Stephens Kids

Stephens Kids
It's always a good time....:)

Friday, September 12, 2014

California Part 2

 Bedtime stories with sweet Aunt Kelly
 McKay helping Dad fix a plumbing problem at the cabin.
 Fishing might have been Brennley's favorite activity at Pinecrest. I am sure it is because she got all of Dad's attention. She loves her time with Dad!
 Caught another one :)
 McKay and Paisley threw rocks together one afternoon and were so sweet with each other. 
 We love our Grammy!
 Lunch at the lake
 Cousin time
 Crazy cousins
 Patiently waiting for the line to move
 Lucy loved pulling my sunglasses off of me and putting them on. I kept forgetting to bring hers down to the lake. Silly girl.
 Hiking around the beautiful lake as a family! 
 Grammy was so kind to watch all of the grandkids while we had a date night, Thanks Grammy!
 Cute brothers and sister
 Me and my man. I am so blessed to have Pat as my husband! I just wish summer would last forever and we could continue to have amazing road trips!
 Pie in the Sky was closed :(  so we found a different pizza place. It was very yummy.
 Making a trip to the ice cream shack.
 Even after the long, hot walk, and dropping ice cream in the sand, we still enjoyed our ice cream together.
 Pirates...ARGH! Sorry sweet Lucy, I think you were ready for bed a little early tonight. 
 The cousins had a fun treasure hunt as pirates around the cabin and found glow sticks and little poppers.
 Brennley is growing up now... I love this picture! She wants to be apart of adult conversations and do what mom and dad are doing.
 Stephens kids on the relaxation station
 For some reason, McKay loved wrestling with Aunt Kelly Jo. She was so fun with the kids and always ready for a batman fight. 
 One of the main reasons we went to California was because Taylor turned 12 and was receiving the Aaronic Priesthood. This is a great day for Taylor and the Wards and we were so blessed to be a part of it. Thanks for sharing this special day Matt & Kelly. Taylor is an awesome young man - so patient, loving, kind, obedient, and FUN!
Our travels around the nation have worn out the kids once again. We are so blessed to have 3 beautiful, healthy children whom we adore!

Friday, August 8, 2014

California July 2014 - Part 1

Oh my goodness, can you believe it? We got home from our road trip to Tennessee and less than two weeks later we are hopping in the car again to drive all the way to California with three kids!! Yahoo!
A little splash in the pool after driving for 26 hours.
Thanks Aunt Kelly Jo for the Honda rides.
Nothing better than waking up on Texas time in California, especially after being awake for a super long drive. There is too much to wake up for!
Saturday morning doughnuts. 
Thanks Uncle Nick for letting us take rides on your motorcycle. So FUN!

We headed up to Pinecrest on Saturday afternoon and prepared for one amazing week.
Precious peanut
Ice cream night! I love vacation because we PLAY nonstop! 
Hike up Carl's Ski Hill

Stephens Kids

Strike a pose
Ahhh...Pat and his momma enjoying Pinecrest Lake.
Our kids! My everything! I love these three children soooo much! I loved watching them enjoy the freedoms of Pinecrest and playing in the sand all day. Pure Joy!
Night-time snuggles
Our children sleep so well on vacation because they are completely exhausted. 
Good morning! Breakfast time.
Snack time
One morning Brennley and McKay woke up and went fishing with Dad.
Lucy really loves Grammy Stephens. 
Matching hair
Powell Lake hike
The crew (minus Brennley and me, Brenn got sick that morning)
Super dad took McKay and Lucy, carrying Lucy on his Back for the long hike. 

Sleepy girl
Taylor and Pat jumping into the cold water
Our big boy! He hiked so much on this vacation. His legs were worn out. Thanks to all the family who took turns carrying McKay.
Beautiful day, beautiful hike.