Thursday, August 20, 2009

Our Last Trip as 2

We just got back from a trip to Colorado to see my family. I really wanted to go out one more time before we have our baby. So it was our last trip being just the 2 of us. My mom was very sweet and threw a baby shower for us! Friday we got all ready, even the dogs. They all got baths and then had bows put in their hair the said "It's a boy". They were very cute. Here's Sadie with her bow.
That afternoon we ran to some last minute store, and stopped to eat lunch at a really fun hamburger place called 5 guys and fries. It was really good! After mom mom, James and I and Larissa and Kirsten all hoped in the van to hit one more store. As we were backing up we we stopped suddenly and heard a huge popping. We all freaked out and realized we had just been hit! Another lady was backing out and my mom and her backed right into each other. The popping noise was the back window of the van shattering.
These are pictures of the van at the house later. The tow truck came and took it to the body shop. The insurance said that we couldn't drive it down there without a window, so it got towed. It was pretty smashed! No one was hurt and my mom should have the van back by Friday.
After all the excitement, we still had a baby shower that night. James family all came up from Sanford. James and the guys and the boys all went swimming at their hotel, during the shower. We had a great turn out at the shower. It was so much fun to see everyone that I haven't seen in a while. We played a lot of fun games, the best one was a diaper game with melted chocolate bars as fake baby poo. :)
These are everyone sniffing the diapers, they all looked so funny.
This is Nicole's friend she was into the game she even ate some of the fake poo.
Here;s Nicole holding my niece Denver eating ice cream. Denver was so cute her legs kicked and kicked waiting for her next bite.
This is another picture of Denver, she was army crawling around and then would stop and look at us a pose. She was so cute looking like a model, pointed toes and all. Saturday everyone went to Eliches except for my mom and I and Jim and Linda. We kept Denver and played with her all day.
Late that night they all got home and James family had to leave. They had a 4 hour dive home that night. We were so happy they came and that we were able to see them and see Denver and the boys. James had fun being the fun uncle throwing Denver in the air and making her giggle, and swimming with the boys.
My sisters also had a very fun time making her giggle.
She's quite the diva, she loved Larissa's necklaces.
Sunday we went to the War Memorial Rose Garden. The roses were beautiful!! This is one of the parks that Nicole has worked at this summer.
I was very proud of this picture! :) Of course I have to give the credit to the rose, they were just so beautiful.
I decided to take picture of everyone at the rose garden, so there are a lot of pictures, and believe me I didn't post them all. This one is of Nicole and her boyfriend Marc. He flew in from Arizona to hang out with our family, well really to hang out with Nicole :P Awwww So Cute!!
Heres Jame and I in front of a sundial they had. If you look you can get a pretty good belly shot! :)
Heres Nicole and Marc again.
Kirsten and my mom in front of the fountain they had. So pretty and relaxing.
Next to the rose garden they have a community garden. Larissa's young women have a portion of the garden that they grew pumpkins. So this is Larissa with her pumpkin.
More posing by pretty flowers.

2 crazy monkeys sitting in a tree!
Monday we got the girls ready for school, and Tuesday morning they had their first day. Kirsten is starting 5th grade and Larissa is a Junior! They were both excited. We had so much fun visiting. I wish we could have stayed longer.


Matt and Serenity Stewart said...

Yeah it would've been fun! But I guess Heavenly Father had a different plan for us! :( Oh well such is life!

Danalin said...

Such a great "final" trip for your family of two! Man, can your parents catch a break? It seems like everytime I turn around something is happening...flooded basement, shattered rear window. But good thing there was so much happiness to follow that weekend! I love the "poop" shower game. Gross, but funny.