Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007

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I had all of these photos in this posting of my blog and had not yet written captions when Aaron passed away. So, this has been saved as a draft for several weeks now. I am finally going to publish this post just so that it is in here... but I am not going to put captions right now like I usually do... just the photos.


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These were the last photos that was ever taken of our family.

Words cannot express how much I miss you, Aaron. I love you.

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

If You're Going To San Francisco...

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We went to San Francisco the weekend before Thanksgiving to visit some friends out there. Rob and Kaily and their kids are there for Dental School and we wanted to visit them before they were done and moved away. Here are lots of photos from our VERY fun vacation to see them.
p.s. when the music stops, go to the player on the bottom of the right hand column and push play again... it is fun to listen to while you are looking at all of the San Francisco photos. Enjoy...

Even though this photo was taken at the end of the trip... I wanted the first photo to be one that showed that we were in San Francisco. There is the Golden Gate Bridge behind us. You can tell that Aaron Jr was pretty cold and sick of posing for photos. He was a great sport.

The guys went out and sat in the hot tub several times while we were there. It was the 'guy time'. They took Aaron Jr and Jakson with them a couple of times. They had a lot of fun.

Jakson and Aaron Jr on the slide at a neat park in the middle of San Francisco.

Aaron Jr and Quincy swinging at the same park.

Aaron Jr.

Aaron Jr, Kaily, Jakson leaving the park to go and eat.

Aaron Jr.

This restaurant was on Fisherman's Wharf. I (Leslie) shared a kids meal with Aaron Jr while the other adults ate all you can eat crab. It was a really fun place with a great view... and I hear they had great crab as well. Aaron, Leslie, Aaron Jr, Jakson, Kaily, Rob (Quincy was in the stroller to the right). If it looks like Aaron Jr is crying, he was... he had just hit his cheek on the edge of the table and was hurt. We didn't realize it until after the photo was taken. Poor guy.
p.s. you can see Alcatraz in the top left corner of the photo just above Aaron's head.

View from the restaurant.

Rob, Kaily, Quincy, Jakson (in the back of the stroller)

Aaron Jr and Aaron watching the seals sun bathe.

Leslie, Aaron Jr, Aaron

We went over to Pier 39 and ordered these crepes with bananas and Nutella on them. These two that he is making are ours. They were scrumptious. Thanks again Rob and Kaily.
p.s. you can see Rob's reflection in the window right behind another guy's reflection.

These photos were taken on our way back over the bridge to their apartment. It was so foggy on the bridge.

Aaron Jr, Quincy, Jakson on the stairs in their apartment.

That night, we got a babysitter for all of the kids and the four of us went bowling. Here is a shot of each of us using our great bowling form.
Aaron (top, left), Leslie (top, right), Kaily (bottom, left), Rob (bottom, right)

Here is a shot of each of us just after turning around. I thought each reaction would show how we did on our throw down the lane. Aaron, Leslie, Rob, Kaily

Rob and Kaily

Aaron and Leslie (for some reason Aaron's eyes are closed in lots of photos)

We didn't get any photos of Sunday evening, but Thank You to Scott and Malory and Rob Sr and Dorothy for dinner. It was yummy. (Scott is Rob's brother who is also going to Dental School, Malory is his wife, and Rob Sr and Dorothy are their parents)

Aaron and Quincy. She put on her brother's underpants.
(photo courtesy of Kaily)

Aaron, Leslie, Rob, Kaily

Aaron Jr, Quincy, Jakson just before we left on Monday morning. You can tell they are all really excited.

I couldn't resist putting this photo in here. Quincy is just precious.

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After we said goodbye to our gracious hosts... we drove to the Golden Gate Bridge to see if we could get some good photos before we left town. These are the photos at different spots that we stopped. It is amazing to me how much the lighting and sky changed color in the hour or so that we were taking the photos along this road. It was so beautiful, but cold. The first ones are of a lighthouse we found along the way. It was a small lighthouse, so you can't see it real well, but it is a pretty scene.



A group of deer eating.


Thanks to Rob and Kaily for the fun weekend. We had a blast.


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