how are ya? i am good, thanks for asking. i am a poor blogger on the weekends, that pretty much sums up the week away from my computer.
last wednesday was our 5 year anniversary. luke had night class so we ate a huge rice krispy treat in the shape of a heart and he went off to class (when you have no mixer or good cooking utensils you tend not to go gourmet- and we saved some calories).
thursday after luke was done with school we ditched the keikis with grandma and went to disneyland to play on the big kid rides that we don't get to ride when we are with the squirts. we were joined by adam, brynn, and joseph, it was a good time but the lines were crazy long and it was cold. in lukes defense here with the weak score, his gun was "broken."
friday morning we got to go to the newport beach temple. that place is amazingly beautiful, it was a great morning.
photo stolen from flickr.
little miss layne had a birthday that afternoon with a face/body painter- velzy and ivy were so stoked.
(and autumn, velzy keeps asking when layne is going to come play with us at the beach.)
next, we headed for the beach to cool off. after a lovely little evening crescent bay we dined at taco bell. it's scary when your kids have their orders memorized: one taco, no lettuce and one burrito (cheesy roll), thank you. but i guess when your coming from laie that only has 3 "restaurants" to choose from, you get your orders figured out.
saturday morning we got to churches early for a surf. it was crappy.but the sun eventually came out and the water is getting warmer. and i am officially declaring it summer---- no more wetsuits till october! i am so happy. so happy that i forgot that i needed sunscreen on my white body and got good and burned. it was also drop-in on ashley day, every wave i got some someone decided to drop in on me. but whatevs, like i said, it wasn't all that good wave wise so i wasn't too sad.
luke did some friday afternoon ding repair on our boards- i can proudly say none of the dings were my fault. i think this picture is from saturday morning, when he was polishing them up. i love that he is wearing a towel apron.sunday we had a lovely day at church and drove back to my parents house that night so we could play again at the beach for memorial day. when we arrived, my sweetheart of a mother surprised me and had done the binding on a quilt that i have been needing to finish for a few weeks now. she is a sweetheart, that woman. i made the quilt top and bottom and put it together in 2 days and it had sat around for a month waiting for binding. i have always wanted to do a black and white quilt, so it was fun. now i can finally send it to my friend who is making newborn kits for church humanitarian aide. although, it is the hugest baby quilt i have ever seen.
and a close up of the fabric that was on the back that i loved and binding i made, but did not put on the quilt. i know, i'm a slacker.
memorial day we dilly-dallyed with a hot water heater (ok not me, i was keeping the girls busy) that broke and eventually made it to crescent. i wish the beach was this deserted all the time.
then, after we: made some sand mermaid tails, luke caught some barrels on a broken dora the exploradora bodyboard i got out of the trash, caught sand turtles, velzy attacked brynn (over and over and over), watched archimedes frolic in the water, and made some sand drip castles, we walked up to "the beach house" for a lil bbq and ping pong action. i am getting way to used to getting to be around my family all the time. it's so nice. it's gonna be hard to go back to da kine. but we are not thinking about that now, we have 7 more months to enjoy!
oh, and we made the best peach ice cream i have ever had. ever.
it was a good long weekend. how was yours?