Monday, August 23, 2010

"Riding My Bicycle..."

"...peddling along on a sum-sum-summers day"
My dad has really gotten into cycling this past year and Kevin has been biking more since his injury last year so when we had some down time in California the boys saddled up a few times with Christian and Jared for some bike trips. Jared was so excited to go with the big boys on the ride he couldn't fall asleep the night before due to excitement. I think he was the first one up as well.

Friday, August 20, 2010


Our trip to Tahoe was so much fun. It was nice to get out of the hot valley and into the nice cool mountain air. We spent much of our time at what we call "The Cabin." The Cabin is a beautiful home in South Lake Tahoe owned by my mom's cousins. The Dunns have been going to the cabin since I was 11 (so many fun memories). We relaxed in the sun on the deck, hiked around the mountains, ate yummy food, and played lots of games. We also went to a little park with tennis courts and a lake and played around and swam.

Half way through the week we headed to Camp Richardson for a Arp/Dunn reunion. Camp Richardson is a campground that is connected to the beach, horse trails, hiking trails, and bike trails. We had so much fun visiting with family, riding bikes, camping out, eating marshmallows, swimming in the lake, and playing games.

Earlier in the week we called our friends, the Jaques, who live in Fallen and we met up in Reno at a water park. Cristy and her kids followed us up afterwords and we got to play with some of our old Virginia friends.

We loved our trip up to Tahoe.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Cooling Off

More California Pictures:
Grandma and Grandpa set up a slip-n-slide out in the back yard.

This girl thinks she is a rock star.

The side kick slide.

"There is no way you are going to get me anywhere near that cold sprinkler water!"
Thanks to some friends of the families with pools we were able to keep cool during our stay in California.

We also floated the lower Kern once before the wedding reception and once before we flew home.

This was the half way point where we reapplied sunblock. The time we went before Blake and Sara's reception Sara and I got really burnt so weren't going to let that happen again. Nothing is more painful than being completely roasted and having to stand in a wedding line smiling and giving out hugs to people you haven't seen in years. OUCH!

Sonnet and Christian weren't the only love birds!
We also Spent some time in Tahoe for a family reunion and spent two days out at the lake, but pictures from that little trip will come in a later post.
We took a trip over to the beach.

We love the Avila Barn!

It was windy and a little cold, but that didn't stop us from having fun.

Sand every where!
We also made a stop at Moro Rock. There is a great museum for kids there I highly recommend.

We had such a fun time keeping cool in California

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Melt My Heart

I found this on my pillow last Night.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


WOOHOO! We were so excited when we heard that Sonnet would be getting married and even more excited when we met Christian. He truly is wonderful for her. We have tons of pictures from the wedding and vacation and it will take us a while to put them all up so here we go...
Karissa Ricks (good friend of the family) and I put together Sonnet's shower. It was so fun to see everyone who came to support Sonnet. We played a little trivia game about Sonnet and Christian preformed a song and opened up presents (not to mention eating lots of yummy food)

The Singers: Emily, Tiffany, and Sara

Our family that made it: Aunt Beverly, Aunt Kathy, Grandma Mahoney, Amanda, and Sara

Sonnet, Karissa Ricks, and Tiffany

On July 8th Sonnet and Christian were married, but before the sealing we had a lunch at the Temple apartments with friends and family

Christian and Sonnet with the Sealer President Gabbitas and his wife. (Brother Gabbitas taught our mom Seminary)

Waiting for lunch. Sonnet's best friend from College Diesel (Katie Davidson) was there.

Getting ready to go to the Temple

Loading up the dress.
"Has anyone seen Blake?"

Ever so helpful!
By the end of the day we ended up with a Mr. and Mrs. Weaver

Happy Couple

Kevin isn't in many pictures because when he wasn't taking the pictures he was wrestling with this little "monster"

Our new Brother

SVU friends Keriann and Diesel

Little Stinker stole the remote from the Temple Apartments
We couldn't be more happier for Sonnet and Christian!