Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Week 24

Welcome back and Happy Tuesday!  We are officially in the full swing of summer.  Last week was our transition week where we got to relax and have some fun so this week everyone is off doing their summer activities trying to figure out the new schedules.  I was happy to have a weekend open up where we could escape as a family and thoroughly enjoyed our time spent on the coast this past week.  I wish we could do that more often.

Here's a look at last week's pictures:

Day 160- Monday, 6/9/14
It's super hot today, but I found a cool spot in the shady grass to wait out water polo practice at Jesuit High School.  We had to join forces with another team to have enough player for a chance at making it to the Junior Olympics.  We'll know next weekend if that worked out or not.

Day 161- Tuesday, 6/10/14
Lunch date #1.  I'm home this week helping the kids transition into summer.  Justin had a Mind and Brain study visit in Davis so we went out to lunch after.  It was his first time at Beach Hut Deli and he loved it.

Day 162- Wednesday, 6/11/14
Lunch date #2.  Tyler needed to get some books for his summer reading homework so we headed to Natomas for a trip to the bookstore and then hit up Chipotle for lunch.  He also got some good driving practice in on this trip.

Day 163- Thursday, 6/12/14
Lunch date #3.  It's Brandon's turn!  He was happy I picked him up early from camp so we could have lunch together just, him and me.  He got to choose the place and of course he chose McDonald's because his brother never let him go there anymore, and this time they didn't have a say ;0)

Day 164- Friday, 6/13/14
We've escaped to the sea.  Tyler's water polo tournament in Clovis was cancelled so we decided to seize the opportunity and squeeze in a quick family trip.  We made it to the beach in Seaside, CA just in time to see the sunset.

Day 165- Saturday, 6/14/14
We spent the day at Monterey Bay Aquarium which is an amazing place.  The best part is that I got to meet the animal care staff tending to the sea otters that send me serum samples on a regular basis for testing in our research lab.  They took us behind the scenes so it was nice to not only meet the vet staff but also the sea otter themselves.  I know all their names from test tubes so it's nice to be able to put a furry face to those names.

Day 166- Sunday, 6/15/14
Happy Father's Day!  We traveled home today from the coast and made it back just in time to fix up a nice Mexican feast in honor of John, the best father the boys could have.  They all chipped in and helped make him a special meal.  It was the perfect end to the perfect weekend.  We'll be back to crazy reality tomorrow.

Wait!  One more-

June's Family Photo

Since we were all together this weekend at a great location it seemed like the perfect time to get our monthly family photo in and what better place than the beach!  It's much cooler here on the coast than we are used to, but we still had amazing, sunny, and clear weather.

That's it for now.  Thanks for stopping by and see you next week.

The Mom Creative


  1. Love the otter!! Busy week and I hope it's cooler for ya'll!!

  2. Fantastic June family photo! I also love the Father's Day photo of all your guys together. You're a lucky lady to get 3 lunch dates with 3 different handsome guys in one week ;-)

  3. Love all your lunch date pictures! That aquarium looks awesome, and so nice for you to know where your samples come from :) Love your family photo at the beach. Glad your family got to get away and enjoy the time together. Hope this week goes well! Hope your summer gets cooler!!