Friday, January 11, 2013

Year 5 Photobook


Here's our yearly all-in-one post. As always, I had fun making this book, although I hope that one of these years I will start creating pages along the way instead of trying to start and finish it all in one week! Who am I kidding though, that's just how I work! :)
Enjoy!
p.s. I just wanted to add that from December to August-ish I didn't have my camera. It broke in November 2011 so I just used a little one and my phone camera until I could get a new one. I got a new one in August and I love it! :) 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Year 4 Photobook




It was fun making Caleb's book this year. Shutterfly allows you to be a lot more flexible now with the pages. I was able to add embellishments and move pictures and text around. And my favorite new feature was using my own pictures as page backgrounds. :)
Enjoy!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Zeum Carousel

The Children's Museum in San Francisco has an awesome carousel ride. You get 2 rides for only 3 dollars! I went on it once with Caleb before Adam got there and then Adam went on it with him too. Caleb was a little scared to get on the horses, but he really liked the big "sleigh chair".


Visiting Ours

I'm determined to finish blogging about our trip in San Francisco even if it does take me 6 months to do it.

We were able to see and visit lots of family while we were in California. We love our family!


With Grandma Nora in Oakdale. She also spent time with us in San Francisco.


With Grandpa Ray in his home office in Davis. Grandpa Ray and Nana gave us rides to and from the airport. Ray also came to visit us a couple times in SF.


With Nana in SF.


With Grandma Gaynell in Elk Grove. Also Grandpa Mike and the rest of the Hardy bunch.


With Uncle Scott and his iPhone.


With Uncle Johnny & Aunt Julie at their home




With cousin Hunter and his mom Bekki in Oakdale

Monday, May 16, 2011

Touring San Francisco with the Graves

We have some pretty awesome friends from Tucson that drove up to visit us while we were in San Francisco. The Graves Family! They stayed in town for about 3 days and I think we did and saw more in those 3 days than we did our entire trip! We went to Pier 39, went on a Trolley Tour of the city, toured China Town (found THE best chinese restaurant ever, recommended by a local), went to Union Square (went to the bathroom at the Macy's with 7 floors), went to Ghirardelli Square (ate some chocolate of course), tried on some fun sunglasses (sorry, no pictures of that), bought jewelry from the street vendors, watched the Boudin workers make sour dough bread into cool animals, saw a little part of Muir Woods, went down Lombard Street - the windiest road in the world, saw Coit Tower and the amazing views from there, and really enjoyed seeing the Graves again!


Marsha and James Graves


Cute pictures of Mackenzie






The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel


Madison, Caleb, Quinn, Mackenzie, and Xander (in the back)


Mmmm, yummy!


Mother, daughter. Awww!


China Town




Lombard Street - the windiest road in the world


See, right there.


Caleb and Mackenzie, they got along really well.


Coit Tower


Views from Coit Tower: Alcatraz


Golden Gate Bridge


part of the city


Muir Woods

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fun Times w/ Amanda & Sherry

Golden Gate Park - we took a picnic and visited the Dutch Windmill and Tulip Garden, which was gorgeous! We took a bunch of pictures of the kids! Then we went to the Golden Gate Park children's playground, which was probably the coolest park I've ever been to. There was a lot to do there, and the kids could have stayed there forever. I took a video of the park on my phone (well, Adam's phone) that I was going to try and post, but I can't find it, I think it's gone. Oh well.


















We found an area with a really nice view of the Golden Gate Bridge



We also went to another awesome park in the city called Alta Plaza park. It was on top of a hill and there were views of the city from every angle. I didn't take my camera out there, I think I was burned out on snapping pictures.
We also had fun just shopping/window shopping, having lunch/dinner, and just hanging out. We loved our time that we had with them and we're thankful that Amanda took all that time and effort to come see us so often. (And we're thankful that we found close parking for less than $18 a day! :) )