linking up my weekly phone pics with jeannett!  i’m thepleatedpoppy on instagram if you want to follow along!


school is out!!!  we picked the kids up from their last day of school in our new-to-us RV and headed down south.  first stop: angels game!  sean’s folks met us there and we also ran into some great friends – it was such a fun way to kick off the summer!  sean grew up going to angels game all season so it was so fun for him to relive those childhood memories.


i kinda want to go full on trailer trash with this rv – get a mumu, put my hair in curlers, serve spam with tater tots ;)


the next day we went to Big Air.  sean’s nephew works there and got us a discount, and sean’s mom treated the rest!  we had so much fun with the kids, but the next day i was h u r t i n g.  my friend emmy called it the big air hangover.  well put.


we still haven’t nailed down the perfect sleeping situation for the kids in the RV – all 3 on the over cab bed, 2 up/1 on the couch… so we’re still trying things out.  but this was one sweet snuggle to capture.  and gracie’s legs for daaaays?  crazy.  don’t mind her neck – ouch!


our main reason to head out on our first RV adventure was to meet this little guy, our newest nephew, maxwell!


isn’t he just the cutest?  and that mohawk is all natural – little stud.


sadly, last week we also lost a precious family member, sean’s uncle ray.  he was one of the sweetest, kindest men i have ever been blessed to meet, and from the sound of it, everyone else who crossed his path felt the same way.  he will be very missed.

but as with all cheney family functions, we still were blessed with a delightful time with bits of humor thrown in.  i am beyond blessed to be a part of this crowd.  the memorial service was a timely reminder of that.

and this little boy all dressed up.  too cute to not take his picture.  even with a mouth looking like he lost in a fist fight ;)


after the service we headed down to mission bay in san diego to camp for a few days.  we were right on the beach and had a couple pools to choose from in the campground.  so we bounced from beach to pool, beach to pool.  it was great!


family came down to join us on father’s day and we had a mellow vacation just hanging out.  perfect.


this boy never naps.  ever.  but when you combine several nights in a row staying up until 11pm, then a very long car ride home?  well, a nap happened and we were all thankful for it ;)


10 minutes after we pulled the RV in front of our house, these 2 showed up – yay!  my sister and her family live in australia, but she and jack snuck away for a much needed visit.


and a tiny little peek at a drawing gracie was doing for a friend’s birthday party for pin the nose on olaf.  she ended up painting the whole thing as well and it turned out pretty great!

what are your weekend plans?  we have my parents here now, too, plus my cousin and her family are coming in tonight – so fun!  we’ll have a very full house: 7 adults and 7 kids!



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    Marilyn says:

    RV-ing! You are living my dream! Lasting memories being made for sure. I hope you have lots of inflatable mattresses for the wonderful company. I live in Georgia, my son lives in Denver. We invade his home occasionally. Lots of family time and love and (I’m sure) happiness to see us go. (:

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    I’ve never done an RV vacation, but it looks like so much fun!

    The Joni Journey

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    Looks like such a great trip. So many great memories made. I am curious as to which campground you stayed at in Mission Bay. We are currently looking to take our RV there this summer and would love a recommendation.

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      lindsey says:

      we stayed at camp land. it was really fun, but much more of a rowdy crowd than we were looking for. they had an 11 pm noise cutoff, but until then it was blaring music all evening long. but the pool and the beach, and really the whole facility, was really nice!

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    Wow, she is some talented little artist! Whenever I jump on those trampolines I am shocked how much coordination I need to do it and impressed with my kid!
    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

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    This is total cuteness overload! Your kids (and nephews) are adorable! And I’m totally impressed with the Olaf drawing. Bravo!

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