Jeff, Marissa, Jocelyn, Ellie, Caden and James

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

We Made it!

We made it to California! Here are some pictures of the home we are renting for the year! It turned out really cute - thanks Karen and Dave for all your help in this fun moving process! We have really enjoyed California so far. We have been to the beach a few times,(Santa Monica, Manhatten, and Newport). We also have been to Universal Studios, (which is only 8 minutes away) and to Griffith park, played tennis, saw the Hollywood sign and stars and we have swam in our pool most everyday. (except Sunday of course) In addition to unpacking and fixing up the house. It has been pretty busy!
Jeff starts work tomorrow - so back to reality and real life I guess? We sure miss all our Minnesota and Utah friends. Our house is always open and visitors are surely welcomed. Happy Summer to All!

Front door
Back Patio
the Pool, which my kids LOVE. Caden can even touch in the shallow end!
This bedroom we made into a playroom because it was really small for the baby furniture.
the guest bathrooms- Caden and James room (really a dinning room just off the kitchen we converted to a bedroom) sorry should have shut the doors for the picture.

the Kids enjoying a little ice-cream in the kitchen
the Kitchen
the Study/ Dinning area (desk on opposite side)
Front room

Jocelyn and Ellie's room
Jeff's Bike rack he made out of 2 x 4's . Which we store in the pool house/ shed/ garage.
Caden loved helping his dad fixing things - he got out his own Handy Mandy tools and would do a little pounding of his own.
our backyard
Well you kidda get the idea right? Welcome to LA!

Monday, July 26, 2010


While visiting Utah we got to go to Lagoon with the Jacksons. My sister Bryndy came along to help me out. Here we are at Rattlesnake Rapids- right before we got really wet.Bryndy and the kids and cousin Ashlyn
Caden and Ellie
Waiting in Line

Papa Dave and Grammie Karen holding baby JamesJames getting so BIG
Caden loved the TRAIN

all Hands up for Bulgy The WhaleEating Dippin Dots
Ellie and Caden on the Plane

Caden and my Sister Bryndy on the Merry-go-Round
More Bulgy the Whale (Ash, Jocelyn, Caden, and Joshua)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Utah Part 2

Hiking up Big Cottonwood Canyon to Silver Lake and finding some snow?throwing snow balls
Mickey Mouse Mountain

Me and James
Uncle Brady and the girls
Kenzie and J &E

Swimming at Grammie's with Ashie and Joshua
Some of Girl friends getting together:
Michelle C., Karly M, Me, Rebecca V, Mindy K
Michelle , Mindy and I all had babies within the same 10 days!
Beck, James and Addison

Great Grandma B watching baby James
the Ladies