Friday, June 20, 2014

The first part of our Spring memories!

Addi participated in her first dance clinic and performed at half time of the Tri Cities Fever football game with her good friend Brianna.  They loved it and did a really great job!

The kids made a first attempt at hiking Badger Mountain.  We made it about halfway :-).

Easter weekend was spent in Wenatchee again this year.  Friday night we met my family for dinner at Godfather's (who doesn't love a pizza buffet?).  We always have a good time and the kids were spoiled by my dad and stepmom with early Easter baskets filled with candy and fun toys!  Saturday the kids went fishing with the Aaron, his dad, brother and cousin - I think it was a tad chaotic, but the kids had fun!  Church was much more pleasant this year, than last (read about it here) - the kids made it through the entire service and afterwards we convened at Aaron's parent's house for gifts, an Easter egg hunt and a game of croquet - everyone was spoiled and had a great time!

Mother's Day weekend started out with an overnight stay at The Wildhorse Resort & Casino.  We did this a few years back and had a great time.  This year we started with a movie at their movie theater, then followed that up with a few hours at the pool.  We got DQ for dinner and had popcorn and m&m's for dessert!  The kids are already asking to go back.

For Mother's Day I held a brunch at my house with my mom and my sister and brother's families.  I can't remember the last time all of us were together under one roof - good food and good laughs were had!

Fun trip to the park...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Sparks in March

March was such a fun month! 
Addison just adores her cousin Abbi (they are 5 years apart) and loves spending time with her.  Abbi lives 6 hours away, so when the opportunity presented itself in early March to help Abbi celebrate her 11th birthday in Wenatchee, we were on it!  The girls played together all weekend – making up dances, playing with dolls, shopping and giggling over everything and anything.  When the time came to go, tears were shed, but there were lots of hugs and promises to get together again soon. 

Addison’s school held a movie night in their cafeteria one weekend and the kids had a blast!  There was a giant movie screen and the kids brought in blankets and pillows and ate treats throughout the night.  I hope the school offers this again!
Of the 31 days in March, 9 of those were spent in Hawaii!!!  There was 6 of us total (myself, Aaron, Aaron’s parents, Aaron’s brother and his girlfriend) and we stayed at a gorgeous home on the Big Island.  The weather was perfect, not too hot, and the entire stay was very relaxing.  We ate great food, enjoyed delicious drinks, snorkeled, shopped, golfed, watched beautiful sunsets, visited friends that live on the island, swam in our pool – it was so much fun!  We surprised Bob & Gwen for their 40th wedding anniversary with a limo ride to a nice restaurant followed by dessert at the house with tons of letters, cards and pictures from family and friends that had written to share their memories!  We owe a GIANT thank you to Bob & Gwen for an amazing week filled with so much fun – the memories are priceless!

My sister and her family were in town the weekend we returned from Hawaii.  We had dinner at a local pizza/arcade place and then headed to the trampoline park.  It was packed, but the kids managed to jump, climb and slide for an hour.  All of the cousins had a great time!