S: SUMMER 2011 in California
FC: ummer 2011 in California | S
1: Off for Our Adventure!! | Daddy had been asked to fly out to Fremont CA for the Summer to help "Missions Peak Baptist Church" and we as a family got to tag along!! And these pages are filled with the many adventures that we experienced along the way! | "I is so 'Sited!" was a phrase that we heard repeatedly the entire way to the airport. Corban said what we were all thinking!
2: One of our first stops was to "In and Out Burgers" and it very quickly became a favorite!! Daddy even researched all the different "secret" orders that you could ask for! | And we loved all the bright, pretty flowers that were everywhere!! And some of us were quicker to adapt to the wonderful bright Sunlight than others!
3: San Jose | Carnival in San Jose, CA
4: Redwood Forest
6: Santa Cruz
8: Traveling to SoCal | We stayed with Cousin Ben & Bekah and baby Emma
10: Where Dreams Really do Come True!
11: I is so 'cited...!
13: hanging out
16: on our way to | Mickey's House
18: The Best Summer!
20: The kids loved spotting all the different characters and getting their signatures! Here Patience & Corban are hanging out with Bier Bear & Bier Fox!
21: Best Friends | Pooh, he's our favorite bear!!
23: Eeyore, another dear friend...
25: T - I - Double Guh Er...
26: Princess Patience meets Cinderella & Snow White!
29: Buzz Lightyear!
30: Patience loves Jessie too! | Patience spotted Jessie from "Toy Story" and what fun it was to see Corban "Awe-struck"!! Jessie even drew a picture under her signature! | Notice here how his mouth is wide open in disbelief!! It was a rattle snake boot! | Love how closely he is watching every movement! | True Love!!
31: Love this girl!! | Family Memories!! | Chillin' out together is the best part of being on | Daddy & Corban's gangster looks!! | Daddy & Corban as we really know them!! Corban never could hide his sweet smile! Love these guys!! | Vacation!!
34: Visiting Disneyland was a dream come true for each one of us and the memories that we made there will be treasured for a lifetime. It was a sweet time of relaxation and enjoying our time as a family. Watching the parade was a favorite both days and Corban has continued to sing "It's a Music Celebration, Come' on, Come' on" for months afterwards. And the smiles were contagious from morning to night even all the way back to the car after the fantastic fireworks! Much thanks to the Bixby B&B and to other dear friends that made our visit a reality!
39: Dreams come True....
41: Beautiful California
43: Monterey Bay | Cannery Row
45: Bill & Debbie Dudding hosted us for a weekend to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, & Carmel by the Sea. Even drove us down Hwy 1 to see the famous Bixby Bridge built in 1932 as the first curved bridge. We all had a delightful time and enjoyed being chauffeured in the luxury town-car! The scenery was breath taking and the fellowship even more sweet. The kids love Mr. Bill & Miss Debbie who were constantly spoiling all of us! | Hwy 1 near Monterey Bay
46: Friendships & Memories!
48: Carmel by the Sea
55: San Francisco! We all had a delightful time as we took a boat from San Francisco over to Sausalito where the kids enjoyed searching for crabs in the rocks along the Bay. For an afternoon snack we all enjoyed some fresh crepes with warm Nutella - yummmo!! Corban loved the NFLshop back on Pier 39 while we girls peeked into all the cute souvenir shops. Daddy scored big points with a ride on the double decker Carousel for his favorite kids!! What a fun, fun time we all had!!
57: Santana Row San Jose, CA
58: Everyday life for us in Sunny California! | Sunny Days! Everyday was a Sunny Day!! | Patience & Corban spent many friendly, | fun, fast hours on their scooters
59: Hot Krispie Kreme Donuts were fun to watch & eat! Melt in your mouth good!! | Miss Debbie & Mr. Bill spoiled us with Earthquake apples!! Wonderfully fun!
60: Just a few of the friends we made: | Sadly Corban was napping so he missed being in this picture with all his pals!
61: Corban with his buddy, Pastor Will & his very fast sports car!
65: Even good journeys come to an end.... and so we head home with hearts full, new friends, & Blessings unmeasurable!! | Corban loved every minute of our trip to California! And the highlight for him was Disneyland!! | Patience is happy to be heading home to see her friends and excited to tell them all about her Amazing Summer!! | Our Summer in California was an amazing, blessed time of helping a church and seeing God bind our family together in a unique, life changing way!