Thursday, June 23, 2011

Palm Springs

We got to go on a road trip!
  I say this with much enthusiasm because Pat's family has been planning this trip for a while, but I didn't want to jinx it by assuming that everything would go as planned, because we know all too well that things don't always go as planned in the cancer world.

The kids did great on the long drive.  Isn't nap time just the BEST?!?

Grandma Lenna rented a beautiful place that we got to call home for 7 days!  
It had a pool in the backyard so needless to say, we spent 90% of our time in the water.  

Love these kiddos-

There was lots of laying out in the wonderful, warm, Palm Springs sun.  

Lots of sunscreening going on.  She has to do it herself.  

Check out these little swimmers.  
Cami is doing so great this year, she has always been quite the little fishy.

We had 20 kids and 13 adults coming and going through this house.  
We were outnumbered and it was pure craziness at times, 
but the kids just couldn't wipe the smiles off their faces.  
What could be better than waking up to a house full of your favorite buddies right?

It was so wonderful having a pool right out our back door, 
but that meant these two little hooligans had to be watched CONSTANTLY.  
They had a blast together and even stayed out of trouble for the most part.  

They found a ladybug that they watched for a good 20 minutes.  Caden was cross-eyed the entire time.  He was just about nose to nose with it.  Apparently ladybugs are fascinating!

The adults had a little fun together too.  

Here's Pat and his little brother, Tony making some yummy oreo truffle balls.  

Our newest nephew, Christian.  What a cutie!

Caden took this picture of Pat and I.  
We were laughing so hard because he could barley hold up my big camera.  
He is a photographer in training.  

Game night.  Check out Brad's poker face.  Awesome.  

On the way home, we broke up the drive by staying in Vegas overnight.  
We took the kids to see the Bellagio fountains.  They loved it!

here is yet another picture of Caden with an awkward look on his face.  
What a little weirdo.  

Stay tuned for lots more summer fun to come!  


  1. YAY for summer fun and family vacations! So glad to see your cute family having fun...Cami looks so HEALTHY! So happy to see such happy, healthy kiddos!

  2. Your family is so darling. It's so great to hear that Cami is doing well!

  3. what a fun trip! i'm glad you guys got a little getaway - that place you stayed looks amazing! your kids have stunning eyes - those close-ups in the pool are beautiful. i bet they were in heaven getting to hang around with all their little cousins. it looks like a blast!

  4. This is so much fun to see after hearing so much about it! Thanks for posting this. Looks SO fun!


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