meet stella. aka magellan. yes i have even given this precious a nickname. i love this baby. even when she looks like this- she is still the flippin cutest thing in the world! :)before i get to the most recent events, i'll show you a few things that happened the weekend before we flew back to pocatello...
sams sister is a nature path and took us to a health food convention in Anaheim two weekends ago. wow. that is all i can say about it. it was pretty amazing. what it is, is vendors trying to get buyers business and in order to do that they pass out tons of samples. there were literally hundreds of vendors there passing out things from food bars to yogurt to lotion to soda. the last day of the convention, vendors are sick of being there and just start passing out full sized everything. so this is our loot. it is pretty spectacular! in just ONE of the kinds of soda, we got over 45 of them. it was a little embarrassing hoarding them out but totally worth it.
after anaheim we went to laguna beach. it sure was lovely.
nice bum where ya from?
it has been so nice to be home and spend time with our families! it was both my dad and jaces first time meeting stella. they, like the rest of us were smitten.
oh man. isnt she the most beautiful thing ever?
every time she cries she makes this sad sad face. i love love love it.
so my little brother decided he wanted to try out for baseball after a 6 year absence from the sport. of course being the all american athlete that he is, he made it!
my mom on the other hand, being the all american mom that she is forgot that you shouldnt park right behind home plate! hahaha love you j-own!
we spent a few days in preston too and although i didnt take too many pictures, i did get some of sam reliving his childhood playing with a magic set he got years ago!
stella was blessed last sunday- it was wonderful and she is a beauty.
look at these chubs! ahhh
stells wore the blessing dress that taryn wore. so darling
the proud parents
a smitten grandfather!
and lots of love from the cousins!
we went to bear lake after the blessing- always a nice time.
alice leaves on her mission to spain in 3 weeks. i couldnt be more excited for her. she will seriously be the best missionary out there. so amazing
the sweets again
he is the cutest. i really couldnt have asked for a better guy to spend forever with. she loved him which made it even better.
4 generations. who knew that my blog would end up turning into a shrine of my niece? i guess thats what happens when your so gosh darn cute!
like a said, alice is going on her mission and sam and i wont be home for her farewell so i decided to go spend a day with her and carli in logan. it ended up being more than the day though. i was very unprepared for a sleepover but bought a toothbrush so i didnt have stinky breath. :) we had a splendid time! i got lucky in the cousin department!
tomorrow we are leaving on a jet plane again, heading to our car in long beach. we will be spending the next month traveling from there to seattle. it will be a lot of sleeping in the car, but i wont lie im pretty excited.
its never fun to leave family, especially a beautiful new niece. but at least we get to go to warmer climate right?
we are off to another adventure. i hope your enjoying an adventure too! if not go have one! i dare you! :)