Thursday, March 29, 2007

Ventura Beach

Justin & I planned to visit Ventura to see his sister Katelyn a few months ago and they closed the grapevine on us!!! The other day we decided to try again and it was a blast. The girls had never been to the beach and Justin was dying to get in the water. Me... I like to let the water heat up A LOT before getting in. Here's a picture of Justin and Katelyn preparing to go snorkeling... yes in the Pacific. Didn't see much, but had fun doin it.

Kennedy is a girl after my own heart. She wasn't so sure about the freezing cold water but loved holding the crabs her Grandma and Daddy found.

And our sweet little MacKenzie... she had fun watching it all. She even took a good nap:)

Sounds of silence

I think many moms can relate to the deafening sound of ... quiet. Kennedy found her way out to the mounds of dirt which used to be in the front yard:)

Monday, March 19, 2007

Jacob's Birthday

Every year around St. Patrick's Day Justin's mom makes corned beef and cabbage. I never had this until i joined the family... and I love it, but not as much as Justin LOVES it!!! So for his brother Jacob's birthday we celebrated yesterday with all the fam minus Jared & Kami, by eating yummy corned beef, visiting and taking a stroll down to the park to play. I wasn't sure who was more excited about going, Kennedy or Katelyn and Jordan.

From L-R Justin, Jacob, Heidi, Katelyn and Jordan. We were missing Laura & Maddie who we home feeding and the grandparents who were enjoying the few minutes of quiet.

Then we have our cute little swingers :) Makes it easy to push just one swing. They love it!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Derby Acres

Justin is getting ready to go into the CHP academy and we moved in with his parents in Derby Acres. Look @ the population on the sign... I love it and we are having a great time. We moved in 2 weeks ago and Kennedy misses her friend Austin, but loves to be able to run wild in the country. We have been swimming in the spa everyday waiting for the pool to warm up so we can jump off the diving board. We have looked for worms... no worms out here. Imagine Middle East climate. Only thing out here are oil fields and it's beautiful in its own kind of way.

Emus!!! "Moo-ove like an emu moves" Kennedy keeps calling them peacocks :) And check out the stroller we found for free on the side of the road! Free is always a good price!

Cute little sheep and a goat.

The Old Gage House

As we were out in the sticks of Fresno a month ago we went by this old house. It used to be my great grandparents house and I remember going there Sunday afternoons for dinner with ALL the family (2nd cousins, 3rd cousins...) It looks excatly the same minus a few trees and veggies:)