Friday, February 20, 2009

Disney Cruise

My amazing father-in-law paid for the whole family (that's 30 of us), minus the much missed Matt, to go on a Disney cruise. It was great having everything targeted towards kids. Afton ate it all up and loved every minute of it....... Hudson on the other hand was a monster the whole time. He got sick the first night there which meant no sleep for our family or the family members who roomed next to us..... Sorry Adam, Angi, Seth and Megan.

Highlights of the trip were;

Princesses galore and Minnie & Mickey a plenty.

Warm sun basking weather.

Delicious food!

Spending time with my much cooler sister-in-laws.

Watching all the kids having so much fun together.

ALL of little Bill's kisses.

My charming husband rocking the shuffle board tournament.

My charming husbands awesomeness on the volleyball court.

Aunt Niki keeping the kids entertained in the shows with her stashes of candy.

Watching Clare dance

When Cassidy (who is only 3) was talking on the phone and he says "I'm a mean son of a B***h". Love that kid

The Cowboy eating half a farm each night we were there. (Maybe that should go in the category below.)

Lowlights, or frankly things I would rather forget all together;

When Hudson ran out of the elevator so I had to run out and get him. Meanwhile the doors are shutting on Afton and being the sensible mother that I am, I froze. I could hear her crying hysterically but it was getting quieter and quieter as the elevator moves farther and farther up. I finally "unfroze" and realized that if I run up the stairs the elevator is bound to stop at one point. Apparently I reached the floor she had stopped on just a little too late (no thanks to the couple of minutes I sat there with my hand over my mouth as I stared at the elevator in awe). Luckily I saw the girls husband that had found her. She told me her husband had taken Afton to the child care center, but when I went to pick her up, she was gone. They told me that a guy with curly hair and earrings had come and got her. The panic set in again since I don't know anyone of that description. Long story short, my hero brother-in-law Seth was the one who found her. How that girl thought he had curly hair and an earring is a mystery. Maybe she was awe struck by his handsomeness and lost all sense accuracy.

When Cowboy pulled a stunt not mentionable on the beach and my husband spent the rest of the night gagging and scrubbing, scrubbing and gagging.

My charming husband NOT rocking the ping-pong table.

When Hudson threw up all over the dinner table.

When Hudson threw up in the elevator. (Between Afton's elevator experience and this one, I think our family will be taking the stairs from now on).

When Hudson threw up in the middle of a show. I feel just a little bit bad saying this...but at least it was Miah who was holding the kid every time he barfed.

When I challenged the Cowboy to a ping-pong game and I thought I was doing really well until he said, "Oh don't get too cocky, I'll switch to my RIGHT hand before I let you beat me". How did I not notice he had been playing with his LEFT hand???

When I ran into my bro-in-law Luke while looking for the gym and he laughed. It was then that I realized that we were on day 5 and I had not moved a muscle..... except to eat.

When we spent All day in the airport while the rest of the family made it home in a comfortable couple hour flight. We had 3 cancelled flights and 1 delayed. I ended up missing one of my best friends weddings:(

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Phuket, Thailand

We finally got internet at our new house so here is a bit of what we have been up to.........

We just got back from beautiful Thailand! We loved every minute of this vacation and feel so grateful we were able to go with Miah's work. We met so many wonderful people and life long friends. I am going to miss my daily $12 massage by the beach, the always yummy sticky rice and mango dessert, our ever so wonderful sunset dance parties, the friendly Thai people, and of course the beautiful beaches.

We took a speed boat and spent a day at this beautiful island.

This was the reflection pool that was in the middle of the lobby of our hotel.

We had so much fun hanging out with our great friends from Mexico. We really do consider them family and we love that there is never a dull moment with them!!!!

My other favorite part of the trip was this guy! As hard as it was to leave the kids I had so much fun hanging out with Mr. Bradley. I fell in love all over again!

Oh and a HUGE thanks to everyone who helped with the kids (too many to list you all)!!!!! They had a blast!

Sunday, February 1, 2009