Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spring Break Part 2

I think it was Saturday that the boys went out to hit some balls off of the driving range for a bit.
For some reason, I've never taken a 3 generation picture of them before, so I made them stand still for one before they could leave.  Someday they will be glad that they did. 

Jesse wasn't too impressed to be sitting for a picture. 

That night we went out to eat at one of the golf courses.  Here is a picture of Dan's parents.

Gracie and Jesse weren't as interested in getting their picture taken, so I guess we just got Emma in, as she snuck in the picture with us.  :)

Easter morning, I was setting the camera up to take our family picture and I had asked Dan to stand there so I had something to focus on and it worked out that both girls wondered into the couple of test shots that I took.  Score!  :)

This is our Easter picture.  It is NEVER perfect, but... it's a picture.  This was our 3rd and final attempt at getting a decent one.  Roger wasn't feeling good that morning so he didn't make it in the picture.  As for Jesse and Emma, I don't know what kind of family picture they had in mind.  Oh well.

Roger was feeling better just after the picture, (wonder if that was a coincident) hmm?!  ;)
Anyway, we went to their church for the morning service.  It was the first mega church that I've ever been to.  There were so many people that the parking lot was filled by the time we got there and they were directing people to park out in this grassy area.

When we got back from church, the kids found that there was a second egg hunt at the house.  Where better to search for eggs than in the swimming pool.  All the eggs sunk to the bottom and the kids had to dive for them.  They were so excited, I'm sure the neighbors heard their squeals and screams.

The kids swam almost non-stop the whole time we were down there.  But half way through our last day there, they did take a little break and hung out inside for a bit.

I think they were getting tired.

I took this picture of Emma the day after we got home.  She came home from school and was out.  I think we all feel this way.  :)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Spring Break

 The kids only got a 4 day weekend over Easter for spring break.  So we added on a couple days and headed down to Palm Springs, CA for a little getaway.  Dan's parents are down there for a few months during the winter so it's an awesome opportunity to go down to visit and soak up some sunshine.  On some of our previous trips down there we plan lots of little things to do.  But this time the only thing that we had on our agenda was to sit by the pool and relax.  Well that was my plan, I guess the kids didn't really plan to sit by the pool.  They fully intended to be in the pool swimming.  So it was a win win for everyone.  :)


  One afternoon, we did take the kids down the road to go miniature golfing.  It was a close game... Dan beat me by 4 strokes.  :(   

After we were done, we met Roger and Deane down in old town La Quinta for dinner.  I wish I would have remembered to take a picture.  It is so pretty and fun down there.  They've got the neatest little buildings and shopping area. 

This is the golf course that is right behind their house.  Isn't it gorgeous?!

 I think now I am ready for summer to arrive more than ever!  It's so hard putting my flip flops away and putting my boots back on.  I have a few more photos that I'll try and post soon.  There is just too many to put into one post.

Friday, April 4, 2014


Yesterday I caught Ruby and Tequila and we got them saddled up and rode around near the house.  Ruby is still pretty green, so I was a little nervous on how she would behave, but she actually did really good.  She seems to be where we left off from this fall.  

I don't think she enjoys getting her picture taken though, as she turned her head in this one.

Stuck her tongue out at me in this one.

And looks like she's so bored in this one that she might just nap.  ;)

Emma stopped over when we were finishing up, and I threw her up on Tequila and led her around the corral a couple of times.  That was enough for her and then we headed home to make dinner.

Baseball practice starts next week, so this weekend I need to get the house and car ready for us to be on the go.  Life is about to get busy again!  :)

Thursday, April 3, 2014


We have been home the last few days, as Dan, Jesse and Emma all came down with a stomach bug.  I've been playing nurse to everyone and hoping that Gracie and I don't get it.

They spent their day laying around the house and getting better.  As for me, it was too nice to be inside for long, so I headed out to work with Ruby.  All the horses are caked in dried mud from rolling around and laying in the mud.  So I figured I would catch Ruby and clean her off.

(Ruby is the one on the right.)

The sun was shining and it was warm enough outside that I didn't even have to wear my jacket.  After I was done cleaning her up I went and sat on the picnic table and took a picture of the pretty blue sky.  After a long cold winter, this sky is a beautiful sight.  :)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fun times!

Lindy and I took our boys in to Missoula, to a birthday party for Zack.  We stayed at May's house and then went shopping the next day before picking the boys up.  

We had a lot of fun!  :)  I am so thankful for sisters!  I can't imagine my life without them.  They are my best friends and thankfully, they are stuck with me.  ;) 

The other day I went to tuck the kids into bed and I found Jesse and Emma laying on this inner tube that they had found out in the shed.  I laughed when I saw them.  I was also a little speechless that they actually would want to sleep like this.  

My goofy kids!