Friday, August 28, 2009

Summer of 2009

Summer of 2009 went by so fast. I guess it was because we were so busy. The boys started the summer with Scout Camp and then Cameron went to an 11 Day "Camp of Camps" Camp for wrestling. This was really hard for me to let him go for this amount of time. He went to Rocklin, CA which is near Sacramento. They couldn't call home for the first 4 days. That was torture. Not that Cameron is a big talker but it was hard not to hear his voice for 4 days. The house seemed really weird with him missing. I guess I kind of got a taste of when he goes on a mission. He got home from Camp and was really quiet (even more quiet than he usually is) for the first couple days. He was just plain worn out. They worked them so hard. I know he learned alot though. He got in the best shape of his life. He was home for 10 days and then left again to go to EFY in Provo.

In July, Ty and I had celebrated our 26th Wedding Anniversary but we just did the small gift exchange and then the out to dinner thing. We really celebrated our Anniversary in August. Ty and I love Country Music. I never thought I would say that. Ty got hooked first and now has gotten me hooked. We even just got the CMT
Channel. Well we purchased great tickets forthe Toby Keith/Trace Adkins Concert that was going to be in in Chula Vista. We went down for the concert on Thursday by ourselves and checked in to the great beach house that the Thatchers were so kind to left us rent for two nights.

The next day we got up and went to a nice little Cafe for crepes for breakfast. After breakfast Ty left to drive back to get the kids. In the meantime Kirk, Cameron and Jessica came down in the early afternoon. We walked around Del Mar and then went to California Pizza Kitchen for Dinner. Ty and the other boys didn't arrive until about midnight. The next day we left for Mission Beach where we had rented a Beach House for a week. I just love the Beach. I could just be down there for the whole summer. This year I found a house that was right between the Beach and the Bay. It was a nice little quaint place. It had the feel of a real beach house.
I would recommend this to anyone who had never stayed at the beach for a week. Each morning we would wake up and set our stuff out on the beach and then come back for breakfast. We really relaxed. One day while we were there we went to Sea World. I just love Sea World. The day was perfect not too hot and not too cold.

We also ran into our good friends the Gonzalez family down at the beach. They just happen to be stayihng about 2 streets over from us. It is been a tradition for the past about 8 years or longer that a bunch of us from the Desert meet at the McRae's beach house for the day and spend the day together. Well this year our numbers were small but we still had a great time. Bettye even made sure that we took our annual group picture. I will have to get a copy from Amy. We were definitely fewer in number this year. It was just the Gonzales Family, Our Family, Bettye and Lorenzo Anderson (we won't forge those shorts Lorenzo - inside joke - You had to be there), Bret, Connor and Reed McRae. Then on Thursday afternnon and Friday the Dean's came to spend time with us. We spent the afternoon on the beach and then back to the beach house for a barbeque and smores. What is a beach trip without having a fire for smores. Then on Friday the weather was cloudy and we even got rained on. We didn't care though because it was not hot. We then all walked up to the Boardwalk and watch the amatuer wakeboarders. They were having a contest. This was fun to watch. The week went by way too fast. Like I said before I could spend my whole summer there just sitting on the beach. We made lots of memories.


  1. Wow, Denice, that all sounds like so much fun!! I love the idea of going to the beach for a week, what a blast! YOur family is adorable by the way, what handsome boys you have!

  2. Okay--my whole comment just vanished! I'm new to the whole blogging thing--bear with me! Love to catch up w/your family! The boys are so big! And so handsome I might add! We love and miss you all so much! I'm so glad you have come to your senses and gotten hooked on country music! I've been a fam my whole life. I have finally hooked Dwight on some of it! He's even taken me to a Shania Twain concert! Keep in touch!