Monday, September 5, 2011


Blog friends!  Forgive my blogger slackerness!  Here is a quick summary of the recent summer adventures in La Vida de Seals!  Enjoy!

Adventure #1:  4th of July! 

We made a quick trip to Utah for the 4th to visit our dear friends Erin and Matty and their cutie little angel Natalie.  We miss you guys!!
It was Dex's first long car ride!  From his expression, you can tell he is asking, "Are we there yet!"  Poor little guy was bored out of his mind.  He did great though!

We went to my first rodeo ever!!  How have I not been to one before this, with me wanting to be a cowgirl and all?!  We had the best time!  (<-Matty, Erin, Me, JM, and some random kid)

Me and our new little goddaughter Natalie.  She is a little dream!  We love her!!  Nice work Matty and Erin!  I am the luckiest Auntie ever!

 Adventure #2:  Camping with the Fam! 

JM's dad took us on a camping trip up near Christopher Creek and, of course we had a great time, like always!  We took Dex for the first time, and he LOVED it.  He and Zeus had such a fun time romping around the campsite, pouncing on dragonflies, and campin it up puppy style!  It was fun!  Dad, your hashbrowns are amazing!
How do you like Dex's cutie Sherlock Holmes sweater?!

We love this pup!

Adventure #3:  E3!!
John Michael and Auggie made the finishing touches on their iPhone game Virosassin and released in time for E3!  We had a booth there and worked hard for three days convincing E3-goers to download the free app and play it while they were there at E3.  Somehow JM and Aug convinced me, Melissa, and their cousin Tempest to be their booth babes.  I worked hard with my doubled up P90x routine to be fit enough to wear the outfit!  It was such a fun time, the boys did really great, nice work guys!!  So proud of you!!

The boys created the sweet booth backdrop, made stickers with QR codes, and did great interviews during the show!

Booth Babe?!

Wearing free wigs handed out from another booth!  Silly girls!
The whole gang!  3 days of hard work, but totally worth the experience!  It was amazing to see all of the huge million dollar booths there!  We felt like such little fishies in a big gaming pond!

We met famous people!!  This is us with Zachary Levi from Chuck!!  We love that show!  He was eating lunch beside us in a random hallway of the LA convention center...when he was done eating we walked over and talked to him.  He asked if we wanted a photo with him, and I was squeezing him all up!  He was very sweet with us!

For you gaming nerds, we met Walter Day from King of Kong.

We went to the beautiful beach!!  Miss you beach!

We got to spend a day with Jake, Lace, and the cutie kids!  We all took them to the tidepools for their first time.  They loved it!

Kody and Eden loved that their dad was catching crabs for them.  Kody would say, "Catch me another crab, Dad!"  But then when Jake would bring over the crab, he was too scared to hold it.  At the end when we left, cutie Eden said, "Goodbye Trabs, I love you Trabs!"  It was the sweetest little thing!  I love my cutie niece and nephew! 

 Lastly, on this trip we got to stop by and see my dad and little brother Kev.  It was a short but fun visit!

Good lookin' siblings!!

Adventure #4:  Havasupai!!!

Our good friends Dahr and Dray invited us to go backpacking to the Havasupai falls in the Grand Canyon with them last week.  It was the best backpacking trip ever!!  About 12 miles in and a few miles of hiking around the falls.  We left on a Wednesday night and came back on Sunday evening.  We went thru caves, swam in all the falls, did night swims, had some huge thunder storms, and ate tasty food.  Thanks guys for a fun time guys!

Our adventurous group!  Four more joined us later on!

Dahr and Dray!  Somehow Dray's whole pack got left at home on accident, so we all pooled our clothes and supplies together to cover her.  She didn't have to hike a pack in!  Lucky thing!  She probably didnt think it was very lucky though, because she didnt have any of her things!  An adventure for sure!

The boys when they still had energy in them!

New Navajo Falls!  I did my first cliff jump off of them!  Go me!

Havasu Falls!  The water everywhere was so blue because of all of the lime in the water.  It was so beautiful and so amazing!

Mooney Falls was so amazing!  It is about 200 feet tall and really is majestic!  We had to hike thru two small cave passages and went down about 100 feet of chain to get down to it.  Wow, crazy!  You can't get the feel of how high the falls are from this picture...but if there were people down below, they would be little ants!

Dray and I made apple cobbler (above) using our jet boil!  It was quite the process!

We helecoptered out!  It was JM's first helecopter ride, and it was amazing seeing the grand canyon from above.  We made it!!  BEST TRIP EVER!!

SUMMARY:  Summer was awesome!  We look forward to our next adventures coming up...another camp out or two, friends and family at Thanksgiving and Christmas, a trip to London in April, and our adventure to adoption which is progressing slowly but surely.  We should have our adoption profile up thru LDS Family Services soon, we are adoption certified which feels great!  Hopefully a new little cutie will join our family in the months ahead.  We will keep you posted!!  XOXO  Love and miss you all!


Carly and Tyler said...

Sounds like you guys have been busy having loads of fun! You look great Naun!! It's great to hear that things are progressing with adopting. You will be the best mommy! I hope we can see each other soon. xoxo

Bredsguard Fam said...

So fun to see all these pictures! What an awesome summer! We loved hanging out with you guys, we sure miss you!