Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial day weekend

The Sacramento county fair was on Saturday. The demolition derby was by far the best attraction (This is Danny posting). There were fires, radiator explosions, and three cement barricades were knocked over by heavy-duty impact. It was da bomb! I don't know how those drivers can wake up and go to work the next day because of all that whiplash, but they were there voluntarily and it was great entertainment for all of us. The boys had a good time. Enjoy pics from the didge, but you all need to experience a demolition derby at least once. Click on the pictures for full-resolution. Ask me about the sound effects sometime.







Tuesday, May 20, 2008

McMillan Trampoline

Have I ever mentioned that i think toddlers are the very best stage. They are full of energy, exploration and will always find a way to have a great time. I encourage all to find a way to be more like these 2 year old. Truly enjoying life!!

Jumps

Scott is really into flips these days. It is pretty funny.

Happy Birthday Betty

We had a great time at Il Fornaio celebrating Betty's Brithdays. Happy Birthday Betty!!

Bob and Betty.

It was a beautiful night to sit outside and enjoy the patio. Heather and Jason. We talked about how it felt like we were in Italy enjoying the beautiful patio scene. This picture makes me happy and relaxed for some reason.
Scott enjoying his sparkly lemonade

Scott ran around the plaza most of the night. He loves downtown Walnut Creek fountains and found two little girls to play ring around the rosie with. It was such a fun night

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Staying Cool

Scott boogie boarding Having way more fun boogie boarding with home-made waves
Big Scott surfing
Heidi & Tyler enjoying the rays.
Danny & Tyler enjoying the shade.


Thursday, May 15, 2008

It's Summer Time in the WC...

Summertime with the McMillans includes...
lots of watermelon...my and possible Scott's favorite food!
shirtless boys, occasional heat exhaustion
and overall happiness!!

Today when I was driving home the sign said 90* at 9PM. We are having a heat wave and I am loving it. I would much rather lounge with my children by the pool, have them run naked and be hot than be cold and have to stay indoors. It is a little too hot, but I will never complain about the season I look forward to all year. I do feel bad for Tyler who appears to be overheating at times. We will be making sure he stays as cool and comfortable as possible.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Amazing Pearson Family

I visit teach Carol Lynn Pearson, an amazing LDS author, who always has so much insight on loving and accepting everyone. I always feel inspired to be more open, loving and forgiving because of her. For those that don't know Carol Lynn, she is probably most famous for her autobiography, Goodbye, I Love You, which tells the story of her marriage to a homosexual man, their divorce, ongoing friendship, and her caring for him as he died of AIDS. Her new book, No More Goodbyes: Circling the Wagons around Our Gay Loved Ones examines the tragic and unnecessary goodbyes we continue to say around the issue of homosexuality, and also presents many inspiring stories of families finding new and positive ways to relate to their gay children. I am grateful for the time that I have to spend with Carol Lynn, her wisdom, friendship and insight. You can read more about her at http://www.clpearson.com/. Her son drew this caricature of me and Tyler today. I think it is pretty amazing. He has a really neat website at http://www.johnwpearson.com/. He did a lot of animation with the Simpsons. Pretty cool!! I feel so enriched by all the amazing people in my life. It is great that we can all learn from each other and hopefully be better because of each other. Life is great, isn't it??

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Boys Camping Trip

Danny went on a dad/son camping trip to Mt. Diablo. I love where we live. Mr. Diablo is literally 10 minutes away. What great dads. This is what being a dad to a boy is all about, right?!!

My 3 boys. Aren't they cute!!


Gabe found lizards

Fascination with fire

Playing with a rocket.

What a great campsite they set-up

Andy and Max. I love how happy Max looks to be with his dad.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Tag You're It

Tagged....I tag everyone that I talked about.

When did you meet the 1st person on your list? Abby and I were mission companions in the beautiful beach resort of Benidorm. What a tough place to serve..

What do you like about the 3rd person on your list? Amy and Clay are so artistic and live their lives with passion and love. Amy helped with Project Danny when we first dated.

What do you like best about the 5th person on your list? Beau & Heather are the nicest couple that are such examples to us. They always have a smile on their face and are always so willing to help out anyone in need and extremely Christlike.



How long have you known the 9th person on your list? I went to high school with Jen, but didn't really know her until college. I was friends with her brother, who hooked us as roommates at BYU. She is an amazing person. Jen with her oldest girl. They could be models!


What impresses you about the 11th & 12th person on your list? Katie and Spencer always accomplish their goals which I need to keep working on. I admire that. Kelli & Steve are always taking time to go do fun things. They enjoy life and Kelli is a great scrapbooker, mom, card maker and friend.


What is a memory with the 16th person on your list? Going to Ensenada Mexico with friends every summer that included Ross and even Lillie one year. Fun times. Here is the cute couple 5 years ago.



Say something nice about the 18th? Luke is great with my kids.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

1, 2, SMILE!!!




I LOVE capturing the moment. Luckily I am married to a guy who loves taking pictures so I can enjoy the small pleasures of life over and over again. Thanks Tyler and Danny for bringing these simple joys into my life!!