Wednesday, May 01, 2013
As always, I ask myself where the time has gone and how are we already at their First Communion. I'm sure in not so many years ahead I will be asking myself how we are at their Confirmation.
Celebrating life events such as this, it really makes me look at my life and appreciate how blessed I am to have such a wonderful family.
Thank you to all who joined us on Sunday to help AEK celebrate their big day. I could not feel more loved nor be more proud. May God continue to Bless AEK and our entire family with so many blessings.
Monday, April 08, 2013
|This was at the Airport and we thought it was cool!|
|AEK off on our adventure|
|Jon and the kids in the Park|
|We had to get the famous Shoe Picture|
That night we had some dinner in the hotel bar where we sat and played games and ate dinner it was a fun day. We were all wiped out and headed to bed.
Once we were done with lunch and shopping we headed to the NEMO science museum. What a great place for all of us. It was very interactive and the kids loved it. It was a very cool building with a roof top that was huge. We closed the place down and we probably could have spent another two hours there.
|AEK and I outside the Entrance to the Anne Frank House|
After, we were done at the Museum we headed out for some Pancakes. We did not have to go far and the kids LOVED them. Jon not so much but he settled on an omelet. It was fun to see the city at night. It is very pretty with all the lights.
|On the Canal Boat Ride|
After the museum we headed to the Hard Rock Cafe for lunch. This is the first place we went to eat that had a kids menu! The kids were in high heaven with their chicken nuggets and French fries. However, K did order a chicken sandwich so he may be getting more worldly with his food choices!
After lunch we walked through Vondel park which is similar to NYC Central Park. It was fun to see but we were all cold. So we walked over to the Van Gough museum but it was closed for construction. Bummer! We then walked around a bit more but decided soon there after to head back to Central Station so we could do our souvenir shopping.
The girls each got a sweatshirt and K got a fut ball. They are all happy with their purchases. After we got the shuttle back to the hotel to pick up our bags. We were going to grab a cab to the other hotel but we were encouraged to take the train as taxis are very expensive! So we headed back to Central Station with all our luggage and walked to the train part. We became very comfortable with the mass transportation here! We were proud of ourselves.
|Taking the Train!|
We thought before we went to Amsterdam that we would get to see the tulips in bloom. However, they are experiencing the coldest spring in 60 years so the tulips were not in bloom. It was disappointing but we did have a wonderful time. It was a great trip!
Holy Smokes...it has been over a month since I have posted to this blog. I feel terrible about that. So many excuses as to why this happened but I will spare you all of my whining and we can just move on. Life has been crazy this past month and now I plan to do a Blog Marathon to catch all of you up on our crazy little life.
Monday, February 25, 2013
E was very excited about her artwork being chosen and we were all so proud of her. What a fun experience for E and one that I am sure she will remember forever.
Tonight, Grandma, Jane, Aimee and I escorted E to the art show so we could check out her items. It was fun to see what other art kids have done and to celebrate with E on her success. She can't wait to take Jon over there tomorrow night to show him her art.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The kids all enjoyed the scenery and it was fun to hang out the five of us in Denver and then on the drive. We got to Steamboat right after it started to snow so the last half hour of our drive was a little scary on the pass but we made it just fine.
We stayed at the same house again with Grandma and Grandpa A and Uncle T. The first night we went out for dinner to the pizza place and then headed back for hot tub and cards.
The first day of skiing, the girls were in ski school and k took a snowboarding lesson. They all had a great time. Uncle T, Grandpa A, Jon and I hit the slopes. We skied hard that first day and covered a lot of ground. It was great and when we picked the kids up at ski school, they were ready to head back up to the top to do some skiing with us. It was fun. K had a good time snowboarding but we decided to put him back on skis for the remainder of our trip so he could "keep" up with the rest of us.
The next two days were filled with lots of fun skiing. The kids LOVED to go through the trees and aside from a few run In's everyone had a great time. Both Jon and I are impressed with how well they are skiing now. We have decided that pretty soon we will have a hard time keeping up with them.
Over all it was a wonderful trip. So relaxing with skiing during the day and hot tubing and playing cards at night. It is never easy to leave Steamboat after our vacation there.
It was a successful vacation and one that we all enjoyed so much! We are already looking forward to 2014!