Saturday, January 30, 2010

Disneyland for Free!.... well almost

Welcome friends and family,

On Thursday, our family, Grandpa and Grandma all went to Disneyland. Joey had a Gymnastics competition a few weeks earlier at California Adventures so Debbie (gym teacher) gave us five extra park hopper tickets for Disneyland. We had an amazing time and it wasn't crowded at all! Enjoy the pictures...



Lego can build some amazing things!



This is the Star Wars Jedi Training Acadmey. Joey got picked up to go and train to battle 'Vader and Darth Maul!










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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Nature Hike In De Luz

The rains have washed the earth clean again. Animals start to creep out of their hiding place. I went walking around my house and saw so much wild life. These picture were taken with my little D40: 55-200 lens. Not the greatest or up to date, but it works fantastic for a beginner like me. On this one little trip today, I took over 600 pictures.

Things to notice:
Water around goose- so cool!
Lizards tongue- blurry but amazing
Woodpecker- Look how blue the eyes are! I looked up this woodpecker breed and the eyes aren't supposed to be blue! Crazy!

The beauty out here in De Luz is just jaw-dropping. Sitting still, watching and listening was so relaxing. Enjoy the pictures.





















Joey and the Aligator Lizard











Pawprints in the Mud- see the huge one?





Can you spot the road runner?

Friday, January 22, 2010

Flood Videos

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De Luz Bridge Flooded

Our bridge was completely submerged! We watched huge trees rush across the water. Its amazing how powerful water is.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

How to Make Woofums


A few nights ago, our family dessert was woofums.
What?
You don't know what a woofum is? You must have been hiding under a rock! Since a good majority of people never have heard of woofums, below are steps about how to make and eat woofums. It's a must try. Enjoy!


Step1: Take biscut dough, roll it out, and
shape it on the special woofum stick



Step 2: Cook dough over fire turning slowly till desire texture- Raw, Golden, or Charcoal Black
Tip: Try not to let the dough hit the ashes or roast completely in the fire




Step 3: Fill with choice of pie filling-cherry, apple, pudding, etc...




Step 4: Top with lots of whipped cream


AND MORE WHIPPED CREAM
and enjoy!

WHY IS THIS TREAT CALLED A WOOFUM?!
Look below and you'll know! Just woofum down!



(I love this picture. His shirt says, "Do I Really Have To Explain Myself?"
HAHAHAHA)



Have fun making woofums! Perfect for this wonderful, stormy weather!

P.S. Sister Garrett,
Sorry I couldn't come to seminary today or tommorow in this case. I have pictures of the flood I'll probably put up tomorrow. So sorry. Loved your blog about your daddy.


Monday, January 18, 2010

Audrey's Ark

It's raining! It's pouring! The old man is snoring!

It's raining cats and dogs out here in De Luz! Fortunately, our Internet is still working.

My sister, Audrey, started her own blog called, Audrey's Ark. It's a really cute blog that I'm helping her with about her animals. She is getting her own digital camera soon too. She needs some followers and good comments! Go check it out!

http://audreys-ark.blogspot.com

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

BSA Adventure Base 100

Last weekend, our family went down to San Diego for a special ceremony at the Adventure Base 100. My dad is apart of Woodbadge staff which is a level of training for scouts. My dad helped another to complete his part of training. The ceremony is called "beading." They had some cool scout activities including a C.O.P.E. (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) course, video, collectors penny, and a booth for funny green screen picture. Enjoy the pictures that I took at our scout-tastic adventure!

Of course, the famous pose.
This time in a scout uniform!
SCOUT POWER!
Scoutmaster Bob

My dad gave a little speech...


The awards begin!


The Bear Patrol gave my dad a
Smokey the Bear sign as a joke because
he likes to throw black powder into the camp fire.
It said, "PLEASE! Help Prevent Forest Fires!"





C.O.P.E Course




He was so excited! Brian was almost too short!



Scout Geek in Training



Audrey




She should'a seen it coming...






A Scout Geek's Wife