Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Just another day at Costco!

I'm so thankful that when I take a trip to Costco, Steven often meets us over his lunch break! He plays hide and seek with the kids while I shop, and then we have lunch together. This is something the kids and I look forward to each month!

Baby moon #4!

Last week, Steven and I took a four-day trip to Orlando Florida to enjoy one another and have some fun together before baby number four makes his arrival into our home! We had a fabulous time. 

Our first day was spent at Epcot center. We had opportunities to ride several rides including Living with the Land, Spaceship Earth, and several of the world showcase rides. We had a delicious fancy lunch at Canada's Le Cellier restaurant. We had their famous cheddar cheese soup and fillet mignon with risotto. We also had a traditional Canadian food, poutine (French fries with shredded cheese and balsamic vinegar) and it was great!  All of the flavors were incredible. During the afternoon, we were able to slowly enjoy walking through all of the countries in the world showcase. We tried different snacks and went to several shows. It was a fabulous and refreshing day! We walked a ton and were exhausted by the time we got back to our hotel room but it was totally worth it!

On our second day, we went to Discovery Cove which was the primary reason Steven originally planned our trip to Orlando. At Discovery Cove, you are able to meet and swim with dolphins. That is something I have always wanted to do and so it was a dream come true for me! Our day was filled with swimming, snorkeling, resting, eating, meeting dolphins, having birds land on us, and enjoying lots of sun!  It was an amazing experience and we would love to take our kids when they're a little bit older and will remember it! We will never forget our day there!

Our third day was a visit to Magic Kingdom. We were able to see the entire park and ride all of the rides that were safe for me during pregnancy. Steven did sneak in a ride on space Mountain however! We ate brunch at the Be Our Guest restaurant. That was a neat experience because Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite Disney movies.  We were able to watch two parades and have dinner at the Liberty Tree Tavern. It was a family-style meal of traditional American food and totally yummy! We stayed at Magic Kingdom until after midnight and again were completely exhausted when we returned to our hotel.

On our final day, we checked out of the hotel and went to Sea World. A day at Sea World was included in our admission to Discovery Cove. We only had about 2 1/2 hours to visit that park before we needed to get to the airport, so we tried to do the best of the best. We saw sea lions, dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and two amazing shows – a dolphin show and of course the Shamu show!  They were both very touching!

We are so thankful to have been able to take this trip. We are grateful for my parents' willingness to watch our kids while we were gone. The kids had a blast and didn't miss us at all! We made many memories and will not soon forget the incredible time we had together!

At breakfast with the girls!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

One more sleep till TWO!

Our sweet baby Grace turns two tomorrow! I caught a couple pictures of her sleeping just now on her last night to be one year old!

You're getting SO BIG little girl! And we love you to pieces!

Coloring is BIG around here!

Snow (Ice!) 2015

This week, we had a minor ice storm which brought quite a bit of ice. Isaac wanted to play in it because our road was perfect for sledding! Elise did not want to wear her snow pants so she stayed inside and Grace stayed inside as well. Isaac played with the neighborhood boys for about three hours sledding down the hill. He had such a great time! Here are some pictures of the fun he had…

Another Visit with Elsa!

At church, Elise's class has had a "Frozen" theme recently. This past weekend Elsa and Anna made a special appearance at church and Elise was elated! She had such a great time visiting with Elsa and felt so special to have her picture taken with her again.

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