Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cub Scouts!

Daniel has been working really hard in Cub Scouts this past year, and earned his Wolf rank!

Here he is with Cub Master Rusty Moon who is explaining all the awards Daniel has received!
Here I am putting on his Bear neckerchief! He is now officially a Bear!!! Congratulations Daniel! We are so proud of you! Keep it up!

Daniel's 9th Birthday!

Happy Birthday Daniel! July 20......I can't believe you are nine years old! The day started off with balloons in your room to begin the celebration early!

Love balloons!
Excited to open presents!

Finally.....the long-awaited pocketknife!!!

The cake!


Happy Birthday dear Daniel! We love you so much and hope your ninth year is your best yet!

Yosemite/Visit from the Johnson's!

The day we came home from camping, Brian's sister Tammy and her family came to visit us from Utah. We rarely get company, so it was very exciting to have family come to visit! We took them to Yosemite to enjoy the beauty of that place and the gorgeous waterfalls!

Here is Tammy, Devin, Cody, Chiara and Tyson by the redwood trees!
Chiara, Tammy, Devin, Tyson and Cody at the beautiful lookout for Yosemite.

Rachel by a waterfall.

Chiara, Daniel, Rachel, Devin, Tyson, Cody and Brian posing by a giant redwood tree after lunch.

Postcard scene.....yes I took this picture! Gorgeous!

Daniel and Rachel inserted into the postcard! :)

Tammy and Devin!

Here we are! I love this spot!

Daniel acting cool!

Here we all are: Daniel, Devin, Tammy, Cody, Tyson, Brian, Chiara and Rachel. Love this picture! We had such a great time with the Johnson's! Hope they come back to visit real soon! We love you guys!

Family Camp 2010

This summer, our camping trip was to Family Camp at Shaver Lake. We went with a bunch of other families, and it was for five days over the 4th of July. We had such a great time with such great people! Here are some pictures from our adventure!

Tent sweet tent!
Rachel and Daniel swimming in the lake.

Rachel getting pulled behind the boat...Fun!

I think she had fun!

Lot's of time to relax and read...

Brian and Rachel being pulled by the boat.

Daniel trying his hand at fishing.

Bathing beauties....Megan, Madi and Rachel

Evenings were spend around the campfire with all sorts of activities such as singing, talent show, skits, etc. It was so fun!

Daniel and Logan enjoying the fire.

Daniel playing in the sand.

Here is the "spread" of shade structures all along the beach. We had such a great group of friends!

Brian on the floating trampoline.

Brian and Rachel getting ready to swim across the lake.

Daniel with his glow hat....waiting for fireworks.

Cute Rachel and her hat.

Activities at the campground....lots of games, chatting, reading and relaxing.

Sunday morning feast! We all pitched in and had enough food for an army!

The anxious "army" in line for Sunday morning breakfast!

Sunday manicures! At least our nails looked pretty and clean!

Water fight! Very fun!
All in all, we had such a great time with so many friends! The mountains were so beautiful and we enjoyed every moment shared together! Thanks to all who went and participated and invited us to join in!

Happy 15 year Anniversary!

Brian and I celebrated our 15 year anniversary in June, and we took a two-day trip to the coast. It was so beautiful! I never tire of seeing the ocean and standing on the beach and feeling the wind and smelling the salt air. We went to San Simeon beach, and it was quite windy and chilly the first day, but we loved it anyway!

We saw a little sea otter on the beach right where we were walking. He got nervous and jumped in the water and caught a wave out to sea!
Apple Farm! Our favorite place to go! We ate lunch at the restaurant there and shopped at the gift shops and walked around. We loved it! Happy anniversary to my love! 15 years of marriage have been bliss when you are married to your best friend!