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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Baby Shower

Two of my good friends, Becky and Jill, threw me a fun, small baby shower a few weeks ago. We all had dinner at PF Chang's and enjoyed a girls night out. It was so much fun, I feel so blessed to have such great girlfriends.
Jill made this cute diaper cake!

They were sweet to remember how much I love cookie cake!

P is for 'Paxton'

Besides a good number of diapers and wipes I also got some cute new clothes and goodies for Paxton. The onesie says 'Hi, I'm new here.' Isn't that cute?

My two sisters (and Fletcher who felt the need to be in the picture too) who I love so much made the trek down for the shower. Thanks everyone for a wonderful shower!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Vimmer's First Time Skiing

Here are the promised pictures of Vimmer skiing with Vim.
Here they are just waiting for the boat to take off.

And they are up! Vimmer never cried, he seemed a little unsure of what was happening. He actually cracked a smile at one point. They didn't go but for a few minutes before Vim's arms gave out. I am sure this is just the first of many times Vimmer will be pulled behind the boat.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Skiing At the River House

A couple of weekends ago, Vim's cousins, The Souths, were in from Florida and we were able to spend some quality time with them on the water. Here are the boys watching William knee board.

I think everyone had a blast. William decided to try out skiing for the first time. He has knee boarded and wakeboarded but never skied. Partly because we have never had any kids skis. Well a few weeks ago we came upon a pair at the thrift store for $8. Not to shabby. William had more of a problem getting the skis on than getting up on them. Vim of course had to get  back there and double ski with William.

Here is William pushing Vimmer around the river house in a dump truck. It was great entertainment!

And coming soon...pictures of Vimmer's first skiing experience.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Bounce In the House

With the extreme hot weather lately, outside activities just are not sounding appealing. The boys were starting to get a little bit of cabin fever so we pulled the bounce house out and let them go to town...in the living room! The boys have had a blast.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Baby-Moon to Arizona

Two weeks ago we took a seriously last minute trip to Arizona for our one last get away before the baby gets here. And I am talking last minute--we booked the flights Friday night, the hotel on Sunday and flew out first thing Tuesday morning. See? I can be spontaneous.

The first stop was the Grand Canyon. I had been before back in high school but Vim had never been. It is one of those amazing creations that you never get tired of seeing. It just shows the awesomeness of God and it makes me realize how finite my mind is and how great He is. One verse that kept coming to mind was:
Ephesians 3:17-18
"And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ..."

I can't even mentally grasp how wide and long and high and deep the Grand Canyon is let alone Christ's love for me.

When we got there it was raining and was freezing! I expected the temp to be over 100, so all I had packed were sleeveless tops, shorts, and dresses. I had one sweater I had grabbed for the plane ride and one pair of jeans. The temp was in the 60s...I was freezing. My husband, being the gentlemen he is, gave me his pull over to wear. Can you see the rainbow below?
We saw a beautiful sunset....
And while the sun was rising over the canyon, the Elk were grazing right outside our hotel, which overlooked the canyon. It really was one the highlights of our trip.

Such beautiful creatures!

We didn't do much hiking, due to my 'condition'. I found myself breathing quite hard just after walking a short distance. The elevation probably played a small roll in it since I am use to being around sea level.

Another cool thing we did was take a free Canon photography class that they were offering. They gave everyone a super nice camera to use for the class and then they showed us some tips on how to use it. Since Vim and I both have an interest in photography, we both really enjoyed getting to pick a professionals brain.

After our short stay at the Grand Canyon we headed to our resort just outside of Scottsdale for a relaxing 4 day stay. It was so relaxing we took maybe a total of 3 pictures while there. We spent a lot of time at the pool and when not at the pool eating!

By coincidence my cousins happen to be visiting their Dad (my Uncle) the same time we were there so we were spoiled with a big home cooked meal one night. And then we had a nice dip in their pool afterwards. This is my sweet cousin Anna (isn't she cute!?).

What a much needed break and rest! I can't wait to take the boys to the Grand Canyon in about 5 or 6 years. 7 weeks and counting till Paxton gets here!