Friday, June 30, 2017

June Random Happenings

So here's to the rest of the beginning of the summer. Good ole' June......

A lot of these are more photos from old posts, but it's still deserves to be here somewhere.

This was on National Donut Day when we took the 2 younger ones to Krispy Kreme and then walked into the mall for a moment to get Wes some shirts and let them ride one ride together.

 Playing at Nana and Boppie's backyard.
 At Peyton's assembly before school let out. Wes is maybe the best most desirable daddy around.
 On Jovie's last day of school. We went to get her some new summer clothes at Old Navy and that kid was obsessed with acting like a mannequin.
 After school we headed to get snow cones at the kid's favorite place. Snowopolis.
 Peyton attended a baking party. The girls decorated cakes, aprons, and then brushed out their hair. That was kind of the highlight for Peyton.

 Peyton's new obsession. The monkey bars.
 At the splash pad for a meeting with Jovie's homeschool T-K teacher. I'm really looking forward to this year.
See what I mean about him being the best of the best!
 Jovie girl got to go to a very bright apparently Moana party.
 On the last day of Cove Camp, Heidi took Jovie so she and Tate could have a date of their own. Slurpees to start it all off.... that's a sure way to giving Jovie girl a good time.
 She loves me. And she loves selfies. It's a win-win in my book.
 Last day of school cutie. We had quite the photo shoot that day. For both Jovie and Griffin.

Cove Camp

Meanwhile, while I was at girl's camp, Peyton was having the time of her life with her cousin's at Nana/Cove Camp. My parents hosted Peyton, William, Asher, Claire and Ella for the week as they attended camp at the Cove water-park down the street from their house and then headed to my parent's afterward to make s'mores, watch movies, eat, play and do pranks. She was in heaven all week. And as much as we missed her we were happy to give her such a fun opportunity.

Girls Camp '17

Well, I got wrangled into helping at girls camp for a couple of days. I really dread going, girls camp is not my jam. But, once I am there its fun and I ended up having a good time. Although I would be lying if I said I wasn't excited when Wes came and picked me up Thursday.

I was a "Mom at Camp" for the girls in my ward. And they surprised me with how good and responsible they were. It's nice to see their testimonies grow and watch them stretch themselves. Plus, I worked them all in go-kart racing... those youngins didn't stand a chance.

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Broad

Since having children we have really learned to enjoy the days we get to spend together alone. Not that we don't enjoy being parents, but a day with just the two of us, and the ease of being together is the best! I love Wes. I enjoy more than anything being with him, and he is just the best person in the world to know I get to spend eternity with.

I planned a really fun day in L.A. together just because. He has done great dates, and done all the planning and executing and I thought it was about time I do the same. Okay, honestly, I plan 90% of our outings, but he has done some really great things the 10% he does plan.

This kid-free date found us in L.A. at a really neat and relatively new museum, The Broad. I got us reservations, but the whole reason for going was the Infinity Room. Little did I know that those require a separate reservation and it was about 4-5 hours after we were there. But we signed up once we got in hoping to make the best of our day.

Honestly L.A. contemporary art museums are a little pretentious and weird. There are always a few hidden gems, but the overall feeling is almost comical. The films they show are dumb. Most of the pieces are reaching, but then they have a few wonderful pieces that make going worthwhile. Plus, it's the experience that counts, right?

So we went and had an absolutely wonderful time. After being at the museum for about an hour and a half (it's a really small museum) we were ready to go, but really really wanted to go in that Infinity Room exhibit. So, I worked my magic and the worker let us in nearly 4 hours earlier than our reservation time. Hallelujah! And it was really worth it!

After the Broad we walked over and looked around the Walt Disney Concert Hall. We may or may not have snuck into a side door after a worker walked in. And looked around, and felt a little rebellious doing it.

After that we continued walking down the street to the Lady of the Angels Cathedral. What a building! We enjoyed every aspect of that building to the fullest extent. ;)

The thing I had planned that I knew Wes would enjoy the most (the rest I think he is just a good sport for me) was dinner. I had it all planned out to go to a place he's been dying to visit for a while. It's called The Shake Shack. They have delicious burgers, cheese and bacon fries, and obviously shakes. It was remarkably good!!! But super expensive. Totally worth it though. After dinner we walked to the Americana at the Brand and shopped around and enjoyed the concert on the grass.

Seriously it was one of the best days ever! Ever!!!