Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Visit to Cali

Most of October I was able to spend in sunny California! I went down the first week and spent three weeks down there at my parents house. It was a lot of fun to be there. We did lots of fun things but mostly just loved being around Grammy, Grampa, Aunty Breanna, and Uncle Dallin (and Aunty Britt and Uncle Scot when they came down to visit.) We went to Disneyland TWICE while we were there and had so much fun both times. We also went to Lombardi's Ranch/Pumpkin Patch and tons of other fun things. What a nice break.


Dream come true for Zoey :) I overheard her talking to her cousins Bella and Katie the other day. She exclaimed "I saw Tangled and she LIVES at Disneyland"

The only picture I took with my camera the first Disney day. It was raining that day but still so fun. We walked on every ride so that was awesome!

Jane warmed right up to the princesses. When we saw the first princess she said "hug, i-a-wella" (hug cinderella.) It was cute.

Thomas did awesome the whole time both days. Yay for bottles and good babies!

This was the second time we saw Cinderella that day. The girls loved her.

Happiest place on earth!

Treats at the end of the day.

This picture turned out pretty cool

The girls at the front entrance in front of masked Mickey (decorated for Halloween)

Jane's eyes have always been extremely photogenic. They are gorgeous!

More pictures to come, many, many more. Stay tuned :)

Grandma Shirley

This is Zoey's great grandmother Shirley Irene. She is Andrew's mom and one great lady. I took this picture when she was staying here at Andrew's parents for a few days a month or so ago. It was such a sweet moment to see the bond between these two girls. I just think of the completely different lives they both have; such a large generation gap yet both are completely unfazed by it. Ancestral bond is a strong thing! A couple months ago I found a couple of grandma's journals and started reading through them. She has spent a lot of time putting together journals of her life and the lives of close relatives. I've really only been around her a handful of times within the last four years so reading these entries introduced a whole new person to me. I loved getting to know her on this level. When I saw her after reading those journals, I felt like I really knew her. It was neat. She is Andrew's last grandparent still living after the passing of grandpa Olsen in August. We are grateful to have her here and love her so much.