Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day Weekend

This past weekend was definitely busy!  My whole family came out to San Diego.  We haven't all been together in a few years.  Not since my brother Dave's wedding.  It was awesome seeing everyone and spending time together.

On Saturday we all drove up to a picnic in LA for my Dad's high school reunion.  Than on Sunday we all went up to my Father in law's house to celebrate Father's day and we were able to get some family pictures done.  Note to self... maybe in the future I should hire a photographer to do family pictures than try to do it myself.  It was a bit of a nightmare trying to put the whole thing together and than trying to take pictures as well as be in them.  Thankfully I had some help from Don's Dad and my Aunt for the ones I was in.  But I now have sympathy for my clients that try to set up family pictures for a big group.  I am definitely humbled by that experience and can sympathize with them.  Especially with last minute changes/unexpected things.  It really kept me on my toes.  

Than Sunday afternoon/evening we went to Seaport Village and walked around/took pictures.  That was so much fun.  I think that was my most favorite part of the weekend.  I could try and describe it all here, but I like pictures to go with my stories so here they are!

My siblings and my parents

I was setting up this shot and caught this one.  Apparently my brother's are part monkey

All the Grandkids!!!

The whole family

No kids!!! We ditched them all!!! I mean oh how sad... ;o)

I am not sure who took this shot but this tree branch looked like a dragon.  It was kind of cool.

This is at Seaport Village.  This guy was balancing these rocks and he didn't use anything to make them stick together.  It was amazing.

Dave & Meagan

Addison strangling her Uncle Joe

Got a little Captain in ya?

There were a bunch of parrots at Seaport Village too.  They were gorgeous!

Miss Addison with her balloon animal Joe got her

Joe was standing by the parrots and this white one just landed on Joe's arm

Addison found a new best friend with her Uncle Joe

Mom and Dad with Jackson

Mom and Dad

Dave & Meagan

We loved this carriage that goes through Seaport Village.  It's so pretty!  It was rightly named Cinderella's carriage.  Too bad it is a minimum of $40 to ride in it. :o(  It seems over rated...

And last but not least, a short video of Jackson.  He is growing so fast.  He is holding his bottle already.  He has been doing this for awhile, but this was the first time I had a video camera to record it.  He is so funny when the bottle pops out of his mouth.  It cracks me up.  I know you guys can be honest.  I am probably the only one who finds it adorable. ;o)  He is also starting this spitting noise with his mouth.  He seems to do it when he is bored.  I notice it more when he wakes up in the morning and when he is in the car in his car seat.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Kelly's Graduation & Family Pictures

Kelly Graduated High School last week and we celebrated with her yesterday.  Pretty much the whole family lives in San Diego with the exception of Paula.  Paula lives in Florida so we were all excited she made it out and she got to meet Jackson for the first time too!  Since she was here, we all decided to do a big family picture.  Here are a few pictures of everyone in the family.  I am hoping this year that we will get family pictures done of everyone on Don's Dad's side, his Mom's side and my side.  In a few weeks my side of the family will be coming out (hopefully all of them) and I am hoping to get pictures taken of all of us.  Than on Don's Dad's side hopefully we will get pictures done around October or November since that will be when the newest edition of our family will be born.  As of right now that's the last Grand baby to be born so we have to wait until our family is complete.  Here are a few of the family pictures on Don's Mom's side for now.

The whole family

The Rowlands

Paul, Kris, Joe, Grandma Krafft, and Gina

Three generations

The Boys

Cousin Kelly and Jackson

Uncle Mike and Jackson

Great Aunt Paula and Jackson

Uncle Jon and Jackson

Great Grandma Krafft and Jackson

Aunt Paula... I liked this picture of her.

Our comedians.  Jon must have said something really bad for Joe to react like that!