Tuesday, August 11, 2009

longest blog in blogger history

ok, so i decided to make time to post our vacation pictures...even though i should really be studying right now. i decided that if i could make time to go to ikea in cincinnatti with brittany, then i could make time to blog.

the first stop on our vacation was indianapolis, where quinn served his mission. we were able to meet up with a lot of quinn's old mission buddies and even go to church at the ward where he served for almost half of his mission. we were also able to go to the children's museum (which claims to be the largest in the world) which was actually incredibly cool.

riding stuffed donkeys and giving stuffed donkeys love

next stop was orlando. we also got to see st.augustine (which claims to be the oldest city in america). perfect, now we can check that and largest children's museum off our list of things to see before we die.

i have a hunch that jayden won't be afraid of heights when he gets older.
we flew standby all the way from orlando to boise, which took staying in the atlanta airport for 12 hours and sleeping in the phoenix airport while jayden was really sick. i've had better days in my life.
next stop was boise where we were able to go to my brother's cabin with my whole family. a gorgeous cabin, private dock, and beautiful boat....quinn was coveting just a little bit. here's quinn trying to surf for his very first time. i'm upset that i didn't take any pictures of quinn wake boarding. he was by far the most entertaining to watch and was so fearless that i sometimes i couldn't watch.little elle surfing (and looking a little more sturdy than quinn. just kidding quinn, i know she's had way more practice than you).sam and sicily looking like prosthis is jayden's cousin carter, who was his best friend up at the cabin.
i really didn't see much of jayden up at the cabin because he had so many playmates watching him. he was in heaven and already can't wait to go back.

we split up into two teams and had a little quadrathalon. my team won, of course.

canoeing was one of the events, along with swimming, running and biking. it was a blast, but poor quinn couldn't have too much fun seeing how he thought that we were wasting perfectly good wake boarding time.my sister cari is a zumba instructor and was nice enough to hold zumba classes each morning. too bad i didn't get a picture of when the boys joined in.
my newest nephew was blessed while we were there, even though we didn't actually get to see the blessing. hey, church was at 9:00. i know...no excuses.

my sister cali's baby shower. she's so cute and i just can't wait for their little 10 lb. baby to arrive. sorry cal, but you know he's gonna be huge if your husband is 6'5" and was a 10 lb. baby.

jayden loved boise and all of the attention he got at grandma's house. i mean, i take a lot of pictures of him....but not even close to as many as his grandma karen. we love you.

last stop was salt lake city, where one of quinn's closest friends (and favorite mission companion) got married in the salt lake temple.

they are pretty much the cutest couple i've ever seen.

we were lucky enough to have quinn's sister coco along for the ride. jayden already misses her.

the newly wed couple fleeing off to cancun after a night of dancing and partying. the wedding was a blast.

jayden finally got to meet quinn's best friend chris who is going to the university of utah's medical school. i think jayden subconciously knew that he was supposed to love chris, because the second they met they had an instant bond.

jayden also finally got to meet his buddy calvin, who was supposed to be three days older but ended up being 20 days younger than jayden. that was so much fun to see them play together. once again, i wish we lived closer. next time we meet they may be able to play a game of one-on-one basketball together. and we all know who would win that game. (sorry jayden, but calvin is a half a foot taller than you and can already catch a ball). but watch out cal, cause quinn is training j-dog as we speak.

cupcakes of catan. settlers with cupcakes. is there anything better? i submit that there is not.
becca, you are truly a genius.

the hardest part was keeping chris from eating his settlements and quinn to quit taking the game so seriously and go already. i think i won that game. (hey, it's my blog and since i don't remember who actually won, i get to decide). that's how the blogging rules go, right?

we miss our group of friends and already can't wait to meet up again and do what we do best together.....basketball and settlers. but next time maybe brandon should show a little less leg.
we love you guys.