Sunday, July 8, 2012

California Part 1:

Well we're finally back! 
The past week was absolutely perfect -- beach time, shopping time, family time -- it really couldn't have been any better.
This year's theme was the Olympics: the family (all 30 of us!) divided into 5 teams/countries and each team was the country that the uncle served his mission in.
The challenges were hilarious, but I'll post more about it tomorrow. 

Here's a general overview of the week in pictures and we were there over the 4th of July too! Which was a blast, minus the raging party in the beach house next door to ours, which made for some interesting confrontations haha. 

Every morning I would wake up and go on a jog down the boardwalk (which was definitely one of my favorite parts of the week) and one of the beach houses had a sign that I think sums up our whole trip perfectly:

"If you're lucky enough to be on the beach, you're lucky enough"

My cousin caroline & sister anne!

 Me and Mr JP find ourselves constantly matching... it must be a married thing haha.

aaaand we adopted an asian cousin this year hahah.

Jane! This little 5 year old was my shadow all week, and I loved it.

Haha my little brother took it upon himself to dig a hole that went over his head...

 There was a LOT of nail painting this week... and I mean a lot.

My nails!


4th of July pics! USA! USA!

awww family.

All the grandkids! Minus one on a mission in Brazil.

Me and my sista

Woohoo! Whole family pic!

A somewhat failed girl pyramid + a pretty awesome boy pyramid!

LOVE this guy :)


  1. Looks like an awesome vacation! And I think your girl pyramid looks pretty darn cute! :-)

  2. Fun Fun Fun!! you look so cute in every picture..naturally. If i were at the beach for a week i would looked worked with sand everywhere haha Miss you guys!!!!!