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Easton is the cutest little boy we know! He rightfully earned the nickname 'BEASTY' when he was a baby and it has stuck with him. He is such a sweet little mommy's boy and we are ALL at his Beck and call. Easton loves cars, snacks, and playing outside. He is talking up a storm and it seems like he learns something new every single day. He is at such a fun age. We LOVE LOVE LOVE this little guy!


Ainslee is the baby and she just turned ONE!! This child is a handful!!! She hasn't quite grown out of the difficult phase.....that she has been in since she was born, but we still find ways to find her sweet side! Hearing her baby giggles and watching her discover & learn new things make all the whininess......just a little easier to deal with. Aaaahhh, we love this Ainslee Girl!!


Oh our cute little Avery! With her blue eyes & blonde hair, she is one of the cutest 4 year olds around!! This girl is stubborn! She definitely keeps us on our toes. She is quite unpredictable, which makes for a lot of laughs! Avery is our TREAT-FREAK! We can always guess what is on her mind. My favorite thing about Avery is her smiles. She always has one for us no matter what and that makes everyones day just a little better. She attends preschool and says she doesn't like it, but secretly we know she does ;). We are so lucky to have this cute girl in our family! We can't get enough of her.

Kobe Dylan

Kobe Dylan
Kobe is our first child, born in 2004. He was 4 months early and weighed a whopping 1 lb. 4 oz.! We got to be with Kobe for 4 wonderful weeks. I feel so blessed to have been chosen to raise one of God's perfect children. We love him and thank Heavenly Father everyday that he is part of our family. We have a treasure in heaven.
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Dr. Jones

Dr. Jones


Quinnie just turned 6! She is growing faster than we can keep up with! She loves going to first grade and is doing really well! She picks up on things very quickly and LOVES learning. She's seriously a sponge. Her favorite thing to do is write notes and draw pictures for her friends & family. You should see our continual stack of papers. Quinnlyn is creative & spunky & totally independant. We love her like crazy!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Five summer getaways every kid should experience!

School is almost out & that means Summer Vacations are on the way!!!

There are so many great options when it comes to a family vacation and no matter what you do, they are sure to create fantastic memories that will last a lifetime. Here are some getaways that every kid should experience at least once:


Weather it’s the East Coast, the West Coast, or down south, this is one getaway that every kid will LOVE! With a BEACH HOUSE, you don’t really need to worry about planning any extra activities. Kids can spend day after day playing in the ocean, collecting sea shells, and building sand castles. You can find Beach Houses to fit almost any budget and they are a great way to spend some carefree time with those you love!




Not all getaways have to be extravagant! Some of my favorite vacations were camping in the great outdoors! There are many places to choose from when it comes to camping, but every kid needs to see the amazing scenes that nature can produce! Hiking, fishing, & star-gazing are excellent ways to make great vacation moments!!Wawona_Tree_Yosemite_PC_002


A child should never have to grow up with out a trip to the World of Disney! Definitely a resort for older children where they can get the full experience and actually remember it Winking smile. Take 5 days to visit it all including: Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood studios, Blizzard Beach, & Typhoon Lagoon! There is certainly something for everyone at Disney World.




These places are so great! You’ve got all you need in one place for one price. Most include several restaurants, free activities, several pools, the beach (if you are near the ocean), and free snacks & drinks. It’s great knowing you don’t have to leave the resort to have fun. Plus, there are several resorts geared specifically toward children which makes it even better!



Because we are on a ‘Dental School’ budget right now, I have to include the ‘Stay-cation’. Find unusual & exciting activities to do right in your own town! You might be surprised at what you have just down the road. Visit some museums, go on a nature walk in a state park, take a trip to the zoo….your kids will appreciate the time you spent with them discovering new places, and you will appreciate the money saved!!!

With a little effort, you can have the perfect getaway that will leave you with memories of Summer fun for years to come!!!

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McKay and Amanda Jones said...

Really, you liked camping?

McKay and Amanda Jones said...

This is actually Bethany, but Amanda is logged in. :)

Kim said...

'Liked' being the key word here.