Tuesday, August 30, 2011


...according to my phone.

We went to the Fair. Where Paisley milked her first live cow without any hesitation! We also entered one of Johnny B's zucchini's and it won a Blue ribbon!

We've also been able to enjoy lots of fresh fruits and veggies from Johnny's garden. Here is the first delicious and juicy watermelon and one of his enormous zuccchinis! He's also got a ton of tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, cabbage, collard greens, and corn! He's a serious gardener! :)

Grandpa helped Paisley plant some tomatoes. She waters them everyday and checks on them all the time to see if they are red yet. Well today was her lucky day, she picked her first ripe tomato and then carried it everywhere! She was pretty excited!!

While Josh is busy at work...the girls will play! We've spent many days by the pool and at the aquatic center with friends and love every minute! Paisley is usually out after five seconds in the car!

We've been loving summer and don't want it too end!! Take your time Fall and Winter!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


My parents recently moved to California to take care of my Grandparents. So we were lucky to stop and stay with all of them for a couple days. My Brother Michael came up for the weekend so that was a nice bonus! They loved having Paisley around and had fun watching all the crazy things she does and says. We ate plenty In N Out and Jack in The Box. Along with a lot of other good food.

My Nana has dementia so every day was like a new day for her! :) She doesn't remember who any of us are but it was fun to spend some time with them both. Despite the memory loss, there is still that familial connection and love felt. And its almost like getting to know her all over again. She is so relaxed and is a great Nana! It was funny too, every time she would see Josh or if he would stand after sitting for a while she would say, "wow he's a tall guy, huh?" "he's really tall" EVERY TIME! Because she would forget she said it like 3 times before! I guess its not really funny, but kinda is at the same time. Gotta find joy in the journey right!? :)

Paisley had fun skate boarding with Uncle Michael.
I'm not sure why they are both half naked!?
Its nice to visit family in a place that is warm and sunny! I love Washington, but 80 and sunny, perfect!


Josh and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary in June and we decided we wanted to do something fun to celebrate. So we thought we would take Paisley with us and go have tons of fun at Disneyland! We were able to get a deal on a three day park hopper pass and we had the most fun ever! It was fun to go and be a kid again and to see all the excitement and happiness in Paisley's face each day! Josh was a good sport and rode all the kiddie rides also. Paisley was about 4 inches too short for the more big rides, like Splash Mountain, but we had fun riding the smaller rides. We'll have to take her again when she is a bit taller. (Its a good deal though, because before 3 they are free!)

Paisley enjoyed her daily cotton candy.

Mesmerized by "Its a Small World"

I got to ride on Dumbo with her like I did with my parents when I was a kid. I loved it! (not sure why I have a death grip around her...we were buckled in)

She love, love, loved the tea cups!

Paisley was happy, yet shy at the same time to meet two of her favorites Princesses.

The carousel was a must...

as well as trying to pull the sword from the stone.

The parade was amazing! Lots of color, music and dancing!

We never took a family shot, but I guess this will work.

California Adventure had some fun shows to watch and more smaller rides for Paisley.

The Ariel ride was fun, just like riding through the movie!

Paisley picked an Ariel doll and swirly sucker as her souvenirs, along with the crown she is wearing in some of the pics.

And of course you can't go to Disneyland and not have some if this!

Disneyland really is the happiest place on earth! :) We were smiling constantly and I had so much fun sharing some of my childhood memories with Paisley & Josh and also making new ones on our fist "family" vacation. Its crazy how much you love your kids and how much seeing them happy can make you happy! We all had a blast and can't wait to go again!