Saturday, August 15, 2009

Summer Recreation

This Summer Freeman was busy learning gymnastics and soccer. Here are some pictures of his last day of classes.

Walking the Balance Beam

Nathan copying the kids in class. He can't wait to be in his own class!

Straddle Stretch

Body Positions
The kids had to go from a "tuck" position, and open up to a "Star," and then with their legs together and arms straight up in the air. Here is Freeman in the Star position.

Freeman recieving his ribbon!
Practicing his kicks

Stopping the Ball
Freezing the Ball

Freeman recieved a soccer medal! He is sneaking in his thumbs up...

Freeman was so excited about his medal that he had Dad Freeman pin it up on his wall, along with his ribbon from gymnastics.

Game of Soccer
Freeman would run around with the other kids, but with his personality he doesn't like to take away the ball from the other kids. He was one of the youngest in the class, so next year we hope to see him steal the ball away more. He is a great listener and loves to do the soccer drills. We surprised him with his own soccer ball and cones that him and Nate use all the time.

Team Picture

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Happy 6 Year Anniversary!

August 5th, 2003
Boise, Idaho Temple

On August 5th we celebrated our 6th Anniversary together! We had a great time celebrating in La Jolla, and enjoyed a date night watching Transformers 2. It's fun to look back on the years and how much we have grown. It's funny how the day you get married you are so in love and don't know how you can love anyone even more. Well, it seems that each day you just fall more in love and grow even closer to that person. I'm grateful that my husband is my best friend and I can be totally honest and be myself with him. I think the world gives us so many negative ideas about marriage, and I honestly didn't think marriage could be this much fun and joyful( prior to getting married.) I am truly grateful for the gospel and that my husband and I share the same goals in life spiritually and eternally. I'm am grateful for our children and through them it brings us closer together and makes us work harder as husband and wife. I'm grateful for temples and knowing that our marriage can be for eternity if we keep working hard.

I love you Free and thankful that you truly are so good to me, that you make me laugh, that you still flirt with me, that I still catch myself checking you out and that I still get flutters in my stomach. I love that you are such a great dad and you put your family first. I love how you tell our kids you love me so much and that they know you do. You are such a great example and I am so proud of you being my husband. You are the best and I am so happy that you asked me to marry you and spend forever with you.
Lovies. Biff

When we were first announced as Mr. & Mrs. Freeman Carney

La Jolla July & August 2009

La Jolla Beach

Jolene and Nate

Nate loved walking back & forth in the water.
He has been more brave getting into the water compared to when we first went out in May.

We were all playing in the water when we looked over and saw our "Boogie Board" walking toward us. Nate went to go get it and he looked so cute carrying it. We had strangers walking by, telling me to get my camera and take a picture of him. I agreed.. :)

Here is Nathan walking back from the ocean.

Wow! What a great wave! The kids loved the waves coming in and also jumping when it hit them.

The boys posing for the camera

Here is our view from the house!
At night you can hear the seals barking and the waves crashing.

Happy 58th Birthday John!
We surprised him with this beautiful cake!
Ha Ha. If you look closely you can see the frosting collapsing... But it still tasted great!

Enjoying an evening walk to the pier

Mission Bay Park

Freeman and the kids enjoying some calm waters at Mission Bay Park. This is the best place to bring kids (and prego ladies) since there isn't any waves.

The boys warming up before going back into the water

Great Grandma Baba got the kids this big pink bear... They named it Pinky
The boys loved playing with Baba's dog Pixie and was so much fun to watch them laugh and squeal

This is one of the reasons why I just love my husband! His sense of humor!
We were driving back to Phoenix and stopped to get some McDonalds. We were driving down the road and I looked over and he has this napkin tucked in his shirt with this serious expression on his face. I started laughing and he just acted like it was no big deal and didn't see what was so funny. He sure cracks me up.

La Jolla July & August 2009

La Jolla, California
Poor Little Nate. Big Freeman was going to take the kids into the water and Nate ran back to get his toys. We told Nate that he couldn't bring his toys into the water and to put them down so he could go. Well, he couldn't part with his toys so he just stood here for 15 minutes pouting and looking out at Dad and Little Freeman once in awhile.
Little Freeman, Nate, Tiff (& baby #3) Free
Here we are at Balboa Park in the Organ Pavillion. Don't you just love Freeman's face he is making? He learned that from one of his good friends Ellah, and thought it was so funny!
The boys loved splashing around in this popular fountain at Balboa Park. It was a warm day so it was nice for the kids to cool off.
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Freeman, Nate and Free
standing in front of the aquarium
Nate, Freeman, and Tiff
Look at the Leopard shark above Nate's head! Okay, so these are the type of sharks that you see off of La Jolla Cove when you go snorkeling... Friendly sharks... Hmmm.. I don't know how my husband and Grandpa John brave it out there while swimming with them.

In the Shark CageAhh! My nightmare from Jaws came true! Just kidding,
here we are all yelling and making scared faces.

Old Town San Diego
The Whaley House
haunted or not?
We took a haunted ghost tour of a historic home in Old Town San Diego. In each room we were told of it's history and of some ghosts that were seen in the room.... We were encouraged to take pictures just in case we caught a ghost on camera. Unfortunately, no luck for us, but we had a great time!

Nate enjoying the view on Grandpa John's shoulders

Ahhh! I see a ghost!
Oh, it's only mom..

Grandpa John, Freeman, Grandma Jolene
Enjoying a nice Mexican Restaurant

Nate loves salsa and chips!

Aunt Patty and Uncle Ken come to visit!

We learned a fun card game called Golf. Well, Patty and Ken had a different version so of course we had to try it out. Here is everyone laughing and having a good time!

John and Ken cooking up some Hamburgers

Freeman relaxing on the couch

Aunt Patty, Freeman and Nate
These boys loved to cuddle with her.