August 26, 2010

Trip to the Park

Frank and I braved the 100 and something degree weather and went to the park. We must have been the only ones with cabin fever because the park was completely empty! The toddler part of the park is covered and we had a great time even though it was hot, Frank had the run of the place. It was actually pretty cool because I didn't get the stink eye from anyone for not correcting him when he went up the slide backwards : ) When we were done we cooled off with a little bit of soft serve. Hope all is well!!! XOXO -Amber

August 24, 2010

Catching up!

Just a few highlights of what we've been up to. It's been a bit crazy around here as Frank is hitting his terrific two's a little early. He can open the back door now, and the fridge and freezer. He can climb up on the counter. He's learned how to throw a tantrum. He's everywhere! It's a lot of fun and a lot of work and I'm sorry to say that the blog has fallen by the wayside as I chase this little beast around trying to protect him from himself.
This summer we went to Pinetop for my family reunion which was a lot of fun and I intend to write in more detail about the tour that my dad gave us which was my favorite part of the whole trip. This is where he grew up! Beautiful!!
We also ate here
We wore our fascinators to a fun tea party
We spent time with family
Frank worked on his magic skills
We tried new foods
and had crazy hair days
We FINALLY had a real monsoon season
which made for some wicked looking skies
We had a thriving garden
which produced some tasty veggies : )
This was one of my favorite summers ever! I loved spending soo much time with the girls and now that they're back in school it is really quiet around here. I miss them but it is also good for them to have a little bit of order back in their lives. Now me and the boy are going to have to get into a new routine. Hope all is well! XOXO -Amber

August 18, 2010

August 17, 2010

School starts again!

It feels like the girls just got out for the summer and yet, the school year starts again. Where did the summer go? This year Jillian is in 6th grade and Gelsey is in 4th. I can't believe how fast my time with them is going! Jill mentioned that she will be in high school in 3 years and it kind of freaked me out!! The nice thing about them getting older is that they can fill out all of their own paperwork : ) Anyway, hopefully it will be a great year. They certainly looked fabulous for their first day!
Josh and Frankie also worked as a team this weekend to install a dimmer on our kitchen lights. Frank was the flashlight holder, which he got a kick out of : )

August 4, 2010

Surprise on the Great Wall of China!

This summer Ryan and Jess went on a mission trip to China for two and a half weeks. I was so excited for them because I knew it would really be a life altering experience. While they were there they got two days to have free time and be tourists, part of which was spent visiting the Great Wall of China. I have to start by saying that my brother is so so awesome and he always goes out of his way to make things extra special for Jessica. They obviously love each other very much and are so perfect together that I think they were made for each other! Well, little did she know that China was going to alter them in more ways than one because while they were on the Great Wall, Ryan got down on one knee and asked that wonderful girl to be his wife! She said yes, of course, but we all knew she would. That might me how you know you're in the right relationship, when you have no doubts about what her answer will be : ) Needless to say I am extremely happy for them!