Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Airline Mess!

Eli and Alli had a flight out yesterday at 3:30pm. It's a two hour drive to the airport so we headed that way. Along the way it started pouring like a monsoon! I could only see a couple feet in front of us. We were about 10 miles out from the nearest city so we inched along until we got there. We waited out the storm in a McDonalds and Eli got to play. We got the number to check the status of her flight, since the storm was heading to dallas. We waited for a bout an hour and decided to give it a go. I called and checked the status the whole way there and it was on time.....until we were about 10 minutes away....when it was cancelled....sssoooo frustrating. We drove 2.5 hours just to hear there were no flights until 10:30 the next morning.
We decided to make lemonade out of lemons and we went to an outlet mall. Alli got a watch and I got shoes and shorts....it was pretty productive. We looked for a hotel but $130 per night wasn't worth it so we drove on home.
Then, we left at 7am to catch her next flight. Once we got there they tell us...oops, we didn't actually get you on that flight (even though she has the ticket info there with their names on it). After much work they hand her tickets for the 10:10 flight (It was 10:10 right then) so we make a mad dash for the gates. After being picked for a bag search she makes it there but everything's delayed and she's a standby. Luckily it all worked out and she boarded at 12:00pm.....it was a pain but they're finally home!!

Monday, May 26, 2008

FYI #3

The sun in Texas is way hotter than in Missouri!!
We reapplied sunscreen...spf 50 three times and we still ended up with bad sunburns....even Chris!!! Guess we need SPF 100!!Yep...Alli burned her shins and the tops of her feet! FYI If you get a bad sunburn you can rub mustard on it and let it dry...it will pull the heat and the sting out...Alli swears by it!!
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Dallas Zoo

Yesterday we spent the day at the Dallas Zoo. Elijah loved the snakes and tiger...what a boy!!


He really loved watching this "Snake." It was a monitor, but he did inform one mom that she was wrong and it was a snake!
Worn out!! He was asleep within 5 minutes of getting in the car!!
In the gift shop he couldn't decide between a stuffed snake and a stuffed monkey so he got them both!
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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Castaway Cove!

We made our way to the waterpark today. We had a blast, but we're all sitting here sunburnt tonight!!
Making his way across the obsticle course!

He had to pause for a nap poolside!And home with his ice cream!



Friday, May 23, 2008

Jumping!

This is Elijah jumping into the pool....well, almost!

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Swimming

The pool at our apartment opened up today!! Here's some pics!

He's ready to go!!

We wore them out!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Day in the Park!

We headed to the park today for a fun morning! Eli and Emma spent a while chasing the geese (Emma actually nipped at one!-It was missing an eye and didn't see her coming!)


Then Eli got to walk Emma to Lucy Land-all the park equipment.



There was a school there having a play day. So Eli played with their sand toys and they even let him in the moon bounce! Emma and I had a constant mob of children around us since she's so cute!

Elijah was so tired after all the playing!!

They're Here!!

Alli and Eli came into town yesterday. Eli slept the whole flight and did great!

We had planed to go the outlet mall on our way home yesterday. We got a little lost getting there, then when we parked we realized we had left their luggage sitting in the parking garage....yep you read that right!! I set them beside the car, hooked Elijah's seat in then got in and off we went!! So we ate a quick lunch at the outlet mall and headed back to the airport! Luckily someone turned in the luggage so it all turned out okay. But by the time we left the airport there really wasn't time for shopping so we just headed home. And of course it was then rush hour so it took us 3 hours to get home instead of the usual 2....Kind of a mess of a day but we're home with them and their luggage finally!!

Here's a video of Eli playing with Emma last night.....They ran circles around each other!!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tomorrow!


Alli and Eli will be coming into town tomorrow! This will be Eli's first time flying...I'll update you on how that goes! Chris and I are pretty excited to see them both. We have some fun stuff planned....zoo, waterpark, and shopping. Don't worry, I'll take a ton of pics!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Futon!!


So we've lived here for about 4 months and we finally got a futon! We've had our bed in the living room this whole time. But sice Alli and Eli will be here wednesday we figured we should get one finally. We got a great deal and it's prett nice.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Tough Week

The past few days have beena little tough.....My Uncle Ted passed away after being very sick for some time. We knew it was coming, but it's still tough.
Then, Yesterday our friends daughter passed away. Lynds had severe cerbral palsy and couldn't walk or talk. She has had a lot of health problems in the past but had been doing great, so this was fairly unexpected. While I know she's now able to dance and sing in Heaven, my heart is so heavy for her family. Lynds was their ony child and she was everything to them.
Finally, on Wednesday, Sy, one of my co-workers from the gym passed away. She battled cancer for over a year. Perhaps this one is the hardest because while I know she's pain free in Heaven, she left a husband and three beautiful boys behind.
Please Pray for the families left behind as they make the necessary arrangements. Pray that the peace that passes all understanding will just envelope them.

Monday, May 12, 2008

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Cajun Fest 2008

This weekend was the first annual Cajun Fest. There has been a lot of advertising so we were pretty excited! Chris and I headed downtown for some cajun food and an evening of fun. Buutt...Cajun fest consisted of 5 booths, 4 different types of food and some inflatable things for kids. Not exactly up to par with Trails west!! Oh well....I tried some Gumbo and Chris was pretty excited to try crawfish.
Becky, from Chris' work, joined us as well!

Friday, May 9, 2008

El Dorado Canyon

Here's some pics from when we went to El dorado canyon in Colorado. We were able to hike then eat lunch at the top. It was a fun day!
Erin was so happy to be out and about!

What a view!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Home Sweet Home

I got home to at about 7:00 tonight. While I miss Erin and fam I'm happy to be home. Chris is such a great husband....He had the house completely clean and lilies on the table waiting for me. He was so sweet to let me stay in co for so long. I know it wasn't easy for him but he didn't complain at all. AANNDD he even went to Wal-Mart by himself and made tuna salad. For those of you who don't know, Chris won't cook for himself. And has even gone days without eating when I'm not home. So this was a big step!

All things said and done....Chris survived without me. And I had so much fun in co! I'll post more pics from co soon!