Monday, June 29, 2009

European Cruise

This past week Eric and I were incredibly blessed to go on a family cruise to Europe! Eric's Grandpa Smith was kind enough to take all of his family who could go on a Mediterranean cruise.  There were about 20 of us and it was an absolute blast. After dropping off Connor to my Mom in Huntington Beach and after a good 24 hours of traveling, we came to our first destination which was Rome. We had a limited amount of time, so we quickly visited as many sites as we could. We saw the colosseum, trivi fountain, the pantheon, and the Vatican. The next day we visited a beautiful little port town in Italy called Port Venere. We walked all over the town weaving in and out of shops, eating gelato, and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Tuesday we had a full day tour of Florence, Italy. We visited the Uffizi and Accademia galleries where we saw The David and many famous works of art. We also visited the Duomo cathedral and ate more gelato and pizza. :) Wedneday we visited Monaco where we were able to take a bus into Monte Carlo to visit the famous Casino where the James Bond movie "Casino Royale" was filmed. Thursday we visited St. Tropez, France where we did lots of shopping and rented little vespas and rode all over the little town and country side. We also visited the beach and swam in the Mediterranean Sea. Friday we were at sea all day and took advantage of it by relaxing by the pool and eating lots of great food. Saturday was our last day on the cruise and we had a full day tour of Barcelona, Spain. We visited the Cathedral of Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia-the Holy Family Cathedral, Guell Park, La Rambla, and lots of other great things. I know I only gave the Reader's Digest version of what we did, but I didn't want to ramble on and on! I also posted a few of the pictures we took, I filled up almost two memory cards worth, so these are some of my favorites. Enjoy! 


Port Venere


Monaco/Monte Carlo

St. Tropez


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Jane and Kyle's Wedding

Jane and Kyle are married! Eric's sister got married to her fiance, Kyle Henrie on Friday, June 5th. They got married in the Las Vegas temple and it was the perfect day. They had a beautiful sealing, an amazing luncheon, and a reception at the Siena. We are so happy for these guys and are so happy to have Kyle in our family! 

Connor looked so cute in his little tux! 

Jenny, Whitney, and Connor 

Eric, Dad, and Bryce