Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Week 23

Better late than never!  We just got back from our LA trip last night and all my pictures from last week were still on my camera so I've been editing pictures and slowly working on this blog post today in between loads of vacation laundry, grocery shopping, and taxiing the kids to and fro.  It was a quick trip, and one more day would have been nice, but there is too much happening at home to be out of town that long.  I'm just glad we got a trip in when we did because sporting events kind of take over the rest of our summer.  Thankfully I have the rest of the week off to help the boys transition to their new schedule and enjoy a little more time with them before things really ramp up. 

At any rate, here's what we did last week:

Day 154- Monday, 6/3/12
I received my Starbucks' Gold Card in the mail this afternoon which just confirms that I spend way too much money on specialty drinks.  They're oh so good though ;0)

Day 155- Tuesday, 6/4/12
This morning was Justin's awards assembly and he did great!  He's in his first year of middle school and things finally fell into place and clicked for him in the second semester.  It's so nice to see him rewarded for all his hard work.

Day 156- Wednesday, 6/5/12
This weekend I helped Brandon make a garden stone for his teacher as an end of year gift.  We broke it out of the mold and cleaned it up today so it's all pretty and ready for the last day of school tomorrow!

Day 157- Thursday, 6/6/12
School is out for the year, and it's time to start our summer with a road trip to LA!  We didn't waste any time heading out--school ended at 12:45 and we were on the road by 2pm.

Day 158- Friday, 6/7/12
The kids are having a blast at Universal Studios in Hollywood.  Transformers 3D was the first ride of the day.

Day 159- Saturday, 6/8/12
We traveled with the Wong family and had fun exploring Legoland together.  The boys really enjoyed having other kids on vacation.  See how they're wearing sweatshirts?  Funny thing about the weather is that it was really cool (high's in the 70's) and cloudy, but up north, back at home, they were having a heatwave with highs in the 100's.  Sorry we missed that!

Day 160- Sunday, 6/9/12
Time for a nice adult dinner and drinks after a long day at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and an indoor go-kart race track.  It was the perfect way to spend the last night of our trip.

Wait!  One more--an early monthly photo.

June's Family Photo

We were able to get a few family photos on our trip which is great so I chose one for this month's shot.  It was a wonderful trip to help us all reconnect.  It seems like as the boys get older they spend more time doing their individual stuff and less time at home so we needed this to help remind everyone that we still all belong together and can have a great time as a family.

OK--now that's all.  Thanks again for stopping by and hope to see you next week.



  1. What a GREAT idea to use a garden stone as a teacher appreciation gift!

    I ♥ the family photo & it looks like y'all had a great time on vacation. :)

  2. Love your gold card picture! Too fun! Your trip looks great! I agree with your feelings that kids get older/busier and you have less family together time. We need that! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week off and transition into summer!!

  3. Yay! Justin! and all your kids for getting out easy. You have a beautiful family. and I love it that you guys got to go on a trip with another family. Great fun! A gold card from Starbucks - I didn't even know you could get a gold card. Yay! you!!!

  4. Looks like such a fun trip! I'm glad you all were able to enjoy some time away together before your busy summer schedule starts. I absolutely love the garden stone Brandon gave his teacher for an end of the year gift! What a good idea!