Friday, February 25, 2011

The Rest of the Trip

Here are some pictures of hanging out with Brad's family - felt a little pressure to get this updated!  Chase was loving  it at his cousins and grandparents. Brayden has almost all the characters from the movie Cars. He didn't even want to break for meals. At his grandparents house they had lots of tractors and trucks. If you know Chase he loves his transportation!

  Kids these days and technology! Chase loves playing on daddy's iphone.

As I mentioned before it was beautiful weather the second week we were there. Lots of time playing outside!


One day we took the youngin's to the Exploration Place while the big kids were in school. They had a blast!

Doing the airplane simulator - they thought it was funny that they kept crashing.
We had a quick party to celebrate Lucas's 15th birthday! Wearing the sunglasses we got him.

Was attempting to get a pic of the Caywood boys but Addi wanted in. Never got a whole family picture like I wanted. There aren't too many pictures of us girls :)

We went to Brayden's last basketball game. He scored 2 points (which was half the team's total).

We also stopped by for a quick visit with great grandma.

We had a big family gathering the day before we left but didn't get any good pictures. If anyone did - please send them my way. It was fun seeing everyone and Chase enjoyed running around with his cousin, second cousin and second cousin once removed!

We did tons of other stuff I didn't get pictures of eating out (a lot!!!), shopping, shooting, movies and a date night. Chase really seemed to get that we were with family and it made us sad that we lived so far away. Looking forward to our beach trip next summer:)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The first weekend in Kansas

Here are a few pictures from the time spent with my family in Kansas. We spent 2 nights with Steven & Melissa in Manhattan. It was still really cold so we mainly hung out at their house. We did venture out for Buffalo Wild Wings in Aggieville.

We drove out to the spot where Brad proposed. Hard to believe its been over 8 years!
 Steven made a tunnel for Chase to play in. He is going to make a great dad, huh?! Grandpop also got in on the fun but didn't any pictures.
 Watching Cars. Everyone has to see the movie that Chase is obsessed with!

 We then headed to Auburn to celebrate my grandad's birthday.

The birthday boy with his bride.

With my cousins Jake and Kelly. Some people got Kelly and I confused. I was hoping they wouldn't be too confused since I was pregnant. That's how rumors get started!

 We then had a family gathering to celebrate the rest of the birthdays and the two babies on the way.

My mom having everyone play game!

Everyone went in on a new diaper bag for me. With kid no. 2 I needed a more practical one than the Kate Spade one I got with Chase.

Missing Kevin and Tiana!

Chase with his grandma's. Brad's parents came up to join all the parties that day.
I was so looking forward to this time and it just went so fast! Not too much longer till we live only several hours away!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Sorry for another delay in posting. We just got back from a 2 week trip to Kansas. The original plan was to visit after we moved back to the states but I will be too pregnant then so we took advantage of Space-A travel and went back for free :) I thought I would have time to post a couple times but our computer doesn't have a SD card reader.

Chase took a nasty fall on the airplane. We rode on a KC-135 and he fell on the racks on the floor. Thankfully another mom had an ice pack and we were able to reduce the swelling. But the mark on his forehead throughout the photos are from this fall.

Let me tell you, you get what you pay for with these flights. It was so cold coming home yesterday. The water in my water bottle turned to ice. Not kidding. The heat was on but only about from shoulder height up. Neither of us could really feel our toes. But we made Chase a little fort and he was able to sleep a lot of the flight so that was nice.

We made it just in time to Kansas. The day after we got there it snowed 10 inches. That Thursday after we woke up to -11 degrees. Brrr! By the next Thursday though it was in the 70s. Gotta love Kansas weather!

We hung out with Brad's family most of the time. It had been almost 2 years since he's been to Kansas. But we did get to spend some time in Manhattan with my brother and sister in law and my parents flew in for my grandad's 80th birthday party. It is always so nice seeing family. It makes us very excited to be a little closer in a few months.

Ok, this post is short and sweet because we are still jet lagged and out of it. Hopefully I will blog about the rest of the trip in the next day or so.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

It's a...


We are so thrilled for Chase to have a little brother! As of right now the baby is breech so we humbly ask for prayers that he will flip (just once) before birth. Took a ton of measurements and everything looks good. She did say the placenta is low. For those that don't know I had some bleeding a couple weeks back that put me in the ER. The bleeding/spotting has stopped so not sure what a low placenta really means but I'm sure I will find out more at my next OB appt.

It is just amazing to see his tiny body parts. He is truly being formed perfectly by our Lord.

For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.

Psalm 139:13-14 ESV