"...God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me."

- Gen. 21:6

Friday, April 30

Arizona trip

We were so excited for our AZ trip! Bruce's brother and sister-in-law had their baby and we flew down there for the blessing, but we had a lot of fun enjoying our family vacation too! We got to meet up with my big bro and most of his family at a mall and this is how we spent our time...Chase and his cousin Kylee are about a week apart in age. They were having a lot of fun running around on all the toys, but didn't want to stop for any pictures...this is the best I got...Since the weather was great there, we spent a lot of time playing outside. Chase was VERY excited that it was ALWAYS outdoor weather there and kept asking to go for a walk or just play outside.Bennett had a good time too! It was his first time actually getting on the playground, normally he just sits in his stroller and watches. Now, he's hooked!Our sister-in-law does hair, so I made sure to "make an appointment" for both me and Bruce! I love changing my hair, and I'm just bummed we didn't get enough time to finish everything I wanted to do...next time J! Bruce's haircut was a long time comin'! We were excited to have a real professional do it (since I don't really know how to do much more than a single lenth all over!). Don't we look great! Thanks J!Bennett loved playing with the baby and it made me realize just how big he's gotten!Since we were going to be in AZ for my birthday, we decided to do our traditional, celebratory meal there...at one of my most favorite places, Costa Vida! I also got to do some shopping which made me happy, home is seriously lacking in the shopping options!We went to a newer, outdoor mall they finished after we moved away. There is a fun water/play area for kids and we enjoyed watching Chase, "chase" all the fountains!We went to check on our condo while we were there and made sure to grab the pool key! These poor kids don't see or experience a pool all that often and they really weren't all that sure what to do! We really need to get them in the water more!We were there for our little nephew's blessing and it was great to have the whole family together!
This was the first time we've all been on an airplane together as a family and it went pretty well...I'm just not so sure we'll be doing that often or to anyplace much further than AZ!

Monday, April 12


We had a great Easter Sunday this year and the boys were fun to watch as they tried to figure out what was going on...

Chase got another train from "Thomas the Train" and he hasn't put it down since! He LOVES it and he also loves the new movie the boys got too.In the afternoon we went over to Grandma and Papa's house for Easter dinner and an Easter egg hunt, we could hardly keep Chase from running around the house to grab the eggs before we were actually ready to start! But, once he was allowed to start, he just ran everywhere! He wouldn't slow down for a second and he didn't want to carry his basket with him. He just set it down in one spot and would run back to put his eggs in it after he picked 1 or 2 up. He was really funny to watch!
His most favorite part was when he discovered there was something inside the plastic eggs, treats! His favorite is M&M's, so that's what he got!

He's still a little unsure of what all this is about, but it's getting more and more fun every year! We got a great children's book a while back from Mamas that tells the Easter story and we like to read it every year!

Wednesday, April 7

Happy belated Birthday Bruce!

So we had Bruce's birthday a few weeks ago. He wasn't too excited about it, but I think he finally came around and realized it doesn't really matter what the number is, just that you feel great! Happy Birthday Bruce! He's been getting so excited about summer and boating season, so I wanted to do something to help get him ready. He got a balance board for his birthday and he's been practicing on it ever since (maybe one day he'll get good enough to move it off the carpet! haha). He also got some new swim gear from his parents, so he's all set!....now if we could just get the rain to stop!

Love you lots and hopefully you know that we don't care that you're and old man...we think you're great anyways!!! ;)