Monday, August 01, 2011

(some of) Our California adventure...

Let the adventure begin! It started with the drive. Oh, how much I love this drive... NOT!!! D had been working CRAZY all the week before and actually came home at 6:45 in the morning on the day we were supposed to drive, so Uncle Bob decided that he would do the driving. There's something to having your own personal chauffer. I could get used to it!

There were 53-ish of us in the house for the week. People were sleeping anywhere and everywhere.

Family night up on the sport court. Discussing the schedule and rules for Huck Camp and then watching a movie on a big, blow-up screen. We loved our "drive-in" movie theatre!

4th of July flag raising and ceremony with some of our Scouts. Led off our day of Huck Olympics.
Our own version of the "Naked Chef", Corey, working on our lunch. Every family had assigned meals and it worked out great!
Next day, Disneyland! In line to see Star Tours... one of the many times!
Next day was beach day. Some of us had to stay home to do some work though. Here is Grandpa and Jon watching a short of what D is working on right now.

Day at Universal Studios and City Walk. Kids really enjoyed City Walk.
Dodger Game... Dodgers won! What can I say... Huckvales bring good luck!
Cute GRANDpa and GRANDma!!!
Our family headed to Legoland when Huck Camp was over.

And we visited with some of my family too... the kids doing chores at Uncle Billy's house with my second cousin, Alex.

I have LOTS more pictures, these are only the ones from my camera. Have to find D's camera and figure out how to get ALL of them off my phone, and then I will post more!!!

August 1st... great time to begin again!!!

Chad and one of his besties, Charles, getting ready to head to EFY. What cuties they are!!!

I'm back-ish!!! Hopefully it will last! The past few months have been crazy for us. It went from moving out of our house to moving in to my brother- and sister-in-laws basement. 3 weeks in California for family reunion and just some good play time. Scout camp and river rafting high adventure. We are now in the process of buying a new house, and will hopefully be moving in right after school starts. Chad left for his first run at EFY (Especially for Youth - church-based sleepaway camp. Super cool and lots of fun! So excited for him!!!) this morning and I head to Texas on Wednesday for Scentsy Convention (super excited for me!!!). It's just been a crazy, busy summer. Once we get to next week though... a couple of days for youth conference and a mini camp for Macy, but other than that, it's just about tanning time!!!... and practicing for our "mini-trek" (a 20-mile "walk" thru Portland to get to the Temple) that our youth will be doing in October. This is what makes up our life right now. Just plugging along.