Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Ahhh, time to get away and relax… Really? Do we as parents really ever get to truly relax when taking the entire family on vacation? Nevertheless, we tend to make the best memories during those trips whether or not we get to relax. This year we ventured to sunny southern California. Although it was meant to be just the 5 of us it worked out that we had a lot of family making the visit to California at the same time. We ended up in beautiful San Diego and stayed at a “Hostile”, something that I was never aware existed. If you ever get the chance I encourage you to try it some time, you have the opportunity to meet very interesting and friendly people. I think the kids enjoyed the experience. While in San Diego Jon’s brother Christian rented a house on the beach for his 40th birthday and was constantly surrounded by family and friends for the week. Between all the amazing meals that were prepared for breakfasts and dinners, we partied it up for the weekend. The rest of our San Diego visit was spent on the beach and Jon almost got his fill of the beaching experience. Another highlight was taking the kids to Knott’s Berry Farm, and believe us we worked that place like it was nobodies business. And what would a vacation be without visiting family. Between all the fun, being able to visit aunts, uncles, and grandparents make the trip that much more special. Which lead us to our final destination of our trip, Lake Havasu City  Arizona. The kids have always enjoyed visiting grandpa and grandma Seamans. 4 days filled with swimming and sunshine guaranteed to wear out any child. Sadly all vacations have to come to an end, but at least we made a special trip by the Hoover Dam for our eldest daughter who was eager to see where “it all began” (that being of course the Transformer Legacy). Although an Historical National landmark, Sarah swears that she will never visit the damn Dam again. Saddened that we were arriving home sun baked, tired, we couldn’t wait to get back to school and work… NOT!!!

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Happy Birthday America

Hope you all enjoyed your Independence Day festivities. We kept ourselves pretty busy even for a holiday. Our Ward held a 4th of July Pancake breakfast and Flag ceremony. Of course Jon was asked to do the sound for the Flag ceremony and program then the music for the breakfast. So even for a day off of work, he got an early start to be fully set up for sunrise. After the breakfast we cleaned up and rushed to the local 4th of July parade. Then back home to prepare food for a BBQ later that afternoon at Brenda’s house (One of Sarah’s good friends from cosmetology school). The remainder of our day included Swimming, good food, and watching fireworks from the rooftop.