Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Week 25

Welcome back and happy Tuesday!  Last week was so nice and relaxing.  We had a lot of great family and friend time and now it's back to reality.  Tyler starts an internship in a UC Davis lab, Justin starts tennis club, Brandon starts KIDS camp, I'm trying to figure out bacti protocols at work, and John is in Kentucky on work for 10 days.  A whole bunch of new schedules just thrown our way that we're still trying to figure out, but it's all good things and will be great once we settle into our new summer routine.

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

Day 166- Monday, 6/15/15
We're in Santa Cruz!  We stopped off at a Bigfoot Museum on our way which was totally cheesy but also fun.  Then we hit the boardwalk, grabbed some lunch, found our rental house, and checked out the beach.  Most everything is in walking distance from our rental so that is really convenient. There are 4 families staying in this big house and Tyler is super excited to spend some time here with his closest friends.

Day 167- Tuesday, 6/16/15
Santa Cruz day 2!  This morning we went to Natural Bridges State Beach and checked out the tide pools which the younger boys thought were great.  Justin said, "The others totally missed out."  We hardly saw the older kids most of our trip.  They were just happy to hang together alone, and I wish I had taken at least one picture of the 4 of them but totally missed getting that.  Later it was back to the boardwalk and some more of the beach before settling in to watch the NBA finals.  John is super happy his Warriors team became the 2015 NBA Champs breaking a 40 year streak!

Day 168- Wednesday, 6/17/15
Good-bye Santa Cruz.  Today is a travel day.  It's time to head home and work ourselves back into reality.  It was a nice, little trip that wore my kids out.  I wish we could have stayed longer but duty calls.

Day 169- Thursday, 6/18/15
There was no easing back into things.  Today was extremely busy.  I had a ton of stuff to catch up on at work, the air conditioner guy came to check our system for the summer, the dog needed a shot, the kids had swim practice and the list goes on.  It was a total balancing act that didn't exactly balance very well.  Someone take me back to the beach!

Day 170- Friday, 6/19/15
He's smiling on the outside but crying inside.  His phone was hit by a wave and got water logged in Santa Cruz.  We tried the rice and all that but no luck.  He loved that phone and really is not excited to be getting a new one even though its a much better phone.  It took a few days to get used to and for him to get out of his, "I hate the ocean because it ruined my phone," slump, but he finally came around and now sees how much more his new phone has to offer.  The best part for me is that it was free with a mail-in rebate.  Gotta love that.  Next time the phone goes in a ziploc at the beach.

Day 171- Saturday, 6/20/15
We're celebrating Father's Day early with dinner and a movie because John leaves on a business trip at 4 am tomorrow.  After a nice homemade brunch the boys gave John a Warriors jersey, and then we went to see the Jurassic World movie and had dinner at Logan's Roadhouse because John wanted steak.  Thankfully Tyler was not working so we were all able to enjoy the whole day together.

Day 172- Sunday, 6/21/15
Happy Father's Day!  Since John couldn't be here today and actually didn't even have a chance to see the boys before he left, we sent him a special Father's Day message as soon as Tyler returned from work.  John will be gone for 10 days and not back until July!  That's a long time.  We miss him already.

Wait!  One more:

June's Family Photo

Taken during our dinner out to celebrate an early Father's day at Logan's Roadhouse. 

OK!  All done.  Thanks for stopping by and we'll see you next week.


  1. What a packed week! Sorry about the phone, bad ocean! I saw the movie this weekend too - loved it!

  2. Your vacation looks fun! Love the "hate the ocean because it ruined my phone" comment!!! Glad he likes the new one! Fun Father's day activities! Dinner as a family looks yummy! Good luck the next 10 days as a single mom. That is hard! Enjoy your summer!