Wednesday, June 20, 2007

ode to santa cruz

this is like a million years late, but... the day after my fam ran the ogden marathon, we all hit the road for home sweet home - good ol' sac town. nothing like a 10 hour drive to soothe your aching running muscles, eh? the day after we arrived home in sacramento, my mom, morgan and i (with kids and puppies in tow) left for our annual memorial day camping trip at new brighton beach in santa cruz! this is seriously one of my favorite things to do ever. we get to hang out with the family, eat lots of yummy food, visit with all of our old pals that we don't get to see very often, and, of course, go to the beach! morgan didn't get to stay very long because she had to a wedding or something stupid like that :), but it was fun to have her and asher there for at least a little bit. joel absolutely LOVES dogs, so needless to say, he spent most of his days in santa cruz in the position above. my mom keeps telling me that i'm going to have to get a dog someday for joel, but that is just not going to happen... sorry joel. he'll just have to enjoy other peoples' dogs.
while joel was hangin' with the pups, kadin spent most of his time around the food cabinet, getting in to the animal crackers and the fruit snacks. kadin is a serious snacker. both joel and kadin probably didn't eat a single nutritious thing the whole week, but i just had to keep telling myself that we were camping and that their eating regimen would return to normal when we got home.
they were both constantly filthy the entire week, but hey what's a little dirt, right? although, i enjoyed our trip, i was relieved to get home and wash the campfire smell and the dirt out of everything. unfortunately, the campfire smell lingered for about another week... a sweet memory of our trip. :)
kadin totally ripped it up on the long board. he's basically an x-games child prodigy. :) good times. i can't wait for next year.


McPhie Family said...

That looks like so much fun!! We were so bummed we didn't get to go this time. But we're planning on next year for sure! What cute boys and puppies!

Lark said...

Hey whit! fun trip - your boys are so cute. everytime I see pictures of them I just can't get over how adorable they are! glad you got some relaxation time at the beach.

Melanie said...

Looks like you guys had so much fun!!! I wanna go next time! :) I love the pics!

janaya said...

just can't get enough of those cute little faces. :)

Hammon Family said...

Hi Whitney!
You have some ADORABLE little boys! What a cute family!

Summer Adams said...

Soooo fun! I love camping in Santa Cruz.