Saturday, September 25, 2010

San Diego Day 7 & 8

So Day 7 we had a low key/chill day. It was no nice. We got to sleep in…as much as you can with two kiddos (did I mention that Vivian slept in a pack-n-play in Nick’ and I’s bathroom)? We played and laid at the pool and had a cookout that night. I didn’t even lug the camera around so I have nothing exciting to share.

Day 8 was travel back to Tulsa day. We got up at 4:15 to get to the airport in time. I was a little nervous about getting the kids up so early but all was good. God definitely watched over us during this trip. He kept us safe and blessed us with so many great memories.


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Thursday, September 23, 2010

San Diego Day 6


LEGOLAND!!!! I showed Austin the website of Legoland about a month ago. He didn’t quite get that we had to wait another 4 weeks to get there. Once we got to CA he had to wait another 4 days until we went to Legoland. I think it was everything he had hoped it would be and more. As for Vivian, she got to ride about one ride and just watched Austin from the sidelines. IMG_6590There are definitely some talented people who work at Legoland and make all the fascinating models. Who knows it could be anyone’s kiddos making those models someday.   For anyIMG_6515 of you who want to visit Legoland, there is a new Hilton directly behind the park that has all kinds of all things Legos.




Wednesday, September 22, 2010

San Diego Day 5

We made it to the beach finally. The water was so cold we didn’t even take our swimsuits. As you can see, that didn’t stop the kids from getting a little wet. Austin made his first sand castle and he let me bury him in the sand. Vivian absolutely loved the water. I just knew the kiddos would get sick after their mother of the year let them in freezing cold water! We got lucky and they were just fine. We loved our relaxing day at the beach. Nick grilled out for us that night and it was yum-o!


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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

San Diego Day 4

 IMG_6382with coco  So Tuesday we headed out to Sea World to see Shamu and Coco (baby dolphin). Our friend hooked us up to do a meet and greet with the dolphins. We had our very own dolphin trainer and got to give Coco all kinds of commands. Sea World is mainly for kiddos but I can say it was definitely one of the coolest things I have ever done.

vivi petting coco

nick with coco

Monday, September 20, 2010

San Diego Day 3

Today we toured our resort...just Nick and I. We were asked at check in if we wanted to so we said sure. Well it was definitely a sales pitch and we were quite the suckers. We are now timeshare owners. It was quite a deal and we are looking forward to great memories traveling the world with our parents, kids and grand kids and maybe a few trips just the two of us. It definitely wasn't planned but some of the greatest blessings in my life came from me not planning them.

Here are a few pictures of the resort room and our day at the pool and splash park. I'm hoping for a little laying out time before the week is over.

Pic from our balcony

Pics of the rooms

Pics at the pool

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

San Diego Day 2

We decided to head to the San Diego Wild Animal Park. It is owned by the San Diego Zoo and since we got lucky with free tickets we thought we would give it a try. Let's just say it was quite an experience. We walked and walked and for the first 40 minutes didn't see any four legged animals. We finally made it to the Safari tour which was educational but wasn't a ton of fun. At lunch Austin flipped backwards out of his chair and hit is head on the ground and then I guess the honey bees are really bad here because while I was trying to console him we were attached by the bees. They were loving our Sprite, raisins and something in Vivian's backpack. No one was stung but we were annoyed enough to leave our lunch and run away. We definitely enjoyed our time together as a family. If you come to San Diego I would definitely bypass this park and just head to the zoo!

Family pic

I failed to mentioned that Nick's mom is on this trip with us. She has been so much help traveling with two kiddos and they love their nana.

Nick's aunt and uncle live close by so they met us at our resort and joined us at the park.

Me and Vivi...and two big gorillas behind us.

This is my favorite new picture of my boys. They look so happy!

Not quite as big as a gorilla

Austin on Rhino

Vivian on the rhino

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

San Diego Day 1

So we were up early to head on our first family vacation...okay maybe 2nd but this was our first time to fly as a family. Our day started at 4am and we pretty much had a low key day once we arrived. Overall the flight went really well. Vivian got a little restless towards the end but thankfully we had a really nice grandma (some stranger that sat by us) that she cuddled up to and rested. She will just go to anyone who is over 60 that looks like a loving grandma I guess. It was kinda weird at first but really helped us out. We had lots of snacks...dum dums, gum, candy, pretty much lots of junk, crafts, movies, games, anything to keep them busy. We prayed as we took off and are thankful that God watched over our family and made our travels I'm hoping our week goes smoothly.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Heading out

Hello all! I thought I would take a break from packing up my entire house and blog. Literally, I feel like I am packing up the entire house for our trip to CA. I admit I am pretty anxious about flying with two kiddos. Nick will feel like he has three kids because I get sick every time I fly. Please pray for safe travel and no getting sick (on and off the plane).

I hope this kids look this happy on vacation.....

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Human Trafficking

We attended the church in OKC today where we grew up. During worship they shared with us about a couple who plans on moving to Africa to be missionaries to stop human trafficking. The man, Ken, actually decided to walk all the way from OKC to Houston to help the awareness of human trafficking. I thought what this couple has committed to is amazing. Not only giving up their luxury life here in Oklahoma to move to Africa but to put all their trust in God to get him to Houston safe and sound. This must be physically draining and I can't imagine being the wife at home waiting to hear from her husband to see how is he holding up. I was dying to check out their blog when we got home today. It looks like there are plenty of angels watching over Ken. If you want to read about this journey you can check out Ken and Kathy's story here. Please keep this couple in your prayers.

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Friday, September 3, 2010

First day of Pre-K and Mother's Day Out :)

The kids started pre-school this week! Austin is attending Pre-K at the pre-school he attended last year 3 days a week. We enrolled Vivian in Mother's Day out one day a week at the same school. Monday was bitter sweet because I was pretty nervous about sending Vivian but excited about getting 4 1/2 hours to myself. Its amazing how much you can get done in a short amount of time without the kiddos. I ran all kinds of errands, got a pedicure and even had time to be at the house alone for about 1 hour. Vivian cried for all about 2 seconds! All in all the first week of school went pretty good. Austin got to be the flag holder and came home every day and said he learned nothing. lol We are working on learning his phone continues to be a work in progress, he will usually say 911!!!

Of course she was stylin with her Thirty-One fashionable and functional bags.