Loving it here!


San Diego: Part 3

Another fun afternoon we took a trip up to Mt. Soledad to see the "Bolt family War Veterans" plaque.
The view from Mt. Soledad

You can even see the San Diego LDS Temple (it was a cloudy day)

So special to see my Grandpa and brother there together.
5 generations of Bolts...
My great-great-grandfather, great-grandfather, grandfather, uncle, and brother!

San Diego: Part 2

I started these San Diego posts back in October from our September trip down there. Guess I forgot to post them. Whoops!

It was fleet week in San Diego and my Grandpa Bolt is a retired Navy Captain. He loved showing Keller around the boats. They rang the bells for my Grandpa when he boarded the ship (I guess that is some type of tradition). Keller absolutely loved it!

Keller with Papa Jon (my dad) and great-grandpa Lee right behind them.

Hooray for the Navy!


San Diego: Part 1

In September we took a trip down to San Diego. I took the kids with my mom while Zach started his first week of work. It was a wonderful chance for Keller and Owen to meet their Great-Grandparents. My grandma loved playing with them so much. Seeing the boys with her reminded me of the time I would spend with them in San Diego as a little girl.

Boys day out - My dad, Uncle Clay, and Grandpa took Keller to Balboa park one morning.
I used to go there with my Grandpa Lee all the time. I LOVED the Merry-go-round and would ride it for hours trying to catch the gold ring (which would win me yet another ride).


Morning conversation

Daddy: "Keller, who's your best friend?"
Keller: squeezing Owen in a bear hug "Owen's my best friend. Because he is so nice."
Daddy: turns his back to walk down the hall, hears a big THUD
Keller: whispers "sorry Owey"
Daddy: turns back around to see Owen flat on his back in the kitchen still in that bear hug

Keller sure does love his brother!!!


Keller says:

Everyday Keller says the funniest things! I really should be keeping a log of all the non-sense...

Our dinner conversation tonight:
Keller: yelling at Owen "I'm in charge!"
Mommy: "you aren't in charge Keller, I am."
Keller: pauses for a minute, "is papa in charge of you?"
Mommy: reflecting on what he just said "well, yeah, actually. Papa is in charge of me."

I think he's got the idea.



A moment of calmness has hit while the boys are napping and I finally have a minute to give an update to all of our eager friends. I have been meaning to for a while now so here it goes (let's see how far I get before someone wakes up). The boys and I are in San Diego right now visiting my family while Zach is preparing for his second week at his new job.

Quick recap...
June - busy packing for our upcoming move

July - This summer we had the boys in swimming lessons in Provo before we left. Keller loved it. Owen didn't care much either way.

End of July - And then came the big move...

Probably one of the most challenging things that I have ever experienced. Packing up a 3 bedroom townhouse with a 2 yr old and a 6 month old. I'm surprised that my kids are still alive!!!
Here is our last day in Provo. Keller did really well watching movies on daddy's phone.

Keller was loving the moving truck... He kept calling it daddy's truck.

The neighbor kids were sad to see Keller go.

Goodbye Provo. We had some good times and will miss all of our friends.

August - Then off to Boise for the month. Keller ran wild and Owen gained 4lbs. During the month Zach and I took a trip down to San Francisco for a home finding trip. The boys had such a fun month playing with grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles, and old friends. I LOVED all the help!!!

We spent many nights on the back patio by the river. This was a big change from having a liquor store in our back yard in Provo.

Owen and Grandma Cherie (Nanni)

September - After a long month we finally made it to the bay area.
My parents came with us for the big move and it was wonderful to have their help. We found a great place in Belmont, which is about 20 miles south of San Francisco on the peninsula. We love it here!

Pictures from a stroll around San Fran.

My brother Taylor flew in for our first weekend there.

Keller and Uncle Taylor

My new favorite place in the whole world!!!

I felt so sick after that!!

This is Keller's new friend, Jumar, at the park next door to our apartment.

Mid-September - Zach started his new job at DreamWorks... The whole reason for the big move. (btw, he LOVES it)

...And a bit of calmness watching "Rio" while mommy catches up on a few things.

So that is a huge re-cap of the last few months. I will post pictures of our trip to San Diego when we get home. I will try not to disappear again, but cannot make any promises.