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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

California? Where are the pictures? Plus the Dunns & temple adventures!

I am sorry that I haven't blogged about California yet. I got back almost a week ago and you think that I would have something, but it turns out that Lora and I forgot to load all of my pictures from my camera on to the CD with all the pictures from the trip...so I have all of Lora's, but none of mine. So I will thrill you with some other pictures and if you need to get your fix of Tori in California, here is a link to my sister's blog. She is better at writing anyway!! And if you want a flashback of when Tori turned 1, my friend Lesley (who is an amazing photographer) just put Tori's pictures on her photography blog (I recommend that if you live in Utah County or near Orem, you should have her do your pictures! She is amazing!!).
Alright then...the last day I was in California, Lora and I took the girlies to the Oakland Temple to see Jesus (there is a visitor's center there with a Christus statue) and to see the temple. It was a beautiful clear day and you could see San Francisco quite clearly, and the flowers were beautiful. Here are some of my favorites!


tori and Livy loved the fountain...I am really surprised that they didn't jump in! You will have to click on that picture of Tori and I to make it bigger to see...sorry!

Ok...this is the best picture ever! I love it! The temple is straight, the flowers are beautiful and Tori is showing off all of her teeth! LOVE IT!!!
After my trip to California, the Dunns (Adam and Tiffany) came to play and visit. They are our best friends that we used to do stuff with basically two times a week when we lived in Orem. Tori loves both Adam and Tiffany and I think that she has a secret crush on Adam (who she couldn't get enough of all weekend and constantly wanted to be held by him...Tori, he is a married man!) We miss them and haven't made any real good friends here yet. It was so nice to hang out with them and play games. We also stuffed our faces at Old Chicago (this might become one of the places we take you when you visit) and Tucanos (for my free birthday meal!) We love that they don't mind our goofiness and we are already ready for another visit.
On Sunday we decided to take a trip to see the Boise Temple (which is about 10 minutes from our house) and take pictures. We also played an amazing game of Monopoly with exciting new "fast" rules to spice up the game! WE MISS YOU GUYS!!!!

Tori exploring the flowers...she had to touch every one. If you look closely, you can see Tori running in her dress. She loves to have her freedom!

Tori and Jason being silly. More flower exploration!

I think this is a pretty good family picture. Tori is smiling super big...and I look super pregnant! The flowers were amazing!

Tori with Tiffany and Adam. Tender!

Here we are ready to start Super Monopoly!

Adam kicked our trash...he owned basically the whole board because of much needed trades to cover hotel rent we owed him!

WE MISS YOU GUYS!!!

4 comments:

Lora said...

That is a mighty fabulous picture of the "Too" that I took. She knows how to work the camera like her mommy. She is so cute, I just want to eat her!!! Miss you guys. A LOT!!!!

Heather said...

oh my gosh, Kendra, she's so beautiful! We'd better have all boys b/c I don't think we could beat Tori!

Kyle and Lesley said...

thanks for the shout-out :) and I love love love that shot of Tori grinning with the temple in the background. Well done.

Sawyers Family said...

What a fun family trip! You never told us, DID JASON GET A JOB? if so, what are his tricks? Kevin needs a job...bad!