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Friday, October 26, 2018

Bass Lake 2018

The whole family packed up in July and headed out to our favorite place on earth. We had an awesome lake front house for a week and to make it more special my Nana came with us! She spent her days relaxing on the patio while the kids (and Joey!) spent the time running around and off as many surfaces into the water as they could. 

The annual talent show was awesome. Mom, Pops and Nana took home the trophy! We had a lot of yummy (mostly restaurant!) dinners. There was a pretty bad fire near by all week that even forced us inside one day. We went to pizza and watched Hotel Transylvania 3. It was Ellie's first movie theater experience and she did awesome. We even hit up a brewery.

This year was all about relaxing and it was absolutely amazing. 

I have the pictures to prove it. 

I can't wait until next summer. 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Grand AF

As soon as school let out it was time for the annual birthday trip. The rules of the birthday trip is that it has to be somewhere we have never been before. So this year we headed to Arizona for a trip to the Grand Canyon. After a family wedding in Kingman and a stop at Bedrock we bunked down in Williams and took the drive up to the canyon.

Of course I knew about the canyon. I had seem people's pictures on social media, on TV and movies but none of it could prepare me.

We parked near a visitor center and took a short walk and all of a sudden we caught our first glimpse.

It was mind blowing.

My head could not comprehend what I was seeing. It was way to grand and way to beautiful. It was like my brain couldn't believe that it was real.

I kept thinking...... It looks like a Disneyland backdrop.

We spent the day taking the free tram to different view points.

Pictures can't do it justice. I took like a million anyway.

Here are the highlights.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A Dabba-Do Time

This year's annual birthday trip took us to Arizona to visit the Grand Canyon. We stayed in Williams, AZ and on the way to the canyon we made a pit stop at a place that I didn't think really existed.

Bedrock City

And yes I mean like Fred, Wilma, Betty and Barney, Bedrock City!

Even the kids were there...


This place was as cheesy as I hoped it would be. Really it was everything I hoped it would be.

I have a feeling these would be their exact faces if they ever were arrested.

Joey took the rap for Phi.

Louie really needed to learn a lesson.

You can explore the Flintstones's and Rubble's houses. Or the market, beauty salon, post office, and even school.

You can "drive" a cool vehicle just like Fred does. 

Or slide down the back of a dinosaur just like Fred does!

Then we hooked up our pre-historic trailer and headed to the Grand Canyon.

Friday, June 01, 2018

Happy 8th Louie!

My otter loving, funny face making, Elwood feeding, wimpy kid reading, uncle Rico posing, Netflix 'bitch' watching, weird sauce making, never jean wearing, always legging wearing, beautiful, silly smart girl Louie.

Happy Birthday! I love you so very much. You make our world sunny and bright! Can't wait for the big birthday trip! 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Bucket List 2018- Salvation Mountain

For Mother's Day we went out to cross off an item from our 2018 Family Bucket List. I have always wanted to see the amazingness that is Salvation Mountain.

This giant man-made tribute to God is the work of the late Leonard Knight. He spent years creating this art masterpiece.

This place was more magnificent than I imagined.

What I love most about these adventures is that my kids always complain about going and then they get there and I see their eyes light up.

And you best believe we climbed to the top! There is a yellow pathway that you can walk. But with the layers and layers of paint take good shoes because its slippery.

Can you spot me and the girls?

Salvation Mountain is in Niland, Ca and about 30 minutes from the Salton Sea. It's in the middle of almost nothing. We picked a good time to go, this area gets mega hot in the summer time.

Yes that is Phi dabbing on the top of Salvation Mountain.

Look at those faces....

The view from the top...

Me and my Louie....

The section to the right you can walk through. It is the closest I have even been to being in a Dr. Seuss book.

Every where you look there is a new little detail to see.

It's liking walking through a magical unicorn forest.

Me and my main man.

Even around the mountain there were vehicles that had been turned into art.

How is the youngest the most bad-ass of the family?

Salvation Mountain was a very cool thing to see. I am so happy this is where we spent Mother's Day!