Saturday, July 27, 2013

Cali 2013

My favorites from our Cali trip 2013 
 Our traditional "good to go" photo. 
Oakley crying over the sand for the first 3 days.

Deep conversations over breakfast.

 Donut outing

These two being nice all week 

This smile on the bore-me-to-death bay cruise.
Us time.
 One of my very most favorite things is to watch this guy be happy. I am so glad he was able to take time off and relax on vacation. Love watching him surf... he's pretty dreamy.

 This girl with that hat. Enough said.
 Sand castle building


 Watching this little lovie finally discover boogie boarding. She was scared for the first half of the trip, but was instantly hooked after her first wave.
 Her sense of humor doesn't disappoint.
My boys
 Seeing the thrill this boy got when he stood on his boogie board for the first time. Next stop, surfing.

 O discovering she loved the beach, sand and all. Listening to her cry as we left and shouting,
 "Bye ocean! I love you!" I wanted to join in with her.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Baptism 2013

Today you were baptized. As your mother, I am so proud of the young man you are becoming. You have quite the personality & energy. But, truthfully beyond those amazing qualities, you are so much more. You have the biggest, kindest heart out of anyone I know. You want to make all those around you happy and smile. You want everyone to feel loved, important and included. Today, miracles happened. Things I thought I would never see. People who love you dearly, despite all differences, joined together in celebrating you and your wonderful decision. We all came together for one purpose, you. I loved writing in your journal with you tonight & afterwards reading what you wrote. The feelings you had today, keep those in your heart forever. Love you sweet boy. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

the fourth twenty thirteen

God bless America

This guy's firework shows never disappoint.

 Let freedom ring.