Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Our March madness

I am amazed at how fast the past month has gone.  We hosted the dinner for Sadie's in our back yard.  We spent weeks getting ready for this two hour event.  I wish I wasn't such a procrastinator!  But the kids had a great time and we got some things done around the house.  So it was a win, win for all involved.

Jackson turned 14 on March 6th.  He shares his birthday with my mom.  We had the family over for treats.  So we started a new family tradition, cinnamon rolls instead of cake.  Thanks to Jessie!  But honestly, they are the best rolls on this earth and everyone loves them so they are a real treat.  I don't think there was one roll left.  It is amazing to me that my son will be leaving on his mission (for the church) in 5 years!  I can't believe how fast he has grown up.  He is a great young man. 

  We then got ready for Shane's parents to come and visit for a week.  They came to Mexico with us for spring break.  We had a great time and the beach is alway one of our favorite places to spend time together.  I will post pictures in a slideshow of our past adventures.  

Life is good, I am blessed.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

family time

It is hard to believe that we have been back from vacation for almost a week.  I guess it is time for me to finish unpacking today.  But before I do take care of that task, I thought I would post a few pictures from our Disneyland get away.  I think we ruined Jake's idea of fun rides when we started off at Space Mountain.   As a family, we decided not to split up any more than we needed to, so Jake went on the ride, as he is tall enough.  He was a good sport, but after that ride he asked if every ride was super fast, super scary or super dark.   

But other fears were conquered this trip..... everyone (but Jake) did Screamin at California Adventure and we got Jake to go on Grizzly River even after he was terrified after Splash Mountain.  So our two days at Disney ended on a high note.  But the just of the hole trip was for each of us to remember that our family is awesome and that we can have fun together.  It was almost magical......