Saturday, January 19, 2008

Dental School Interviews

This week was an exciting week for Kevin. He received two invitations for interviews to Dental Schools!!! This Monday evening Kevin drives to Richmond VA to stay with some friends and then the next day he will be interviewing with Virginia Commonwealth University's Dental School. February 12 he heads up to Baltimore MD to Interview with Maryland University's Dental School. Needless to say we are very excited and appreciative for Kevin's opportunity to let these schools get to know him better. Wish him luck!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Christmas Vacation Chapter 5

Disneyland Day 2
The first thing we did after waking up way too early on day two was get in line for the new Nemo ride and then we went to the Autopia ride. They give all the kids fake drivers licenses to drive the cars and Jared and Anna had a lot of fun.

Next we met some of the Disney Princess. The girls just loved this part. After they took some pictures with the Princesses they watched a show where the Princess teach all the kids a dance and how to be a good princess and then they all come out and dance with all the kids. This was by far Anna's favorite part.

Then we went to Disney's California Adventures. This park is great it has everything from Disney magic to fast rollercoasters. We got soaked on the rafting rides and the kids had a blast in the Bug's Life section of the park.

Kevin and Jared both discovered that they are rollercoaster enthusiast after they rode (twice) The Screaming California roller coaster. Jared got off the ride and exclaimed, "That was awesome! That ride rocks!"
We went back to Disneyland to shop and finish up a few more things. It was so much fun to be with family. We can't wait to do it again

Christmas Vacation Chapter 4

The last thing we did as a family was spend two days at Disneyland. It was so much fun. Thad is a little bit of a Disney Park fanatic and got us all looking for the hidden Mickey's that are all through the park. (See if you can find the one on the mailbox that is just inside Sleeping Beauty's castle.) The fist day we spent in the original Disneyland theme park. We went on many rides and watched the Fantasmic show. If you are familiar with Disneyland then you know there is an Island that is called Tom Sawyer's Island. Well, they have changed it to a Pirates Island and with little children it is by far the most fun thing in the park. It is all based on the movie Pirates of the Caribbean and has all kinds of fun activities for kids. Disney's Toon Town was also a favorite with the kids because they got to meet Minnie and Mickey Mouse!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Christmas Vacation Chapter 3

Our other activities during the vacation included decorating gingerbread houses (sadly Anna's decorations never made it on the house), going to a pizza arcade, making garden stepping stones, and visiting with family. Jared and Anna had so much fun playing with their cousins. This was there first real visit that included cousins and I think they've decided that cousins are the best. We also had some other out of town family visitors and took many many family photos. It was especially nice to see Great Uncle Thad whom Tiffany's brother is named for.

Christmas Vacation Chapter 2

Grandma and Grandpa took the kids out to Hart Park to feed the ducks and play around. It was cold but the kids had fun playing together and getting out of the house. In case you are wondering the last picture is of Grandpa wrapped up to stay warm.

Christmas Vacation Chapter 1

We have over 250 pictures from our vacation so we are breaking them down into chapters. Chapter one is Christmas Eve and morning. We flew into L.A. and drove to Bakersfield just in time to decorate some cookies for Santa. This is a tradition that dates way back to when Tiffany, Sonnet, and Blake were little. Jared and Anna had a great time decorating with Grandma. Christmas morning was lots of fun. Jared got some Pokemon cards (if there is anyone out there who understands this game our sympathies) and Anna got a Cinderella Polly Pocket. Dad made a big breakfast and we all had a nice slow morning and day.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Christmas 2007

We really can't put into words what our Christmas vacations was like. We were in California with the Dunns. Grandma and Grandpa were there along with Aunt Sonnet, Uncle Blake, and Aunt Sara. Uncle Thad and Aunt Angela were there along with cousins Alexis and Alyssa. It had been over 12 years since all the Dunns and Torixs were together and that was really the best part of the vacation. We did a lot of really great things including two days in Disneyland, but the best part of the trip was sitting around and laughing over chips and salsa while our children played with cousins. Thank you over and over again to Mom and Dad for orchestrating the whole gathering and to Thad, Sonnet, and Blake for all being there and bringing your families.