Sunday, July 31, 2011

The La Jolla Bachelor Pad

Towards the end of July, we made a quick trip to La Jolla
to move some of my brother's belongings
 into this great little apartment across the street from the beach.
(He is working temporarily in Cali and commutes home to Mesa on the weekends).
Not ideal for him and his family,
 but it made for a great escape for us!

We had the u-haul unloaded and things situated
 within a couple of hours.

We spent the next day and a half on the beach!

It is hard for us Arizonians to deal with below 80 degree weather,
especially when it is overcast and breezy!

We did a lot of reading.
Haley LOVES her Kindle and read "The Help".
I read "Jane Eyre" which is one of my all time favorites.

The boys loved boogie boarding!

Thanks, David for letting us use your Bachelor Pad!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer So Far

Bennett officially kicked off the start of summer
at the annual neighborhood party
on the last day of school.

It wouldn't be summer without participating
in swim team at Kino Junior High.

Matthew and Bennett after the Freestyle Meet

Haley began working full-time at
Garn and Mason Orthdontics.

It has been fun to watch her learn her new job
and then put into practice her skills on her favorite patients!

Haley working on Clark

June 28th was Grandpa Brown's birthday.
Several family members gathered at the cemetary to sing
"Happy Birthday" and remember
our wonderful father and grandpa.

Clark and Bennett, along with 150 other boys,
(many who are friends) participated in
Mountain View's Basketball Camp in Prescott.
The boys loved spending the week with their friends,
sleeping in the dorms, practicing drills
 and playing tons of basketball.

Clark and Bennett were each given
 "The Hustler" award for their age groups!

Great Grandpa Leroy Breinholt turned 92 years old!
His children held a party for him
 to celebrate this wonderful occasion.

He might not look it here, but he really did have a great time
seeing so many of his posterity.
We love having him live so close to us!

Cassidy & Katie drove up to Utah with Grandma and Grandpa.
They loved spending time with the Snow and Estes cousins.

We had a great 4th of July celebration...
and yes--there were plenty of fireworks!