Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Father's Day

With Father's Day fast approaching I thought I would take a few minutes to express how grateful I am to all of the different Fathers in my life.
First I would like to recognize the father of my children, the most wonderful man in the world...and I'm the lucky one who gets to spend eternity with him. Caleb is such an amazing father. Brayden looks up to him in everyway, and tries to be just like him. And Parker loves him so much too. He crawls around/walks on his knees (yep still not walking!) all day long muttering "dada, dada, dada..."
Brayden and daddy getting ready for a ride.
Parker and Daddy snuggling on the couch.

This picture pretty much sums up my boys. Trucks, tools, and eachother.
My three boys. I love them so very much!
Thanks Caleb for being such a wonderful father and husband. We are so lucky to have you in our lives. Love you lots!
The next dad I would like to recognize is Caleb's dad, Rick. Rick is a great dad and grandpa. He is very handy to have around. I swear the man knows how to fix everything! Thanks for being such a great example to Caleb, and raising an amazing son.
The last dad in my life, but definatly not the least is my own dad. I am so grateful that I got to have one of the most amazing men in the world as my dad. All my life I grew up knowing I could talk to him about anything and he is always willing to listen.
Brayden idealizes him, and is always asking where Grandpa is.
These last few months has been a bitter-sweet blessing becuase I have got to spend more time with my dad. It has been so fun going to McDonalds, Utah, and Costco with him and just hanging out.

Thanks dad for being you!

As you can see I am so blessed with three amazing fathers in my life.
Happy Father's Day Caleb, Dad and Rick!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Chicago trip

This past May Caleb's work sent him to Chicago for some training. Lucky for me I got to tag along. We had such a good time. Sorry I had to post tons of pictures, because I loved them all and believe it or not I was being very selective so you wouldn't have to see all.
While Caleb was in conferance I wondered around what is known as the "Magnificant Mile." It's a mile of road packed full of shopping. Most of the stores were name brand, so I couldn't afford anything but it was still fun to look.
The first night we went down to the Navy Pier. There isn't really any Navy ships there that we saw. More tourist things.

Anyone who knows Caleb knows he loves McDonalds. Where else can you get a hamburger for those prices Right not to mention they're world wide :) Even on the Navy Pier in Chicago.

Posing in front of the skyline,

The view from the tip of the Pier. Lake Michigan is a huge lake- No wonder its called a Great Lake!

This is Millenium Park. This bridge was made out of receycled titanium from old submarines. This is the ampatheater.

This piece of art is called "The Bean." It was so fun to play around with. It reflects back at you. We probably spent about an hour playing with this huge piece of titanium!

Caleb and I playing around.

More Chicago Trip...

On Friday we switched hotels. Being the cheapo's we are we wanted to save some $$$$ when we had to pay for the hotel so we walked down the street to hotel that was about $100 cheaper a night. Money well saved. The nice lady at the front desk upgraded us to a corner suite on the 38th floor. We had a great view! What we saw out our window.
Of course what's a vacation without a little shopping? We went to the Hershey Chocolate Store. I think a gained 20 pounds from the smell of the store alone! It smelled sooo good.

Had to do a few poses. Unfortantely for us chocolate lovers, those bottles were empty...
but cute pictures anyways!

We loved just walking around the city. Chicago is a surprisingly clean city for how many people live there.
This is us by Lake Michagen. Enjoying the beautiful sunset.

Chicago Trip Continued...

We ended our trip with a bang. On the last day we went all out and did some really awesome things. The highlight of the trip was the Segway tour. We signed up to do a tour around Chicago. We each got to ride our own segways. Oh what fun! Caleb wants to buy one now. I told him no problem whats a measly $5,000. We'll just sell the car and he can strap the kids to his back. :) We spent the first 1/2 hour of the tour getting used to driving the segway. Caleb was a natural. He jumped right on and took off. It took me a little longer to get used to it. They are relatively easy to drive; I think for me it was just nerves. I kept thinking I'm driving a $5000 machine, Don't crash. But unfortuntly for me, I hit a pothole, and did crash; lucky for me it was on grass and no damage was done, just me ego. I felt better when a tour guide from another company crashed on his right in front of me, but unfortuntly for him it was on the cement. Poor guy!
This is us in front of Buckingham Fountain. So beautiful.

After the Segway tour we went to the Willis Tower (formely known as the Sears Tower). This is the view from the southeast corner of the building. We were 103 floors high.

The tower now has a skydeck. Pretty much a pexy-glass box that juts out of the building you can walk out on. I must say that first step is kinda scary! It's a wierd feeling standing on it but kind of a rush (the biggest kind of rush I'm comfortable with).

That night we went and saw the Blue Man Group. They were SO FUN! We were laughing pretty much the whole time. Sorry no pictures were allowed in the theater, so I couldn't get any.
All in all we had a FANTASTIC time! It was so nice to get away just the two of us. Caleb learned A LOT at his conference, and I learned that though I do love to get away once in a while, I love being at home with my boys.