Sunday, June 30, 2013

California {Day 4 & 5}

June 14, 2013
Ohmigoodness, that face on Rylan.

He was looking at Dylan!

They are best buds.

Payton hanging out with Papa Nutt and Buddy.

I love my dad.  He is the BEST!

We went to donate blood at St. Joseph's Hospital where my sister works.
Here she is with Ry.

And my other sister, Jeannine.

Thor (Jeannine's husband) getting his blood drawn.

I'm all hooked up!

Love the cute bows they put on.

My mom.

Chris getting prepped.

We all donated!

Chris learned a valuable lesson.  NEVER leave your phone with your sister-in-law.
You'll find her picture set as your wall paper!

Afterwards, Davese treated Jeannine and I to massages at a place called Ooh La La.
(Go ahead and laugh, I did too!)
It was SO relaxing and wonderful.
Thanks Vese!

Chris, Thor and my mom had the kids while we were having girl time.
They sent me this picture.

Penelope, Chase, Priscilla, Juliette & Payton.
Chase is my niece's "Friend-Boy" as her mom calls him.
He is such a nice guy.

Kenzi curled Payton's hair.

I got to see this Marine!
(My nephew, Cody.)

And he showed Dylan his motorcycle.

I think he liked it.

The girls wanted a turn on it too!

Papa Nutt, Gigi and ALL their grandkids!

S'more time!

Have you tried it with a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup yet?  Yum-O!
 Told ya!
June 15, 2013  
I think every one of the grand kids has had a bath in the sink at Gigi's house.
 He loved it.
 Tried to get a family photo.  This is the best one we got.
 See what I mean?
 Why were we dressed up?
We had the privilege of going to a memorial service for this sweet baby boy.

I am so glad that we were in town so we could go and support our friends.
The service was incredible.
Chad (his dad) spoke with such strength and shared about Christian's life, the memories and then the Good News of Jesus.  They want his short life to make a BIG impact for God's Kingdom.
I cried almost the whole time.
His amazing mom, Michelle, blogs here if you want to know the story.
And be praying for them too!

On the way back home we stopped at Chris' #1 food request, Wahoo's Fish Tacos.
Here's my blackened chicken taco, rice and spicy cajun beans.
The kids at Wahoo's.
"The Cousins" as Dylan calls them, came over for a slumber party and we had snow cones {again}!
 And the night wouldn't be complete without a dog-pile on Papa Nutt!
This is one of my favorite pictures!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

What I Ate... {Vacation Edition}

These aren't in any particular order.  Just {some of} what I ate while on vacation!
(Mind you, that we shared some of these things!)

Steak, Salad, Corn (Craig's birthday the Sunday before we left!)
Salad, Pasta, Steamed Broccoli, Macaroni & Cheese, Potato Salad
Snow Cone
Knowlwood's Chinese Chicken Salad
DW Sub's Bomber Submarine Sandwich
John's Place BLT
El Farlito's Chicken Enchilada
Wahoo's Blackedn Chicken Taco, Rice & Spicy Cajun White Beans
In-N-Out Hamburger - Animal Style

Sweedish Pancakes
Snow Station Shaved Ice Cream with Strawberries
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Smore
Chicken Enchilada, Salad, Fruit Salad
Orange Tree Deli Italian Sub
Bacon Covered Date
Feta and Herb Sauce Fries
Chicken Tacos
The Perfect Circle Cupcakery Lemon Kiss Cupcake
The Old Spaghetti Factory Salad and bread
The Old Spaghetti Factory Mizithra Cheese & Marinara Sauce Pasta
In-N-Out Hamburger - Grilled Onions, Extra Pickles
Oklahoma Mud Cake & Judi's Red Velvet Cake
Sprinkles Cupcake (My first ever!)
Mom's Tea - Cate's Springtime Risotto Soup
Mom's Tea - Egg Salad Sandwich, Cucumber Sandwich, Chicken Salad Sandwich, Scones & Devonshire Cream

Pizza and Salad
In-N-Out Hamburger - Protein Style, Grilled Onions & Extra Pickles
Lucielle's Fried Okra & Fried Dill Pickles
Lucielle's Sampler Platter, Sweet Potato Fries, Peanut Coleslaw
* * * * *
And now you know why I gained 4 pounds in 15 days!
It was SO yummy and worth it too!

Friday, June 28, 2013

California {Day 2 & 3}

June 12, 2013
Gigi getting to hold sleeping grandkids.
I think it is one of her favorite things to do!

Have I told you how much I love these cutie-patooties?

I love their silliness.

And especially the sweet moments when they think no one is looking.

Making rollie-pollie freeways.

Dylan made apple smiles and a sign that says "Please take one!".

There were a lot of places that I wanted to eat at while in CA.
One of those places was DW Subs.
I loved going there when I was little and they still make the best subs around!
All 4 of us split a sandwich.

The kids got slushies afterwards and were FREEZING!
Here they are shivering walking thru the market.

We made a stop to the 99 Cents store and the kids got $3 each to spend.
They thought they hit the jackpot!

Before we headed to dinner, we made another stop for an pre-dinner at Knollwood's for their yummy Chinese Chicken Salad (split between 4 of us).

Dinner was at John's Place to see my niece, Kenzi (she works there).
(And of course don't have a picture to post of her - oops!)

Davese (Auntie D)

and Miles (aka Unc) met us there.

Kenzi got the kids gumballs.

And this is Dylan's face asking if he could eat it.

Papa Nutt & Gigi

June 13, 2013
Heading to LAX to pick up Chris!
The kids were SOOOO excited!

Dylan got stuck in a tree at my parents.
Yes, we laughed.  I know, so mean.

While I was picking up Chris, my sister Jeannine and her family drove in from Colorado.

Here we are with our kids.

We went to an amazing hole-in-the-wall Mexican Restaurant (El Farlitos).
Where I got to eat this.  Plus tons of chips and yummy salsa!
It was FAN-tastic!
Chris and I got to go on a quick date to Golden Spoon (frozen yogurt). 
Then we went to Tri-City Park where Uncle Thor taught Payton how to skateboard. 
And Dylan got to board also.
(I was pretty impressed, on one small hill he was even carving!)
 Here's the lake at Tri-City Park.
 After such a BUSY day Rylan crashed in Gigi's arms.
Isn't this hillarious?  It looks like he's thinking "Oh brother!"