Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Family Vacation Part 1: Glendo Cabin

Before I get going on our long vaca, in July we had the Mil's visit us on their way to Texas. Of course we went to the zoo but I really don't have good pictures of them but here is a cute one of papa and Rose.
The end of the month we did a ton of traveling (3 weeks and around 3,000 miles) starting with flying to Denver and visiting my grandparents and aunt and cousin from Atlanta. Then we headed to Glendo for an amazing cabin stay with the hub's family. If you have only seen the I-80 side of Wyoming you should travel northeast of Cheyenne to the Glendo/Guernsey area, so pretty!
Rose with my cousins Sarah and Joel.
Mini B getting messy at the table. All of us Mils have found the joy of owning a Chicco Hippo chair!Lil'Mil's family brought rock band to the Glendo cabin so of course we rocked out a few times. I'm pretty sure that grandpa Mil needs to start a band in retirement! We even got the kids to play a few songs.
Do not wake the sleeping Giant Hoss!
We all love Aunt Rach!
Don't worry the boys are wearing swimsuits but the kids wanted to swim! And yes, this "cabin" was amazing!Canoeing down the river. Uncle Chris and I had the more stable canoe so we didn't tip over three times like Grandpa Mil and Aunt Rose. Haha! The other boys brought us in to shore. Good thing because we would have just kept going. Good times. I think after the baby comes I might take a kayaking class.See how cool our Outback looks with a canoe!!! The canoe is borrowed so someday we will be this cool and not just pretenders.I got to visit my best friend from Rock River and her kids. I had Shade in my class both years and miss this guy so much!
Stay tuned for family vacation part 2!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

June Update

In June we didn't do too much. I was still sick, we were getting the house ready, my parents and the Hub's mom came to visit, we finished our garden, completed a project in the kitchen, and started on the bathroom. Oh, yes, and the hub and I took a long trip to Las Vegas. Rose also turned 18 months and started nursery!!! We can finally enjoy church again.Rose looking at pictures of "baby". Sooo cute.Outside our new house after planting flowers. You can tell what Rose's favorite game is outside. Now the purple flowers have taken over and they look completely different.
The start of our garden right off of our back patio. The hub had to clear this spot out as it was a rock disaster! We rented a tiller and the walking stones are super for watering and picking! I will have to take a picture of the garden now only two months later. Unbelievable.Trying for three! Success!Our garden baby (notice the stains on her shirt). One day we went mulberry hunting with a friend. I made a pie with them but they didn't have too much flavor so I added frozen rhubarb from last year's harvest. Pretty yummy but I think I'll leave the mulberries for the birds next year.Eating breakfast in style! She seriously left these on the entire time she ate.
Las Vegas...a fun place to be for a day or so but I would not recommend 4 whole days like what we did. There is too much you really don't want to experience! But we had fun relaxing by the pool, walking around, seeing the shows (we would recommend Mystere) and just being alone.
The hub really wanted to go shopping! But he had nothing to worry about, I didn't buy anything.We loved the Bellagio fountains. Probably our favorite part of Las Vegas was getting ice cream and sitting out front on the street and watching them for an hour.
And because it is probably in high demand...here is the around 20 weeks baby belly picture. Don't worry ladies, it doesn't look like much but I'm much fatter now:)

More updates to come!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

May Update and Philadelphia

After only a week in a half of being in our new home we decided to visit Lil'Mil, Nano and family in Philly before they headed out to Texas. We will have to visit them in Texas a lot more than we went to Philly because Rose constantly asks, (Owi is what she calls her cousin) "Owi? Owi? Where's Owi?" Here's the blog update to prove we were there.
Holding hands at the zoo. So cute.
What a great uncle reading Go, Dog, Go for the 100th time to all the kiddos.
The hub had to get stitches out from 10 moles he had removed so he asked his brother to help out. I think he learned never to do this again because at one point he got so light headed that he passed out. It was in such slow motion that none of us really knew what was going on until he was on the floor. When he came to he asked, "Where'd I go?"
Nano and Rose could always be found playing on the stairs.
Seeing some of the sights Philly has to offer, like Benjamin Franklin's grave. We learned that kids are not allowed to walk on the grave. Duh, we should have been more aware but the pennies were so enthralling.
The Mil family with Rose at Valley Forge. Thanks guys for an awesome time! For those wanting to visit the Mil family...go! Sister Mil is the best cook and host ever!