Thursday, August 20, 2009

Trip to Cali

so i finished hanging pictures/decor on thursday night and on friday morning we packed up and headed to long beach. it's about 4 hours from us. jeff and kristina met us there and we had a BLAST! i am already trying to figure out the next time we can go to the beach! friday we went to the beach for about an hour and then we went to dinner and walked around at the pier. the weather was so nice and everyone rode the ferris wheel.sorry, but there are seriously a million pics with this post!! saturday we spent 7 hours at huntington beach. my girls are awesome! they all loved the water and playing in the sand.
crazy uncle jeff getting ready to toss annie into a wave!

school was close to starting and katelyn and annie were really nervous. katelyn wouldn't talk to derek or me about it, but she poured her heart out to jeff when they were sitting on the beach together.

for some reason when i watched jeff and kristina leave with all their stuff it made me laugh so hard. they looked so dorky with the chairs on their backs!! ha ha it's making me laugh again just thinking about it!!! they were good sports and let me take a pic of them even though i was totally laughing at them!! LOVE YOU GUYS!!!
the kids were exhausted at the end of the day... lexi sleeping
sami sleeping!

when we ate dinner that night derek told our waiter that we were celebrating lexi's birthday so they brought out a HUGE pile of blue cotton candy. it was the best i've ever eaten!!

on sunday derek woke up feeling terrible. so he dropped us off at the condo jeff and kris were staying in and he went to the ER. they brought their really nice camera so we went outside for a photo shoot. this is a new face lexi's been doing. she scrunches up her face and sniffs her nose really loud. it's hilarious and i'm really glad we got it in a pic!!

love love love love love love this pic of alexis! she is the happiest, sweetest little baby and this picture totally captures it.

so kristina and i always talk about how we always take all the pictures so we're never documented being at any "functions". since pictures were actually taken of us this trip i feel like i have to post them... as attractive as they all are!! ha ha ha

it was seriously such a good trip. i'm so glad we squeezed it in before school started and stuff.

moving in

we're all settled. it's a great feeling. i actually just finished "organizing" the garage today. the day we moved in feels like 100 years ago... i can't believe it was just last week. anyway... i had come to kingman and found this house without derek. he was too busy studying for the bar exam and couldn't miss a day of studying. (i've already posted about that!) so, i was really excited for him to finally see what i found for us. jen, spencer, jeff, kristina, and marjean all helped us move. it was great to have to much help with all of our crap and the kids! all of us girls came straight to the house. the guys all had to go to our storage unit, load up the uhaul, and then drive the long way to kingman. you can't drive uhauls over the hoover dam. so i was ready with the camera when derek walked in the door.

the girls were pretty good sports while we moved everything in and put stuff away. i let them play with the camera and later when i looked at the pictures they had taken it totally cracked me up!!

(annie's bedding is cute, huh?!)