Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Lucas in his enormous bed (we put two queens together for the boys, with barriers on all sides)....it was hilarious!Auntie Lindsey and Dylan hanging out at the hotel
All of us on a gondola ride through the waterways at the hotel....we had the most terrific driver who chatted with us the whole time and loved the boys!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
This was the first year that the boys really understood that they got to dress up, choose what their costume was, and go around getting candy from people they didn't even know!!!! :) The boys thought long and hard about what they wanted to be, and finally Lucas decided (beyond a shadow of a doubt) that he was Buzz Lightyear. So adorable, but not so easy to do for Mommy. :) Finally Teage found a cheap costume online that Lucas adored, so it worked out very well. And since Lucas was going to be something from Toy Story, Dylan had to join in as well. And since we already owned a hand-me-down horse costume, I convinced him that it was Bullseye! And honestly, he LOVED it! He wore that horse costume very proudly and didn't want to take it off. The two then decided that since they were Buzz and Bullseye, that Mommy and Daddy needed to be Woody and Jessie. Well, we tried (sort of), but in the end it didn't really matter. They just wanted to wear their costumes all day anyway and didn't really care what anyone else was doing. :)
We were able to go to our church Halloween function where the boys did a cake walk, and got to hang out with some of their other 3 year old dressed up buddies. And then Teage did take them out to a few homes in our neighborhood on the actual date of Halloween. The boys were so funny though! They enjoyed the candy (obviously!), but did NOT like going to strangers homes, so they did about 10 and were done for the night. The world series of baseball was on at home as well, which may have been a big draw for them to come back. :) And it was great for Mommy, who didn't have to go through a million pieces of candy and keep it around the house.
Overall, a fun Halloween for all of us. For the boys, dressing up and being Buzz and Bullseye for a few days (all weekend actually), and for Mommy and Daddy to see them in their adorable outfits having so much fun.
Our fun trip to the farm to pick out "29" pumpkins! Well....not really that many, but that is what the boys kept telling us!
Buzz and Bullseye in the flesh!
The walk was wonderful, the food was wonderful, and we couldn't have asked for a better day!
Go Team Jolene! Raising the funds to FIND the cure for CF!!!!
Linds and I ready to go!
The boys with their thumbs up, ready to start the walk!
Some of our amazing Team Jolene members! Thank you all!!! We had a wonderful day!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Mr D just hanging out by the campfire...
Little Miss Maiya
Did I mention that we ate a LOT of food? :)
All of the Christensen cousins actually looking at the camera at the same time! Amazing!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Jose Lopez after he hit what would be the game winning home run!
Another amazing highlight....the Mariner Moose came up to the suite to personally meet the boys (though I think it was just as fun for my Dad!!!!) They were in awe!
Our whole group, minus Uncle Rich (thanks for taking the picture!!) :)
Sunday, September 19, 2010
We spent the morning reading and seeing the history of this beautiful place, and take some great pictures with the family. Afterwards, Teage, the boys, and I went and found our own personal tide pool area, and literally spent almost two hours just hanging out in the shallow water, throwing rocks, looking for shells, and watching the ocean just a few yards away. It was a wonderful peaceful afternoon.
The twins with the twins
The whole group minus myself at the site of the old city
You probably can't read this, but it is a plaque that says "Near this spot, Captain James Cook met his death, February 14th 1779"
All of us at the Captain Cook monument
I know this is also hard to see, but I absolutely love this picture. Sean took it at the edge of this very elaborate tree covering, with myself, Teage, Lindsey, and David standing in various places throughout.