Friday, March 27, 2015

spring break 2015

Since we were in Mexico the last week, we stuck around Little Rock for spring break.

We went to playgrounds and plays and spent lots of time in our own backyard.  Literally.
It's amazing how much easier parenting is when you can let them roam outside. 

We also went to the Heifer Ranch in Perryville one day. 
It was just the right outing for us. 

Thankful our sitter, Carrie, could come with us. When possible, I like to have more than two hands with this crew on an outing. 

Charlie could not get over this camel. He was pretty funny. He danced/swayed and made everybody laugh. And then he would show you his yellow crooked teeth in a smile.

JL is growing a mullet. Hoping it will get into pigtail length soon.

She spent a lot of time in the bumbo. Exciting.

We made mud pies and fairy houses with our neighbors. Rode bikes and found worms. It was truly a great start to spring. 

Jane Lauren even started rolling over. 
Eek. I love those chubby limbs.

Very thankful for a restful spring break.

I had to look back at a few past spring breaks. 
Nice to go down Memory Lane.

Spring Break 2010-  one of my favs :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

mexico wedding

Isaac's sister Amber got married in Mexico this past weekend. We were thrilled we got to be a part of their big day.

 The ocean. I've said it before and I'll say it again. The ocean makes me think of God almost instantly. Such a wonder.

 Cool Cousin Cruz 

With four kids traveling out of the country, I called in reinforcements... so glad my mom could come with us.

Of course, Isaac's parents also were there to watch Amber, their third of six children, tie the knot.
The kids love their Nonnie and Doc. 

While Jane Lauren was calm and easily content throughout the trip, Set was almost the opposite.
We love you dearly, Set, but you are more than a handful. The saying about TWO's rings true with this boy.

He keeps us on our toes and laughing.

The beach and pools and restaurants were just a few feet away from each other. It was the perfect place for our family. 

Annette was a joy and very helpful. Swimming like a fish all over the place and ordering her own strawberry smoothies. All inclusive resorts (Azul) have some major perks.

This handsome five year old was a fantastic traveler. mr. easy going.

getting some QT with aunt rachael 

A highlight of the trip was meeting rango's family. his mom and sister brought saris for us to wear for a dinner. It was really, really special.

The next night Amber and Rango exchanged vows right on the beautiful beach. 

Rango's mom said looking at jane lauren was like looking at candy. warmed my heart to see her hold JL.

I don't think I'll be up for anymore plan rides with four kids for a long while, but the memories we made and the people we celebrated made for a wonderful time.

We love you Amber and Rango!