Monday, April 25, 2011

Spring Break in Florida....blissful!

It was a long day at the Dallas Airport.....5 hour layover!  Thank goodness for electronic devices to occupy boys minds and fingers!

We had a relaxing first day at the pool well the mini waterpark at the resort!  The kids played mini golf, swam, paddled in the lake, looked for lizards and bugs!

We went to Seaworld, my favorite place....I think it was a hit with everyone truthfully!

Those animals are so talented, well the trainers are I guess!  It was fascinating to watch what they can do!  I have always loved Seaworld! 

My mom is not a roller coaster rider.....this is the kiddy one, she handled it very well!

The boys inside the tub of a fishtank!

This picture is so sweet, brothers waiting for the show in the "Splash Zone"  the insisted, I sat somewhere else of course.....

We went to Hollywood Studios Disney park with my brother's family and also my mom!  This was waiting for the ride Toy Story!  We rode it twice it was way cool!

Kaden loved 5 and Kaden thought since he is smaller and younger he was going to be the caretaker of him.

Landon 5, Miles 7, Colton 8 and Kaden 6....the cousins!

The stunt show was the best show at the park....we totally digged this action pack show that demonstrated how they do chases and crashes in the movies!  The boys, big and small, were so enthralled with this!

Steve and Austin went to ESPN sports center one afternoon, Mom and I went shopping! 

The best day for me was right here, Indian Rocks Beach.  My brother's inlaws have a close by the beach and we spent the day there...not nearly long enough at all! 

The boys loved digging in the sand...we could have skipped all the other places and just came here and it would have been their fav!

It was enjoyed by all I think!

Grandma Barbara and the 5 grandsons!

The whole was so much fun....until we meet again!
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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Colton's Baptism and Birthday!

Today was a very special day for us all!  We gathered together to celebrate the baptism and birthday of Colton Craig!  I truly can't believe that he is 8 years old!  The time flew by and just last year he told us he wasn't getting baptized, and as it got closer his tune swiftly changed and he couldnt' wait for the day.  Its rare that you can get baptized on your birthday since in our church its only done on the first Saturday of the month.  So this was a birthday gift to Colton as it was orginally set for the 30th of April. 

I had these pictures done for the baptism program, Steve reminded me that I used to make fun of people who did that....well I didn't know it was such a big deal to get baptized, I was a new Mormon, give me a break! :)


Colton does have a very tender sweet side!  I absoutely love this pic of him helping his little brother with his tie!  I can't even do it!  This is a picture made in heaven!

Austin was able to baptize Colton and Steve confirmed him.  As I look back at what I was like at 17, I was in no way the fine example of a young man that Austin is, I am so proud of his accomplishments and choices.

Look at these studs in suits!
I am sure surrounded by good looking men in my life. 
We had a great day at the baptism, Kaden gave an amazing and touching talk, he is not afraid to speak in front of people, it terrifies me!  We spent the afternoon enjoying one anothers company with extended family and close friends at the Hamlet Clubhouse! It was a wonderful day, I feel so grateful and blessed in my life.  Thank you Colton for making the choice to get baptized, we are so proud of you.   

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Behind gets busy!

Ok so in a nutshell......

Our Caribbean Cruise to Belize, Costa Maya and Cozumel was fantastic, I totally needed that blast of sunshine and that it was!  A blast and full of sunshine.  I am so proud of my husband for all his hard work so that we enjoy these free trips.  Its a nice way to reconnect, relax and re-energize our lives.  We also got to fly into Miami and meet up with my Mom on our last day...We cruised the streets of South Beach and Miami.  Its not the most fav place of any of us.  The strange congregate there I believe!  Weird Weird and I am used to that kind of stuff! 

Belize was by far the port of call, we went Cave tubing, that was so go through these underground caves on tubes with headlamps on and float along with the river current.  It was way cool. 

Costa Maya was nice except that it was hit by a hurricane several years earlier and they never really bothered cleaning up anything most likely by the looks of it due to money.  I took pictures of the homes these people lives in, if you can even call them homes...more like shacks.  The people seemed happy and content despite not having very much of anything.  Truly we are blessed country no wonder they all want to come here!  We rented ATVs and had a great ride through the city and along the coast.  We both got our henna tattoo's there...its a ritual when we go to Mexico.  I got a heart with wings for Avery. 

Cozemul is such a gorgeous place, I love the crystal blue water that doens't look real its so blue!  We went to the beach and rented chairs for $2.00 its was the cheapest day trip and one of the most relaxing...I sat in the sun all day, my favorite thing to do on vacation.  No one at home would recognize me on vacation, I am truly a different person.  No agenda, no email or phones to respond too, I read and eat all day! 

Baseball season began in sunny St. George, we played really well, although never won a game...but had the lead all the way to the end, can't figure that one out!  It was just nice to be outside and with our family enjoying what is spring all over the place except in Heber. 
March 10th was Avery Ann's Angel day and it was a good day overall.  I felt very peaceful and knew that she was with me.  Steve had a bit of a harder time but, overall time has helped us heal, although her place in our lives will never be replaced.  Kaden took the balloons from the Relief Society Birthday party and we brought them to her grave..Kade kept calling it her special day!  How sweet is that?