Sunday, September 21, 2008

Junipers are gone! (well... mostly)

Yesterday Dad and Stephen spent the day getting rid of the junipers covering our house. We think that they are very ugly, so we're trying to get rid of them. Yesterday they cut them down, and pulled out some of the bushed on the side of our house. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks they will get the stumps out.

Newport Beach Trip

Last weekend we took a trip to Newport Beach. There we stayed at this beach home on Balboa Island. The home belongs to the family of one of Stephen's friends from school, Brandon. We stayed with two other couples, Brandon and Natalia, and Jared and Aubrey, both from Stephen's program. Friday after we got there, we went to this cool fish restaurant, than walked out on the pier. That night we also went to the local hoppin' spot, Dad's Original Frozen Banana, and got delicious frozen bananas. Saturday we spent a wonderful day hanging out and going to the beach. Stephen tried surfing and Chelsea boogie boarded. It was so much fun playing in the water thanks to some wetsuits of Brandon's. We are so sold on wetsuits, they just make things better. That night we took another trip to get frozen bananas, good stuff. Sunday we got to go see the temple there. It's about 3 years old, very beautiful. Different from a lot of the other temples. We really loved our trip to Newport, and had a hard time leaving. Vacations are so much better than work!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Chelsea's new hair! Well, hair cut that is. Chelsea grew her hair out and cut it to donate to Locks of Love. Here's her new do. After looking in all those hair magazines where the girls all have that funny no smile look, she just had to take one.