Friday, July 24, 2009


Yes, I do realize that I need to blog about Will's 2nd birthday party and such, but since I haven't even looked at the pictures, I thought I would share this awesome video that I just watched!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


How can my baby possibly be TWO today?

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Happy Birthday Will!!!! I love you so much that it makes my heart hurt!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Our Trip to Denver

A week and a half after Chris and I got back from Mexico, we loaded up the car and headed to Denver, Colorado to visit my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins! We had a really fun time and Will did awesome in the car both ways. We bought a DVD player for our car the night before we left and that helped a lot. He didn't seem to be bothered by the 9 hour drive at all.

This was our lunch break at Dairy Queen in Dalhart on the way to Colorado. Slowest Dairy Queen ever!! Don't stop there if you are in a hurry.

The first day we were there we went to the Denver Zoo. Will seemed to enjoy seeing all of the animals, but I think he liked running around like a big kid with my cousins the most.

Some of our crew at the zoo.

We saw a wildlife show with real animals and birds flying over our heads....Will was impressed!


These guys were probably my favorite of the day...they were swinging around playing a crazy game of tag.

And this one just sat below them exactly like this the entire time we watched.

Chris and Micaela...they were best buddies this time. Last time we went to Denver, Micaela was only 1, but Amanda was 5 and she loved Chris...remember this hilarious video? Amanda was more interested in Will this trip.


Grandma and Grandpa with Jessica and Amanda.

We spent July 4th at Kathy and Brian's house. They (along with their neighbors) put on a great fireworks show. It was the first time that I can remember being cold watching fireworks. It was pretty cool for the summer the entire time we were there (low to mid 80s), but I think it got down in the 50s at night. It was nice for a change.

This is the second time Will got to see his great great grandfather, Will's Pop's Pop.

Pop with Pop (my dad with his grandfather).

On Sunday, we took Will to a place called Tiny Town. It was basically a park with miniature houses and such in the middle of the giant mountains. It also had a little railroad around the park with a miniature train that we road. Will LOVED riding the train....he was so excited to get on that he could barely stand it.

A very small portion of Tiny Town.





Waiting for the train to start moving.

Monday was our last day in Colorado. We wanted to go to the Mint, but unfortunately the tours were full, so we went to the firefighter's museum instead and then we walked around the 16th Street Mall and ate at the Cheesecake Factory. That night, we went to a Rockies baseball game with the entire family. I don't think I watched any of the baseball game but still managed to have a lot of fun!

Chris and Will outside of the firefighter's museum in downtown Denver.

Will sitting on my grandpa's lap at the Rockies game...with my cousins surrounding him.

My family with all my cousins on my dad's side (minus Jeff, Lance, and Jackie).


On the way home, we stopped in Amarillo to visit our old neighbors, Mark and Elizabeth. They moved to Amarillo a couple of months after we moved out of our old house and we miss them a ton! It was so good to see them!