Monday, June 1, 2009

Camping with hubby's fam

After hangin' in the crazy house with my fam ;) we went camping at New Brighton Beach with Matt's family. It was so nice to be out in the fresh air all day. It was beautiful. His family has gone there a few times during Memorial Day weekend growing up. A lot of people in his stake go as well. His mom started it up again last year and now it will probably be tradition for all of us to go every year. The O'Neill Surf Shop has a major sale every year during Memorial Day weekend which we always hit up. This year Matt finally purchased his Officer candidate school graduation present - a full body wet suit! He's lovin' the water now. We also went to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Matt and I were able to go on a roller coaster together (THANKS J for watching our kids!). Then we took Luke on a couple different ones. We really liked the beach boardwalk because they had a lot of rides that were toddler oriented and even ones where parents can accompany their toddlers free of charge. It was great.

Before we took off for home Matt's parents gave a short family devotional about some of their ancestors in honor of Memorial Day. It was great to hear about father-in-law's Great Grandpa who immigrated to the United States and began a great legacy for his posterity. We also heard about our baby Lydia's name-sake : Lydia Knight who was Matt's mom's great (not quite sure how many generations) grandma. If you don't know about her I highly recommend reading up on this great pioneer woman! She was incredible. Matt's grandma actually gave us an original copy of Lydia Knight's biography that was first to be printed in the series of great pioneer women. Thank you grandma Dee for such a treasure! We love you guys! Thank you so much for a wonderful time and cherished memories for years to come!

What a stud, huh?!

I went with him on this one to show him the stick lever made the dragon go up and down. Sadly however, it was broken and only went up. So as soon as it started I told Luke to pull it so it would go up and then for the entire ride we weren't able to get down. haha. Good thing he didn't care and just liked being on it.

He didn't understand that you could make the plane go up and down if you pulled the stick back and forth. He was content just going round and round like most of the other rides.
Cousin Zoe lookin' cute.

Luke gets obsessed with a few different things. Balls, guitars, and now skate boards. He has to be just like his dad. Ever since Matt got an Indo board from his parents this last Christmas, Luke has to be right there balancing on everything with him. Amazingly, he was really good at it.

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