Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sunday Adventures

We went to Russ and Christie's ward. The talks were wonderful in sacrament meeting. A family that had recently joined the church told of their personal story and testimonies. I learned a lot listening to them. The boy spoke about going to Italy recently with a choir. Eva was in that choir. She had returned home very recently and her sleeping schedule was not yet back to normal. It was nice to see Eva and get to talk to her. She is a remarkable young women. She is definitely going to go places with her life. I can't wait to see where her life goes.

After Church Aunt Christie suggested that Lafe and I go to the Gardens. They had a family pass and it was not to far from the house. It was a wonderful day so Lafe and I went on an adventure. Lafe is growing up. He has become one of my very best friends. He is also pretty good with a camera. Instead of telling of our trip I will show you...

Russ and Christie's before we left
What we call our Libby picture. It reminds me of something Libs would like. I think Lafe did a GREAT job!
Lafe.... being Lafe. I love it!
Yep my little brother is model!

Not sure who took the nature pics but we both really liked the lilies, turtles, and fish!
Trying to figure out how to make the flash go away... We did become successful after many tries
All of the gardens were just beautiful

Lafe... The next family photographer

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

California Relatives

Saturday night we arrived at Russ and Christie's. We took a tour of the 'new' house. There was a lot of redoing for the wedding! It looked great! I wish I could have seen the finished products at the actual wedding. From pictures it looks absolutely AMAZING!

That night, after dinner, Uncle Russ asked Lafe and I if we wanted to go to Hollywood. I had to practically PUSH my Dad out the door. With a tired pops, Uncle Russ, Dad, Lafey and myself were headed to Hollywood. Uncle Russ explained everything as we passed. I told him he was just like my dad. He knew everything about everything we were passing. My dad is always telling us about the story of what we are passing in the car. It was a Saturday night in Hollywood so it was pretty crowded. Dad, Lafe and myself got out of the car while Uncle Russ stayed in the car and waited out the traffic. Thank you uncle Russ. Here are a few pictures of out adventures in Hollywood!

Peter someone.... Or just my giving Lafey the L sign... (aka Loser sign)
Sandra Bullock
Being Famous Movie Stars
Kermit the Frog
Super Strong Lafey
Super Super Strong!

Monday, May 9, 2011

It's Coming

Very soon another adventure will be posted :)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Spring Break

My mom was talking about their plans for Lafe's spring break. Disneyland with Paul and AMy's family then Arizona to the Dj and Libby's family. No where did she ask me if I wanted to come I had to ASK if I could come on this family trip!! Can you believe it??? I mean Disneyland with the nieces and nephews... HELLO that screams Aunt Hannah all over! PLUS then getting to see my pregnant sister, her adorable son & husband that I never get to see.... YES I WANT TO COME!!!! My parents said yes. I asked for dates and went straight to work to write in the time off book that I was going on a family vacation for one week!!!

I was counting the weeks then days to when we were going! I do not think I have been this excited for a family trip since, well, never! The night before we left Dad agreed to Lafe and my own plans over his IF Lafe and I were all packed and ready to go by 8 a.m. I was up at 6:30 a.m. to shower & make sure I had everything thing packed. by 8 a.m. I was upstairs ready to take off. My parents were not. My Dad was running and my mom was cleaning.Lafey was at choir expecting us to pick him up at eight. I went downstairs to make sure my room was completely clean. At nine the packing and cleaning were still not done. I went to go get Lafey from choir. At ten we were finally ready to go. Those of you who know my Dad he is not in the most wonderful state of mind if we are not ready to go by the set time. Getting off two hours late was not his favorite thing. Lafe had to do some garbages and other getting ready activities which did not make him the most happy. Mom was in an eh mood. I on the other could not have been more excited about this trip! I was singing and dancing. I would be so excited to Lafey and he would come back with some sly remark while trying to stay in a bad mood. (Lafey secretly loves when I being a nerd, he just has to act like he is cooler then that.) Dad was feeling really badly. He felt like no matter what he did he was the bad guy. Most of the time my dad does not always tell us when he is feeling this way. He couldn't hide it this time. Tears were coming down his face. I asked him what was wrong. He told us all. I may have felt sad that my Dad felt that way and I may have cried some tears for him. This changed the whole mood. I believe this is where the trip become truly positive. So, thank you Dad for letting us know how you felt.

This is how this trip started. I will be posting this trip in many different posts. That way they will not be TOO long for you to read. And I know you will be dying to come back and read more about the adventure of spring break!

Goodbye for now!