Thursday, January 29, 2009

CA Mission Trip/Project

The Twins had to pick one of the 21 California Missions and do a project on it. We decided that Alysabeth would build a model of a Mission and Evan would put together a picture/presentation board. We took a trip up to beautiful Sonoma, CA--wine country--and toured the Mission San Francisco Solano.

This is a picture of how the Mission was set up...

Caden, Alysabeth and Evan in front of the Bear Flag raising statue.

The Mission San Francisco Solano

The model that took Alysabeth and me a week to build--I was glad when it was finished and turned in, in one piece!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Disneyland Pictures

Hi There! Here are a couple of pictures from Disneyland that I finally got from my Mom--she packed them away for safe keeping while we were still at Disneyland and then I forgot to ask for them when we got home.

I love this picture--Caden looks completely terrified but he had a great time--although, he would only go on this ride one time. Alysa's face is pretty funny too. What a great trip this was!

Here's the whole gang at Goofy's Kitchen for the character breakfast. It was probably the most expensive breakfast I have and ever will eat but it was so fun to watch the kids interact with the Disney characters. They collected autographs and the Twins and my Dad were sung to for their birthdays--it was a terrific morning!

Monday, January 5, 2009


Well, 2008 was over in a flash and here we are 5 days into 2009--crazy how the time flies as we grow older! We had a great New Years celebration, we spent the night at my Mom and Dad's along with my sister, her husband and 3 kids and of course the dogs were all there!
The kids rang the New Year in with the East Coast--9pm our time, then it was off to bed so the grown-ups could play games and enjoy some peace.

We did sparklers--it was cold and damp I think that's why the pictures are so smokey!



Alysa, Evan and Caden toasting to the New Year--CHEERS!

Couldn't help but put this picture in of Heather and Jeremy playing "Dancing with the Stars" on the Wii--it was fun to watch them!