Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Easter Dinner Conversation

Elisabeth: Excuse me!

Daddy: Why do you need to be excused?

Elisabeth: I burped!

Daddy: Oh! You're excused.

Elisabeth (looking at her daddy like he's lost his mind): No I'm not. I'm not done eating my dinner yet!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Here's Hope!

We LOVE This!  Happy Resurrection Sunday!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sierra Sidewinder

Annie & Isaac above... Katie & Dad below...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Week In California

We've enjoyed this week of vacation here in California.  This is the first time we've ventured into California as a family, which is strange since we live in Oregon.  We've gone to Utah twice and loved it.  Our large caucasian family always fit in pretty well there.  Utah's really conservative too.  Now we are experiencing the other end of the spectrum!  

For instance, San Francisco. :)  A week ago we celebrated Katie's 13th birthday in Ghirardelli Square.  It was a fantastic day!  Click here if you'd like to see more pictures...

On Sunday we travelled down to Anaheim and spent Monday at Disneyland. Here are more pictures...

On Tuesday we explored Disney's California Adventure.  Yes... we went on the California Screamer!  At least a few of us...  Here are the pictures!

On Wednesday we were scheduled to go to Knott's Berry Farm, but it rained and rained and rained that day.  Both Knott's and the hotel extended the invitation, so we went to Downtown Disney and spent all the Disney Dollars we had been given.  

Isaac found the Lego Store!

This 'rain day' was a huge blessing to us.  Katie (and all the rest of us too!) were really tired after two fast paced days at Disney.  A few of us were under the weather, so being able to take HUGE naps Wednesday afternoon helped us get ready to enjoy Knott's Berry Farm the next day...

And it was great fun!  Thursday was sunny and warm... and all the rides were in operation (many shut down when it rains).  Annie wins the prize for being the most fearless rider in our family.  She would have gone on any ride, for sure... loving it the whole time.  Here are more pictures from our time at Knott's Berry Farm.

Montezuma's Revenge
(Annie wanted to be on the front row!)

Friday, February 27, 2009

Ghirardelli Square/Alcatraz in San Francisco!

We arrived!

Favorite Part of the Trip... and NOT

So THIS is my favorite part of the vacation - Road Trip!  But not everybody's...

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Getting Things Done

How does a woman get 6 children (and one husband) to Disneyland?

My wife is amazing...

Monday, February 23, 2009

Kids Wish Care Package

A week before leaving for California the Kids Wish Network sent a care package to Katie and her siblings. My question... how big of a Care Bear does a kid need!?!

It's Katie's trip... but everybody's excited! She's taking us along. :)