Friday, April 30, 2010

California Yankees vs Angels

The Yankees played the Angels in Anaheim so Gary Andersen from work and I went out there to see the games. Our seats were 7th row behind the Yankees dugout. They were awesome. The game on Friday was chilly.. ok by the end I was freezing cold! The Yankees sadly did not win Friday night, but they had an awesome firework show after the game.

Saturday we got up and went to Disneyland for a few hours. We rode my favorite roller coaster. Gary convinced me to ride the blast off ride where it launches you up really fast. I always say yes to those rides, but then hate them when I am on them. Right before we took off, Gary looked over and asked if I was going to throw up. Apparently I didn't look to good!
The Yankees game was at 1:00 so we headed to the game in the afternoon.
Saturday was really hot and it was nice to be out in the sun.

At the game we had these Awesome foot long HOT DOGS with onions and peppers. This is Gary going to town on his.


Yankees after they WON on Saturday!

After the game we took a small rest at the hotel, and then headed back to Disneyland. We hit all the major rides (and even Mr Toad's Wild ride- Thanks Blake)

We saw Kenai and Koda

And at to end the night we rode Splash Mountain several times in a row!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Family hits Disneyland...

The girls and the kids of the JENKINS clan headed to california in February for some sun, and fun at disneyland. We flew out early Tuesday morning and it was Baby Owen's first flight.

I had a cold, so flying and the pressure was not fun on my ears. I cried on the landing from the pain and then spent the next day and a half with my ears completely plugged. I couldn't hear, and hearing myself talk was making me crazy. Needless to say I was miserable. After some serious tears, instacare calls, and a stop off at the pharamacy I was still sick.

The first day we landed we went to Long Beach Aquarium. It ws so much fun. We pet sting rays and sharks, saw jelly fish, and had a blast with the kids.

Emily and I petting the sting rays.

Kennedy playing in the fish fountain

Picture in front of the Jelly Fish

I am so intriqued with Jelly Fish. They way they move, and everything about them make me want to touch them and learn about them. These pictures I thought were cool.

These three were just soaking up the sun!

Kennedy and I enjoying a little shade and relaxing.

The following day we went to DISNEYLAND

I think Tiger is my favorite character!

Mickey ears

The kids and I

We rode the Tea Cups.. they were fun and even Baby Owen got to go.

In california adventure we saw the parade.. It was fun to see Bugs Life, Toy Story, and Cars.


The last day we just hung out. We took pictures in the photo booth, rode this car, and they begged Emily to buy this snow globe. It was pretty funny.

Kennedy fell asleep on the way to the airport so I carried her all the way through security (that was a chore to get my boots off while still holding her), on the plane, and she didn't wake up until we arrived in SLC. She was one tired girl from all the California fun!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hawaii... Trip 2

In December I went back to Hawaii with work. Anne Marie and I were in charge of planning the trip so we got to go. We stayed at the Grand Wailea on Mauii. It was such an AMAZING trip. I had so much fun, and it was nice to get to know my fellow workers on a different level. 11 days in the Hawaii sun was wonderful, and we arrived home just in time for Christmas. It was fantastic.

The view from the hotel of Haleakala. This was the only morning I saw the crater clear.

The majority of the group was married, so it was nice to have Anne Marie, Ryan, Gary and Blake to run around with the whole trip.

One day we drove the back way to Hanna to these waterfalls. They are so pretty, and we had some fun jumping off of them.

yes that is me jumping. If you look close i have no legs!!

Anne Marie getting ready to JUMP!

Anne Marie and I at the falls

After we stopped at this place on the side of the road. They make smoothies from a pedal bike that powers the blender. Smoothie wasn't the best, but it was a fun experience.

We hit the local Wave Rider and attempted to surf. Everyone had some serious bumps and bruises.

One morning Anne Marie and I tried very hard to convince the guys to drive up to Haleakala to see the sunrise. None of them would get out of bed and go with us. So we made the journey alone. After a really early start, a long curvy road we made it to the top and it was FREEZING! Hoodies and blankets were not even helping. After attempting to see the sunrise (you couldn't really see anything due to the mist and clouds) we jumped back in the car, cranked the heat up and took a nap. After we made the long drive back. A long journey for a whole lot of nothing really!

These pictures were from my first Hawaii trip that I never got around to posting.

One day on the beach I wanted to build sand castle. So I gathered some people and we started making one. I got a little bored and started a water fight, which I lost horrible and ended up in the ocean with all my clothes on. Here is the final product.
We ate dinner at some wonderful places and had a blast.
From my first Hawaii trip I didn't post about the day out snorkeling. We took this boat around one of the islands. We swam with awesome fish, saw an ancient boat, and were right next to dolphins on the boat. It was beautiful. So here are those pictures!

**Thank you Gary for a letting me use some of your pictures**