Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas lights

Last Friday, Ryan's boss hosted a family work party. He is a great guy and it was fun meeting more of the people Ryan works with. I have to say that the best part of our night was the lights at the Botanical Gardens in Bellvue. The lights were incredible and the kids had a blast running around drinking hot chocolate and jumping in puddles. They were soaked by the end of the night, but very happy and tired. I highly recommend this to anyone that lives close. I think we will make it a holiday tradition for our family.

Monday, December 15, 2008

More Seaworld Pictures


We spent a few of the days of our Texas Trip in San Antonio to take the kiddos to Seaworld. We stayed at a fun resort right across from the park. I don't know what was more fun...the resort or Seaworld. We were excited that my mom and dad joined us for the second day at World. Some hightlights were riding the roller coasters over and over with my dad. We even got mom to go on the upside down loopty loop one "Great White" two times in a row. (There were no lines so the attendent let us just stay on and ride again. I have to admit that was a little much even for me who loves thrill rides. I felt a little light headed for a while after that. Connor even went on the Shamoo rollercoaster. The kids and I loved feeding the bottlenosed dolphins. We also LOVED the Shamoo show. I could be wrong, but I think Ryan liked the dophin and beluga whale show the best. There were some amazing divers that really made the show neat. The weather could not have been better and our kids were happy and entertained both days. Here a few pictures from our fun trip.


We took a wonderful trip to Houston to visit my mom, dad, sister Melanie, and her family. We had a rough start to the trip. We were supposed to leave the Saturday before Thanksgiving and Friday night both of our kids were throwing up all night. We tried to rebook for Monday and it was going to cost more than a thousand dollars with the change fee and change in fare for all of us to go then. We were able to change to Sunday instead for just the change fee and we just prayed that the kids would get better quickly and that we wouldn't get the bug. Luckily our Sunday flight worked out fine. After our 5 hour flight, we were soooo happy so finally be at "Texas" Grandma and Grandpa's house. We had a great time swimming, playing at parks, eating yummy food, hanging with cousins, and Grandma and Grandpa.

Sadie Loving Papasittos Chips and Salsa

Sadie talking to Aunt Melanie the night we went to see Christmas lights.

Sadie Dipping her feet in the fountains.

Grandpa, Sara, and Sadie

Swimming in Grandma and Grandpa's backyard