Monday, July 9, 2012

PA trip

We were soooo lucky to have some time between Jack's graduation and his residency starting to go and visit with family and friends in Pennsylvania. We headed to Philidelphia first and spent some time with A and her family. And we were soooooo blessed to have her watch the kiddos for us while Jack and I went to a wedding out in New York. We didn't get any pictures from that night, but we had a blast at the wedding and a night out without the kids. :o) Thank you sooo much Criders!!
But we were able to get our very own personal tour guide to see the sights of downtown Philidelphia. Thank you soooo much to Jon!!
Here we are on the train heading downtown.
 Love statue.
 Cool area with big old game pieces to play around on.

 Cool statues everywhere downtown! Seriously, such a cool city.

 Enjoying an authentic Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich in Philly.
 Historical sites galore!
 Independence hall.
 Liberty Bell.

 2nd Bank of the United States.
 1st Bank of the United States.
 First U.S. Postal Office.
 Benjamin Franklin gravestone.
After enjoying our time with fam in Philly, we headed to our friends the Mosleys and had such a great time with them. We were besties way back in our Utah days and love seeing these guys! They took us to Hershey's Chocolate World and it was so much fun!

 Mailee was super scared of the hershey kiss!

 We also got to play in the Mosley's pool. The water was a little bit cold for me, but the guys loved it.

 Best of all we got a sitter and got to go out on a double date!! We used to go on those all the time...pretty much every weekend, all together in Utah and it brought back such good memories!!
It was such a great trip and we are so glad we got some fabulous family time and friend time in before Jack got crazy busy with his residency.

Monday, July 2, 2012

May Catch Up!

First, our huge big news was Jack's graduation!! He is now officially a DPM, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and has accepted a residency postion at University Hospitals here in Cleveland, Ohio, so looks like we are staying in Ohio for another three years. A little unexpected for us, we were hoping to head back West and be closer to family, but we are happy with staying too. :o) We have had such a great time here in Ohio and are excited to make even more memories here.
Here are a bunch of pictures from lots of graduation stuff.
This was at the "notes burning" bonfire with the other member families in Jack's graduating class.

And of course, here's Jack tossing Mailee. :o)
OCPM hosts a fun dinner cruise for the graduating class and we get to go out around Lake Eerie for the night and have dinner. It was so much fun. We were so lucky to have my mom and dad in town to help watch the kiddos so we could enjoy this fun night out.

And here is the big graduation day! We were so blessed to have my parents and Jack's parents with us for this special event and we loved, loved, loved sharing the moment with them.

We are so, so, so very proud of this man!! He is so amazing!!
We also celebrated Jaxon's completion of his year of Preschool. His closing ceremonies were so cute. We were so lucky that Jaxon had such a great year of Preschool. We loved his teachers and he learned so much.

 Here are just a couple more pics of what we were up to in May.
We checked out the Children's Museum and had a great time.

 Jaxon actually took this picture! Not too shabby, eh?

We also went to Memphis Kiddie Park and the kids got to enjoy lots of fun rides.

Jaxon and I got to have some mommy-son time and checked out Thomas the Train and lots of fun activities.

 And last, but not least, we were so welcomed by sisters in our new ward and got to meet up with some of them at Patterson Farms to pick strawberries.