Sunday, June 14, 2015
Sometimes, as a mom, you just need a little getaway to take your mind off the day to day worries. It wouldn't matter what we did or where we stayed, just as long as I got to hang out with these great friends of mine. We all agreed that there is no one who knows us better than each other! Vegas was good to us, and our great host Lindsey, who was days away from saying good-bye to her hometown, showed us a great time! A littel Pitch Perfect 2, some sushi fever, pancakes the size of a platter, pooltime, Michael Jackson One, oh the list goes on! I love these girls with all my heart and love any chance I get to see and catch up on all the great things that are happning in their lives. Heaven is going to be FUN!
Saturday, June 13, 2015
The end of the school year creates absolute chaos around my house. Mostly good, but nevertheless CHAOS! Between school programs, soccer, dance, Justin's new calling of being Elders Quorum President, and a very busy and fast toddler, there was not a weekend that we did not have something or somewhere we needed tobe. I only have three kids but felt like I had 10 with the schedule I was trying to keep. Whew! Thank goodness we survived, Justin and I divided and conquered. Here are a few pics I managed to take to prove our triumph! I am so proud of my kids and love watching them succeed at life.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Uncle Tyson and Aunt Jayne, and their two kids, Colbi and Crew, flew out all the way from New York for a visit. Uncle Tyson is trying to figure out what his options are, post Chiropractic school graduation next March. Portland happens to be a great place for Chiropractors so they came to check things out. We sure love it when family comes to visit. And we finally got to meet our newest and youngest cousin Crew! Such a cutie!
We are not putting any pressure on them to choose Oregon but it sure would be fun if they moved here. Especially for Ryan. He could use some cousins around his age to play with. They are a cute crew, hard to get a photo of though with all of them looking in the same direction. I guess that's a little too much to ask of them.
Monday, May 25, 2015
How could we turn down an oportunity to spend a warm weekend in southern California to watch Kate dance? We couldn't, so we finally took the kids to Disneyland! And we have Kate's Performing Company at Elite to thank for planning our trip. It's a good thing we went with veteran Disney goers, because to figure out all the fast pass, switch pass, majic hour, etc. all by ourselves would have been a nightmare. Zach and Kate rode every single ride at least 10 times! Their favorite being California Screamin' and Zach's least favorite the Tower of Terror. Kate liked them all! Ryan and Dad's favorite ride was the Teacups, and like Kate, I liked them all too! Being with friends all the while was the icing on the cake for us. We were really nervous about having a toddler on the trip but it worked out to our advantage with all the switch passing we managed to save to then ride on the rides over and over to our hearts content in the evenings, once the crowds died down.
Another plus was staying in the Grand California which is right on the Disney property. The convenience couldn't be beat and the pool was great too! There were some great highlights, Kate dancing in the parade being the greatest, but also bonding with the other girls on her mini team, meeting JoJo Siwa, from the hit TV show Dance Moms, and just the way Disneyland allows you to forget about every worry or care you thought you had. I would go back in a heartbeat! We loved it! Warning...pictures for days!
Kate with her best buddy Alyssa. We were on the same flights!
Ryan took great naps! 2 hour stretches midday...no complaints here.
Kate wasn't too sure about her first time on Splash Mtn. you can see Disney Veterans, the Anderson family, know how to pose for the camera!
She learned to love it!
Ryan was loving Eeyore!
It's a Small World with baby Cambell.
Teacups with Cole!
Zach, Conner and Reese
Nothing like freaking Zach out on the Tower of Terror!
Disney really knows how to bring the movies to life.
Our favorite late night treat...bacon mac at the cozy cone!
The mini's, Keeley, Maizy, Renee, Elle, Alyssa and Kate
The entire Performing Company
Their dance, BBQ