tall he was able to go on Soarin' over California, Tower of Terror and Thunder Mountain for his first time. He loved all of them and thinks he is just the biggest kid now. Mabel and I also went to the Fabric District in downtown LA so she could stock up on some fabric for more sewing projects. And of course we took Mabel and Danny out to a few of our favorite restaurants here...Dominico's and the Oinkster. We had a fabulous time with Nana and Papa D. Thanks so much for coming out to visit and spending time with the boys. I know they love you both very much and we can't wait to spend Thanksgiving with the family.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sweet moves.

Click on the link below to check out my sweet dance moves from the Ellen show: