ahhh man, this post has been in my draft box forever! I have been coming back multiple times to work on it! Two busy little boys can keep this mama very busy making any blog updates impossible to finish!! I realize July is quickly coming to an end, but I havent even shared our June gloom happenings! So here we gooooo!
My parents got to come up for a little visit! We went to the Arboretum and Botanic Gardens in Pasadena. It was beautiful!! The scenery, gardens, and art there is awesome! Would love to go again!!
We are just so blessed to be able to dedicate our children to the Lord with our friends and family! We have such a great church that has helped us and inspired us to continue to strive to be better parents! And last month, we lifted Kai up to the Lord in prayer and dedication with my parents there! Here's a little clip of Kai's dedication!
Two wonderful families from our church are moving far away from us in the next couple weeks and we've been doing as much as possible to get all the play time in that we can before they leave! We did a San Diego trip with some church members as kinda like a last get-away together type thing! All was great for the dads and guy friends who went out and grabbed some drinks in the area, but us moms got to stay at the hotel where Keane got a 102 temp! But before the little boo got sick, he got some play time in at the park across the street from the hotel we stayed at! Here's a hilarious video of him on the slide!
And a couple splashes of random fun!
Sunday Keane and I got to take a little road trip to San Diego. I love that we live in a location that is just a few hours from seeing some great friends!
We first drove down to Cherry's babyshower! She looked great- As always! We are so excited for her! She's having a little girl! Future friends of Keane! hehe
After the shower was over, we headed home, but had time to do a drop on an old friend- Katie! Katie and I used to be roommates way back when I first moved out! HAHAHA! So crazy how time flies! Now she has 3 beautiful kids! And I finally got to spend some fun time with them!
What a crazy weekend it was! Friday, we left for San Diego and what shoulda've been a 2.5 hour trip ended up being almost 4 hours!! Right when we were leaving our place it started raining, which is never a good sign! If there's rain, there's traffic! It cleared up when we got to Irvine, but by this time, traffic rush was at it's fullest all the way to our destination. NOT FUN! When we finally got there, I had just missed the rehearsal! I pulled up right when they were finished! So we went to dinner and enjoyed the rest of our time there.
Saturday started at 8:00 a.m. and was a very long day! Our hotel was in this adorable area of S.D. called Little Italy and for lunch, Laine brought me the best meatball sandwich I've ever had in my life from a deli where they pack their own meat! SO GOOD!! After hair and makeup, pictures were at 2:30 and ceremony was around 3:45. It was a beautiful day! NOT KIDDING! One of the most perfect weather days I've seen in a while. Not too hot, breezy and not a cloud in the sky! The location was a beach park in the harbor so there were all these amazing boats around. It was so nice! Here's some of Laine's shots right after the ceremony:
This was one of the three flower girls. She is Cherry's (the brides) niece. She was not happy during the ceremony until the recession, then she was all smiles and playing with bubbles. She was so cute!
I LOVED our bouquets! They were callalillies and orchids and little white feathers! So pretty!!
The other flower girl enjoying the bubbles. She is Bill's (the grooms) niece.
Cherry was and IS so beautiful! He dress was so cute and she was just stunning!
Next we headed back to our hotel for the reception. They had a rooftop set up with cabana's and an amazing view of the ocean! Plus the weather was just so perfect!
Laine got this amazing picture of the sunset. Totally reminds me of the song John Mayer sings called 3x5 only it talks about sunrise not sunset... "shoulda seen that sunrise with your own eyes. It brought me back to life" Ayway, point is, a picture can't capture how beautiful that night was. It was awesome!
The happy couple! Bill and Cherry off to play in the photo booth! It was really fun! They had the photo booth and then used those pics for their guest book! It was so cute!! And a lot of fun!
We got home yesterday morning since Laine had to be at the church by 9:00 a.m. and after a really long day at church, we came home and took a nice long nap, watched the newest transformers movie and then went straight back to bed! We needed the rest!!
Laine just got his new camera last week and here are a few pics that he's been messing around with.
Our sweet little girl. Shes such a princess! Whenever she saw Laine playing with the camera, NO JOKE, she would go straight to him and look at him, or pose, or lay down all pretty!! SO FUNNY!!
Mom, this one's for you. LOVE how chis's in the background with her little tongue sticking out!
Now that we are all rested up, we are getting back to things this week. Laine has to work today and I have a lot of WashingSpot things to take care of. There are a lot more pictures to come with Laine's camera. He's really getting the hang of it and getting some really good shots! I'm so glad we got one!!
This is Laine, Jessica, Keane Kai and Chia's blog. We love sharing some great moments with our close friends and family. love, love ~