Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sun, Sea and Mickey

Adventuring in California was tons of fun, and since we decided not to do Disneyland this time we made a stop at Downtown Disney instead. When you have three boys with you a stop at the Lego store is not an option, and of course you have to build a car to race while you are there. 

And what stop at Downtown Disney is complete without wearing a pair of ears? 

Our next adventure was to the Long Beach Aquarium. This was JJ's first time checking it out and we seriously loved it!

Everybody was brave enough to touch the jellyfish except JJ, although he loved watching them. 

Seahorses hold a special place in my heart ever since Justin and I spotted one in Mexico, and he caught it while we were jet skiing. 

Ezra loved looking at everything, and I loved having him close.

GG, Jill, Sydney, Ben, Wil, JJ, Ezra and I.

The last time I was at this aquarium, Justin and I had been dating about 5 months and we were here for his work Christmas party. It is awesome to be here again with out two boys adventuring. After being here at this incredible aquarium it makes the aquarium here in Utah look teeny tiny. I can't wait to come back again!

We also made time to go to the park, and I got to enjoy these chubby baby legs in shorts!

California, thank you for having us. Can't wait to come see you again!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Family Picture Peek

In California I was able to be a photographer again when my aunt asked me to take family pictures, what better place to go than to the beach. Now when I say Aunt, Uncle and Cousins I mean that... Basically my extended family is tight, and awesome. 

As you can see Wil enjoyed making faces in just about every picture until I threatened him. 

I so want a picture like this the next time we are in California! 

This right here is my "sister", isn't she beautiful!

This little goof right here is going to be quite the ladies man when he gets older. 

He is the serious one, but watch out he knows Tae kwon do!

Back to Where it All Began

It was awesome to be in California again, and to have Justin with us! we enjoyed the extra time to relax and enjoy short sleeves. 

We got to meet up with quite a few of our friends at Panera, Taylor and Janae, Kenasen, Molly, Glen and Breanna, and Becky and Jonah, soon our friend gatherings are going to be a lot louder than they already are. 

One of Justin's favorite things to do when we're in the warm weather is play Frisbee Golf, and La Mirada Regional park is the place to play. We had quite the group playing, Bruce, Marinda and Bronson, Charlie, Becky and Jonah, Glen, Breanna, Alex, Thomas, Sharolyn, and Kai.

We also got to go down to the beach while we were there. These two boys wanted to hold hands on our walk down the peir. 

Ezra thought it was a little too bright out on the peir.

The Peir is always on our tour list while we are in town, It's a special place for Justin and I, we had our first date here, got engaged here and travel back every time for a trip down memory lane. 

While we were eating we realized Bronson's had was getting closer and closer to his Mom's plate of fries, like he was going to try and snag one while they werent watching.

I even got to snuggle him for a bit. There aren't very many things cuter than your own kids, but kids from awesome friends are a close second!

after lunch we headed down to put our toes in the sand and feel the salty breeze on our faces. Memere got JJ to get wet and enjoy the water. 

The last time we were at this beach Ezra was just a little bean in my belly, I am so grateful to be apart of this family of four.

This little boy is such a ham and loved exploring at the beach. I can't wait to come back for more time there and to watch him enjoy this place we hold so dear. 

Chubby sandy baby toes, it doesn't get much better than this!

Grandpa had fun trying to get Ezra to crack a smile, He can be a pretty serious guy when there are lots of people around. 

Justin got some squishing time with Bronson too. 

It is seriously awesome to see your good friends become parents and think that our kids could be just as good of friends as we are. 

I am also grateful for friends who love on our boys, especially pretending with them. 

Memere cuddled with Jonah (the youngest of the bunch) and kept him warm in the beach breeze. 

I may not have a ton of pictures of our time with our friends but we have wonderful memories to tie us over till next time. We seem to always pick up right where we left off, life is good guys especially at the beach.