Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer Update

Lots to catch up on!

Here we go.

We've had 2 summer movie nights already. Such a hit with the neighbors. Blake does all the work and it's not an easy project.




My sweet Aunt Mary was in town recently, so we got to spend the day with her on Coronado Island.



I'm so, so fortunate to have her in our lives. 


We spent 5 days traveling last week and stayed in 4 different hotels, touring Southern California. Santa Clarita, Marina Del Rey, Calabasas and Riverside.







Visited the Santa Monica Pier that you've probably seen in movies a dozen times.











We kayayed in Marina Del Rey.










Ate dinner one night at Tio's Tacos, a quirky little place in Riverside.









On the way home, we stopped by Tom's Farm.



Blake bought me an Astro Pop. He was in line buying one nearly 30 years ago when we met for the first time.


Kids finally wrapped up a long baseball season with Closing Ceremonies.





We visited the zoo with Kelly and kids this week. Going to miss them so much when they move to Denver in a few weeks.




My perfect, precious Godson, Behr.



Father's Day included a parish picnic at church and then a lazy day at home.


Yesterday, I ruined summer buy signing everyone up for a Summer Reading Program at the local library.

They act miserable. And, since we left, Jack has read one book and Lainey, five.


We're all things Disney right now with 18 days until our trip.

It's nearly here!


7 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

Lainey is a true fashionista! I can't even stand it!!!!!!!!!!!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

I haven't seen an Astro pop in years! Didn't even know that they still existed.

Congrats on surviving baseball season! We have about 2 weeks left I think!

Your family goes on the best adventures!

Nicky said...

Have fun in WDW! It is still one if my favorite places on Earth. 4 parks and the Starnes family, you guys are gonna own WDW! I started writing a WDW blog a while back, but didn't get too far, but there are a few things over there about some of my favorite shows.

Kelly Beatty said...

We will miss you too! Love Lainey upside down.

Jboo said...

Wow -- you all are having so much fun -- even with the dreaded summer reading club (mean mom!) ;) Wish we were counting down to Disney too! Get your plans ready --I'm sure you've been ready for months!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I love it- your children are having the summer they deserve!

Jodee said...

Holy smokes! I would kill to have your summer! It looks like you are having a complete blast! Clearly, we aren't having enough fun! Boo hoo!

We signed up for the summer reading program too and they haven't read one single book. Such punks!

P.S. How did Blake pull off that movie? I need all of the details!