Saturday, July 30, 2016

Oden Fish Hatchery, Michigan Lake House, Tony's Restaurant

A little late getting this one posted, but better late than never.
After enjoying my birthday on Mackinac Island, the next day was Saturday. Very close to the lake house is the Oden State Fish Hatchery. This hatchery supplies hundreds of thousands of brown trout and rainbow trout to Michigan lakes. Every Tuesday and Saturday, they offer free youth fishing from 9am-10:30am. They even provide the bait and fishing poles! 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Enjoying my birthday on Mackinac Island

Happy Birthday to me!
We happen to be in Michigan hanging out with Theresa's family at a lake house. Today, we're all headed to nearby Mackinac Island!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hanging out at a lake house at Crooked Lake Michigan - Day 5/6

After arriving in Michigan late last night, you'd think we'd be done traveling for a little while, right? No! Let's take a 5 hour road trip to Northern Michigan and spend the rest of the week at a lake house! All 6 kids rode in a van with Don and I. Boys in the boys row, and the girls in the girls row.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Missouri visit - Day 4

After spending the night in a hotel an hour away, we met up with all the rest of Theresa's family in Missouri for lunch. Here we saw T's brother and his family, sister and her family, parents, plus Grandma.

Lay's Passport to Flavor

To coincide with the Olympics this summer, Lays is bringing us flavors from around the world. In 2016, they already brought us their Flavor Swap pitting one new flavor against a classic flavor. And for this contest, we're not trying to pick a winner like the 2013, 2014, or 2015 Do Us a Flavor contest. Nope, this is special event with 4 flavors just because. 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Mississippi Visit Day 3 - Visiting Mamaw then hitting the road

It's our last day in Mississippi. Let's go visit Mamaw! She's 95 years old and the kid's great grandma!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Mississippi Visit Day 2 - Children's Museum and more

It's our second day in Mississippi and today we're hanging out with lots of family. To start, we're going to the Mississippi Children's Museum with my Aunt Kim and Uncle Mark. It's been years since we've seen either of them so it was really great to hang out with them.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Kicking off a 2 week vacation to see family - Day 1 Louisiana

On the road again! Over the next couple weeks, we're going to be doing a whole bunch of flying and driving, and seeing a bunch of people. Let's get this thing started!
Making sure Ian pulls his weight (which isn't much), T got him a backpack to carry his coloring books and stuffed animals in.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

2016 Belmont Shore Stroll and Savor - July

Welcome to the 2016 Belmont Shore Stroll and Savor. We try to get down to Long Beach at least once a year to experience the Stroll and Savor with Jacob. Good thing for us, they host it 4 months each summer.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Oops! We spent the whole day at Disneyland!

Ever since we've seen how not crowded the early mornings have been at Disneyland, we've made an extra effort to get there early. Normally we'd show up at park opening and stay until noon, but today the day just started getting away from us.

Someone has been asking about going to Disneyland all week and I think he's excited to finally be here.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Manhattan Beach AVP 2016 - Friday

The AVP is back in town and we've got the day off work! Time to go to the beach!

Monday, July 4, 2016

July 4th visit

It's the July 4th weekend, and just like last year, we're celebrating with my brother up north. And this year we've got another little tag-along.