Sunday, July 20, 2008

I'm Busy, Busy Terribly Busy. . .

I am stuck in a vicious cycle.
When I have time to post, I don't have anything to write about. When we are doing interesting things, I don't have time to create a post that will do the event justice. Once I have the time to make a decent post, I feel like to much time has elapsed and it will be old news.
Well . . . no more. I am going to create many wonderful, funny, insightful and elaborate posts about all the wonderful things we have been doing this summer. Then I will cleverly change the date stamp so they appear to be timely. Be warned . . . the post from three months ago, may have been written yesterday.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Happiest Place on Earth

For the first time since we all lived in Arizona, nearly 11(!) years ago, Bill's family got together to celebrate his mother's birthday. Thanks to her generosity, we all met at Disneyland for two days and three nights of fun.

The children had a wonderful time. The fist ride we all rode together was Pirates of the Caribbean. Brianna and Ellie were covering their eyes most of the time. Once we came to a stop Ellie said "I did not like that ride."

Luckily, everyone had a chance to experience plenty of rides they did like. Everyone loved the Carousel the teacups, the Tiki Room and Finding Nemo. . .

Uncle Steve and Aunt Mary were generous enough to let all of the parents of children to short to ride 'Indiana Jones' use their fast passes while they watched all of the children. Thanks to the fast passes, we weren't gone very long, just long enough for Uncle Steve to become a jungle gym.

We also ran into one of Andrew's preschool friends from our Boston days. Cole and Callie live in California, they just happened to be at Disneyland that day. We were very excited to see them and see how much they have grown.

During lunch, Kaiti was part of the entertainment.

On July 16, all 22 of us went to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate Judy's birthday. We were quite a sight.

We had a great time. Happy birthday Grandma Judy!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Ellie Bean!

Five years ago we welcomed a delicate little girl into our family.

A little pixie full of curiosity.

A darling little child always ready with a smile and hug

A very thoughtful girl who adores her Daddy

She is often to observant for my own good!

When I asked what she wanted me to write about her she said: "I'm nice."
Yes she is and we are delighted she is in our family.
Happy birthday Elbow!