Friday, July 8, 2016


An impromptu trip to Disneyland...the older kids on their trip to Australia so we decided to spend the 4th of July in the happiest place on earth. Apparently .

I love the original Disney rides. You know the ones where you don't feel like your going to soil yourself because your plummeting to your death.

This is perhaps my favorite photo from the trip. Their faces crack me up. I think that guy at the front should stick to the original rides. He definitely looks like he may have had to invest in some new underwear.

We had a great hotel. Just a few minutes walk from the maingate and we had a waterpark in the hotel which was a good way to have a break and get away from the heat .

California scream in'

Matt looks so scared 

Mandatory picture with Walt and the mouse.

The Matterhorn 

The evening fireworks were amazing. Hard to believe they do this every night 

The effort that goes into creating the setting for some of these rides was amazing. This was the new Cars ride.

Certainly of all the times we have been to a Disney park  this was the most fun. As it turns out teenagers are more fun to take to a theme park than toddlers. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Catching up

Just some pictures to get the summer rolling.....

 The newly painted deck

Lawn games with the neighbors

Spokane's summer hot air balloon 

Matt's stash from his trip to Australia 

The kids new car

From our garden.

Friends racing

Off to Australia for the oldest 2

And an impromptu trip to Disneyland for the youngest one 


The last one to become a teenager. Happy birthday