Finishing up our holiday vacation pictures, I had a bunch of random ones leftover. I thought I'd just post them all here for your enjoyment. These are just some of the other random things we did while we were there.
Time with Grandpa!
A favorite tradition. Watching cartoons in his bed in the morning.
|Ainsley Schultz, Porter Buhrley, Spencer Pethel, Eliza Buhrley and Ryah Crandall|
Going out to Eat
(Don't judge. This is sometimes how we survive, I mean entertain, him at dinner.)
|Olive Garden. Brian's awesome family gave us Olive Garden gift certificates for our sealing. This was a really nice night out, so thank you Lori!|
We spent a lot of hours in the car visiting friends and family.
If you didn't know yet, Spencer is obsessed with trains. My mom had some random track but no trains so we went to Target and bought some no-name brand ones, and then my brother Ben lent us this huge rolling drawer with a track on top and some more track. He soon became Spencer's new best uncle. "Unca Ben." Another one who became Spencer's best friend was Max.
Aunt Lori's House
El Pollo Loco
Need I say more?
|(Except that I LOOOOOVE their black beans... sigh, can someone mail me some?)|
Xoe & Xanthe's birthday is February 4, so a lot of our family had them open presents early. Smart to save on shipping.
Hanging with Davy-girl
|This little girl steals anyone's heart. I was so happy to watch her. Remember, I had no kids? I kind loved that I was able to do these things because my own kids were gone. And plus, this girl is AMAZING!|
Ahhhh, you have no idea how much I love this place. Well, if you live near a Pinkberry, then yes you do. I frequented this place while there. And THEN they gave me a frequent stamp card so OF COURSE I had to get it filled. :) It's healthy right cuz there is natural yogurt in it with probiotics. *wink*
Healing Random Boo-boos
Can you tell the running theme here where I was visiting all my favorite places. I actually had a list of places we had to hit before we left. And the girls and I made a pact that we were not allowed to eat any of the fast food we had on the Army base where we lived. So, Burger King, Subway, Taco Bell, Popeye's, pizza, and Baskin Robbins were out. (Hey! I wasn't complaining). But I'll admit to you that Wendy's WAS on our list. We love the mandarin oranges they give and who can deny how yummy a chocolate Frosty is? Cafe Rio was HIGH on our list and when we decided last minute not to go to Utah, this one almost had to get deleted. But then I remembered they opened a couple in California. Booyah! Right by the airport I was picking Brian up from on his way back from his and Spencer's Utah trip.
|I love this little boy's hands.|
Enjoying the Warmer Temperatures
While back home in Germany, the temps were close to 30-40 degrees F.
|This was my favorite temperature. It was like this most of the time I was there.|
|And the warmest. It actually got up to 97 degrees, but I was driving and couldn't get a picture of it. In January. Gotta love California.|
Ummmmm, can anyone tell me what's wrong with this picture? Not even sure how to title this... This was at a park bathroom, in a GIRL'S stall. Still trying to figure out how you would use this...
These girls are a crack-up. I found pictures like this all over my phone. haha.
Ummm, I may have frequented here a little too much... ummm... nope! Could never happen.
Sleepovers with Cousins
|This was a frequent sight. What you can't see in this picture are the kids on the other side of the bed and sometimes a baby in the crib.|
Hangin with Cousins
|With Porter Buhrley. Even with the age difference, these kids all love each other!|
Shooting rubberband helicopters in the street
This was at the local downtown Farmer's Market.
Germany's Top Dad