Sunday, May 29, 2011

Rainy Days at Home...and more

Well, we have gotten a LOT of rain out here in Ohio...CRAZY amounts...which means we've been spending a lot of time indoors. :o)
Here is Jaxon being a "caterpillar."
Mailee has been watching and learning from her mom. She randomly grabs rags off the table to "clean" the floor or whatever else she finds needs some cleaning.
We did have a couple of nice days in between all the rain and headed out to the zoo for one of those days.
They have a brand new elephant exhibit that is really impressive. It's HUGE and has a good number of elephants in it.
It was so nice to be out in some sunshine!
I sure hope we have more sunny days so we can finally go out and play some more.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Hansen

I got to fly into SLC with Mailee to attend my baby sister's wedding. We were soooo excited for this day to finally come. Jack and I had met Don and Dorothy almost 7 years ago and so have had some time with them and love them both.
Best part was being able to spend some time with my parents and my siblings. My little sister Cami was unable to make it since she had just barely had twins. We missed her sooooo much!
Mailee with Daddy Lau.
Isn't her dress fabulous?? I LOVE it!
Dorothy and my mom.
All the girls!
All the boys!
Aurelia and I both flew in with just our little babies. We were lucky enough to find matching outfits that fit with D's wedding colors. It was fun to be all matching thanks to JCP.
Cutting the cake.
Mailee with the happy couple.
Family, family, family! LOVE IT!
Dorothy's wedding was just a day before my birthday, so it was fun to get to celebrate my big day with my family. That hasn't happened in I don't know how long.
Just a little brag note...I embellished the shirt I'm wearing!! :o) I got help from a fabulous tutorial from the Tea Rose Home blog.
After eating out with the Lau fam, my in-laws also helped me celebrate my birthday with another fabulous meal and Char surprised me with a scrumptious Pralines and Cream ice-cream cake....soooooooo good!!
She even put all 30 candles on the was a little bit of a fire hazard. ;o)
It was a whirlwind trip, but so nice to be with family. Miss you guys so much already!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Belated Easter Post

We were able to head to Philadelphia this year to have Easter with my big sister and her family. One lesson I learned on our car trip...don't give kiddos chocolate. :o) Mailee was quite the mess when I finally stopped for gas and got a good look at her.
Unfortunately, so was her carseat and car...since she had somehow gotten chocolate over every single part of her, including her feet, and then touched everything around her.
It was such a nice break to visit with my sister and her family. Big, HUGE thanks to A, her kids and husband for helping out with the kiddos for the time we were there and even doing some extra babysitting so we could do a little shopping, and giving me a break from cooking and cleaning. :o)
Here's our family Easter pic...sadly without Jack. :o( It was tough celebrating a big holiday without him and we missed him dearly.
Here's a picture of my big sis and her cute family.
Here's the cousins--minus Mailee (she was taking a nap) waiting for the egg hunt to start.
Jaxon with his eggs.
Mailee with her eggs.
A's hubby Jon made an AMAZING Easter feast for us and we were able to enjoy a wonderful Easter holiday with fun, family, and reflection on the great sacrifice of our Savior, Jesus Christ.