Sunday, May 18, 2014

Stetson's shower

Yesterday my sweet friends had a shower to celebrate Stetson's arrival. He is due one week from tomorrow. I am having labor signs all the time, but I am mentally preparing myself to go late, since that is my history. Really he could be here anytime though. Here are some pics from the shower

A couple for the girls who help host

Amy's handmade towel for Stetson, now all 4 kids have special towels from her.

Another masterpiece of Kathy's
Stetson received some adorable things and the good news is we now have diapers, so he can come out :)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Wiens Family Beach Trip AMI 2014

Last week was one of my favorite weeks of the year, our annual beach trip with my whole family to Anna Maria Island. Being that we are the ones that live in middle of the country away from my parents and both brothers and their families, I love this time we get to spend together. Originally this trip was for June, but my older brother and his family were going to head to London for work for 6 months so we moved the trip to earlier. Stetson would have been 2 weeks old traveling to Florida, he was much easier 36 weeks along in my belly instead. I was limited some being so pregnant but all-in-all was thankful we didn't have a newborn. The first half of the week was amazing. Perfect weather and great times. Unfortunately the second half of the week found 10 of the 14 people sick with high fevers and coughs. Steve was so sick he missed fishing, which means he was really sick. Thankfully those were the rainy days so we just hunkered down. Here is the picture overload from the trip.

Last year we found a new donut place on the island where you choose your own glaze and toppings for donuts. They are amazing!

Can you tell which sibling is teaching Presley to smile?

One day Mimi took the older 2 on a Trolley ride, they loved it. 

Mimi and Grandpa withe grandkids (minus Anderson who was sick)

The whole family

My older brother Jordan and his family (Jaime, Jodie 7yrs, Anderson 4.5 yrs, Isaac 14 months)

My good looking parents who both turn a certain round number this year that is the decade between 50 and 70, thankful for good genes.

This was a belly shot but not sure the whole world needs to see that big ole thing hanging out, so yes it was cropped :)
We already have our house booked for next year, can't wait!

Florida Trip

We returned home from Florida yesterday evening from a great time away as a family. It was our annual beach trip with the Wiens family to Anna Maria Island (I will do another post with picture overload from that trip). 

We arrived to Orlando a few days early and Steve and I got away for 3 days for some time alone before little man makes his arrival soon. Mom kept the kids and we had some great time together. 

We were trying to find good deals on things to do while we had our time and landed on 2 different groupons. One was a Casino Cruise which really meant a cheap way for us to spend 5 hours on the water and get a meal with it. We might have been the only ones under 60 years old on the cruise but while most of the people lost money indoors on slot machines, we sat out on the balcony all afternoon enjoying the ocean view and quiet time to sit and talk together. 

The second day we rented a boat out of St. Pete and had a day on the water just the 2 of us. We picked up our favorite Publix Subs (grocery store in the south and not in KS) and spent the day cruising Tampa Bay. The weather both those days was absolutely amazing, high 70's and pure sun. My white winter skin was almost in shock. 

Besides being outside we love to eat good food. 

Mom and the kids had a great time.

We came back to Orlando on Friday and headed out to the beach Saturday. We stopped at one of our favorite places called Parksdale on the way over and had strawberry shortcake treats with my dear college friend Callie and her sweet family.