I love how her hand is on my belly!! Of course, that wasn't her idea, but she was OK with putting it there! And our fun Hawaiian dresses are from my sister and sister-in-law (they recently went there). Lily did so good in the pictures and I can't wait until there are pictures with her and her baby brother!!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
And I couldn't imagine life without him!!!
Happy 6 year Anniversary AJ! I love you so much and am so thankful God brought us together! And in His sovereign plan gave us Lily Mae and in a few short months we'll have a sweet baby boy! God is soo good!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The first night there we took a family bike ride. I was extremely nervous to ride one because a)I'm pregnant and b)I hadn't been on a bike in years! But I'm happy to say all went well and I had a ton of fun! We actually did bike rides a lot while we were there. We've been on 1 since we've been home. It's just not the same riding bikes on busy streets in Salem compared to the beautiful grounds at Eagle Crest! Oh well!
Barb bought this awesome scooter for Lily to have while we were there. Unfortunately, she didn't use it much. I think she was just a bit afraid of falling. But she's been riding it ever since we got home so it is getting some use out of it!
There are probably 4 pools (I think) here and they have this awesome kiddie pool area at one of the pools. Lily LOVED it! She was such a water baby and could stay in there all day if we let her. This pool was nice because it was big enough for her to walk around in and even float around on her tummy. She loves the water!
This face isn't the best, but she really is having fun!
My hot husband :) I loved how he would just get in and play with her so I could sit in the shade!
I love the look on their faces-especially Lily! She didn't love this water feature, but I don't blame her. The water was cold and powerful!
In mid-jump! This girl has no fear. She would just keep jumping over and over into the water. AJ caught her most of the time, but would let her go under for a second so she could practice putting her head under. He would tell her before he did this so she knew it was coming. And she would keep saying "more!"
One night AJ, me, and Andrea went for a bike ride. It was nice for AJ to pedal around without Lily sitting in a bike seat behind him! And yes, I know my belly is huge. But in my defense the shirt I'm wearing isn't maternity! :)
One day Andrea and I went along with the boys to golf while Barb so lovingly stayed behind with Lily (thank you!!). We stayed with them through hole 12. It was so much fun because I got to drive the golf cart-my first time ever! It did get hot, but thankfully there was enough shade for us.
Andrea and I
AJ practicing his putting skills.
AJ taking a swing at one of the holes
Andrea said she had to take my picture! I was taking AJ's picture and instead of trying to hold the club and my camera at the same time, I just rested the club on my stomach! Worked for me! :)
Andrea and I got to swing at one of the holes just for fun. Andrea is really good, when I on the other hand, pretty much stink!
I think this was my second attempt at trying to hit the ball. I completely missed the first time! And in my defense again, I'm left handed but had to hit right handed. (I'm pretty sure I would have missed either way!) After golfing we came back and took Lily down to the river to cool off-well, mainly the boys cooled off while Lily played a bit. It was very refreshing and just a short walk from where we were staying.
Daddy and his little girl
It was so beautiful out there!
The boys swimming around
Lily found some nice dirty, slimy water to play in. But she was happy!
Then she wanted me to hold her-I love this girl!
Then she wanted to swim with daddy! Again, this girl is fearless because that water was cold!
There was this giant rock sitting out of the water a bit, so AJ plopped Lily right on top of it-she loved it!
Enjoying some cereal before bed-and using my tummy as a shelf! I love it!
Andrea and Jeff at dinner. One night we all headed out to eat at Tumalo Feed ( I think that's what it's called!) It's this fun restaurant where you get tons of food and the atmosphere is cool too!
Dan and BarbI'm pretty sure this is the best picture I have of Lily-it's a true smile! You can tell that she's definitely a daddy's girl!And our happy family!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
He looks excited over all this jam!
This should last us a while!
Even though I wanted in on this jam party, I'm thrilled he wanted to make it all on his own with little help from me! But I did tell him since he knows how to make jam, from now on it's all him making it and not me! : )
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Yes, look closely. You will see white goo all over her face!! She is now called Casper the Friendly Ghost!
All over some pillows and if you look closely at the top diaper, you will see a big pile of goo on it! Some diapers were so badly covered that we threw them away.
And on another pillow. Luckily, it all came out and Lily had a bath at 5:30 that night! I laughed at the situation...humor is best right? I just hope she doesn't get into this and decide to put it all over her baby brother! Now that would be bad!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
This is just a side view of the ginormous hotel
Back view of the hotel from standing on the beach.
I just loved the white sand look! This wasn't like the other beaches we had visited earlier.
Enjoying my coffee before my pedicure (notice my black shirt is now gone!)
Later that night (and AJ is really enjoying this convertible!) we headed on over to Old Town for some authentic Mexican food! It was a fun place with lots of Mexican restaurants to choose from. We chose a giant one with a long line thinking that it probably had good food with the amount of people! It was a fun experience!
A view of part of the restaurant (this was taken from the table we were eating at)
As you can see, I'm thoroughly enjoying my cheeseburger, milkshake, and fries (thankyouverymuch!) Later that evening, we drove about 90 minutes to Laguna Beach to meet up with our friends! I have known Kristi and Nathan since middle school and it just so happens that these 2 high school sweethearts got married! And I was honored to be a part of their wedding. AJ knows them through me and also has fun with these guys! They actually live in Pasadena, but found Laguna Beach to be the halfway point for both of us-which is great because we had never been there!
We went to a fun place for dinner right across the street from the beach, but I'm a dork and forgot to have our waiter take our picture! Anyway, we walked over to the beach after we ate and found this group playing volleyball. We were trying to get AJ to join in on the game-he wanted to, but wasn't sure if he'd be allowed. I told him I'm sure they'd want him considering he's 6'6''!!
Kristi and I
The beautiful beach at sunset
Nathan being a loving husband and holding Kristi's chocolate while we took pictures :)
A weird picture I know. But I was trying to catch AJ off guard and he looks like this-but I love how blue his eyes look and the colors of the sky in the background!
Trying to take a group picture-it's not looking so great-and Kristi is laughing at her husband-I don't remember what he did, but it was funny!Finally a good one-except for AJ! He was still in funny mode-oh well!AJ pretending to be a lifeguard on Baywatch-at least that's what he told me :)Love this picture taken by Kristi!
Well, that's all of the pictures! I didn't think I'd ever finish it, but I did! We had such a fabulous trip and it's one I will for sure remember!