Monday, May 31, 2010

2010 Olympic Games

Tyler's school had their version of Olympics on Friday. Different games included a race between teams to see how much water they could transfer from one bucket to another, scoring soccer balls in the nets, tug-of-war, an obstacle course and of course a potato sack race. Tyler LOVED the potato sack race. He was so good jumping his way to the finish line. Tanner even participated in some of the events also. Tyler's teacher is very kind and always lets him play if it is possible! She says she loves when she gets to teach siblings and can't wait for Tanner to join her class. Me, I can wait because I don't want him getting any bigger!

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

All nighter

On Thursday my friend Bethany called me. Her and her husband work at the same school as Chad. She asked me if I would come to grad night with her. For those that don't know, grad night for SoCal high schools is an all night trip to Disneyland. We arrived at the school at 7:00 pm and arrived back at the school the next morning around 8:15 am. There were thousands of high school seniors at Disneyland and it is is like a giant dance club. Kids danced the night away, enjoyed the rides, and had a good time. Bethany and I enjoyed ourselves but wow, I haven't stayed up all night in FOREVER. I was SO tired when we got back. Chad had taken the kids to school with him (with permission from the AP since they really needed another chaperone) and I picked them up and took Tyler to school for his Olympic Day. Thankfully Chad only had a half day because of finals and so he got home at 12:15 pm and sent me to bed. I slept for 4 hours and got enough energy up to head to the Padre game with friends on Friday night. All in all, it was a great experience but I think I will stick to sleeping at night in the future!

Awake...near the beginning of the night
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Wanting our beds right about now.
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Girl's Spa Trip - Austin, TX

Megan and I got a wonderful opportunity to surprise our good friend Amy, on a trip to Austin, TX. Amy's husband works for a real estate investment manager that manages different holdings, including hotels. They just closed on a property in Austin, TX called The Crossings. It is a Wellness Spa that is built in a canyonlands preserve and overlooks Lake Travis. A few months ago Adam called Megan and I and asked us if we would be interested in flying to Austin and surprising Amy on this trip. Amy thought that she was going alone (and wasn't too excited about that) so when we surprised her in the airport the tears flew! Megan and I had a chance to walk around downtown Austin before heading back to the airport for the big surprise. Megan and I hid behind a pole in the airport for a LONG time until we saw her walk by. We let her walk by toward the car rental desk and then started saying "I don't think your car will be there as it has already been picked up." She didn't turn around and then had to call her name. She was in SHOCK. It was great!

Megan and I waiting behind our pole.
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Looking straight at us - still not clued in!
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Figuring out we were there to spend the weekend WITH her! After this picture she wouldn't allow me to take anymore! She was too much in shock!
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After we all met up and the shock wore off we got in the car and made our way to The Crossings. We got a little turned around but with the help of TWO Garmins, we made it around 1 am. We checked in and stayed up for about another hour visiting and then fell exhausted in to bed. Friday we just spend enjoying each other. We walked around the property, had spa treatments (facial for Megan, stone massages for Amy and I). We lounged by the pool and then spent a good amount of time sitting in the hot tub.

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The infinity pool overlooking Lake Travis
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Unfortunately, on Saturday, Megan really wasn't feeling well and she spent the majority of the day in bed. Really NOT how she wanted to spend her weekend away :(. She did manage to make it to her spa treatment but that was about the extent of her leaving her room (Swedish massages for Amy and I, a Watsu massage for Megan). Amy and I took a class on breathing (funny) and then spent most of the day by the pool. We got a bit too much sun...especially Amy. Before dinner Amy and I did a sunset yoga class, checked out the Labryinth and then enjoyed dinner with live Jazz music. We were very thankful that Megan had started feeling better by that night!

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Sunday we did more lounging, took a meditation class (again, funny) and just enjoyed our last day together. We had to leave the spa around 3 pm to return the car and to get Amy to her flight (she left about two hours before Megan and I). We returned late Sunday night and then it was back to reality on Monday morning. We have already begun planning our next girl's trip and I have been reviewing the different hotels in Amstar's portfolio. I am thinking Hawaii next....Love you girls. Can't wait to do it again!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wiffle Ball!

Chad and I took on the job of coaching Tyler's wiffle ball team this year. We are the Little Slugger Cubs. Since Chad is busy coaching the high school kids I have done most of the coaching this year and I love it. The kids are 3 and 4 and so much fun. Tyler has a blast practicing with his friends on Thursdays and playing games on Saturdays. We have 3 more games left before the end of the season. It's been fun!

They gave the kids a bat that was way too big and way too heavy but they were adorable none the less!
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My awesome team (Chad couldn't make it on picture day, he was doing sound at church!) The other guy is a good friend of ours, Tim, who has been helping us out with coaching.
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Beach Time

I don't think I will ever, ever get sick living at the beach. Today, I was running. I ran down to the beach and down the pier with the sun setting, the surfers catching waves and was struck by the amazing beauty of where I live. I am pretty sure my boys would spend every single day at the beach too if they could! We came down to the beach with Kayla, Brandon and Ellyse and enjoyed the sand and surf!

The best picture we got of the three kids. Yeah, not great.
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Collecting treasures for Tanner's treasure tube.
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sunny Day at SeaWorld

The boys and I headed to SeaWorld for a couple of hours this morning. We saw some sea creatures and then spent some time at the Bay of Play riding the rides, bouncing and running through the water. It was a lot of fun and I amazed every day at how fast my boys are growing up. Now they are sound asleep, tuckered out from a fun morning.

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