Sunday, May 9, 2010

Spring Break

We had a wonderful Spring Break this year. And we were much looking forward to it after the winter here in West Yellowstone. It was a long drive, but it was SO worth it!
We drove to Idaho Falls to spend Easter with our families and then we drove to St. George. We stayed the night there before we left for Tucson, AZ! When we got to St. George we stopped in to Costco and when we came out, there was the most beautiful rainbow I have ever seen! This pic doesn't do it justice!

On our way to Tucson, to see Justin's older brother and his family, we had some car problems. As we pulled into the small town of Wikenburg, our truck gave us a warning that we were almost out of gas and the ABS Brake light went off. We filled up our tank and kept going, but the Brake light didn't go off. We passed a GM service center and felt prompted to pull in. It turns out our wheel bearing had gone out and the mechanic told us if we hadn't of stopped, our front tire would have seized in a few miles and we would have crashed.
We feel so blessed that Heavenly Father is watching over us. Looking back on it there are so many things that could have gone wrong, yet so many simple and small things that added up at just the right times and kept us alive and safe. We are so thankful and we feel so overwhelmed by God's love for us. With everything that has happened in our lives in the past year, it is amazing and so hard to be ungrateful for anything. It has also made me so aware of Him in my life.

Here is our cute nephew Bryson holding up all his gifts!

Spencer and Zachary had a blast together. And they had the same shirt! We took them to the store that day and everyone asked about our "twins".

Spencer loved the magnets on the fridge and thought it was so cool to throw them on the ground! He would swing his arm back and after letting go of the magnet, he would leave his hand out for a few seconds before throwing the next one.

We got to go to the ZOO and we loved it! It was such a neat zoo. There were so many animals and it was just so amazing! All the plant life and everything. Justin even picked a lemon from a lemon tree. Spencer and Zack had a blast watching the animals. And it was so WARM! Somewhat nicer than what we are used to!

Zachary is so cute! It was so good to get to spend time with him and get to know him better. He has the coolest eyes! We sure miss our nephews!

They had some rinos at the zoo! Did you know they weigh 5,000-6,000 lbs! I'd hate to get stuck in a cage with them!

Here are Spencer and Zack touching toes! So cute!

Justin and I & Jason and Diana! Thanks for letting us stay with you guys! We loved it and we had a blast!

Then we got to go to Phoenix to hang out with our best buds, the Jeides! Qunitin has grown up so much and talks so well. Oh how we missed you buddy!

And here are Spencer and Audrey playing. They were just so cute together! Audrey is so adorable and she is just so tiny! We miss you little girl! I can't wait to kiss those little cheeks again!

Justin and Eric got to go to a Diamondbacks game and they had a blast. They got great seats and got all you can eat: peanuts, pop, hotdogs and popcorn. Eric ended up eating 7 hot dogs and Justin outdid himself and ate 11 whole hot dogs! He is still recovering. I finally got to meet Cori's sister Erin for the first time! All 3 of us and the kids went to the best frozen yogurt place and to a spray park. I stopped at 2 more frozen yogurt places on the way home because I was obsessed! Great intro to great things! The Jeides took us the ChinoBandito (food network top restaurant) and it was killer. We also went to the Outlet Malls and we loaded up on great clothes. We had so much fun. It was so nice and warm and I wish we were there right now! It was just great!
We also went to a cute little park and hung out and took pics! Here I am w/ Spencer!

Cori took some great pix of our fam! Here is my fav of Spencer. He is getting so big, I love it and hate it!

He is such a water baby! He loves it! And he is so brave!

Here we all are! Good times! We miss you and love you!

On our way back we went to the Hoover Dam and it was so amazing. It looked like they had only one section left on the bridge. So cool!

Then we took a stroll down the Las Vegas Strip! Always fun!

We got to see my bro-in-laws parents in St. George and it was so much fun to see them! And we got to stay with my grandparents in St. George! They were so much fun. We stayed up way too late and played lots of games. We can't wait for them to get back to Idaho so we can play some more! It was such a great trip. So great, that we can't stop talking about it!

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