Sunday, July 5, 2009


Last weekend we visited the USS Midway in San Diego. It took us about 1.5 hours to get there and we wondered why this was our first visit. It was amazing history and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Mia on the main deck checking out the planes.

The family shot on the main deck.

The kids with the Naval men and woman explaining what job they did for the ship- very cool!

Inside of the boat walking through the officers quarters

Uncle Brad, Nathan, Christian and Ethan giving the serious officer face.

Mia checking out the cool stuff

Ethan at the controls

Haileyanna at the controls

Nathan posing for a pic auntie Christy is forcing him to do

Mia at the controls

At the front of the Midway with the bay behind us

The San Diego skyline view from the Midway

Brad, Amy and kids at the front of the boat

Cassie and all the kids

Ethan sitting in the cockpit of a real fighter plane- he loved that!!

It never ceases to amaze me how so many can take out freedom for grated. The men and woman who fought to make this country what it is are true heroes and we appreciate them and the gift of freedom that they fought to give and maintain!!


  1. Looks like an AMAZING time..
    love the photos..
    The family photos are GREAT...
    Mia looks adorable...
    Have a great week..

  2. Looks like an awesome day!! Your family pictures are great. And might I add, Mia is growing up so quickly. What a little doll...and such a cute dress!!

  3. That's a great picture of all of you! Sounds like a fun day for all.

  4. I am amazed at the access you all had to the Midway. What a great learning experience for the kids!

  5. Such a cool experience for the kids and you. I remember feeling so grateful for our freedom when visiting the USS Arizona.

  6. Wow -- that is so cool that you were able to do that! Such neat photos! Would love to visit San Diego! Have a great week.


  7. Looks like a blast. We love stuff like that.

  8. What a GREAT trip!!! it's so much fun to see things like this!!! Hope you guys have a wonderful week!

  9. Mia is so cute! I grew up in Arizona and spent at least some time in San Diego every single summer. We love it there!

  10. Mia is so cute! I grew up in Arizona and spent at least some time in San Diego every single summer. We love it there!

  11. oh my guys do the coolest stuff! Love the pics..what great memories for your kids.

    Love this!

  12. what a great experience. the vacation on the beach looked fun too.