Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Beach Bum

Since we have been living in California we have made many trips to the beach. Emily is such a little sweetheart and does so well. I am so glad 
she is so easy going. It is wonderful to spend time doing fun things with our whole entire family. 

I haven't posted in a while- oops. It isn't because we haven't been busy though. Aaron came out to visit for a couple days. We went to the beach a lot! Luckily Matt has the stamina to keep going and going all day so he had Aaron had an especially good time. I think they told me they even went boogie boarding at midnight. Crazy kids. 

While Aaron was here we went to the OC Fair. It was pretty fun. I was really attracted to the animals and gardening this year. There were brand new baby piglets that were pretty dang cute. What else was cute was putting Emily's face in the wood cut outs of people. 

It was a treat to watch Emily and Aaron throughout the week. At first she was pretty hesitant with him, but gradually opened up to him. By the end of the week we were in Arizona and Aaron was leaving for EFY and Emily didn't want him to let go of her. It is a cute little friendship those two have. 
I spent a weekend in Arizona two weeks ago. That was nice and relaxing. I saw Mama Mia with my mom, grandma, and Camille. It was a very fun movie. I'm not sure how well men would like it, but I would definitely suggest finding a girlfriend and go see it. 

While I was there my dad gave me an introductory to golf lesson. It was pretty fun and I have been doing my practice swings every day (well almost) since I have been home. Justin is excited because he recently picked up golf and so now it is something we can do together. 

Justin's grandparents (Connie and Ron) each had surgery this week. So Emily and I have been visiting them while they are recovering. It is so fun to see her interact and be the happy little baby she is. 

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Future Business Woman of America

Here is Emily in Grandma Connie's office getting advice about how to be a killer business woman. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Fourth of July

For the weekend of the fourth Justin, Emily, myself went up to June Lake/Mammoth Mountain. Justin's grandma lives there and it is absolutely gorgeous. It was fun to take Emily there for the first time. We spent the summer after we got married working there, so now it is a special place for all of us. On the fourth we went to the local town parade. It was really fun to dress Emily up and spend some time as a family. 
Justin's grandparents recently bought a fitness center called "Snowcreek." This was their float in the parade.
Emily loves dogs and the ones at home usually ignore her, but this one came right up and let her pet him.
The next day Justin, Kris (Justin's dad), Kody (Justin's brother), and I went Mountain Biking at Mammoth Mountain. Mammoth is an amazing ski mountain and biking down it was just as fun. It was so exhausting and I have bruises all over my legs from it. Special thanks go to Kati for watching Emily while Justin and I spent some quality time together. 

A post about being at Grandma Connie's house would be incomplete without a section dedicated to the gorgeousness of the area. June Lake is an amazing place and wonderful if anyone ever needs to get away to a beautiful mountain area. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


A couple weeks ago I went with my parents and brother and sister to Florida. We have an aunt, uncles, a grandpa, and three adorable cousins out there. My dad's cousins were also visiting that week for a 50th birthday party. We had so much fun! Emily really enjoyed playing with the other kids and I always love being with family. Here are a few pictures from the trip. 

These above three are from a fun day at the beach. Florida beaches are the best! The water is the perfect temperature (way warmer than california). 

My cousins Jack and Reagan were HUGE helps playing with Emily. She loved them! She also had her first chance to play with a baby doll. She would take the fake pacifier from the doll and try to use it. Silly girl. 

Aaron (my brother) had a good time playing with her. He even snuggled her to sleep once.

The cute little girl in this picture   Mia. She is my dad's cousin's daughter. She hung out with us all week. We spent a lot of time in the swimming pool. I am so glad I have Emily in today's day in age. They have EVERYTHING for babies. I love that swim float toys now come with sun shades. Smarty-pants designers.
Here is my dad and his dad. I know to make it a true generations picture, I should be in it- oops. 

Here is my dad swimming with Emily. 

Ryan- my little 3 year old cousin is Emily's new best friend. They had so much fun together. Emily would get very excited every morning when she saw Ryan. Of course it helped that Ryan had TONS of toys and was very willing to share. One afternoon they hung out in the crib like this playing with toys for what seemed like forever. If you look really close in the picture with both of them, you will see they used matchy sippy cups. It was fun for me to watch Emily with all of these little kids. It was also a lot of fun to catch up and spend time with family. I love them so much!