Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sara's first concert

Sara and Tyler at the US Open in HB, enjoying Weezer. They loved it!

Went to the fair with all the kids. Every one had fun and no one got lost. The farm was the highlight for the younger kids-can't beat newborn piglets and furry llamas. Loved the rides, the games, prizes, free stuff, music, and shows; especially the acrobats! Super fun day.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Paige!!

What would life be without Paige? We love our big 8 year old! Happy Birthday.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Aaron and his kite

Never really liked flying kites much.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Fathers and Sons campout

Just took my boys camping. Love these guys. Non stop adventures. They just want to find wild animals all day. Quietly stalking their prey. I don't know where they get it. Must be from Karen.

Couples retreat

A few weeks ago, we all got together in Oceanside and stayed at a condo. My poor brother in law Dave fell asleep and got worked. Knowing Dave, there will be some sweet revenge, on video.

Monday, May 17, 2010

St George

Earlier this month, we had a family reunion with Tyler's family in St. George, UT. Everyone in the family was there. 52 people. We had a blast raging through the town. We went on some great hikes, pool hoppin, visited the temple, cave splunkin, and had lots of laughs.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Real life footage of the Davis' home on Wed night.

Can I just play some ball?

Anyone relate?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Presidents Day weekend

We had a great Presidents Day weekend. We spent the first part in Laguna Beach with the family. It was the best weather, around 75 degrees. We saw a Falcon and Hawk show over at the Montage and the kids loved that.

On Sunday, we stayed with Tyler's sister Kim and her family in Corona. We pulled over at some random farm and got to know the farmer. He let us hang with him for a few hours and let the kids feed all his animals (llamas, deer, bulls, geese, donkeys...). The kids haven't stopped talking about it. They now are wanting to be farmers when they grow up.

Sunday, January 31, 2010


What in the world? Who is teaching my kids this junk? I'm Appalled!

Oh- I should have known.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Our most meaningful Christmas gift

Our good friends spoiled our family for Christmas by giving us a sweet package to Ruby's on the pier. Yes, all 9 of us. What a kind gift. Tonight we made it happen.

We cleared out their penny gumball machine in the lobby.

Kids couldn't believe they could keep refilling their fries.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

2009 has come and gone. It definately isn't going down in history as a crowd favorite. Looking back, it wasn't a bad year for our family. We got to spend a lot of time together and that's always a blessing. We are always so excited for new beginnings. Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous 2010!

2009 photos

Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Birthday SARA!!! 12? Seriously?

Aaron had a serious heart to heart with Santa. He pleaded with him that he wanted some CHALK. Santa was confused and finally told him he'd bring him some. He's been floating ever since.

Chalk? You got it kid.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Loving the Season

Nothing like this time of the year. Tonight we decked out some gingerbread houses.

"Aaron and Alex, where did the other house go?". hmmm.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Halloween and Thanksgiving

Don't ask me what Alex is. Tyler dressed him last minute as a "tough guy". Somehow, he liked his costume.

For Thanksgiving, we got together with Tyler's family. All of them but 2 (Jared's wife Kristin had a baby right before). I think we were around 55 this year. We have to reserve a church now to all hang. We had the best day ever - eating, playing, visiting and being thankful for each other.

Where's Waldo?

The other day we took the kids to Mile Sq Park for a walk around the lake. Beautiful day and all, until Brock disappeared.

We heard a bunch of ladies screaming and looked over, and there was Brock diving on top of a duck and then carrying it around by the wings. Crazy kid. See if you can find him below (you'll have to blow it up).

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Final Countdown

I hate when Summer ends. We live for this time of the year. Owell, that's life. We are trying hard to squeeze the last week together and end with a bang.

We just returned from AZ for a week long family reunion with a million cousins. So good to see everyone on the Dray side. We wore out the kids with some fun times (cave exploring, little olympics, hikes, swimming everyday, etc).

Last few days of snorkeling, surfing, and just having so much time together - until school steals my kids away again.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Summer Fun

Life is going great. We've had the best Summer so far. It's just going too fast. Lot's of cousins, swimming, beach, and family fun.

Tyler took Sara and Cora camping in Doheny last weekend. They had fun with all their cousins. Not a bad campsite, right on the sand.

We just got back from spending a few days in Big Bear with Tyler's brothers family. Never a dull moment there. We hiked, played, explored, and the boys shot bows and arrows and even shot a squirrel. Here's where Craig and Tyler were skinning it and cooked it up. Actually pretty tasty.

Last night Tyler and I went on a
hot date to the Wedge. Waves were
so big. There were so many people watching
that we got stuck for several hours down in Balboa
(till almost midnight). Not a bad place to be stuck in traffic (and not bad company). We just chilled at the beach till it mellowed out. We tried hard to get on TV with the News casters there. Next time, dinner first.

US Open surf competition this weekend. Over 100k people here in HB watching it. I think we're done fighting the crowds for a bit, but we had a blast.

Poor Brock split his chin open on a hike. We discovered Liquid Bando today which is like super glue with anticeptic. A few hours later, Alex ripped his toe open and we used it there. How did we survive without it? Every family needs this stuff on hand. Hopefully, no more stitches anymore.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Death of the Trampoline

The other day the kids were jumping on the tramp and the whole thing ripped in half. It's a gonner. We have been fortunate not to have any accidents on it yet. Rare, I know. A million close calls though. Are we mean parents if we don't replace it? The kids are ticked and are planning a revolt. "But Dad, everyone has a tramp... We won't ever get hurt...". Yae, yae, yae. We told them that they'll have so much more fun without it. Hiking, skating, biking, exploring, beaching... We'll see.

Alex is trying to figure how this camera grew in the garden. Weird.

Come on Max, I get whatever I want!