Sunday, April 20, 2008

G-pa & Gracie just hanging out...

After an Easter dinner at Mom's all you can do for a few hours afterwards, is sit back and relax. The food is amazing (thank you G-ma and Mom!) but you stuff yourself because you just can't stop. Here's my G-pa, who I adore, sitting with Grace. I love everything about him, especially his smile.

Uncle Jacob, April & the kids

Here's a cute shot of my brother and his girlfriend April. It was my first time meeting April (although Mom & G-ma filled me in for months on their "love life") and she was a doll, very sweet and just perfect for my brother.

We love Skip & Sandy

Skip & Sandy are part of the family. They've been friends with Mom & Brent for a billion years now and I love seeing them every time I come home. Sandy is one of the sweetest ladies you'll ever meet and Skip is one of the nicest guys I know. Love you guys!

Uncle Jesse & Aunt Sara

Here's my silly brother, Jesse, givin' a little love to Sara (his girlfriend of 9 years?)
I love these two because they are madly in love with each other. Every time Jess talks about her, you can hear the love just seeping out of him, it's beautiful.

Avery & Mariah

Here's a picture of my niece Avery (on left) with Mariah, on Easter.

Uncle Caleb tickiling the kids

Too bad you can't see his cute face, but Uncle caleb is hiding behind his hat. He will be a wonderful Daddy one day. He adores the kids. It was great to hang out with him. (Caleb, I still want your polka dot sweatshirt!)

Uncle Jacob hates pictures, but look how cute he is!

Tristin loves his Uncle's. Here he is with Uncle jacob right after the Easter egg hunt. We just wish we had more time with everyone.

Tristin stopped during the hunt to pose for a picture!

Tristin is growing up, what can I say? He looked so cute looking for eggs, he had so much fun.

Daisy found an egg!

Daisy was somewhat shocked when she found this one!

Let the hunt begin ....

Here's a shot of Grace getting ready to look for Easter eggs.

Good morning Tristin!

Tristin found his basket in the hallway closet.

Daisy found her basket!

Daisy was so excited to find her basket hiding under the covers! Thanks G-ma, I mean, Easter Bunny!

Dying Easter eggs with G-pa Brent!

The kids LOVED dying Easter eggs with G-pa this year, he's still a kid at heart!

Grandma April reading The Tale of Peter Rabbit

The kids had never heard these stories (my Mom loves them and has been collecting them for years) so they loved it every night we were there because G-ma would read another story from her collection. They love their bed time stories.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

On the ferry...

Here's a shot of Trav and the kids just as we were leaving Seattle.

On the ferry going to Audra's house...

The kids had a BLAST on the ferry. They thought it was SOOOO awesome. We are leaving Seattle going to stay the night at Chris & Audra's new house.

Here's one for G-pa Brent...

My step Dad loves Elvis, so here we are posing next to him!

Daisy running from the waves

Here's a shot of Daisy after the waves were done "chasing her". She had so much fun.

Tristin, Trav & Daisy

Here they are just hanging out on a log...

So tired of driving...

Here's a shot of Gracie's "little melt down" They all had their moments, but were pretty great considering what they went through. Heck, I even wanted to shed a few tears at one point.

1300 miles can get pretty boring...

Here's Tristin passing the time with my lint roller!

Sleeping Daisy

The kids were troopers the 1300 miles we drove. Here's Daisy taking a break.

Tristin and his sand bucket...

Tristin had so much fun digging in the sand. He'd stop the second his feet touched the sand and start digging.

Here we are in Cannon Beach

We went to Cannon Beach for a few hours on Saturday. It was fun to go shopping, eat and watch the guys make taffy!

Grace blowing spit bubbles...

Grace was either cracking us up with her funny faces or driving us insain with her screaming on our way back home. The kids did really well for almost 1300 miles in the car!

Grace barking, again...

Grace is barking at the birds again. She was so cute peering over the railing watching them.

Fun in the sand...

Tristin looks like a little man in this picture, all grown up. It's hard to believe he'll be 6 next month.

Daisy & Tristin...

The kids had a lot of fun when we stopped to see the tree. Daisy was about to fall asleep standing up, but she made it

The "big tree"...

I've been coming to this tree for 15 years and it still amazes me every time I see it. It's massive, the kids loved it!

My handsome stud...

Here is Trav posing at the "big tree" just 2 miles from the ocean. It's pretty amazing.

Gracie chasing/barking at the birds...

Grace enjoys barking at any living thing she sees, so the seagulls were no exception. She was after these guys barking like crazy!

Our last night at the ocean

We had a great time at the ocean except for the weather, it was FREEZING with snow, hail and rain almost non-stop. This is our last night and we were lucky to have a break in the weather so we could get down to the beach one last time.

Daisy running from the waves

Daisy was so cute running from the waves.

Our last sunset...

I loved this one of Travis & Tristin. This was taken our last night at the coast.

We made it to the ocean!!

We had a WONDERFUL Spring Break this year. We finally took a family trip and went home to Seattle and to the coast for 8 days. It was great to be home and see family/friends and it was wonderful to get to the coast afterwards. Here we are in Seaside Oregon. ( I missed you Jaime!)