Ashlyn making sand castles on Newport Beach
Mike, Devin, Jeff and Papa on the Newport Pier
We just got back from a quick weekend trip over to Southern California. We went with Mike's parents, sister Kim and son Jakob, and sister Julie and her husband Jeff and their kids Breanna (and boyfriend Dallas), Devin, and Brandon. Something super exciting happened while we were over there: Dallas proposed to Breanna!!! It was so much fun to be there and be a part of that momentous event in her life.
We took in some sights at Newport Beach, Balboa Island, Newport Beach Temple, and Disneyland, of course! Aside from the toilet overflowing in our hotel room causing us to move rooms mid-trip, 85,000 people at Disneyland which equates to long lines (aka 90 minute wait for Space Mountain) and then my camera breaking at Disneyland (at the beginning of the day of course), all in all, it was a good trip.
Kim and Jakob
Pat and Farrell
Lowder Family: Dallas, Breanna, Devin, Julie, Brandon and Jeff
The kiddos in front of the UP display in front of Disney
The maintenance man mopping up our overflowing toilet at the hotel. (I'm a true scrapbooker, of course! We document EVERYTHING!!!! ha ha) We were promptly moved to another room in the hotel.
At the Newport Pier with my girlies!
More mopping. The water was flowing out of the bathroom and onto the carpet. There was atleast an inch deep layer of water. Yuck!
Cutie Katelyn striking a pose
Lowder family on the Newport Pier
Brynlyn posing on the pier
More cute girls on the pier
No joking: I told Brynlyn to strike a pose for me and THIS is what she did! ha ha ha
More looking over the pier
Lauryn and Jakob having so much fun together!
Lauryn posing at the reflection pool at the Newport Beach temple
Ashlyn chasing Brandon on Newport Beach
Brandon chasing Katelyn with seaweed. Oh, so this is what boys usually do??? ha ha
Brandon teasing Ashlyn with washed up seaweed
Papa and Devin chillin' out at the beach
Brynlyn playing in the sand on the beach