Our trip to Carson was really wonderful. It had been almost a year since the last time we went out on our own. So we headed up for a 4 day weekend without our kids. It was weird to have Bill all to myself for the 8 hour drive. But it was wonderful to talk and listen to any music that we wanted. On the way up we drove through snow and enjoyed the sights. Once we made it to Carson we meet up with our friends and their little ones. Which was a lot of fun to play the role of grandparents, you know spoil them and then walk away when the going get rough. Not that it got rough but you get the point. We really love playing and talking with their two little ones but mostly we liked hanging around the house being lazy.above is a picture of Virgina City
Here we are standing on a beach at Lake Tahoe. (the self timer on the camera and a recycling bin makes a great way to take a picture of the two of us.)
Once we got home we had a few days before I helped out at the OC expo. I love seeing familiar faces and meeting new people. You can check out the kits2remember website to see the next expo that I will be helping out at and pictures of the OC expo.
The weekend after that was Madalyn's bible quiz meet. They did such a wonderful job. They placed 3rd out of 10 teams. They are asked a total of 60 questions and a chance to do a bonus question. Out of the 60 Madalyn only missed 2 questions and got one of the bonus questions that she tried right. We are amazed at the info that they remember and recite.
Here is Madalyn's team: Wesley, Madalyn, Dylan, Sierra and Edward. (Madalyn is the youngest on this team and is holding her own.)
Madalyn being asked her bonus question. (She had to recite a verse, can't remember which one.)
And here is the big thumbs up because she got it right. Bill and I were so excited and giving her a big thumbs up too. It is so nit like her to get up there with everyone watching and try something. The first time she went up she missed it and we thought that she would never try again. But she proved us wrong and got it right! She really is amazing.
And that brings us to today. Bill helped some friends of ours move up to Hesperia this morning from Rancho Cucamonga. It is their first home and we are very excited for them and even more excited to have them around. Then after that we me made our way over to our niece Bailey's 9th birthday party at Power play (its a skating rink). The kids had a great time skating and running around. Makayla even gave it a try with Bill's help. Unfortunately the ran out of the normal 4 wheel skates so she had on in-line skates. Madalyn got out there a few times but she was a little scared. And Kyle was all about trying to get everyone to give him food. As if I never feed the kid! Now I am relaxing on the sofa watching tv and the fam is asleep. Hope that I can sleep tonight but so far not even close to being tired. Well have a good night! Jenn
Above are pictures of Madalyn, my sister Yanira, Makayla, Kyle, my niece Bailey and my nephew Bryce.