Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Here we are at our favorite beach, Manresa Beach. It was overcast for a long time until almost 2pm, and of course we leave about an hour or so after that. Overcast or not, our family loves the beach!

Troy trying to dig, but Zack and Lydia wanted to play in it every step of the way.

Troy was really in the mood to dig. So he dug a hole almost 5 ft. deep and another large one, then he and Ryan dug a tunnel connecting the two. The kids enjoyed it a lot.
Nicole crawling out of the tunnel that Ryan and Troy dug.

Allie and Lydia have discovered a sandcrab and are quite fascinated with it.
Zack and Lydia being adorable and very sandy!

Friday, July 24, 2009


We love to go and play at Mountain House park. It is a beautiful, large park with lots of water to help keep us cool out here in the Tracy heat. All of the kids seem to really enjoy it! Nicole and her friend Chloe keeping cool in the water at Mountain House park.
Collin and Jacob just being boys and goofing off on a spinning thinger mabober.
Zack with his cousin Lydia playing and fascinated with all the sprinklers. SO CUTE!!!

Allie and her friend Ava just staying put in the cool water.

Zack just being himself, playing and running nonstop!
Troy is trying to torture Nicole, but she actually is having fun. He tries this with Allie and she doesn't seem to enjoy it quite like Nicole did.


Now here is a good looking bunch of kids! At every family gathering you always have to have a cousin picture from oldest to youngest. We're missing quite a few cousins, but we gotta work with what we got!

Our family went to camp Lotus this year and camped right on the American river. We had a blast, but had to endure the heat of over 100 degrees. My sister and her family, the Langstons, joined us this year too. This year was an especially exciting camping trip because all of the children (minus the 2 toddlers) rafted down a portion of the American River. Thanks to Uncle Paul and Aunt Jenny we had access to rafting equipment that made this all possible. Troy and Reid took the kids down the river then headed back up for a 2nd trip down. We love our camping trips, but after 3 nights we were very ready for our beds!

They're loaded in the boat and ready to hit the river. It was about 105 degrees on this day, so everyone was ready for some water! They were all so excited and had so much fun on the water.