August 20, 2011

Our first vacation

First, I have had a lot of people telling me lately that they aren't able to become a follower.  There are a good number of people reading my blog, but I only have 7 followers.  It's really not that big of a deal, except for the fact that having followers makes me feel cool, haha.  You need followers to make money blogging too, but that is not my intention with this blog whatsoever.  So anyway, I did a little investigating for those of you wondering...

Unfortunately, you have to have a Google account (stupid, I know).  You don't have to have a google email address, you can use any email address.  You just have to sign up for the Google account.  On the top right hand corner, you should be able to click "Sign In".  That will ask you to sign in to your Google account or create a new one.  It only takes a minute to put your email, password, gender and birthday in and then it will send you a confirmation code.  Once you get the code and enter that, you'll be in.  Then if you go back to my blog, you should see "Follow" on the top left corner.  Don't worry, I understand if you are completely annoyed by this process and want to say forget it.  I just wanted to help because I've had several people mention it.

You do not, however, need a Google account to leave comments.  You can click the drop down arrow and choose "Anonymous", but please put your name in the comment itself so I know who just made my day.  Thanks :)  And sometimes you have to click to submit the comment a few times, but it'll eventually work.  So annoying, but totally worth it :)  Ok, enough of that...

Tomorrow morning Kyla and I are heading up north to Hayward for our first family vacation.  We are riding with my mom and Brian because Tyler can't come up until Tuesday due to a work meeting (grrr).  My brother Matt, his wife Amber and their daughters, Emma and Gianna, will follow us up.  I'm so excited!  I'm a little nervous about how Kyla will sleep and how she'll do for the 5 hour car rides, but it'll be a nice getaway either way.

My mom got us a cabin right on the lake and it has a nice little beach and an awesome bar/restaurant.  Our family friends live up there and always take us out on their pontoon.  I want to take a paddle boat out on the lake and do some fishing too.  Otherwise we plan on just relaxing on the beach.

I will have a laptop up there and free wifi, but we'll see if I update the blog.  If not, I apologize to those of you who expect a daily update!  We will be back Friday and I will be happy to share our week's activities!  Here are a few pictures to hold you over in case I don't blog while up there...

Kyla LOVES Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  We don't watch much tv throughout the day, but this is one we love.  I may have to start recording it for her, she's addicted!  And she's a sleepyhead sometimes (like today - slept until 9:15) and misses it.
Meeska Mooska Mickey Mouse!

Cowabunga dude!  Daddy loves the Ninja Turtles so a coworker of his got this for Kyla.

Oh, just doing push-ups, no big deal.

Trying SO hard to crawl!

I'm gonna get you Mommy!


  1. I am excited to be with my 3 red headed granddaughters this week. Oh and you too Amy! The weather is suppose to be great all week (in the 80"s. It will be a nice vacation it's too bad your other brother doesn't join us for a couple days. Oh well, it still will be a great get away. See ya bright an early tomorrow!

  2. What up Amy! Uncle Trev is officially a follower now! Thanks for the help! :)