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Easton

Easton
Easton is the cutest little boy we know! He rightfully earned the nickname 'BEASTY' when he was a baby and it has stuck with him. He is such a sweet little mommy's boy and we are ALL at his Beck and call. Easton loves cars, snacks, and playing outside. He is talking up a storm and it seems like he learns something new every single day. He is at such a fun age. We LOVE LOVE LOVE this little guy!

Ainslee

Ainslee
Ainslee is the baby and she just turned ONE!! This child is a handful!!! She hasn't quite grown out of the difficult phase.....that she has been in since she was born, but we still find ways to find her sweet side! Hearing her baby giggles and watching her discover & learn new things make all the whininess......just a little easier to deal with. Aaaahhh, we love this Ainslee Girl!!

Avery

Avery
Oh our cute little Avery! With her blue eyes & blonde hair, she is one of the cutest 4 year olds around!! This girl is stubborn! She definitely keeps us on our toes. She is quite unpredictable, which makes for a lot of laughs! Avery is our TREAT-FREAK! We can always guess what is on her mind. My favorite thing about Avery is her smiles. She always has one for us no matter what and that makes everyones day just a little better. She attends preschool and says she doesn't like it, but secretly we know she does ;). We are so lucky to have this cute girl in our family! We can't get enough of her.

Kobe Dylan

Kobe Dylan
Kobe is our first child, born in 2004. He was 4 months early and weighed a whopping 1 lb. 4 oz.! We got to be with Kobe for 4 wonderful weeks. I feel so blessed to have been chosen to raise one of God's perfect children. We love him and thank Heavenly Father everyday that he is part of our family. We have a treasure in heaven.
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Dr. Jones

Dr. Jones

Quinnlyn

Quinnlyn
Quinnie just turned 6! She is growing faster than we can keep up with! She loves going to first grade and is doing really well! She picks up on things very quickly and LOVES learning. She's seriously a sponge. Her favorite thing to do is write notes and draw pictures for her friends & family. You should see our continual stack of papers. Quinnlyn is creative & spunky & totally independant. We love her like crazy!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Chicago Weekend....

Some of the LDS dental wives decided we needed to take a girls trip before we all move away from each other. Our first thought was a cruise, but that didn't pan out. Our next idea was CHICAGO. Since it is only a 3 hour drive from Indy, it was a lot easier to pull off. So, with the help of our amazing 'travel agent' (coincidentally the most organized girl in our group...but not really a travel agent) we had the best girls weekend in CHITOWN.

We left on a Friday morning, arrived in Chicago at 11:00 am, dropped off our bags, ate lunch along the river, and then hit MAGNIFICENT MILE. Lot's of shopping down that street and it really is magnificent. We actually only hit a few stores and most of us didn't buy anything, but it was a lot of fun just hanging out. After SHOPPING, we walked the mile back to our room (we did a lot of walking during the trip.....and 3 of the girls are pregnant so sometimes it wasn't too fun for them) and got dressed for a fancy Italian dinner at CAFE SPAGGIA. Later we walked down to the beach and just enjoyed the evening. Then of course we walked over a mile back to our hotel.....well some of the girls caught a cab. Back in our hotel room, we stayed up late talking like teenage girls.




Saturday morning some of the girls woke up and ran to MILLENNIUM PARK to do some exercising. They offered a free pilates, yoga, and zumba class for free. The rest of us got ready & meet them at 'HEAVEN AT SEVEN' for a yummy breakfast of Banana's Foster Pecan French Toast. Delicious. Then we relaxed with a pedicure. Back at the hotel we (and by we I mean 'I') took a nap and then we headed to a ARCHITECTURAL RIVER BOAT CRUISE. It took us along the river and we learned about all the different buildings and a lot of history about the town of Chicago. We also went out onto Lake Michigan. It was really interesting and now we all know a lot about Chicago. After the cruise we headed to GINO'S EAST PIZZA so we could try out the famous Chicago Pizza. We had fun dining on the roof top (don't know how we got so lucky, but they let us skip ahead of the whole line of people waiting to eat there) and the food was super yummy. The rest of the evening was spent at NAVY PIER. We just hung out, got dessert, and rode the Ferris Wheel and the Swings. I felt like I was a teenage girl! It was great. We took a fantastic cab ride back to the hotel where we corrected our cab driver on his idea that Mormons had more than one wife. Then we stayed up until 2:00am laughing and talking. So fun.

Sunday morning, half of us woke up early to head home and the other half stayed to get breakfast and spend the morning in Chicago.

The weekend seriously couldn't have been better. These are some of the best girls I know and I will be so sad to move away from them once the guys are out of school. They have become like family and after this trip, I feel like we are all a little bit closer. We have plans to continue our 'Girls Trips' once we have money. As long as we have our 'Trip organizer'....aka Christie F., we will have the best vacations EVER!!! Thanks for all the fun girls (and we missed the 3 girls who couldn't be there!!)

3 comments:

Jenna said...

Im having withdrawls from you girls! I was thinking about the trip and thinking it really couldn't have been more fun! It was the best trip!!! We had such a blast. don't sell yourself short by forgetting to tell everyone what a great photographer you were the whole time :) We have such an amazing group of girls and I feel like you are all family too :) Im already sad to be moving away soon. We can't forget our pinky promise we made at my b day brunch to always get together. Thanks for such a good weekend! You were such a blast!!!

Candace said...

I'm so glad you guys had such a good time!! I am actually not sad I didn't go just because I KNOW I would have been the most miserable of all the pregnant girls!! Hope that doesn't come off snotty...I mean, OF COURSE I would have loved to go...but not in this condition! :)

Jimmie-Nichole-Koa-Becks said...

How fun! Its crazy how close yo get to the girls. They really do become family!