Wednesday, March 30, 2011


a few weeks ago matt, malin and i headed west....first stop visit my grandma and grandpa...malin's great grandma and grandpa. while we weren't necessarily beachin' it, it was so much fun to see my grandma and grandpa and share malin with them. we were thankful to be able to make the trip and enjoy the warm weather. we also got to visit with my aunt joy, uncle norm and cousin krysta in san jose! thanks everybody for a really fun visit!

while we were in turlock, ca my grandma and grandpa took us to the hilmar cheese company/factory. we got to see how they make all the cheese...and had lunch there too!

turlock is definitely dairy we went to a milking carousal. it was pretty amazing...and SUPER smelly!

turlock is also known for its orchards so we drove around and saw LOTS of blossoms. these are almond blossoms and they were in full bloom. they were so cool because they looked like they were covered in snow! p.s. i had NO IDEA almonds grew on trees!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


after california matt, malin and i flew up to portand, oregon to visit my brother + his family! my sister + her family also flew in from chicago....i had been looking forward to this trip for what seemed like was SO much fun...but way too short! oh man i wish we all lived closer!

here are some pictures of just a few things that we did. i wish i had taken more pictures...but we were just having too much fun!

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)....not sure who had more fun....the kids or adults!

......hanging out......

....rollar skating for calla's birthday!

....and....greta, calla and samuel were all dedicated at church on sunday!

what a fun week!

the many faces of malin....

when we were in chicago for midwinter we had dinner with our very good friends, kris and matt thulson. it just so happens that these guys are the most amazing artists....and while we were at there place they took gobs of pictures of malin! here are some of my favorites.....

 was hard to pick just a few.....i simply love this little peanut too much!
thanks kris and matt