Thursday, July 23, 2009

Newport 2009

Last week we were able to go to Newport for our annual family vacation with the entire Spiker clan. I was so thrilled to be reunited with my family. I miss them so much when I'm in Utah. When my dad picked me up we went to my favorite, El Ranchito, for guacamole and tasty Mexican treats, and we stopped by Balboa to play.

All the little boys did the harness trampoline and were flung sooooo high. It was hilarious to watch. Usually the people running these things are pretty cautious...these guys were not. They were taking people by the ankles and running backward to catapult them. It was pretty awesome. When they were getting the boys all settled in their harnesses I couldn't help but think of the Mike Meyers hyperactive/hyperglycemic SNL skit.

The next morning we were off to the Carlsbad lagoon where the boys did some of this:

This is the face that both Patrick and Josh make, it drives me absolutely nuts and but they both continue to do it. The first time Josh made this face, I wasn't sure I could marry him.
They also got their trash kicked on this monster tube. I must admit, I couldn't wait for the wipe out every time they got on. It was funny every time it happened.

We enjoyed a few breakfasts at our favorite place, Pacific Whey. I highly recommend the huevos rancheros.

When Josh arrived we spent a day at the beach eating yummy mango salsa,

and talking about UFC.
Brighton and Ryder spent the day digging for sand crabs.

The big boys buried the little ones.
They probably spent most of their time doing this though:

Cute McKenna

Some Bacci Ball was played.

And my grandma's husband spent the day like this:

I closed my eyes for a few pictures.

The boys played in the water.

We took a little trot up to the shake shack and downed some chocolate milkshakes.

I cut the boys hair this night. They all needed it.

We took a little boat around the harbor. It's a tradition and we look forward to it every year.

Captain Steve

Our last day was spent at the pool. We loved spending time with my cute Aunt Pam and Uncle Steve.

Nick-knack Patty-wack

Two of my boys,

and the beautiful resort we reside in for the week.

It was a perfect few days.


Chris and Mari Spiker said...

Looks like so much fun! I also ADORE aunt Pam & uncle Steve. The boys are looking so much older its freaking me out!!

Brooke and Matt: said...

Looks like fun!! You look gorgeous in of those pictures, I love your long hair. You have a super cute family!

lori and clark remington said...

Looks like so much fun and so beautiful!!! That is the way I like to go to the beach, not just Malibu for the day! Do I sound jealous? I'm glad you got to come down and have a great time!!!

Adam & Samantha said...

love your long hair! and. . .im so jealous. ever since hawaii ive been dying to go back to the beach. anything in cali will do, utah is killing me! glad you had fun!

Chris and Mari Spiker said...

I love Pacific Whey. We ate there every Saturday morning over the summer. No better way to start a lazy Saturday

the organic kitchen said...

I am planning a way to move there... I will keep you posted....

Angie said...

Looks like an amazingly awesome trip!!!