Thursday, January 27, 2011


I seriously can't believe we're already a whole month into 2011! December started out great and ended up well.....kinda crappy.

Our Disneyland trip was a total bust. We had one day of nice weather in San Diego and got the chance to see Old Town, but by that night the rain started and NEVER STOPPED. We didn't even go to LA. We just stayed the next three days in San Diego, inside. Our biggest excitement was going to the movies one afternoon, and Chuck E Cheese another. On a happy note, the kids played great together, and were completely happy to watch cartoons and color. We are so glad the Mortensens were there to endure the rain with us!

FYI- If you visit San Diego, check out the Mormon Battalion Museum. It is super cool! Plus, who doesn't love panning for gold!?

We had to take a pic of my favorite temple, even if it was raining and freezing!
Doesn't the beach look so much fun? This was our first night, and the beach remained just as miserable. We didn't go back, even though it was a five min walk from our house.

Joslyn got into the fun at Chuck E Cheese

I started feeling sick in CA, and by Christmas Eve I couldn't take it anymore! I went to the Dr so they could tell me I had strep throat and would be spending my Christmas home alone.
John took the kids to my parents for Christmas eve where they had a wonderful dinner and lots of fun gifts. Unfortunately we did not notice that the camera setting got changed and all of the pictures are blurry - oh well.

I did get to watch the kids open up their Christmas PJ's before they went to bed - again, blurry picture.
Christmas morning was wonderful and Santa totally spoiled us. Unfortunately one of us was not feeling so good and forgot to take any pictures. Oops.

John and the kids spent Christmas Day at McDowells where again no pictures were taken, but I'm sure they had a lovely time and I know they received wonderful gifts. I spent Christmas at home, alone, miserable! The day after Christmas Tate got to go to the Dr so they could tell him he had strep throat. Fortunately John, Jack and Joslyn stayed healthy.

The Christmas Loot

Joslyn loves the car that grammy and papa Fort gave her so much. She wouldn't even get out of it while John put it together.

We went to the dunes for New Years. It was freezing cold and windy so we basically had to stay inside the trailer the whole time. Tate did endure the cold to be able to ride his 3 wheeler, but came in often to warm up. I am sooooo thankful for my warm trailer!

Needless to say, I was kinda glad for the new year to come. Things can only get better!!!