Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Where did the Past 9 Months Go?

It amazes me how time just flies by.  We become so busy in our own little worlds....
* Vincent turned 18
* Amanda turned 3
* I experienced working graveyard shift again! PLEASE never again!
* AND.... we moved back to Arizona.  Across the street from our old house. We are trying to simplify our lives. Brian needed to be back with his Dr.'s & Specialists.

Seems like not much has happened but to list everything that has happened in 9 months would be so boring...
I am hoping to stay caught up with this BLOG. 


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Labor Day Tourists

Have you ever taken the whole weekend to tour your own little city?  We had the opportunity to do just that Labor Day Weekend.  I have to admit.  It was so much fun.  I realized how beautiful our little cities are and how much there is to do. 

Our dear friends Ellen & Allen Johnson drove all the way from Phoenix to spend the weekend with us.  We had endless fun, talks and food all weekend long. 

Vincent was such a sport and moved into Amanda's room, The Johnsons in his room and Amanda, without any hesitation into our room.

We started the day in Santa Barbara of course with food. That of course is food on the water at Stearns Wharf.
Despite the fact that the birds attacked our feet.... Okay, the pigeons that Vincent tried to poison it was a great lunch.  Vincent had a big enough lunch to last past dinner.  So pretty much, he had Linner.  I wish I had a picture of it.  The poor guy literally could not walk afterwards.  BONUS.... Ran into my dear friend Eileen and her boys that I haven't seen since we moved away.  Such a treat. 

After driving the truck onto the Wharf above the water (freaked them out) Of course we have to ride along the beach.  I am realizing now, I do not take very good pictures.  They are not with the best backgrounds or right moments..... But at least I try I guess. 

Well. I did get a picture of Amanda on the cool bikes.  Next Surfing. Alan actually brought his board and Vincent was more than excited to go.  I don't have a picture of that. I stayed behind after pushing the BoB on the sand. I wasn't about to push it any farther.  It WAS too hard.  But I did capture this most beautiful moment! She slept pretty much the whole time they surfed.
Of course end the day with an amazing drive along the Santa Barbara Coast Line.  It literally does take your breathe away.
Told you.  How can you not luv that sunset.  So beautiful.

Amanda was so excited that Alan & Ellen spent the night.

its more beach time. this time baby sis is awake.

luvd just chillin on the beach "talking"

actual size

of course Brian made an amazing dinner in the dutch ovens
Stuffed salmon, potatoes and Salad... YUMMY

It was such an amazing weekend.  Fast and Testimony Meeting, Beach, Girl Talks, Surfing, Pancakes, Amanda and Vincent.  Such a great weekend. 
Thank you so much Alan & Ellen for making the trip all the way out here!!


Just The Two of Us

Just some random pictures of the two of us.
A night out with some friends in Solvang. 

Of course the Vineyards in Santa Ynez.  It's actually
very interesting how they make wine.  Who would've

Pool side at Brother & Sisters
A swanky little club. 
I am so blessed to have the greatest husband.