Monday, April 17, 2017

EASTER - 2017!

 We had a Great, Simple Easter!
I hope the kids focused on the TRUE meaning!
I let Emberly color Easter Eggs with her friend,
Melody Gutke, because I knew the boys
wouldn't care to do it.

I bought a new "Egg Spinner" this year to help us
dye our eggs.  It was a pretty cool gadget.
The girls loved it!

Easter Morning
(We always celebrate the Easter Bunny on Saturday Morning.
That way Easter Sunday can be centered on Christ.)

Jarom found the "Golden Egg".
It had $5 inside of it!

Tired Teenager

 She thought she was going to look like the Mad Hatter.
I think she is Adorable!

Easter Sunday
We went to Stake Conference as a Family!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

spring BREAK 2017

SPRING BREAK!  We had an AMAZING Spring Break this year!  We went to Southern California with The Godfrey Family (Nathan, Jen, Brooklyn, Giana, Hyrum, and Lewis).  On Saturday we drove to West Valley, Utah and stayed the night with Jen’s sister.  On Sunday, we drove to St. George, Utah and stayed at the Hampton Inn.  The kids and dads had fun swimming in the pool for a couple of hours.  Then we ordered in pizza and watched Star Wars: Rogue One on the Godfrey’s projector.  On Monday, we drove to Disneyland!  We went to California Adventures and had a blast.  On Tuesday, we went to Disneyland and enjoyed every second of it.  On Wednesday, we went to Universal Studios and saw the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the first time.  It was AWESOME!  On Thursday, we went to California Adventures and into Disneyland a little bit.  On Friday, we went to Disneyland and California Adventures.  On Saturday, we went to Little Corona Del Mar Beach and played in the ocean.  Then we drove the 14+ hour drive home.  We arrived back in Victor around 3:30A.M.  While in California, we rented a VRBO House located at 12081 Morgan Lane, Garden Grove CA (it was only 2 miles away from Disneyland).  We all had fun staying in the same house.  Nate and Jen had the Master Bedroom with a King Bed and bathroom.  Rob and I had a Pirate Themed Room with a Queen Bed.  The girls (Brooklyn, Giana, and Emberly) shared a Princess Themed Room with a Queen Bed.  Hyrum and Jarom shared a Star Wars Themed Room with two twin beds.  Thomas, Hyrum Godfrey, and Lewis slept out in the living room on a futon bed and couch.  The house had a pool in the backyard that the kids enjoyed swimming in when we weren’t at theme parks.  The whole vacation was WONDERFUL!  I am so glad we made those GREAT MEMORIES with our kids!

St. George Hampton Inn

Disneyland Parking Garage

Pictures with Pluto - kinda ;)
With the help of some old fashioned cowboy boots,
shoe inserts, and wooden blocks, Emberly was
tall enough to go on California Screamin'!
She loved it!

Grizzly River Run
Turkey Legs
Toy Story Midway Mania!

Rob BEAT me!

World of Color

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Splash Mountain

Pirates of the Caribbean
Mad Tea Party

Space Mountain
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Flight of the Hippogriff

The girls braided their hair the night before then let it out to
look like Hermoine Granger! Loved It!

Ollivanders -
Jarom bought the ELDER WAND;
Thomas bought SIRIUS BLACK'S WAND,
and Emberly bought HERMOINE GRANGER'S WAND. 
 Hyrum saved his money for a new Basketball.


Checking out Hollywood!
Jurassic Park - The Ride

Took pictures of the kids in case they went missing. 
 Have you seen this kid? We laughed at their silly photos.

Radiator Springs Racers

Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters
Mater's Junkyard Jamboree
Adventure Walk
Sis was soaked after riding Grizzly River Run
There was a lot of "horse play".
The kids didn't want to go home and take a nap mid-day,
but look whay I found.

This sweet Grandma gave each of our girls a set of "ears". 
 They were so Happy! I think the boys were jealous.
(see them in the background)

Monsters, Inc. Mike and Sully to the Rescue!
Lewis and Emberly on their way to the Castle.

They made it!

Sleeping Beauty's Castle
Space Mountain

Splash Mountain

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Night Ride -
Hyrum loves riding this ride at night!

Our VRBO had a pool. 
 The kids loved it as much as the theme parks!
Jungle Cruise
King Arthur Carrousel

California Screamin' - I love Jarom's Face!
(2nd Row on the Right)
Toy Story Midway Mania!

Rob beat me again!
Little Corona Del Mar Beach

Check Hyrum out riding this wave!

Treasures found in the Tide Pools.

The VRBO Home we stayed at.
Tired Dad.
I loved all of the Beautiful Blooming Flowers in California!