Friday, July 30, 2010


Every other year I get the privilege of getting together with all my sisters and sister-in-laws and Mom for a much needed sisters' trip! We all go to my sister, Melinda's house in Northern CA. It's the most perfect spot where we all just vedge. She's got a fabulous pool in her back yard and tons of yummy restaurants close--so what more could we ask for? This year we all enjoyed the farmers market in her little town of Lincoln. We have an aunt that lives pretty close to Melinda, so she and her daughter came to hang out and go to dinner with us too.
Sarah, me, Holly, Carrie and Brigg

A lot of time was spent on our laptops much to Sarah and Melinda's dismay. They were pretty bored of computers by the end of the trip. There's just always something to be done on the computer which we can't usually get to with all our kids around, so now that us mom's are kidless, it's finally a time to get caught up with things--sorry--Sarah and Melinda!!

Emily, Sarah, and Holly

Brigg was the only child on the trip and boy was he spoiled. Lots of Aunts to take care of him. He was a great boy and loved the water. It was fun having the only baby there, but have to say I do enjoy the sister's trips a lot better with no children!

Mom, Holly, Aunt Loralee

The whole gang at Red Robin

Did I mention that we had our own cook the whole time too? Good 'ol Staci was always making something for us whether it be dinner or some delicious cookies! And she even cleaned up for us too, we pretty much stayed at a fancy hotel. She's the best! Thanks Staci!

Of course we have to throw in some craft time since I have the most crafty sisters ever.
My Mom brought all the stuff to make these cutest flowers.

Brigg and Aunt Sarah--pucker up!

OH I just love this boy!!!

All my sisters and one of my sister-in-laws.
We missed Kristen and Tina this year! Aren't they all so beautiful!!

traditional kissy face--
with some not so traditional background faces!!

Mom and Sarah

Holly and Emily

Staci and Melinda(Most amazing hosts!!!)

Carrie and I

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Special Day!

Well as most of you Mom's know, when your first child hits 8 years old, it all seems so surreal. I still can't believe that Drake is 8. What a special day it was when Drake got baptized. I couldn't believe how grown up he looked in his suit, what a handsome boy! I think he was pretty excited, but you never know with him--he's not one to express his feelings. We had a great program where his Grandma Jones and Grandpa Paul spoke on the plan of Salvation and the Holy Ghost. They both did a great job, it was a very special time! It was especially neat for Mike because he was actually baptized in the same font when he was 8 years old by his Dad. We are really proud of our boy Drake--he is such a great Kid! We sure Love you bud!!