Thursday, August 18, 2011

So much FUN!!!

We had a great time on our trip. We got to do everything we wanted to do and more.
Our first stop was in Pocatello to drop off Mack, we had a great dinner with John's Mom and two sisters and their families, and also my sister Chelsey came. Then I got to meet my cousins baby Savina. Such a cutie pie!!
The next morning we left early and stopped in Boise for breakfast with John's sister and her family.(John's sister Jenny and her family)

Then we stopped at my Brother house and went to dinner with him and his family. We never get to hang out, so that was fun!
It was great seeing family we don't get to see a whole lot! So happy we made those stops!(Carter, Roxy, and Bailei my niece and nephew)
(John, Paul my Brother, and I)(My sister in law Kristi and I)

It was a long rest of the drive to where my Mom lives. We didn't get there till really late. I drove almost the whole way and I couldn't see by the end. I slept good that night!
At my Mom's we went to a few parks and played with my sister and her kids. John got to fly on Mike's (my Mom's husband) airplane. He loved that!!! Mike let John take the controls for a while and said John was a natural. John gave credit to all the video games he plays. haha
My Mom made tons of good food! Sunday we went to her church.(The girls with their cousins, Julio and Vanessa at an awesome park!)
(My big sister Breck and I)
(Another park)(John and Mike after they got off the plane)
We left Monday morning and drove all day!
We didn't get to Sacramento till 1am. Woke up the next day and drove some more!
We finally got to our hotel in Anaheim on Tuesday.
We went to Disneyland Wed and Thursday. It was so much fun! We got a medical pass for John and for Shay so we were able to ride all the rides we wanted to ride on. and Roxy was just tall enough to go on almost everything. If you have little kids I suggest taking them there. The girls both had so much fun and they were on there best behavior. :)
(Thanks to Dave for meeting us both days to let us in!!!!)
(Perry the platypus)
(They fell in love with Winnie the Pooh there!)

Friday we went to Huntington Beach, we loved that. Shay wanted to be in the waves and the Ocean the whole time and Roxy loved playing in the sand too! I loved the water, but not the taste. Yuck! We came to realize that we didn't have to worry about people getting into our things. It was the seagulls we had to watch out for, they were pecking all of our stuff and looking for food. Luckily we didn't have any.
We headed towards Las Vegas Sat Morning, when we got to John's Dad house his step Mom had a wonderful meal prepared for us. She made great food while we were there as well. That night we went swimming in their pool. Always a good time. We went on a train ride in Boulder City, it was neat and fun, and it was hot. John and I went to David Copperfield and John got to go up on stage, but was just a person checking the magic trick. It was fun and we were pretty close. The only thing is, the sodas were $6.00 and the popcorn was $11.00 for a bucket. They were robbing people. It was crazy! Still worth it!! Thanks for watching the girls!!!(On the train, John's Dad, the girls and John)
(John's little brother Wyatt and the girls waiting for the train to start)(At David Copperfield)
We took the girls and John's little brother downtown Las Vegas. We went to eat at Denny's(Shay's favorite), then we went to the Coke and M&M. Lots of fun stuff to look at! Then we stopped and went to an outlet mall and found a sweet deal on some tennis shoes for the girls for this next school year.(Tastes around the world at Coke store)

We left the next morning and stopped in St. George for lunch with John's Grandparents. It was great to see them!

Then we drove home. We were all getting anxious and tired of the car. It was a lot of driving, but well worth it!!!
Thank you Everyone for making it possible for us to go! It was so wonderful not to have to stress about all the things we have going on. I will be eternally grateful to all of you!!