Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Beach Bums

A week after we had been home from Colorado, we took off for the beach. This time with my family! We stayed in my brother in laws beach house in Ventura California. My mom, my 2 little bros, Jena and Shane came. We had a great time, minus the extreme wind and cloudy weather the first 2 days. I love relaxing at the beach watching my chillens play in the water and sand. Although Collin and Casen usually want me in on the action... water, waves, boogie boards, sand, the whole bit. So I give it my effort. Collin could stay there all day with sand covering his body. Casen likes to take breaks, wrap up in towels and head into the beach house. They are 2 funny boys. Collin learned how to boogie board this trip with a little assistance. Sammy my bro learned to surf, and I learned that pics of me 8 months pregnant are not so cute :) I also learned that it would have been good to bring a camera! Yes, I am that stupid. I couldn't find my camera on the way out... so I these are some pics that Jena emailed to me. I missed many priceless moments in consequence of my absent mindedness.... But none the less we had tons of fun! While at the beach we went, longbarding or biking, we went to the cool aquarium on the pier in Santa barbara, we rode on of those silly family bike car things along the beach trail in Santa Barbara, we went to the Zoo... the boys did TONS of boogie boarding, and frisbee in the ocean, sand digging, kite flying, smores on the beach at night, shoppping, cooking, eating, playing games, taking showers to get the sand of for the hundreth time and so forth. Thanks fam for the fun trip! Love you all!

Sam lookin like a surf stud
The crew that attended this awesome trip

Kite Flying...the kites were to high to fit in the pic:)
We went for a sunset walk and Collin came out like this... Casen followed him after!

fire on the beach at night was so fun....

These poor boys were SO beat this late at night. Casen had to give in :)

Cutie pie!

The skimboarders...
Wild beach man:)
What is going on here with Collin and Dave?
Beach fun

Family Vacations

In the past few weeks we have taken a couple family trips. First we went to Albuquerque, NM for Michelle's graduation and spent time with the cousins. From there, we went to Pagosa Springs, Colorado with Dave's family. We spent a week soaking in hot springs, miniature golfing, horse back riding, hiking, doing "kid crafts", river rafting and playing frisbee with family. It was fun to see such a beautiful part of the world and spend time with the Minks.

Birthday Weekend for Birthday girl!

My mom turned the big 50 and we celebrated hard in St. George with all the girls in the fam. We went to the Tuacahn theator and watched Brian Reagons comedy show.
We laid out, swam, played tennis, cards and hiked!

There is the tree my mom wanted to hike to, so we did! She is a die hard hiker. But... this was not a hike, it was more like rock climbing. No trail was in site.

Fun times!