Saturday, April 5

Paradise in the Ghe-etto...


...and some spiritual enlightenment.

I LOVE conference weekend. I love it because I can be close to family, be in comfortable clothes, and listen to the prophet and other leaders of our church. I love the great adventures we push into the hours between conference sessions...like today! We went to Lake Merritt in the middle of Oak-town (aka Oakland).

Tyson saw this lake everyday when he came to Iggity Oakland for school, and so when I asked if we could go walk at Lake Merritt cause I had never been, he rolled his eyes... but I know he had fun. It was a beautiful day, Tyson and I had great conversations, and there were dogs and ducks galore for the twins. What more can you ask for... I even got a bit of a sunburn!



How hilarious is this guy behind me. I am totally laughing cause I was for sure he would be mad if he knew this picture was taken to be put on the great world wide web.


Can you see the special building in the background... you gotta look close!
Happy Daddy!

I love poppies.

Dedicated to the Larsens. May they rest in peace in Indiana. Oakland misses you, and so do we.

7 love notes:

Amy said...

Isn't it crazy that that nice peaceful place is in the middle on a thug-a-licious city! It look like you guys had a warmer day there then we did today (now that doesn't happen very often!)

Brianna said...

Wow, Berkleigh is getting a ton of hair. Awesome adventure and it looks like a perfect day. I spy with my little eye.....THE TEMPLE! Hahaha Jen remember when I flew in and Tyson asked where we were? Then I told him, " I don't know, but I see something that looks like a temple." Then you said, "It is!!!!" Ha ha ha good guess for a first time Oak towner!

Taylor Family said...

Jen you are such a super mom! Getting your kids out all the time, all of the other projects that you do on top of raising two babies! Parents with twins always amaze me and remind me of how incompetent I would be with twins.

em-jared-ryan said...

I love to see all the wonderful adventures you guys go on, your always on the go and to somewhere new!! Conference weekend is the best~~

mamaroosh said...

Conference weekend is the best! I love your feet pictures and your music. Me and the boys were jamm'in to New Soul and they were lov'in it. And I TOTALLY agree! You are supermom!

Susie said...

Hey Cute Jen!!! My mom emailed me the link for your blog. It's so fun to see what you've been up to lately. You are as adorable as ever and your children are as cute as can be! Hope all is going well!

ClintnBecca said...

Oh Oakland, How we miss you!! Lake Merritt, such memories- Clint and I had to laugh that you dedicated it to our family. Yes, we loved the ghetto- it was our crazy home for 2 years. Did the geese chase you at all? If not, you need to go back and get a good goose chasing to get a true Lake Merritt experience. Just kidding. It looked like beautiful weather there, so jealous. Although.... we got to go to conference, so there are some advantages to being in Utah. Love the pictures, you are great at blogging your adventures. Happy conference weekend!