Sunday, May 29, 2011

What did I do for Memorial Day weekend? Well while my sweet hubby left me... for several days... and hiked the Grand Canyon with my family, I hung out with my sister and her kids, while her husband was off gallivanting with mine. And it was a blast! We did our own hike - Memorial Hill in Midway, that only amounted to 1 mile up and 1 mile down (please remember I'm almost 7 1/2 months prego so I think that's good enough for me!)

How freakin cute am I? This is my nephew Louis. Soooo adorable you could eat him up huh?

Me and my sis, Mylissa. Forgive my chubby face... blame it on the pregnancy :)

My nephew Jimmy was in a mood all weekend. I asked him to show me his 'scowl' and he misinterpreted and tried to show me is 'scar' on the top of his head. When I said, 'no, your scowl' he gave me this confused look on the right and I said 'never mind, got it.' Confused look/scowl = same difference ;)

Dave came back tonight and said he 'rocked it.' The Grand Canyon was tough but apparently Dave was tougher ;) My parents, my brother in law Wayne, my aunt, her daughter and her daughter's friend went down a day before and hiked from the North to the South rim. Dave, his brother Seth and my nephew Nate met up with them there and my parents and Wayne hiked the 20 miles back to the North rim (yes, you read that right, my parents and Wayne hiked rim to rim, to rim in two days.... they're totally nuts). Dave and his brother had a ball hiking back, it took them 13 hours, lots of water/Gatorade and tons of my dad's corny jokes to keep them going. The first day of the hike my mom, Wayne and cousin Katie got pretty dehydrated. It was 99 degrees at the bottom of the canyon - ugh. Wayne got super nauseous at the end of the first day and was throwing up at the end of the second - can you blame the guy? 44 miles in two days would take it out of you! My parents however, both in their 60s, just kept chugging away and did great. In Dave's words: "they're machines!" Unfortunately Dave didn't take a camera so he didn't come back with any pictures but he said he 'definitely had an adventure this weekend, every minute of it.' Welcome back my sweet!

Monday, May 9, 2011

millions of tulips, tulips for me

We went to the Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival. Never been before and I fell in love. I don't think I'd go every year ($10 a pop to walk around for an hour and half, it's just not an every year kind of thing), but I seriously loved it. It was like walking around in a lil 'ol Garden of Eden. And it smelled soooo delicious. We thought about getting a golf cart or try out a segway but we're sure glad we didn't, too many people and the walk was good for us pregnant girls anyhow :)

It's over now, Saturday was the last day, but you should go next year and try it out if you haven't! Take the kiddos - they have music, food, amazing man-made waterfalls and millions of beautiful flowers. Enjoy!

Monday, May 2, 2011


i miss you.

but we've been busy since we left you.

Easter - I got us Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (as awesome as I remember btw).

Ty and Maryanne's baby blessing - congrats baby Marty! I made some delicious, if I do say so myself, and I do, Andes mint cheesecake bars to share.

Lots of surfing the web to find out how cute I want to make my nursery, and with any luck it's going to be oh-so-cute.

Lots of t.v. watching, sorry mom.

Lots of walks, yay! my mom would be so proud.

Lots of acid reflux, thank you Baby Smith, who we still don't have a name for....

And a sinus infection, once again that's hats off to you Baby Smith ;)