Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cabo San Lucas

In Cabo we went on a Glass Bottom Boat to Lovers Beach it was beautiful. We also did the last of our shopping and then walked the boardwalk. It was probably the cleanest and newest of the ports. The waves on the pacific coast were very strong! They don't look that big but they are really powerful!


In Mazatlan we went to "Old Town" to see the Old Church. It was really pretty! But we were there when a Funeral Procession came in. Kind of Awkward! We Then went down to the "Gold Zone" There was supposed to be great shopping there. I would not really agree. We did get to see an Old Man Carving wood. It made you feel bad but not bad enough to buy anything! We also went to the beach. It was Pretty. I wish we had done some para sailing, next time I guess. I also want to go see the light house if we ever get back to Mazatlan.

Jungle Adventure - Puerto Vallarta

In Puerto Vallarta we went on a Jungle adventure. It was so much fun we got on a speed boat for a half hour and went to a fishing village where we got in these Mercedes trucks that took us up in the mountains. We drove through a river and on some very bumpy roads. Then the fun started! We were able to ride Burro's up the mountain. I have to say that Burro's don't really like to go! It was an experience I will never forget. Then we rode lots of zip lines, repelled and walked over some bridges. It was lots of fun. If you are ever in Puerto Vallarta you need to definitely do this!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What a Vacation!!!!

We just returned from a week long cruise with Grant & Sandra, Russ & Betsy, John & Nancy, Chris & Greg and Dustin & Annie. We had a great time. We laughed a lot and ate even more. It seemed like after each meal we were off to get cleaned up for the next meal. The food was awesome.

Lisa is going to create a slide show later, but I thought I would add a few fun pictures for everyone.

Nancy loved this desert.

Here is our strength contest on "Lovers Beach" in Cabo. I think Grant was a definite winner!

We did a lot of shopping. Dustin, Annie, Lisa and I took a long walk on the boardwalk in Cabo. The sales people were pretty pushy and I am little worried that Dustin and I looked a little ragged because we kept getting asked to buy pot. On top of that, Dustin had a random lady place a lizard on his head and she refused to take it off until he paid her $2. In the end Annie "persuaded" her to remove it.

It was a great chance for me and Lisa to spend some time together. Thanks Mom & Dad! It was a vacation that we will never forget.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I'm 5 can you believe it!

Isaac has grown up so fast I don't know how he is already 5! He had a great birthday. We were able to go to Chuck E Cheese as a family it was lots of fun. Brigham had gone with his friend Max (whose birthday was the same day as Isaac's) to breakfast and a Movie so he was not with us. We had some Cheese pizza (Isaac's favorite kind) and played lots of fun games! It was alot of fun!! I have not been here since I was a little kid, It was different than I was expecting and lots of fun!

We also were able to have the family over for cake and ice cream. he had lots of fun and received great presents. Isaac is such a fun happy kid. We are so blessed to have his bright spirit in our home. He is growing so fast and a great brother and friend to everyone. He loves to cuddle!

This is Isaac trying out his new present from Hank!


Christmas Pictures!

These are some pictures we gave as gifts this year!

Christmas Day at Grandma and Grandpa's!

We had a great time at Grandma and Grandpa Cannon's! Each of the kids got a great toy to play with while we were opening presents. Brigham got a DS game Sonic and Mario at the Olympics which he loves. Alicia received some Hannah Montana dolls and Sharpay with her pink convertible. Liz got the same thing and they had a fun time playing with them together. Jacob got a fun Indiana Jones play set which he had fun setting up! Isaac got a transformer and a bakugan character. Josh received a fun Cars car track, and had fun racing the cars with Kail and Kalvin. My parents are so generous and gave us a fun Foosball table. The kids love to play it and it is a main attraction when we have people over!

Me and Clint had Sue's name this year. We gave her a remote for her camera so she can take pictures. She had fun trying to figure it out! All of us gave my parents a photo book which Janae organized and did most of the work on. It turned out great and they seem to really love it. Janae also did this last year. We were also able to see Janae, Rick and Wyatt via the web cam they gave my parents. It was a great day and we are excited to be able so see everyone in person in a couple of days!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Christmas Morning

We had a wonderful Christmas morning. The kids slept in until 8:00 am. I think that is amazing! We were having so much fun at Granny's on Christmas Eve we did not leave until around 10:30pm. So I think they were tired! This was such a fun year with all the kids at an age that they really enjoy Santa and the excitement of Christmas!

Brigham had asked Santa for the Star Wars Clone Wars DS game which he received along with a few other things. Alicia asked Santa for a pair of "Brown Boots" similar to UGGS she wears them all the time! Jacob had asked for a Nintendo DS, he has played this as much as he can! Isaac asked for Transformers and got 3 of them. Joshua wanted more Geo Trax stuff, he got the airplane Geo Trax set and loves it!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Christmas Eve

Christmas at Last! We have a Christmas Eve tradition of giving the kids a pair of PJ's and a book. They draw names and exchange gifts with each other. We open these presents on Christmas Eve. This year since we were going to a family gathering at Granny's we started the opening at around 2 o'clock. That was still about 2 hours to late in the kids minds.

This is a picture of the opening of the PJ's and a nice picture from the kids for me.

The kids were very thoughtful of each other this year. They each took a lot of time and effort to select just the right gift for each other. They used their allowance to buy the gift. It was pretty neat to watch. They were almost more excited to see the person open the gift as they were to get their own gift.

That evening we headed over to Grany and Grandpa-Hunny's house for a nice ham dinner and to be spoiled by the grandparents. We had a great evening with Tina and Ryan's families. We were sad that Jason and his family couldn't join us.