Sunday, July 20, 2008

Mall of America

So, a few weeks ago, we went to a parade at which they were giving out free vouchers to ride the rides at Mall of America. These were no lame vouchers. They were for all-day wristbands. These wrist bands cost $30 each, but we got three free ones. Mike had an early day a few weeks ago, and Abbie has been begging to go ride the rides, so we went. We got there at about 3:30 and didn't leave until after 9:00. My kids were totally in their element. The theme park is Nickelodeon themed, so Landon thought it was so cool that he got to ride on the Diego, Dora and Wonder Pets rides. As you can see, Mike "got" to ride on a few rides too. I think the kids would have stayed there all night if they could have. I told Abbie to enjoy it because we will not be coming back and spending $120 to do this again anytime soon. Maybe we'll get some more free passes at the parade next year!

Cast free and lovin life!

The day came and went without any tears. When we got to the hospital, Abbie was a little nervous and I could tell by the look on her face that she was about to cry, but the guy that took her cast off, reassured her that he would not cut her and told her everything that he was going to do before he did it. He was really good! He let her keep her cast since all of her friends had signed it and even gave her a special cloth bag to keep it in. I was so proud of her. I could see her trying to be so brave and she really was. Her skin wasn't too bad underneath and returned to normal within a few days. I can't tell you how glad I am to have that cast gone. It was getting to be a real headache trying to remember a bag everytime we went swimming or anywhere with water for that matter. So long bright pink annoying cast. Hopefully it will be our last (at least for a little while).

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Happy, Happy, Happy

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband Mike! We got married 8 years ago today! Here are 5 things I love about him:
1. His sense of humor
2. He is a very hard worker (thank you Brent Hale)
3. He is a wonderful father
4. What you see is what you get with Mike. He is not fake. He is 100% himself all of the time.
5. He loves his family and the Gospel
I love you so much Mike! Thanks for all you do.

Happy 4th of July! Here are some pictures of the kids waiting for fireworks, and watching them with Mike. Yes, I was there, but since I am pregnant, I will not be in any pictures. We had a great day hanging with friends, eating ribs, and watching a great fireworks show. Hope everyone had a great day too!

Happy Birthday to Mike. Along with all of our July 4th activities, we also celebrated Mike's 30th birthday. He was able to be home for the entire day. That was the best present he recieved i'm sure! Mike and I are now both officially out of our 20's. I feel really old! I'm just glad Mike is 30 now, because I've had to endure a month of torture and tormenting from him about how old I am. Love you babe!