Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Summer Wrap-Up

Today I was going through some of my pictures from this summer and all of the memories from the past few months came back to me. We did a lot of traveling, and most of it was to the beach. My kids, especially Connor, LOVE the beach and swimming. We created a lot of fond memories at the beach this summer. So in honor of the seasons changing and summer coming to a close, I am posting some of my favorite pictures from the beach this summer to wrap up this season and get ready for the next and my favorite season-fall! Enjoy! Oh and most of these pictures were taken by my wonderful and talented mother-thank you!

Connor loves digging in the sand

Sierra spent a lot of time in the beach wagon

Connor with the junior guards in the background

Sierra playing in the sand

Taking the ferry to Catalina Island

Sophie caught a crab!

Connor holding the crab-yikes!

Connor and his bestie Weston 

Catching sand crabs

My beautiful baby in the sunset

What a fun summer! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Girls Trip To San Francisco

A few weeks ago, I went to San Francisco with my mom and sisters.
We wanted to go on this trip with just the girls before my sister gets married next week.
So I kissed my husband and babies goodbye and headed off for Northern California.
It was amazing and I loved every minute of it.
The city was unbelievable.
There is so much to do and see.
We ate until we couldn't eat anymore.
We were tourists the whole weekend.
But, best of all, we bonded as as sisters and mother.

Here are a few highlights of our trip:

The city tour! We didn't want to miss anything San Fran had to offer, so we did the most touristy thing we could think of and jumped on this tour bus. Our guide was hilarious and we got to see the whole city.

Larkin Street!

My mom was behind the camera most of the time, so I am glad we got a few shots of her.
Isn't she beautiful?

The Golden Gate Bridge!

We also took the Alcatraz tour. Probably the most interesting thing I have done in a while.

The famous cell house

Of course we rode the cable cars!

Ghiradelli Square. Best. Chocolate. Ever.

On Sunday we took a drive through Napa and visited wine country. It was gorgeous.

Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39.

The famous "painted ladies." These houses are featured in a ton of movies.

All in all it was an amazing trip. I also need to thank my cousin, Bailey, and my wonderful husband for taking the time to watch my kiddos while I went on this trip. I couldn't have done this without them!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Blog Overhaul!

Wow! It's been six months since I last attempted a blog post. Sierra will be six months in 2 weeks, so I am blaming her! A lot has happened over the past few months and I decided to post a few pictures and phrases about a few of the highlights. Enjoy...

Our miracle baby girl, Sierra Jaehn Larkin, was born on August 10, 2011.

We took Sierra to the cabin for the first time when she was just 3 weeks old.

Connor had his first "big kid" birthday party complete with a jump house and lots of friends.

We took our annual Hutchison and Steffen trip to Disneyland.

We celebrated Thanksgiving in Brian Head.

We had an amazing Christmas and took a trip to SLC to see the lights on Temple Square.

Thanks to wonderful grandparents, Eric and Whitney took a trip to Hawaii (without kids!) with the Smith family. We visited Kona Ranch and spent most of our time on the beach.

Those were a few of the highlights from the past six months! Hopefully I will be a better blogger and not have to do a "blog overhaul" every few months. I just got back from a girls trip to San Francisco, and I hope to blog about that soon!