Friday, May 31, 2013

Allie and Justin came to play in Granite Bay!

We feel really fortunate that we were able to spend the past 3 out of 4 weekends with these kids!
Four weeks ago, we were in Provo celebrating their graduation from BYU!
Three weeks ago, Mark and I were in Philadelphia for the AAO Convention,
and Allie and Justin had planned a trip to visit UPenn Medical school
 and check out the housing, so we just happened to be there at the same time.  Fun!
And then a couple of weeks ago, they came to California for the weekend 
to attend Allie's high school girlfriend, Kelsey Skinner's wedding.
The weather was incredible that weekend so we took advantage of it!
 Perfect for all the outdoor activities that we had planned.
We packed the wetsuit and some BeachHut deli sandwiches
 and took the boat out to Folsom Lake on Friday morning.
These two are pretty happy to be on the boat at Folsom Lake eating a Surfin' Bird sandwich!
It just doesn't get better than that!
We had the lake all to ourselves that day!
Lunch!  The Surfin' Bird, turkey, bacon, avocado, cream cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle.
 YUM! That's what I'm talking about!
Dad is pretty happy about his Surfin' Bird too!
Justin, sporting the wetsuit, is ready to get out in the water and wakeboard!
Ohhhhhhh!  The water is a little cold:)!
Crossing the wake and looking good in that wetsuit!
Our trusty boat driver and wildlife spotter...
yep, he found a deer on our way back to the dock.
Allie and me in front of our beloved MasterCraft!  20 years and still going strong!
Here is Allie and Justin with their favorite dessert, "Fat's famous Banana Cream Pie."
That night we went to dinner at Fat's, one of our favorite restaurants in town
to celebrate Justin getting into another great medical school, probably his #1 choice!
That's right!  He got an acceptance call that morning!  (More on that later.)
So of course, we had to celebrate... again!
When trying to decide where to go to dinner that night, 
we told Allie and Justin to choose a place from one of our many dinner gift cards.
So they chose Fat's, we took the gift card with us to the restaurant, we ordered and ate a delicious dinner, 
the bill came, Mark paid it, and then we left the restaurant with our tummies full... and our gift card in Mark's wallet.
Does this happen to anyone else or are we the only ones that go somewhere because we have a gift card...
 then forget to use the gift card??  Yeah... we do this all the time:)!!
We got up early and went on a bike ride around Lake Natomas the next morning with Allie and Justin.
These two look pretty cute with their biking gear!
Allie borrowed my pink biking skort and she is working it!
They were holding the Western Coast Championships at Lake Natomas that day.
So we stopped and watched the first leg of the race!
We made it back to Karen's Bakery, safe and sound and happy!
 The weather was gorgeous, the perfect day for a bike ride... and a wedding!
And that's what was next on our agenda... Kelsey's wedding!
I'll post about her incredible WedFest later!  It was so fun that it deserves it's very own blogpost!
After going to church on Sunday morning, we BBQ'd in the backyard and had the Hansen family join us.
The kids played in the backyard with Justin and Kevin, and of course, Chica!
Kevin has been such a great mentor and friend to Justin in all of this medical school application process
(and throughout his life, for that matter!)
But really, he has been great and as you can tell in this photo, 
they got a little caught up in the conversation so Tyler dribbled right past these two score a basket!
After beating Kevin and Justin in basketball, Tyler joins Lizzie,
who is playing with Chica, the cat.
Chica is obviously happy to be getting some attention:)!
It was a gorgeous sunset on a wonderful weekend with Allie and Justin!

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