Tuesday, May 18, 2010

West Coast Tour

Recently we've had a lot of time to spend together...maybe too much actually. We decided to go visit Grandpa and Grandma Motley in Granite Bay, then we took this show on the road and drove to Portland to visit our new niece Cassidy Tate Smart. The trips were amazing, the drives were....really really long. We first drove to Granite Bay and stayed for 6 days (had some shoes parties), with a quick/amazing trip to SF, and then drove to Portland for 4 days, then back to Granite Bay for 3 days and then headed home. Before we get to picture overload we'd like to thank a few people...and things.

1. Thank you Grandpa and Grandma Motley for being amazing parents/grandparents/hosts/cruise directors/chefs/chauffeurs
2. Thank you Erika and Jensen for our awesome night out in SF and for saving spots in line for Ironman as well as our delicious Crepes in Japan Town. I wish we had a picture of our time together.
3. Thank you Coalinga gas station that now has a Baja Fresh and the best candy selection you can imagine. This allowed us to not stop in Kettleman City...I have a nick name for this place that rhymes with City...but it's not so appropriate.
4. Thank you Cody and Whitney for being tour guides of your beautiful city (it really is an amazing place)
5. Thank you Rip City for being an awesome sandwich that almost rivaled Board and Brew...it didn't, but it was note worthy
6. Thank you Trolli for inventing delicious gummy worms that kept my daughter silent for much of the drive when we wanted to murder ourselves.
7. Thank you Grandma and Grandpa Smart for allowing us to borrow your Tahoe and tow Twigg all over the place.
8. Thank you Marilyn for letting us borrow a camera to record this trip since ours broke

There are many more things/people to thank, but there are so many pictures that we must get to it. This is mainly for grandparents who can't get enough of their grandkids. Enjoy...or don't:

Crepes with Erika and Jensen
Cute girls
Amazing trip to SF and a night at the famous St. Franics courtesy of Grandpa and Grandma Motley

Hiking the redwoods
Camryn looks so old in her cute trench coat courtesy of Grandma Smart

Quick drive across the river to Vancouver to visit Great Grandma Jean
Mother's Day surprise-Massage and Pedicure...here are the results
Cute new hair attempt to tame Camryn's crazy mane
Look at these eyes

Whitney's superior fire building skills. We roasted some delicious Brawts
Cody and Ryan argued over who was more unphotogenic...Cody won...by a lot ;)

The cousins don't love each other yet, but they will one day
Trying out our photography skills at the Portland Temple...pretty easy when you have a cute model
Helping G & G garden in jamies
Note Cam's new jelly's that she has to wear all the time. Thanks Grandma Motley
Pool time with Cousins (Ryan just finished a baseball game)
Cousins enjoying a famous Grandpa Treat which consists of anything in the pantry that has sugar.
GREAT TRIP!!! Thanks for all the memories


Carrie said...

The trench coat is hilariously adorable! Hilarious because it's so darn cute and little! The new hair-do is super cute! And the Portland tulips remind me of DC and Salt Lake Tulips! I love tulips! It was fun to see you guys! Wish it was more! I'm sad I didn't get a sour face picture of Camryn! She's so funny and cute! I for sure wasn't a good photog while you were here!

david + vanessa said...

i love karen and camryn's trenches, your pink and blue dress, and ryan's leather jacket. you guys are like out of a magazine. so fun to hang out! we wanna come visit asap! xo

Brenda said...

THANK YOU!!! The wait was worth it. Never picture overload, keep them coming. I LOVE the new hairdo. LOVE IT!!!

My Name is Mike said...

could Ryan be any more creeper/greasy with that stache and leather jacket?? i submit that he cannot. I will also add that it is super rad.

Amy said...

So much to comment on.... where to start.

So fun that you got to spend so much time with family. I didn't realize your excursion to SF was an overnighter, that is awesome! Camryn's trench is so cute I can hardly stand it, it does make her look so old. Cassidy is adorable!! Those eyes are insane!! I love that picture of Kyle and Camryn in those chairs. Where did mom get the jellies!? I've been wanting some for Emma but have yet to find them in her size. Glad you had such a great trip!

Liz said...

don't you love portland? where does your family live? glad you had fun.

Derek Simmons said...

Looks like you did a lot and had a blast....makes me want to visit my family even more!!!

The Davenports said...

WHat a fun trip-I know what you mean about spending that much time together haha! Camryns trench is ridiculously cute-once again it goes back to what McKenna has said about her "Where does she shop, cause I want the clothes she has!" haha.

Erin said...

fun vacations! cameron and her cousin totally look like they could be sisters!

Trent & Brooke said...

what great pics! looks like a really fun trip! wish it was to visit us!

nikki said...

Mmmm I am wanting some summer. Cassidy is sweet and Camryn is a cutie-pie, especially gardening in her jammas. Ryan's commentary is as funny as ever!

Chase and Nichole said...

How fun! I have always wanted to go to Oregan and Washington but still have never been. I don't know how you did that much driving with Camryn, you two are much more patient than me! I think Brielle and Camryn have all the same clothes from Old Navy and Target. I LOVE her jelly shoes, and your cute sandals in the pedi pic. I am glad you guys are having so much good quality family time together :)

Nichelle said...

did erica and whitney even have children? cassidy's eyes are killing me and camryn is really looking so pretty lately. i think she's starting to look a lot like erica, especially in that portland temple picture. pretty great lives you have right now:)

Tolly+L+L said...

Gorgeous pictures. Maybe I need to move to Oregon. Does Cody have room in his house for four more? I mean Vegas rocks are pretty and everything but...