Archive for the ‘travels’ Category


April 15, 2010

Last week Jay was on spring break. Mike really wanted to take him to the snow and go skiing. So last Thursday they left the house at dark thirty and headed to Snow Valley. Jay loved his lessons and loved skiing with his Dad the rest of the day. The part I thought was the most hilarious was the fact that Mike was so sore. I mean really sore. He even popped his knee while trying on the boots to rent. I don’t know what it says about me, but I thought this little detail was so funny. I mean really funny. He has recovered, and is now back to walking normally.

Note to self  . . . or Mike. Next time Jay goes skiing, make sure he wears long socks and not his normal ankle socks. Poor guy had scrapes from his boots on his shins. But the little trooper didn’t complain a bit.


Lawrences of Arabia

October 8, 2009


I haven’t talked to them since they’ve been in Egypt, but it looks like their mission was accomplished!

The stars at night, are big and bright

August 28, 2009

Earlier this month we went on a 9 day vacation to visit my sister and her family in Houston, Texas. It went by so quickly, but it was a lot of fun. Too much fun to write all about, so I’d thought I’d post some pictures that would highlight our trip.

Jay and Kellen on our plane ready to go to Texas.


Lots of time was spent swinging on the swings in Aunt Debbie’s back yard.


We all enjoyed visiting “historic mission control” at the Johnson Space Center. This is where Houston is when the astronauts talk to Houston!!


Off to visit the Blue Bell Creamery in Brenham, Texas.



Jay has decided his favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip, just like me!

IMG_5451It was cookies and cream for the Calvert girls!


Jay and Kellen’s t-shirts say, “I get cranky without my Blue Bell.” Love it!!!


Another favorite spot was the pool!!! Because, holy cow, was it hot!!!


Daddy and Kellen showing off their pool tricks. Now I know in this shot Kellen looks scared, but in reality she LOVED this and kept asking for more!


One of my favorite side trips was a visit to Galveston to see and feel the Gulf of Mexico. It was soooooo warm. And there were tons of shells to collect.


One of Jay’s favorite memories was going on bike rides with Daddy and Uncle Barry. I even tagged along one evening. Love how Jay is rockin’ the pink helmet!


Doesn’t my niece, Emma, look adorable in her pony tails!!!!!


Another favorite of Jay’s was that Uncle Barry made pancakes and eggs most mornings!!!!  Thanks Calvert’s for hosting us giving us a BIG TEXAS welcome. Yee Haw!!



May 6, 2009

over spring break we decided to use some tickets auntie lisa gave us for legoland. we invited grandpa to come with us, and we had a very full day. here are some photos of our fun.

this is a close up of the lego version of the inauguration. loved that they had michelle’s yellow dress and the little girls! it’s all in the details!


mike with the kids in front of the washington d.c. models. i love the fact that jay loves this section of legoland just as much as any of the rides!


jay & me on my favorite ride, the boats!


grandpa with a sleeping kellen.


jay driving his car . . . the “ride” he was looking forward to the most.



Mike *hearts* Skywalker Ranch

April 23, 2009

Seek Yoda? Found him you have.


Wedding in Vancouver, WA

October 17, 2008

Last weekend, Kellen and I made our way to Portland, Oregon from Long Beach. We didn’t know it until we were on the plane, but we were on the inaugural flight of jetBlue from Long Beach to Portland! That was pretty fun, especially since the flight was full of jetBlue mucky-mucks who were passing out freebies and drawing seat numbers for a future free flight! Unfortunately our number didn’t get pulled.  Overall, the flight with Kellen went well (except for the decent, but really what can you expect?).

My folks had driven up to my Aunt & Uncle’s house in Vancouver, WA (a suburb of Portland just accross the Columbia River) a few days before. It was awesome to be able to send ahead a bunch of Kellen stuff with them like the pack-n-play, car seat, her clothes, food, etc. It really made the fact that I was traveling alone with a 7 month old possible.

It was so fun staying with my extended family and being a part of all the festivities prior to the wedding on October 11th. I’m so happy for Russ & Shree and am excited for their new life together! Here are some fun pictures from the weekend.