Monday, August 3, 2009


This summer has been so wonderful so far. We have been so spoiled as we have been able to spend so much time with family and in the sun! I uploaded my pictures out of order, and I am having a hard time moving them around, so I am starting with the end of our vacation and working forward.

We ended our vacation with a great night in Las Vegas. My sister Katy got my mom, dad, Bryson, Lizzy, and Nancy all tickets to go to the Donny and Marie Show. They were so cute and we got to go backstage and meet them afterward. Then we went to Lawry's for a fabulous prime rib dinner- it was so delicious!

We spent a few nights out on the houseboat at Lake Mead. The weather was hot (of course) but the water was perfect.
This looks rather uncomfortable- poor kid!

Bryson looked great out on the wakeboard despite the fact it was his first time this season

Before we went to the Las Vegas and the lake, we spent 4 days on Solana Beach in San Diego. We could not have asked for better weather and it was SO fun to spend time with Katy, Justin, Tommy, and Lizzy (and of course my Dad).
Daniel and my dad at the San Diego Zoo. He loved riding the 'big zoo school bus'

Katy and I in front of the Panda exhibit

Tommy and Daniel loving the fish

The orangutans were so cute. They were just as interested in us as we were in them.

Tommy relaxing in the flower beds in front of the beach house

Lizzy and Daniel buried in the sand

beautiful little lizzy on the beach

The grand kids burying grandpa

The weekend before we headed out West, Bryson's family came up to visit. It was a short trip, but we were able to do so much, including the Palmyra Pageant.


playing on Lake Ontario Beach

yes...the water is green due to an algae outbreak, but Daniel still managed to have a great time. I, however, did not go anywhere near the water.

Daniel, Lauren, and Adam

Lauren and I checking out the skate board competition at the lake.