Friday, September 24, 2010

Why I love Target

best find ever....original price 129.99, clearance price 65.98, rang up as 32.34! what! I know lucky day! I even had the lady double check the price for me.....



Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Mission and Randoms

-Old Mission Santa Barbara-

Inside the Church at the Mission, Jacob always likes to point out that "Jesus has owies"...

yes Jacob's wearing a pajama shirt...

Happy camper!

Random factoid- Did you ever read "Island of the Blue Dolphins"? (one of the only books I remember reading in school) Anyways, the girl from the book is buried at this mission. It was neat learning about her life after they went back and got her.

Trying to get a picture of Lilly with the lily's, but she didn't wanna smile...

This is how Lilly really felt about the trip...She was pretty good for a 4 month old...

Thats our trip in a nutshell. We had a blast! We can't wait to go again. We camped 5 nights, and it still didn't seem like enough time! Jacob was so good the whole time. And Lilly, well she's a baby. Her schedule was a little out of wack, and got 5 shots the day before leaving.

Painted Caves

Our drive up to the caves, so ugly right?

Please remember this is what we look like after five days of camping....

Our group minus a few

got this info from a website "The walls of this small cave carved from towering sandstone boulders contain some of the finest remaining rock art created by Chumash Native Americans. A steep path leads to the cave entrance, which is protected by heavy iron grillwork. Anthropologists estimate that the paintings date to the 1600s and earlier. The meaning of these enigmatic images has been lost."

Tide Pools

It seemed to hit low tide everyday around 5:00 which was perfect for tide pooling. I could have spent hours walking along looking for shells, but to my surprise there wasn't that many. There was a ton of starfish though! Not even joking. I've never seen so many in my life! The first day we were there we were so excited because we found three. But then the next day I don't know even know how many we found! At one point it even became old news if you found a starfish.

{I was secretly wishing it was dead so I could take it home...}

-Matts little brother Brigham-

Not the best picture, but if you look closely there's like 5 maybe 6 starfish all in that one spot.

{yes those are ducks? who knew ducks vactioned on the beach}


My parents were able to come up and join us for a couple days. So we spent a day in Solvang. It was filled with cute little shops, yummy bakeries, and Danish food. They even had some Dutch food, Matt was very excited about it. And again the weather was perfect.

bahahaha, my childern's faces, classic.....

I think the only thing Lilly loves more then my dad is her reflection.

Jacob was such a good boy, I actually let him get a lollipop...He was in heaven! And could not have been more excited about it!

Grandpa Downs with Jacob and Wyatt (Jacobs cousin)

Grandma Davis and Grandma Downs

Camping Trip Beach Pictures Galore

These pictures are all from the first day we spent at the beach. The weather was perfect! And the beach was like a minute walk from our campsite, even better!

Lilly was a good camper, for about 25% of the time....

sandy peanut butter and jelly is the best....

Best sandcastle/water hole ever!

Monday, September 6, 2010

{she ain't even poor}

"she ain't even poor and she's takin stuff"...that's what I overheard someone say about me when digging through a pile of "free" stuff on the sidewalk..haha...yes I car came to a screeching stop when I saw the pile of free junk....but I got some good stuff! I kinda want to go back and see whats left....but anyways....I told my mom I would make her a chicken-wire frame for her birthday. I just couldn't find a frame that I thought would look good in the room she wants to put it. I went to Saver's and goodwill...I know I can be cheap sometimes, but I don't want to buy a nice new frame with the possibility of ruining it. Anyways there it was sitting on the sidewalk, as if it was calling my name! I grabbed it! And made it cute, not only my lucky day, but also the frames and my moms...

Poor thing has spent most of it's life we went with black...

ta-da..I love it...I just hope I can find one for myself...
I just decorated clothes pins so she can clip pictures onto the wire.

It's an easy way to put up pictures without having to buy new frames, which can be pricey....

I also recently did this in Jacobs room so I had some place to display his artwork. I also thought it would be nice for him to have some pictures of his family in his room..he loves it!