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Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I have wanted to see Wicked for years, and when I heard that it was coming to San Diego, I was determined that we were going to get tickets.  We finally made it on Saturday night, and it was awesome! Kelson and I both loved it. Musicals are so much fun!

Our Happy 4th of July

I love the 4th of July! It has always been one of my favorite holidays. When the 4th of July comes, it is officially summertime. It is a time for parades, fireworks, swimming, barbecues, and John Phillip Sousa. We fit all of those things except for a parade into our holiday this year. We drove up to Escondido and spent the day with Kelson's grandparents, his step dad, and his cousins. We made homemade ice cream (Kelson had never done it before!), went swimming, and ate delicious food. That evening, we enjoyed an awesome Marine Corps Band concert followed by fireworks in the park in Escondido. There was a slight glitch with the soundtrack resulting in the announcement to safely exit the park coming just before the grand finale.  That was a little bit anticlimactic, although it wasn't nearly as bad as the fireworks on San Diego bay that all blew up at once.  Oops.  We wished we had been there to see that.  It was a fun 4th of July here in San Diego.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Just after Father's Day, Kelson got a special treat.  Kelson is an avid Padres fan, and he has been excited about going to the games ever since we found out we were moving to San Diego. There was a special deal going on for members of the crew of Kelson's ship, so we jumped at the chance.  Watching the look on Kelson's face as we walked into the ball park, you would have thought we were going to Disneyland. He was seriously excited.

 To make things even better, we had good seats. We were right on the first base line in the lower level. Not only that, but we were in the all you can eat section, so Kelson could have all of the hot dogs and peanuts he wanted. I have rarely seen my boy so happy.
It was my first baseball game, and I had a fun time. I don't know that I will ever be as big of a fan as Kelson, but I will at least try to learn a little more about baseball. Go Padres! (By the way, one great thing about the padres is that their colors are the same as BYU, so we can wear our BYU gear and still look like we are supporting the team.)

A Seriously Late Happy Father's Day

I know that I am exceedingly late, but I have to write a Father's Day post because I have so many wonderful fathers in my life. My dad is a wonderful man, and I am very grateful for all that he taught me and for how much he has always loved me. I was also blessed to grow up just a few miles from my Grandpa Hindman, and I love him very much. I never knew my other grandpa, but I can't wait to meet him after this life.  The fathers in my life have helped to shape who I am, and I love them all dearly. Now, I have a fabulous husband, and I am confident that he is going to be a great father. Since he will hopefully be a father before too long, I figured that he deserved a father's day present.  I had lots of fun.  Sorry about the terrible pictures.

Kelson loves socks. I think it is a man thing. It wasn't enough to just give him a package of socks.  I made a bouquet of sock roses! Thank you Pinterest.  Isn't it fun!  I love it.  See the tutorial here.

Last year, I created Kelson's dress blue uniform for his Father's Day card.  This year, I made the dress whites, and I think the card turned out great. Kelson sometimes accuses of me of getting out of control with my cuteness. Not possible.

Top it off with cranberry orange scones for breakfast in bed, and I think Kelson had a great Father's Day.