Thursday, July 22, 2010

Slap on the Wrist!

It has been half a year since I've updated my blog.  I didn't think much of this until today, when a couple of good friends let me know that they are tired of checking my blog only to find it stagnant.  I apologize to them and anyone else who feels let down by my blogging neglect.  I promise to try to do better in the future.

Rather than try to include everything that's happened over the last 6 months, I will talk about a few of the highlights today, leaving some info. as subject matter for future blog posts, thereby encouraging me to update my little blog more often.  Enjoy!

First of all, 3 of my kids have had birthdays.  Most notably was Mikey's 1st birthday in March.  The poor kid had to eat his cake with no teeth because he didn't cut his very first tooth until the day after his birthday!  It didn't seem to bother him, although I couldn't be sure how much of it went inside him compared to how much of it ended up on the outside!

OK, so we took a trip to Long Beach for Spring Break this year and it was a lot of fun, but it was COLD!  We spent most of our time indoors, either shopping or watching the thousands of clamdiggers that converged on Long Beach for the opening weekend of razor clam season.

In June we took off again for a Johnson Family reunion in Lake Tahoe where we camped for a week and enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the lake.  I especially enjoyed the 3-1/2 hour paddleboat cruise we took that was very fun and informative.  While we were there, Me and the kids also toured some old mansions on the lakeside and learned a lot more about the history of the area (I love that kind of thing, and afterward even the teenagers admitted that it was cool.)  We did some shopping, hung out with distant family members, and had an all around good time together.

Cruises aren't so exciting for Tom.  He takes a boat to work and back every day!

Too much for Hannah!

Emerald Bay - the 2nd most photographed place in the US.  If you look carefully, you'll see Allan, Leanne, and Kira in the foreground next to the waterfall.

After a week at Lake Tahoe, we headed to Utah for more adventures.  We did a lot there and I have lots of pictures to download before I can write about it properly.  Hopefully it won't be 6 more months before I get around to doing that!