I went to San Francisco! I’ve wanted to go for the longest time and finally I had the chance. It was a short trip but I plan to return next year. Here are a few images from the trip:
The blond hairpiece had Donald Trump written all over it. I was glad when my son agreed to dress up as Donald Trump for Halloween. I couldn’t talk him into putting bronzer on his face, but I think the hair says it all.
He even made it rain money in the streets! I’m sure the Donald is never without his wad of one dollar bills. And if you were wondering, Donald Trump pays taxes. At least he did on Halloween. I opened the freezer this morning and found this bag of candy with “parent tax” written on it. That kid cracks me up.
I came across this cactus early in the morning last spring. I was about an hour’s drive north of Phoenix on a church youth trip and I was a little out of my element. I suspect it was clipped to grow into this shape. Either way it’s amazing. As we approach Valentine’s Day, the season of looove, I’m sure you can come up with your own caption.
Earlier this month we celebrated my dad’s birthday. It’s always fun (and crazy) to get everyone together… you never know what is going to happen. Grandpa asked the kids to help blow out the candles and I was there to document it! The kids played upstairs, downstairs and outside. Towards the end of the evening I heard water running from the laundry room sink and went to investigate. My son’s answer to my question, “What are you doing?” was a bit jumbled but included the words “handcuffs” and “super glue”. Lots of things ran through my head at that point but fortunately it wasn’t as bad as it sounded. He was trying to glue a plastic key from his toy handcuffs back together and got some on his hands. I have to say… I’m a little nervous for the teenage years. december 2013
Every year our family goes out to Mother Nature’s Farm to pick out pumpkins for Halloween. It’s not the closest pumpkin patch to our house, and there are always a million other things going on around Halloween, but it as become a tradition in our family and the kids love it. If you are wondering why there are no pictures of the boys carving their pumpkins, they were following the other pumpkin tradition… after the first five minutes of carving, they get bored and go do something else, like jump on the trampoline. My daughter freehanded the Nightmare Before Christmas pumpkin. I think they all turned out cute!