Wednesday, March 31, 2010

some of my favorite people in one of my favorite places


Sunday we took a whirlwind trip to San Diego to attend a baby blessing.  Dan's sister, Amy, had her first baby, Kalea (pronounced kah-leah), and she was being blessed at church.  I got up at 2, got the boys up at 3, we left the house at 3:30, picked up Dan at work at 4, and drove over 5 hours to Amy's church building north of SD.   Then we left at around 3p to get home at about 9p.

We knew it would be a crazy day of driving, but we didn't want to miss this opportunity and of course, who can pass up a chance to visit San Diego, right?

The baby blessing was interesting; Kalea, poor thing, screamed through the entire 5 minutes, but her Daddy was calm and collected the whole time and gave a beautiful blessing.

Afterwards we ate  a nice lunch at a nearby park and took lots of fun pictures.  This is the first time all the kids, spouses, and grandkids had all been together with Grandma and Grandpa since Christmas 2008.


The whole gang together.


Now just the grandkids with Grandma and Grandpa (missing one little kiddo who didn't want to be in the picture, and yay, it wasn't one of mine this time!)


Now all the granddaughters with Grandma.



Next, Grandpa and the grandsons' turn. (look at goober Ethan!)



Kalea was just lovin' the outdoors today!



Next up all the ladies.



Followed by all the men.



A nice family shot.



Dan with all his siblings on his Dad's side.



We TRIED to take a serious picture of just all the couples, but it was tough with Danny's Dad making lewd comments.



I love this picture cuz it shows us all cracking up at something naughty he'd said. 

Too fun.  By the end of that photo shoot my cheeks hurt from laughing so hard.

It was such fun!  Thanks for inviting us, Amy!  And happy birthday today to my father-in-law, the jokester himself.  :)  Love ya!


Christine #2 said...

What a big family! That's so cool though. My side is so so small. Dan's dad sounds like he would fit in here just fine. LOL

Emily said...

You are crazy with that driving schedule! It looks like a lot of fun though. Darling baby!

jinxi~ aka angi said...

Great lookin' family! Im glad you had a chance to go!

ps: I LOVE your sandals!

Jenna said...

What an adventure, so cool that you were all able to get together! Both my girls have cried through their blessings, kind of hard!

Delfina said...

Wow! Lots to catch up on your blog...hehe. Loved all the pic and stories.

wittygal said...

What a great looking family.