Sunday, May 23, 2010

Finally an update!

We have been busy, busy, busy with life! I will try and make this short and to the point. Soon after Andy's birthday we were able to go to the open house for the Vancouver, British Columbia temple. I absolutely loved it. The colors were amazing. Crenna took some really good pictures of tulips and daffodils. By the way, all pics are from Crenna. We were able to see Melissa Call, Josh's cousin and my old roommate from college, as she lives up there. We saw a few sites and then headed back. We were excited to find a Sonic on the way home since we haven't been there since Arizona.
We had a nice Easter watching General Conference and having our neighbors the Bredensteiners over for a ham dinner. It was very yummy! The kids enjoyed coloring eggs the day before under the supervision of Crenna. Thanks, hon.
This weekend we were able to get away for a much needed getaway since Monday is our anniversary. We took the kids over to a timeshare in the Olympic Peninsula. The kids were excited to go on another ferry and I was just glad to have some r-e-l-a-x-a-t-i-o-n. I think everyone had a blast. We loved the place where we stayed and would love to go back. We drove to Forks so that I can say I have been. We also went out to La Push since we love the beach. The kids plus Josh really enjoyed it there, picking up rocks, shells, and starfish. We went through the mtns on the way back to our timeshare where we drove by a beautiul lake and in the only rain forest in the United States. It was really neat. On the way back on the ferry today we were able to see a pirate's ship in the bay. The kids thought that was really neat.
Now tommorrow is back to the grind. School is winding down. The kids will be getting out of school in June and it can't come any sooner. We look forward to our family vacation to Mexico and Utah this summer. We hope everyone has a wonderful cool summer.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Random Blog Update/Andy's Baptism!!

So I am not good at keeping up with this whole blog thing. It has been almost a whole month and I have not posted anything about Andy's baptism and that the tooth fairy has been overly busy this past month. Let's start before Andy's baptism.

We headed down to downtown Seattle to get a closer look at the space needle and go get some yummy food down at Pike's Market. We love that place. We don't go hardly often enough. We tried fresh churds, Yummy!! and I bought some really pretty tulips. Can you say I love Spring and it could not come fast enough. The boys also had to play with a crab. Boy, did the owner get a little upset when Anson thought it would be cool to pick it up. Soo, we moved on. We bought our yummy doughnuts that have a line around the corner on Saturday, but are worth the wait. We also tried the best apples ever and even found out they came from the state, what, not Mexico. We were shocked. They are called Honeycrisps and they are do die for. We ended the day in a latino market where the kids had to have those chocolate marshmellows on a stick, sorry, the name isn't coming to mind. It was a good day!!

Andy was baptized on his birthday, the 6th. My folks flew in on the Thursday before and stayed the weekend. Thanks Mom and Dad for coming. We had fun!! Andy was so excited to get new scriptures, bag, and pin. He wanted to go to the buffet place after, since he thought it was so cool that we could eat whatever we wanted and all the ice cream you wanted too. Yes, we have hit the eat, eat, and eat, stage with that boy. It was a special day and I hope he remembers it always. He is very fond of his Dad and was glad that he could have his Dad baptize him.

Ok. so the twins are loosing teeth all over the place. They went to the dentist and now all the teeth are falling out. I know it isn't their fault. Anson now has holes on top and two holes on the bottom. He is trying for more, but I think that is going to be it for a while. I hope. Aaron has decided to follow suit and play catch up. He has a hole on top and two on the bottom as well. He is working on the other on top. Needless, to say, the tooth fairy has been hard at work.

We have also been enjoying some wonderful weather. It has been sunny and in the 50s, which is cold for most of you in Arizona, but that is almost perfect weather here. I know we are babies now. We will probably melt when we go south for the summer. Good thing for a/c. We managed to get outside this weekend and clean up the yard a little. Can I say it is nice to have kids that are old enough to do some of the weeding!!! I guess that means I am getting old or I really don't enjoy that job. Andy and Maya did a great job helping out. We planted some tulips in the back and are hoping it doesn't decide to freeze anytime soon. Cross your fingers.

We continue to keep busy with school, work, and kids. I have added Cub Scouts to my list of things to do. Andy is going strong trying to get his Wolf already. We have to remind him to slow down. I wish I could tell myself that somedays. Well, I guess that is it for now. Can't promise I will blog before another month, we shall see.

Friday, January 15, 2010

My Baby Isn't A Baby Anymore!

You would think after almost 7 years you would realize you can't hold your baby in your lap like a baby. I look at him now and realize he really isn't a baby anymore. I feel a little sad. But he is so excited that his tooth finally came out. Now he is working on the other one that is loose too. Aaron is trying to catch up. His 2 front teeth are loose too and he has one on the bottom trying to come out. We will keep you posted. They both might be asking Santa this year for 2 front teeth.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. The year went out with a bang at our house. Everyone except Anson stayed up until midnight at our house. We had lots of fun having a Wii marathon. We got Toymania from J and Melanie for Christmas and we just love it!!! Thanks guys! We also snacked of course and some of us played Monopoly Deal. That is a really fun game. I would say that because I won twice and I beat Josh in Monopoly, which never happens. We have enjoyed being way busy over the Christmas vacation. We moved to a house with a yard in the back just about a mile away from our old house about a week before Christmas. I don't know what I was on, but I got the whole house done and with the help of Crenna, lights out front in 2days. Yes, 2 days. We were able to enjoy Christmas with my parents who came in on the 23rd. We had pizza on Christmas Eve, family tradition and the kids opened up their Christmas Eve gifts from Nana and Papa. Thanks for doing the drive for us guys. We had lots of fun, even though we didn't do much but sit around. And pretty much since Christmas that is what we have been doing, sitting around playing on the Wii. The kids have enjoyed it, but school starts back Monday and the Wii will start to collect dust once again. Hope everyone had a fun and relaxing holiday season. Miss ya all.