Monday, August 18, 2008

Vacation in Paradise

The Atlantis in the Bahamas was our home for a week. We had a blast there with my parents, siblings, spouses, and no one under the age of 21 was allowed. Or in other words we got to spend a week without the kids and it was a heavenly getaway.

When was the last time you got to ride in the back of a pick-up truck? It's totally illegal in California but apparently it doesn't matter in the Bahamas. We drove like this to pick up the scooters that we rented for a day. Riding scooters around the island was one of my favorite things that we were able to do. They drive on the left hand side of the road which made everyone a bit nervous. While riding scooters we got caught in a huge rain storm. It was so fun to just be standing outside getting totally soaked. We stopped in front a local church and they took us in and let us wait out the storm on their patio. The people there were so friendly and they went out of their way to be helpful and give directions to lost tourists. We ate at some amazing restaurants. And since there were no kids with us it didn't matter that our reservations weren't until 9pm.

Me, my sisters and my mom.We spent our time snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, going down some fun water slides at the Atlantis but most of our time during the day was spent at the mile long lazy river. It couldn't have been a more perfect week.
These are some of the beautiful flowers.

We all left with a conch shell and huge starfish. It was fun buying things from the locals. So long paradise and welcome back to real life. We got home late Saturday night and so I didn't check my email until 7am on Sunday. While checking my email I was thrown back into reality quickly...I was needed at the church at 8am for song practice, Haylie was to give a talk in Primary that day, Tanner the scripture and prayer, and then I was supposed to go to a special meeting at 12:30 after church. Suddenly the Bahamas were just a memory.

Friday, August 8, 2008

8-8-08 is Weston's big day!

Happy Birthday to our big 6 year old. Weston does have a super cool birth date especially this year being 2008. What was also amazing was that he weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and was born on 8-8. This is one of my favorite pictures of Weston because it reminds me of how funny he is. One of the best things about Weston is his contagious laugh. Anyone who has heard it knows what I'm talking about. You can't help but smile and laugh along with him. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful boy in our life.