Saturday, June 26, 2010

Fort Bragg

This last week we went to Fort Bragg. It was really fun...other than the cold weather and everyone getting deathly ill!! Ben's family all got together and we went camping. Ben, Olivia and I stayed in a Hotel. I thought she was just a little too young to camp out. Although, i am sure that the air matresses were more comfortable than our cheap motel beds.

This was our last the sun finally came out and I felt like we could actually go to the beach. Olivia did pretty well. She had to sleep in the moby...thank heavens we took it.
Ben on the first night. it was COLD... we didn't really have much of a fire either. the wood we brought was still a little green. the last night, we buckled down and bought about costing an arm and a leg. but we were all much happier once we were warm.
For one reason or another, everyone got sick. out of all of us, Ben, me, Olivia, Lanell, and Lila were the only ones who didn't get sick. So maybe next year. we are talking maybe Bear Lake...that would be fun!

Olivia at the beach. she is just so cute!!

at the end of the last day...she was so tired, she actually fell asleep in Lanell's arms and then stayed asleep until we woke her up for her shower....yeah... the crappy hotel didn't have a bathtub, so we had to give her showers everynight. which means we had to take them with her.

Friday, June 18, 2010


we are flying out to utah aug 2-aug 9th. we are renting a car and we need a car rent a car seat with the car is $50 a day...that is read $50/day!!! so i am wondering if there are some WONDERFUL people in utah that might have a car seat that we could borrow for a week and return it before we leave...any takers?? we would LOVE to borrow a pack n play as well that Olivia could sleep in...please let us know ASAP!!!! we would like to save the money and not have to purchase them when we get out there. I mean, come can you resist this face??

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ben's grandma's 80th bday was this last weekend. I was asked to make the cake. this is the first big cake i have made for anyone. i was a little nervous, and ofcourse, there are things that need to be adjusted next time. but you can see that it turned out ok. the worst part was that ben's family made a big deal about it. and that just wasn't me. i felt a little embarassed that they kept talking about how good it was. that is why ben was there for me!! i had a person to hide behind.

It is supposed to be a wishing well....the roof was a little small...but i think it turned out ok. It was 3 layers, so it was a little hard to cut and serve.

anywho...we had a really good time. part of ben's family was there. not everyone, but it was at the park in Redding. Olivia did really well, until after she ate the 2nd time, she was NEEDING a nap. so we took off and i think she fell asleep as soon as we got to the car.