Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Better Late than Never...

I know this is an extremely late post...but I still have to post about it.

The end of July we headed to Shelton, WA to visit Brandon's parents...and YES we took ALL of the kids!! It took us 3 days to get there and by the time we got there I was going crazy wanting out of the car (and it had nothing to do with my kids driving me crazy...they were actually REALLY good!) We did have a blast on our way up though getting to drive through the Redwoods, getting to visit with the Sulzer family, and getting to drive along the coast!! We saw some beautiful country!!

The kids being good in the car!

The kids playing dress up at the Sulzer's house!

Porter by a Redwood Tree

The whole Fam by a Redwood

We had a blast at Brandon's sister's house and enjoyed where they lived.

The kids had so much fun with Grandpa's animals

While we were there we got to go to their ward party which was held at Zions Camp. It's owned by the church and was absolutely AMAZING!!!

Brandon with the kids walking down to the lake

Mallori enjoying the lake!

We of course had to go to the beach at least one of the days while we were there. I thought the beach was suppose to be sunny and warm...but boy was I WRONG...but that still didn't keep the kids out of the water!

The kids playing in the water with their cousins!

Grandpa Martineau, Addi, and Morgon

Mallori NOT enjoying the beach so much!

One of my new favorite pictures!!
(Brandon and Miles)

Brandon and Mom Martineau

Us on the beach

Us with Grandpa and Grandma Martineau

One of my favorite parts of the trip was getting to meet up with my long lost brother, Aron Johnson. Aron lived with my family for 3 years back in high school and I haven't seen him since he got home from his mission like 13 years ago. It was good to see him and meet one of his daughters!!

Aron, Abigail, and I

Of course one of the main reasons we went on our trip was for Brandon's sister Penny's wedding. We were glad to be a part of it all!! We love you Penney and Brian!

Penny and I getting pedicures the day before her wedding!

The Beautiful Penney

Brian and Penny

Another highlight of the trip was getting to be there for Rich's (Brandon's brother-in-law) Baptism. We are so excited for Their family!!

We had a great time and made lots of memories!!! We love and miss Brandon's family that lives so far away!!!!
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Dawna Greer said...

Hurray for you having such a nice well-planned vacation with your family. Sounds like a lot of fun; glad you didn't let a minor little detail like 11 children keep you from participating in so many worthwhile activities ;) You must have worked your church "magic" on them so they would be well-behaved!

Camron and Lonna Connolly said...

The Redwood actually makes your family look small! I actually counted to make sure you were all there! HAHA!

cturley said...

That looked like a fun trip. Glad you all had a great time & survived that LONG drive :)

Shawna said...

I'm glad to finally hear some details about your trip - looks like you had a good time. I can't believe they are playing in the ocean water brrrr. It isn't warm in CA and I know OR is freezing. What a happy family!!