Monday, February 16, 2009

Getting caught up, part 1

So I'll try to get you all caught up.
Brock and I had almost 4 days of no kids with my family in Las Vegas! Brock's wonderful mom flew out to stay with the kids...have I mentioned before that she is AWESOME?!
It was such a blessing to get away and we are soooo grateful to my parents for paying for everything!! What a way to vacation! They are so generous and we think they're pretty awesome too!
Vegas: (I have more pictures, just waiting on some from other cameras...they'll be in Part 2)
Katherine, me, mom, Erin, Claire (will be my sister Feb.28th!), and Jessica

This is my Vegas luck! I put $5 in a slot machine and won $100!! I bought Prada sunglasses with it!

Love how Brock is smiling while me and my sisters look like cartoons!

Way too silly!

goofing off in a souvenier shop...we did a lot of goofing off!

We came home from Vegas on the 23rd, then on the 24th the 5 of us flew to VA to spend the holiday with Brock's family. We spent a week there with them. Brock's sister and husband even took that whole time off of work to hang with us! It was super cold (I know not as cold as where some of you live, but it was really cold for us!) We got to see other family in PA and MD was just a really fun trip, not restful only because we slept in the same room as the kids who don't think they need to sleep through the night when on vacation, whatever! It was an awesome Christmas.
That was the first holiday we've spent with them since we've been married. We had Thanksgiving with them when we were dating. It was the first day I ever met them and we left at 5am and drove in a Towncar for two days to Oregon. Good thing I fell in love with them right away (I'm told it was mutual...but with my nonstop talking I don't see how that is possible:o)
Here are some pictures:
It was cool to have Mama Bea flying with us

Samuel had fun trying to drink water from a cup...I think we had more fun than him though.

Sam's 1st Christmas!

His first stocking ...he was very serious about everything in it.

Hey...I didn't make it...but I like it!

Reagan hanging out with daddy and Grandpa

Where is Samuel? (his pj's look like Christmas wrapping paper)

Reagan and Uncle Joel with the birthday cake for Jesus!

we went out for a walk Christmas evening, it was and my girl!

Sam all bundled up...we did add the blanket to his legs

my sweet girl sees something she likes...

window shopping! a girl after my own heart!

Sheets/Johnson clan

we drove to PA to visit more family
Reagan got to spend some arts and crafts time with Ella

Riding the quad with daddy

riding with Grandpa too

playing in the!

those boys have to be up to no good...check out that scenery!
we spent some time in MD with MORE family!
Reagan and Torah with Great Grandma Mom-mom

sleepy Samuel with Mom-mom
So, blogger keeps messing up my post when I add pictures so I have to break this into two posts to preserve my sanity! Part 2 comin' at ya ASAP!

1 comment:

James & Aimee said...

Thank you so much for posting those pictures! I miss you my friend! Can't wait to get together when you get back!