August 25, 2009

California Vacation - 3rd stop: Santa Cruz & Capitola Beach

The water was cold.. so only the bravest got in!
the Boy Cousins..
Karsen, Blake, Kaden & Colten
Just working hard... way to go kids.. it looks GREAT!
Okay, so we made it look like we made this - but we borrowed it just for a great picture!
What else do you do on the beach?
Especially when it can turn into an amazing piece of art!
Almost done... the cousins hard at work! or play!
Sorensen grandkids -Colten... downtown Santa Cruz!
Sorensen Family in Santa Cruz 2009
Dad & Colten were the bravest of the bunch! the water was very COLD...
and this seemed to be a great way to keep WARM!
Cambria absolutely did all she could at the BEACH!
Cambria loved the beach... and couldn't get enough!
Her Favorite part - searching for seashells!
Cambria,
"I hope you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your shoes"
"Living in the moment"
Sandy times + Fun times = good memories!

August 24, 2009

California Vacation -2nd stop: Casa De Fruita

On our way to Santa Cruz, we stopped off at Casa de Fruita for a little fun and to visit one of the BEST candy shops - they had 'old school' ABBA ZABBAS and BIG HUNKS - YUM!
Papa Kirk and G'ma Sue Sorensen... we had lots of fun with them!
Our Family... Summer Break 2009
this Merry-Go-Round is 2-levels high.. way cool!

Kirstin's KIND of FUN!

I know that may of you aren't country fans, but it's just a part of who I am.. I love music and country music is one of my favorites! This concert was so much fun! Brett - thanks for an amazing nite out with you!
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August 22, 2009

California Vacation -1st stop: Home

Finally time to visit family..
our SUMMER Vacation 2009
Hanford, California 93230
We swam & played with cousins...
We swam and played with more Cousins...
kaden, bailey, blake, colten, karsen
reese, cambria & sierra
Daddy came and we swam some more...
Uncle Bryan visited and we swam even more...
We ate LOTS of ICE CREAM!
I live where there absolutely is the BEST ICE CREAM in the WORLD! Made here with very SECRET INGREDIENTS! just ask Brett and the kids...
We goofed around...
We played with Aunts and Uncles...
We ate tomatoes? Well, my niece did
right off Papa Kirk's vines!
Sierra is 2 yrs old
We played silly games... we are BIG fanz!
and take it very seriously!
Our Extended Family.. great times!

Our Life in Motion!

Colten's Slide Ride...
Karsen's Coaster Ride...
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Colten's 1st backflip off a diving board...
Colten & Brett's Zipline Ride...
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August 21, 2009

He REALLY REALLY loves ME!

I really know he loves me WHEN... he sacrifices everything to take me to a concert... especially a Kenny Chesney COUNTRY CONCERT! Brett's not much of a concert guy and he knows I absolutely love them! He surprised me with tickets a few days before - rolled his eyes.. and said with a SMILE.... "You know you always get want you want!"
Little to say.. "I was so HAPPY!"
We had a TERRIFIC TIME! (I even caught him SINGING a few times.. sarcastically)
thanks babe.. I owe you a million!
LADY ANTEBELLUM.. "I Run To You!"
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MIRANDA LAMBERT.. "More Like Her"
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August 19, 2009

Cambria in Park City

Park City Fun 2009

Catching up on Summer FUN!
After our 1st trip to Park City, we decided to go back and spend an entire day playing! Dad bought us wristbands for the whole day (July 16, 2009) to do whatever we wanted! It was the BEST TIME ever! We zoomed on the coaster, sailed the alpine slide, soared the rock climbing wall, and Colten even zipped down the ZIPLINE with mom and dad! I have to say it was one of the biggest hits of the summer for the whole family!
Cambria & mom (who is actually in 1 photo) are ready for some 'speedy' fun!
Colten gearing up for his 1st ride down the Alpine Coaster! "This ride ROCKS!"
Karsen... taking the wheel!
The Alpine Coaster ride = amazingly fun and fast!
the climbing wall = a BIG hit!
Colten was shy of the weight limit (by 2 lbs), but we decided to try & get him on anyway! Other kids shorter than him were going & he wanted to do it so bad! Well - he conquered it and TWICE!
FAMILY RACES STARTING... NOW!
Colten showing the ALPINE SLIDE...
3... 2.... 1... take off!
Ready to race Colten.. I've got him on this one!
Cambria & her daddy.. I love their faces! It just makes me wonder WHO is really having the MOST FUN?
These two rode and rode the coaster.. we went on it 5 times while Dad & Colten were waiting in line for the ZIPLINE! They never tired of the SLIDE!
See the MARMOTS (below).. well, a funny story to remember. We were riding the lift up when we saw these creatures climb onto the slide.. YEP, you guessed it! A teenage girl rode down and got a BIG surprise! She rode right over one, flipped it up under her wheels, spinned it on the track and it luckily ran away! You'd think they'd learn - but when we rode down, one scurried on the slide just in front of Brett and Cambria. It wouldn't be a problem if they were the size of a chipmunk, but they are bigger than RIGBY- our chihuahua. Let's just say we were all nervous and didn't want one flying up under our rides!
it was a very warm day!