Sunday, April 18, 2010

San Fran action!

Well I am back from San Francisco! I had so much fun. But I was so happy to come home and hug my girls! I have so much I could talk about, but this post would go on forever! So I thought I would just share a few photos & stories (which fyi will still be pretty long! But I could go on & on & on ect..)

Here I am at the Golden Gate Bridge! The whole time I was there all I could think about was the documentary The Bridge and in particular a young man from it named Gene. The documentary is about people taking their lives by jumping from the bridge. So the bridge had a different feeling for me then it probably should have. I couldnt stop thinking about it! I should have waited to watch that until I got home!

 Here I am at Alcatraz in a cell.  Its kind of a dark picture but its one of the better ones. I had this habit of trying to look like a tough inmate every time I got my pic taken! We had a really good time here, although I didnt feel like it was to haunted & we even took the night tour!
Here is My Mom, Sisters & Me at the "ocean". I was told several times by local people it didnt count because it is technically a Bay. But whatever I still think it counts!!!! But I did go see the "real" pcean the next day in Monterery Bay. And I made a complete idiot of my self & ran into the ocean waste deep. Yeah I am a smart one. BUT my sisters offered to buy me dinner if I would, so I did. Then they ended up having to buy me new pants since we were 2 hours from our hotel & had to go out to dinner! haha

We also went to Muir woods. I was surprised the trees werent wider but I guess red woods are known for their height! We had a good time though.
We went on a bus tour of all the big spots in San Fran, one of the best was the "7 sisters" aka "painted ladies"
Its where the Full House show was based & the opening credits was filmed so we took an awesome pic of us reenacting the picnic theme & we sang the theme song for the whole tour group!
Our all time favorite part of San Fran is a little island over the Golden Gate called Sausalito. It just had all kinds of cool fun shops & we just loved walking all over that place! Here is a pic of the whole group in front of the fountain there!
One of are all time favorite movies is called Heart and Souls.We grew up watching it as a family. If anyone hasnt seen it you need to! Any who it was based in San Francisco & starred Robert Downy Jr. One of the main spots that the movie is based in is this green house sort of place (we always call it The butterfly conservatory even though thats not what it is) but we found it, its in Golden Gate Park! We just hung out there & listened to some people play bongos & drums. It was great!
Well I could keep going on but I will end it here for now! I am sure that I will blog some more in the future about it. I am just so happy to be home with my family again. BUT I am NOT so happy about work starting again on Tuesday. Oh well. Thats life right? Oh, I almost forgot. We took a bunch of mock engagement photos while we were there, but they are all on Angies camera so I will have to for sure share a blog of those. They are hilarious!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Almost here!

I have less than 24 hours (21 to be exact) until we leave for San Fran! I am so excited. I am going to miss my girls like crazy!!!!! But I will call and talk to them EVERYDAY! Expect a post with lots of pics in a week!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


This was the best Easter so far with my girls. Previous years they've been to young to fully understand. But this year they were so excited! The "Easter bunny" hid their baskets & plastic eggs filled with candy. So when they woke up they ran all over the house gathering up the eggs. Then they found their baskets & sat on the couch & dissected every bit of it!
   After that they got all dressed up in their Easter gear & got their hair straightened. I am so jealous of Kenidi & Kiyahs hair, it is the perfect color with natural highlights & it is so shiny & beautiful. I wish I could have it on my head! Anyway, we drove out to Antelope Island to take some pictures. We drove all over trying to find the tall yellow grass from Rich & Michelles engagments( I think they look like wheat, but I have no clue what they really are)  Here is a pic below of what I was looking for-
The first beach we found, Brandon said we should drive down because it looked like what I was talking about & I of course objected. So we drove around for another 30 minutes & went back to that first beach & it was perfect! Guess I should have listened :) Now since I never seem to have any extra money to pay for a photographer, we just borrowed Angies nice camera,  paid the $9 daily fee to get in & took our own pics. I think they turned out pretty cute being that I am NOT a pro! Here are a few of my favorite.

I couldnt believe how well the cooperated considering the last time I tried this it did NOT go well!! This weekend we are going to go out & take pictures of my nephews at Antelope Island & maybe a few more of the girls :)

P.s. One week until San Fran!!!!!!!!!!!