Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring Breaks 2010!

We have had a wild spring so far! As noted in the last post, we went down to Moab so Jon could work and we could play. Then we flew to California and drove up to Southern Oregon for a family funeral. Then, last minute, Jon decided that for his actual Spring Break he wanted to go to New York, so off we went! Here are some of the highlights:


Hiking to Delicate Arch was breathtaking! Definitely one of my favorite Utah hikes!
You can see by Ella's expression how much she LOVES the outdoors... we're working on it!
Our buddies Caity and Bob came with us and we had so much fun! (Thanks Caity, for all the pictures!)

California and Oregon
Jon's aunt, uncle, and grandma live in Vacaville, CA, so we flew in to the Oakland Airport and stayed with them for a couple of nights. They gave us a beautiful tour of Napa Valley and we spent a lot of time just catching up... so fun.

We stopped by the Oakland Temple on the way to Vacaville - it was a beautiful day!

We went to the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield - pretty interesting!
This is what some talented fellow tour-goer took of us in line. Nice... It's one of those awkward times where they're like, "Is it okay?" and you're thinking, "Gee, not really, but if you think it's sort-of okay, then we don't need your help anymore!"

We took a gorgeous drive up to Oregon that included olive tasting and scenic views, and a lot of baby pit stops!Jon's Aunt Jean, Uncle Pat, and Cousin Shawn met up with us for ice cream in Oregon. So fun!Ella loves her Auntie Kim!
Ella and I met Jon's grandpa for the first time - he is so sweet!

This is the cabin that Jon's dad built with his family before he passed away. It was a touching moment to be there and talk about memories of him.

Lithia Park in Ashland, Oregon, is one of my new favoritest places in the world. It was absolutely fabulous! We would move there if it wasn't so far away!

These photos are of a roller derby - a full-on Medford, OR, beat down on wheels. Jon's cousin is the star (player?) on her team and she ROCKED. I wish I could be that cool. Even Ella loved hanging out there with Grandma!

New York
I just realized that my photos from NY aren't uploaded yet... oops! Stay tuned!


Molly said...

I am laughing so hard at that photo of you guys in the jelly belly factory. Who in the world is that bad at taking pictures??

Jen said...

I am laughing out loud at that awesomw picture without any heads. They must not have clear vision to think that might be a reasonable photo. Oh, that's so funny I'll be laughing all day.
It looks like you've been having tons of fun though!

Heather said...

i am crying i am laughing so hard, i think you have the best picture there EVER! It may not make since but you will get everyone who looks at it DYING of laughter. Thanks for the laugh, i needed it today!

Amy and Clark said...

What loads of fun! Can I just say that Ella's facial expressions crack me up. Glad you guys are turning her into a travel bug!

Bonnie said...

I just couldn't figure out how they didn't get ANY of our faces in the picture. 0/3 are pretty bad odds!

Tara said...

Your child makes the most adorable and funny faces ever. Too cute! We are going on vacation to Northern California in October ... I'll be sure to take our own pictures at the Jellybelly factory :).

caitlin said...

LOVE the pictures. Thanks again for letting us come to Moab with you guys!

Hilary said...

Look at you! What fun!