Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Finally a graduation party!

Since we had to push off Summer's graduation party, the Banks Family was able to make it out from Arizona to surprise her! They helped me pull off a fabulous party, along with my mom and Becky. 
So many people came to congratulate Sum. Of course Haley was there!
Libby is a big Summer fan. 
Jasmine is such a sweetie. I love that they have such a great bond. Goose would be thrilled to see these two together. 
Silly sisters. 
A fabulous Aunt and Uncle. 
Linda and Glen Prine, who happen to be my second set of parents from my much younger years. Love them!!!
Her amazing Grammy and Pops (who worked so hard to make this a success). 
We got to spend time at the beach with the Banks', too. 
Of course we finished it off with Thrifty's!

I'm sad I didn't take pics of the food table and all the outdoor seating at the party. It looked beautiful. Happy Graduation, Summer!!!

TEAM Foster

Grammy and Pops Camp is always a favorite!  This year, the theme was Team Foster. 

The boys flew in to Long Beach Airport and we got to go pick them up. Zane travels in style. 
We headed straight to the OC Fair and met up with Becky's gang. 
When we all arrived at my parents house, they had bad news. They had a slab leak and they had to move out. The kids were thrilled!  They got to stay at hotels all week. Not too shabby!
My mom handled it like a champ. We still stuck to our schedule, for the most part. 
The men golfed. 
We had to eat out every meal. 
We went on trolley adventures. 
We are always quite the group!
We constantly wore Max out. This was on the trolley. 
Tanner day we spent at the best animal shop ever!  Prehistoric pets. 
People assumed Summer worked there and she was helping people with the snakes. ;)
We finished that night off with a beach bonfire...along with the rest of the world. 
Quality time, that's for sure!
I love these cousins and the bond they share. 
This little man and I have so much fun together. I adore Max!
We spent a day at Zoomars. 
Never a dull moment. 
Many beach days. 
Max had a really bad limp when they cut off his cast. I love this picture of Zane and Syd helping him in the water. So sweet. 
Of course we had plenty of Thrifty's!!!
Grammy even had an 'Unbirthday Party' complete with a bounce house and slip-n-slide. 
I think they enjoyed it. 
I love that we have so many beach bums and water babies!
Yet again, we wore Max out. 
Even Grammy enjoyed the bounce house. 
Max loves Summer's cat, Zeedo. 
The trip back to the airport after the busy week. Yep, he earned those shut eyes. 
Those are some real smiles. I sure do love those kids!!!

Friday, November 13, 2015

BYU Football's Openshaw Day

Julie and Mike Lewis (Amy and Mark's good friends from their Orem days) worked with Mike's brother Chad Lewis to orchestrate a 'Openshaw Day'. We were blessed to be a part of an amazing morning being spoiled rotten by the BYU football team and Cosmo!!!
Max got all sorts of swag. Zane, too. 
We got to tour the weight room (full of players). 
Syd even got in on the pyramid building with the players. 
Ty was in HEAVEN!!!
I love that Libby and Lexi totally photo bombed this photo. 
Pops took his turn in head coach Bronco Mendenhall's chair. 
What a fun day!
Our favorite part was meeting Tanner Mangum. He was so sweet and literally hung out with us the entire time. He was so down to earth and humble. 
I'm sad Ty's hair was crazy in this picture because HOW COOL IS THAT!?!
This is a bittersweet picture. Our goodbye. Goodbyes are never fun, but after 3 1/2 weeks of being best buds, side by side, this was not easy!  We left and went straight to the cemetery for one more goodbye. Tears streamed down all of our faces almost the entire drive home to California. We sure love those boys!!!

MikaRose and Ellie's room

Patriotic love at its best! The cemetery was beautiful when we returned from Idaho. 
It brought tears of joy to my eyes to see their plots so patriotic. 
Syd and I aren't crazy about these pictures of us, but I love that we took them in Ellie's room. My mom bought us all MikaRose outfits in honor of Ellie. She had modeled for them. 
Thanks, Mom. 
We will miss that room. We definitely miss that beautiful girl!