Jeff, Marissa, Jocelyn, Ellie, Caden and James

Monday, June 27, 2011

Last Days of School

I know the rest of you have been out for a while. We just had our last day on Friday! Wow did that year fly bye. The girls were sad to say bye to their teachers and friends since we won't be here next year but they are excited for summer. We had Ellie's class second to last day over to swim and celebrate then the last day we had Jocelyn's class over to party at our house. It was a fun way to end the Great year!Ellie's class

Ellie's kindergarten went to the park last day.
Here she is with one of her best friends from school- Chayanne
Yummy treat
Rosie and Karina, Ellie and Caden
Her two team teachers that are both Pregnant! Mrs. Thomassian and Mrs. Worchell! thanks for a great year!
reuniting with Mrs. Thomassian- she is PG with twins and had to miss the last two weeks of school because her doctor wanted her to take it easy.
Ellie with Principal Gomez
Jocelyn with her teacher who she LOVES and who loves her- Ms. McDonald
Ava, Olivia and Jocelyn at the pizza party last day of school
Swimming at our house

One of the parents brought a snow cone maker over which was a big hit!

It is going to say bye to Los Angeles too just like Rochester. Great school, friends, home, area, church. We are so grateful for our experiences to live in both Minnesota and California and for all the the people we have met along the way who have influenced our lives. We are excited to move to Utah and be close to family and friends but it is always a little hard to move. We will try enjoy our last month here and not think about it too much.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


We went to St. George after lake Powell for a few days. We got to spend more time with my sister Bryndy and Jeff's parents. We did some hiking, swimming, more skiing, went to the dinosaur museum and saw "The Little Mermaid" at Tuacahn.

At the dinosaur museum
Jeff with the dino femur bone

After we went to the family fun center
Caden in the batting cages
Ellie in the bumper boats
Seeing the Play Little Mermaid at the outdoor theater. It was awesome! The boys went into the child care right there on site they gave us a pager in case and we could check on them at half time from a TV monitor. They really thought of everything.
Meeting the cast after the show:
King Triton
with Eric and Ariel
walking through Squeese Rock
Even little James made it
Caden and Papa
the lizard

We love St. George- always lots of fun

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lake Powell

Last week we got to go to Lake Powell with my family. I LOVE LAKE POWELL! We had a little boat trouble but we still had a blast and a few good days on the lake. Thanks mom and dad for the fun trip! We all had a great time.

Jameser playing on the house boat
the kids doing a puzzle with Aunt Bryndy
Eating the yummy food
Caden loved to drive the boat and go really fast
wake boarding

striking a pose
climbing the sand dunes- Caden trying to be first to the top
My dad, me, and Blake doing the Back flip
Bryndy and Blake (the two other siblings who could make the trip) playing with the kiddos
water skiing

cliff jumping


the Jackson Clan on the tube
visiting the Glen Canyon Dam