Monday, April 26, 2010

Aubrey's New Bangs

Aubrey has been telling me for weeks now that she has been wanting her bangs cut short. I have been meaning to cut them for her, but before I could do it. She took matters into her own hands. She got some scissors and cut her own hair. She did pretty good if the look she was going for was V shaped bangs. I did my best to straighten them out. I think they turned out pretty good and she really likes them. I think she looks cute with her new hairdo.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Our Weekend Getaway

Noah and I really needed some time to ourselves. So we called up Noah's mom to see if she could watch the girls so we could go on a weekend getaway. She was able to do this at her house so on Thursday evening we dropped the kids off and planned our weekend. Our destination would be to Half Moon Bay, but 1st we would stop by San Fransisco. We thought it would be fun to see some sites in San Fran that we often skip because we have the girls with us. So on Friday morning we drove to the San Fransisco Wharf and hopped on a bus to our 1st stop Mama's on Washington Square. They serve breakfast and lunch only. The line was out the door and around the corner which we read it usually is. After a 30 min wait we finally made it to the door where they ask how many in your party and have you get in another line to order your food. Noah ordered the Monte Cristo and I ordered the Chocolate French Toast they were both EXCELLENT and SO YUMMY! After brunch we we walked to China Town, then rode the trolley to Union Square and checked out the shops. Then we hopped on the cable cars and rode down to Fisherman's Wharf where we walked and took on the sights and sounds of it all.That afternoon we headed down to Half Moon Bay just in time to check in and get our couples massage.
We ate dinner at a little place called Flying Fish Grill it was excellent. On Saturday morning we got up bright and early to go horseback riding along the ocean. It was a ton of fun. We enjoyed every moment of it. After our little adventure we came back for a nap. We had lunch at It's Italia PIzzeria one of the best Italian places we have eaten at, and walked along the downtown Halfmoon Bay. When we got back to our hotel we took a walk on the beach outside our place, followed by a nice romantic dinner at the Mezza Luna Italian Restaurant.

On Sunday we relaxed, slept in, and checked out. On our way back home we stopped at Fitzgerald Marine preserve. Then Golden Gate Park to enjoy the many gardens including the Japanese Tea Garden.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Noah and I signed up the whole family to do the Disney give a day get a day. We decided to do service for the city. We reported at 8am for check-in and were given our assignment. We were give the park and some surrounding area. They gave us each goodies, water and a plastic bag, and put us to work. With gloves on we hunted the park and area for garbage. It was a wonderful experience for the girls. They really learned the importance of serving, cleaning, working hard and having fun. After our clean-up we were treated to BBQ lunch. We will definitely be doing this again. Plus we got free Disney tickets.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Black Chasm Cavern

We decided to go to Black Chasm Cavern today since the girls had the day off still. It was a really cool thing to go see. The girls thought it was pretty neat to climb down into the cavern. We were able to see a wide variety of formations including stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones and the vast arrays of rare helictite crystals, for which Black Chasm Cavern is famous for. We will defently be doing this again. After the caverns we stopped by Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park. It is a 135 acre park that preserves a large outcropping of marbleized limestone, where local Indians havested acorns. This resutled in the development of over 1,185 mortar holes, the largest collection of bedrock mortar holes in North America. There is a Miwok village, complete with a roundhouse, bark houses, and acorn granaries, that were reconstructed. It was neat to see how the native Americans in the area lived. It even snowed on us a little. What a great day.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

More Egg Hunts

On Friday night we headed up to Cameron Park for Easter. We went to two egg hunts on Saturday day in between watching Conference. The 1st one is one of our favorites and it is early in the morning at the high school and put on by the fire department. They have 3 different age groups are girls were in each different group. They got a lot of eggs and they had a blast with their cousins.
Later on in the afternoon, we headed to another egg hunt at one of the local churches. It was fun for the kids and we got to see some old friends.

Coloring Eggs and Easter

We didn't have time to color eggs before going to grandmas so on Sunday we colored eggs. The girls had a blast. I made them take their shirts off so they would not get them colored on. I guess I should have brought shirts for them to color in.
Easter Sunday we were visited by the Easter bunny. They girls got some fun goodies. That afternoon we headed to Noah's sister house for dinner and a family egg hunt. It was fun to hide eggs and baskets for everyone. It was great to be all together as a family on this special holiday.