Sunday, December 5, 2010

Surf Trip

I stole this from my friend's Blog, Ice Cream Barrels by Sam Jones. Its pretty rad

Saturday, November 27, 2010

2010 ThanksGiving Santa Cruz

We had Thanks Giving at our house in Santa Cruz this year.
When we planned on having it at our house I was thinking 'this is going to be great. I'll wake up and do a dawn patrol surf, come back and make some mash potatoes and stuffing, stuff my face and then go out for a evening sessionUnfortunately, the waves disappear right before Thanks Giving and won't be back till next week.We substitute the surfing with some mountain biking, a nice walk along the beach, and a movie (We saw "Unstoppable" which was lame. Total surprise ending. Captain Kirk stops the train and gets back with his X. I thought for sure the train was going to crash and everyone was going to die and his X was going to end up with the police officer and huge house from the settlement the railroad company would have paid out).Here we are walking down the 3 mile trail to the beachWe did the black Friday thing at Urban Outfitters. Marina told us everything with going to be 50% off. It turned out only the lame things that were on clearance were an extra 50% off. So I ended up buying a bunch of crap I don't need. I was just following people and when they went to grab something I would act like I was trying to grab it. I just wanted to get in a tuck-o-war over some skinny jeans.
And what would Thanks Giving be with some games (Liars Dice and Bang), and a little football. (Did you see how Boise State Game. That was an incredible game which ended their 24 game winning streak. I feel so bad for that kicker.)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

2010 Halloween Encarnacion & NACHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I don't like the way those guys just looked at you. HEY! Can't you see this woman is a nun?
Well, my favorite color is light tan. My favorite animal is puppies. I like serving the Lord. Hiking, play volleyball... You gotta be kidding me. Everything you just said, is MY favorite thing to do, every day!
They think I do not know a buttload of crap about the Gospel, but I do!
My life is good! Really good! I get to wake up every morning, at 5AM, and make some soup! It's the best. I love it. I get to lay in a bed, all by myself, all of my life! That's fantastic!
On our way to Trunk or Treat!
The Sunday before we got together with friends and Family for a little carving session
Mckay was going for the Down Syndrome look

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

DISNEYLAND & CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE

A couple weekends ago Justin and I went to Disneyland and California Adventure with Justin's best friend Ryan and his wife Amie. It was my first time at Disneyland, and I had so much fun. I don't know if you all know this about me, but I am very afraid of heights and I don't like anything that drops my stomach, for example roller coasters.
So I asked Justin, "How's the rides at Disneyland?" and he said, "It will be fine and easy you are going to like it, but California Adventure will be a little more challenging for you".
Anyways here are the only few pictures we got at Disneyland and California Adventure.


This was our little drop at Splash Mountain. I can't believe I was so scared. Look at the little girl behind Justin. She is fearless.


This was the Tower of Terror. It is an elevator that goes all the way up and drops you all the way down.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Berry Creek Falls Hike at Big Basin

We love a good hike and the Berry Creek Loop at Big Basin is pretty epic. The highlight of this very popular hike is a 60 foot waterfall found after four miles of pristine redwood forest in a steep-sided canyon.
This time of year you can find the creeks full of California newts.
It's always fun crossing over on giant redwoods
Here we are at the Berry Creek Waterfall with our friends Ryan and Amie.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Help us Pick the Winning PIc

I haven't been blogging lately because I recently joined the world of FaceBook, another wonderful way I seem to waste my time.
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So anyways, our Photographer Glady sent us our pictures. Here are just some of our favorites. Please let us know which one you like the best. The winner will be our new blog picture.
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And for those of you who follow our blog, you may remember an earlier post of Silvia's and my dance off. Well, I just want you to know that Sil and I have been practicing a few new dance moves like the reject, the jerk, and stanky leg and may need some judges to let us know who is the best.
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6This is at one of my surf spots, 4 mile. From the parking lot you can't see the ocean. I love running down the trail and hitting this point where you first see the waves and either start sprinting or start walking depending on how good it is.
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10Glady did such a good job of letting us be us and then capturing the moment.

11Look at Sil. She is so Beautiful. Jack Pot!

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15This is at the Light House Point, aka The Lane. The Red Schwinn was my Grandpa Suzuki's bike back in the day. It's a classic cruiser.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Photo Session with Glady

We had the world famous Glady from San Francisco come down for a photo shot. It was really fun having her and Chris come down and take pictures of us at some of our favorite corners of Santa Cruz. We figured we should get some pictures of us before Justin looses all his hair. Needless to say we love the pictures. Click here Gladys Jem blog to see our photos by Gladys.

Thank you Glady

Let us know which ones you like.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Boogie Boarding

My little niece Naomi, who is 22 months, loves the ocean. When I tell her we are going to the Beach she says in her little voice, "Wetsuit." Then when we are at the beach and I'm putting on my wetsuit she'll walk up to me and say in her little voice, "Boogie." Here is a little video of me and her boogieboarding at Capitola jetty.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tour of CA came Through Santa Cruz

The Tour of California came our way and we were excited to be at the final stretch of Stage 3 in Santa Cruz. They came by so fast it was insane. If I stuck my arm out I could have caused a 30 person train wreck. We looked for Lance Armstrong, but they all look the same when they are going by at 40 mph

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Dawn Patrol at the Lane

There is not much that can get me out of bed at 5:30 A.M. but surfing Steamer Lane with glassy head high conditions with only 4 guys out is one of them. Here is a little video of me shot by Robyn on her iphone (hence the quality is not that great). I had been doing a lot of shortboarding earlier in the week, so this morning I went out longboarding with my brother-in-law Mike.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Whack the Cracker is the new Craze

Thanks to everyone who came last weekend to Celebrate our Birthdays. We had so much fun, but the highlight was playing Whack the Cracker. This game involves tying a Saltine Cracker to the back of you pants and running around with a rolled up newspaper or magazine and trying to break the crackers of others. The last one standing wins.

Silvia and I both still have welts from running through the spanking machine. It's pretty funny to watch. You can watch the video down below, but its a little cut off. Click here to watch it on youtube.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pre-Easter Surf Session with the Family

We had Easter in Santa Cruz this Year. The day before we went to Cowells for a little surf session. Melissa had an interesting Skiing style on the Surfboard. Silvia was charging and Mackenzie was just getting warmed up for BYU Hawaii next year. Mike had another great wave at the end, but the batteries ran out. I surfed every day that week so I just took one for the team and filmed.



The right side of the Vid is a little cut off to view on youtube click here
To see more video of ours, type in 123mcleodjustin123 in the you tube search.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Dying for Easter

This year we dyed Easter eggs with some of my old silk ties. Here are some pics of some of our eggs
Here is the link to the instructions if you want to try it out yourself:
www.ourbestbites.com/2008/03/silk-dyed-eggs.html