Monday, July 20, 2009

Major Mileage

Before saying goodbye to Ann, we drove up and hung out with long time Harris family friend and most amazing blanket maker, Rhonda. The kids had a great time in her luxury hotel like pool.

goodbye Grammy, till next time

we love you!!

The kids and I headed off to St. George to visit Nana and Papa

I love to hang out with my mom and dad

Round 2 for Max,
lucky kid.

Abby lost her first tooth. Then, lost her first lost tooth. She wrote the tooth fairy a little note and put it under her pillow.

I LOVED trail running through Snow Canyon with my dad on his bike beside me. Some of our best talks have happened before 6 am.

early morning pancake picnic with papa


sand art

We drove home, slept a bit then packed up and left with Ryan to meet up with friends Rob and Felicity in their home town Santa Maria.

It was tough to get the kids back in the car to drive another 5 hours but when I told them Brownie and friends were waiting for them at Felicity's parents house, they jumped right in. Especially Charlie.

We had the same idea everyone else does on a great day. . . head to the beach.

Gracey and Charlie

We went to the local farmers market and taste tested raspberries. Eyes closed, red vs. yellow, nobody could tell the difference.

Went on a swinging bridge and explored the inside an old school building built in 1908.

Tore up the beach and had some great food.

Went to a farm with a petting zoo and took a tractor ride around the orchards.

Went for a great trail run with Felicity to reduce some of the damage that was about to happen.

Had some of the best ice cream, salt water taffy, Olallieberry pie and fudge,

yes that all did happen.

Checked out all the places Rob and Felicity hung out and lived.

Enjoyed the hospitality of Felicity's mom Suzie who sent us home with apples and her homemade applesauce from the local orchards.

It was a great trip and. . .

. . . .this is how we all felt by the end!


Ann said...

Thanks for sharing your adventures. You are becoming a really great photographer Leanne. Loved the pictures in the sand...

Bonnie said...

Grandma Kelley loved looking at ;your pictures. Your kids are sooooo cute! Leanne, you are so in shape to carry Charlie to the top of Timpanogas. I've been up there but I never carried anyone.