Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sliding!

Here's a movie of my neice Gracie going down the slide! I'm just adding it because it's ADORABLE!

video

Monday, July 27, 2009

X marks the spot!

To familiarize ourselves with the condos we're staying at, Johnny, Josh, and Katie made a treasure hunt for our family to go on which made us go all over the property. Here are the clues and the fun places we went!
"A place for kids to play. To climb and swing all day."



"Bounce, Dribble, or Throw...Here you must go!"

"This next place is fun. You can get a hole in one! ...or 2 or 3 or..."

"The next place is really hot. Do not touch, it will hurt A LOT!"


"Red Fish, Blue Fish, they have a fin. Get too close and you'll fall in."



"This next guy is really rad. We'd like you to meet Ariel's dad."


"If you do not have enough. Go here and you can buy food and stuff."

"If Grandma is missing don't be sad. She's in this special place playing video games with dad."

"Giant pieces as big as you. With all these tables, so much to do."


"Splash!"

"This is a place where you can play. Under the room where we stay."


"The final place, where could it be? The only way in requires Grandpa's key."

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I love to see the Temple...

I love to see the temple, I'm going there someday
To feel the Holy Spirit, to listen and to pray
For the temple is a house of God, a place of love and beauty
I'll prepare myself while I am young, this is my sacred duty.

I love to see the temple, I'll go inside someday
I'll covenant with my Father, I'll promise to obey
For the temple is a holy place where we are sealed together
As a child of God I've learned this truth: A Family is Forever!
The Newport Beach Temple!


Me and Gracie



Me and my dad



Me and my mom



Me and Jamie



Josh and Amelia



The Fam



Christopher, Katie, and John-John


I have a family here on Earth, they are so good to me
I want to share my life with them for all eternity!
Families CAN be together forever through Heavenly Father's plan.
I always want to be with my own family and the Lord has shown me how I can, the Lord has shown me how I can!
While I am in my early years, I'll prepare most carefully
So I can marry in God's temple for eternity.
Families CAN be together forever through Heavenly Father's plan.
I always want to be with my own family and the Lord has shown me how I can, the Lord has shown me how I can!

ROADTRIP!!!

Well we're off! My family is having a family reunion in California this week! So excited! The only people from my immediate family that won't be there are Rebecca, Rob, and Jason. So I'll have 2 parents, 3 brothers, 1 sister, 3 sister-in-laws, 3 neices, and 3 nephews there and ME of course! We've got lots of fun stuff planned for the week and don't worry you guys will get to see ALL of the pictures! Here's a few pics from the ride to CA!
My sister-in-law Jamie (married to my oldest brother Johnny) holding their youngest child Grace

Emma driving! (Oldest Brother Johnny's oldest child)


John John and his cute fake smile! (Oldest brother Johnny's second child)



Rachael! (Second oldest brother Chris's second child)



Jonathan smiling for his favorite aunt (Jonathan is my second oldests brother Chris's third child)




Christopher and Rachael (Chris's 1st and 2nd children)





Mom, Katie (Youngest of the bunch), and Dad






Amelia (Josh's Wife), Me, and Josh (3rd oldest brother) (Amelia is the newest member of the Alston clan! Welcome to the club!)




My oldest brother Johnny




Welcome to CALIFORNIA!!!



Haha, the LOVELY view... Welcome to the desert!




And this is what happens when you're in the back of a car all by yourself and you find out something new that you never knew your camera could do even though you've had it for 4 years!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Sunsplash!

Well Roz's brother only lives about 20 minutes from me here in AZ so I had told his daughters when they were in CT that I would take them to Sunsplash while I was there in AZ. Well today was the big day! The girls were soooo excited because they had never been there before! Here are some of the fun pictures!
(THE FIRST FEW PICTURES ARE FROM SUNSPLASH'S WEB PAGE SO I COULD SHOW YOU GUYS OUR FAVORITE ONES)
Ok this is called The Cauldron, but we lovingly called it "The Toilet!" haha it's because you swirl around in a bowl until you fall into the middle, it's just like a toilet...

This is "Sidewinder", this one scares me and these fearless girls did it sooooo many times!


We couldn't resist racing on the Bonzai slides! Hannah seemed to win a lot!


We went on every single slide in the whole place! We had too much fun!



Luckily there weren't this many people there when we went and the wave pool was fun, me and Katie assigned a girl to each of us and then kept an eye on them while the waves were going, it was kind of stressful!



It was pretty hot during the day and the water in the rides just wasn't cold enough! So the girls decided to dump ice water on their heads!




I think their favorite thing of everything was the lily pads. Here's them going across them!









Ok these girls have some serious tans! Look how white me and Katie are compared to them! Here's a picture of all of our way cool wrist bands! We'll see who keeps theirs on the longest, my bet is it will be one of the girls...



Well we had a lot of fun, but by the end of the day I was done! We were there for about 7 hours! That night I fell asleep at 9:30pm and didn't wake up until 9:15...soooo tired!

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