Monday, March 30, 2009

Back To It

What a fun week. But MAN am I tired! We got home Friday night and were consumed by exhaustion. I loved and snuggled my puppies and got everything unpacked. Had some dinner, then we all fell into bed. There is nothing better than sleeping in your own bed after being away.

Saturday I did something I NEVER do. I slept until 10:30!!! I was seriously tired. We used this day to recuperate. :O) None of us got dressed or did anything but lounge around, watch TV, and play on the computer. It was a slow and relaxing day.

Sunday we had the privilege of supporting our dear friend, Tom Rasmussen, as he was ordained as a Lay Pastor at his church. It was great to be there for this important event in his life, as well as visiting with friends I haven't seen in a long time.

Today is back to reality. I was bummed to have to set my alarm clock when we went to bed last night, but I feel so blessed that we were able to enjoy our time away together.

Thanks to everyone who helped out while we were gone. Thanks mom, for the airport shuttling, and for helping with the dogs. I love you so much! Thanks Brittany, for staying at the house with the pups and making it so nice to come home to. Love you! And thanks to my friend, Lisa. She took my puppies to her house to play during the day. That helped so much. You rock!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Day 4

Today we went to the San Diego Zoo. That place is huge. Lots of walking up and down hill. It was pretty cool though. At the end of the day I asked Caleb what his favorite part of the zoo was and he said it was petting the goat! Of all the cool things we saw, he loved petting the goat. Silly kid. After leaving the zoo we went to Chick-Fil-A for dinner. It was another place we were told we had to go. I am a chicken lover, so it was the best! From there we stopped at Starbucks for coffee and hot chocolate, then went back to the hotel where we CrAsHeD!!!! This has been the best week. We have enjoyed it all so much. It has been so fun to watch the kids get excited about things. I love that we have had this family time together.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Day 3

Today we spent the day at Sea World. It was a gorgeous day and we enjoyed every minute of it. We saw the shows and touched slimy things. We rode rides and walked until we felt like our legs would fall off. We loved watching the Shamu show. It was our favorite by far. Those creatures are absolutely amazing. After leaving Sea World, we went to In N Out for a burger. We had never been there but had been told it was worth the visit. My brother has been known to fly to LA on a day off just to eat there. It was very good. From there it was back to the hotel to soak our weary bodies in the hot tub. I actually got the kids into bed early tonight (9pm). Now I'm getting ready to knock back a couple of Tylenol PM and hope for a good night sleep. (I woke up with a head cold yesterday. UGH!)

Tomorrow we will be at the San Diego Zoo...I already foresee the struggles of trying to decide which pictures to share.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Days 1 and 2

Here are a few of the MANY pictures we took today:

Sorry if you all think I am posting this to rub it in that I am basking in the sunshine, but it is really just so I can document it to look back on later.

Monday morning we set off for San Diego. We left cold, but sunny Boise and landed in a blizzard in Salt Lake City. It was SO cold. We had a short layover then left the snow for the warm San Diego sun. Everything went were awesome, flights smooth, no lost luggage. We took a shuttle to get our rental car and everything changed. Apparently earlier in the day the computer system had gone down and it was still down. The line was out the door. Scott stood in line and the kids and I sat on a bench outside...FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF!!! By the time we got our car they gave us a free upgrade for the inconvenience. We are now driving a Chrysler Aspen. It's nice, but way bigger than we need. After finally leaving the car place we went in search of our hotel. After only 1 wrong turn we found it pretty easily. Our room is great. We have 2 rooms separated by french doors. One has a queen bed and the other bunk beds. The kids are loving it. They have all of their clothes and toys put in the drawers. It's pretty cute. After getting settled we went in search of dinner. There is a mall about a mile down the road, so we decided to just run there for a quick dinner at the food court. It was so nice to be able to sit outside and eat. After eating we took the kids to Build a Bear and let them make a new furry friend. Then we walked across the street and had dessert at the Cheesecake Factory. After a quick dip in the hot tub, we all headed for bed.

Tuesday started with breakfast at the hotel, then off to Lego Land. We got there right as they opened (10am). It was so much fun. We saw so many cool things. I can't believe some of the things that can be made with legos. All day I had the urge to buy some legos and build stuff. We walked and played all day long and finally left at 4:30. From there we wanted to go to downtown San Diego to find dinner, but somehow ended up lost. After driving around for an hour we finally found where we were supposed to be. We enjoyed dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe, then headed back to the parking garage...where we couldn't find the car. Yeah...not kidding! The way they have that place set up is crazy! We found it sooner than later (whew) and back to the hotel we went. The boys went for a quick dip in the hot tub and Kenz and I jumped into our jammies. Now the kids are asleep and Scott and I are laying in bed watching the Biggest Loser. This has been an amazing day. My feet hurt, we are all sunburned and exhausted, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I am so very blessed!
Tomorrow we are going to Sea World. Stay tuned....