Monday, June 23, 2008

Home and Happy!

We are home! Anyone who's traveled to Vegas knows how good it is to be home. To normalcy. To quietness. To real dinners. To normal bedtimes. To my bed. And most of all - TO OUR BABIES.

Traveling after having kids is so different. On one hand it's so much better because you *really* enjoy the vacation and the break from the daily demands of being parents. On the other - coming home is great because you get to see the faces of those sweet little ones you have missed so dearly.

I was so happy to see both of my babies. JD didn't really seem to be happy to see us because that meant he couldn't spend the night at Pa Tim and KK's house and more importantly, couldn't sleep in their bed! MacKenzie was so happy to see us (me). She was all smiles yesterday!!

We reached another sweet milestone today. I just knew MacKenzie was going to start crawling over the weekend while at my mom's, but no. She crawled today!!! She took 4 very good 'steps' on her knees. Yea!!! I knew it would be a matter of days. And I know it will also be any day that she's pulling up by herself. Every time I pick her up our of her crib she's in the upright position trying to pull up. I so worry she's gonna hit her chin!

Back to Vegas...we had a blast! It was the best time ever and such a good get away for Jimmy and I. I so love that man and not that I needed Vegas or a vacation for that matter to remind me, it's just so great to reconnect away from the kiddos.

I wish we could say that we saw a lot of shows or that we are coming back millionaires, but sadly no. However, we made a million new memories with some good friends and laughed more than I have laughed in a while. It was a much needed trip and a great break from the some of the things we are facing as a family right now!

Here are some's our weekend in photos!

Kourtnie and I at the airport at 7:00 in the morning!!

Jimmy and I the first night

Kourtnie, Me, and Shannon at Shadow Bar

Jimmy and Nolan - he's small!! all 7 foot of him!

Our group - Me, Jimmy, Nolan, Shannon, Kourtnie, & Kevin

My man and I




Oh, and check back in a day or two. I have an awesome giveaway from one of the etsy boutiques I purchase from regularly! You don't want to miss it!!!


Amy said...

I'm so glad your home !!! and Frankie and I are still enjoying laughing with you at your Vegas adventures!! Frankie is so jealous, you may find him in your suitcase next time you go ;-) look AMAZING in your pics. I'll be sure and check back for your giveaway.

Sabrina said...

It looks like you had a blast! And Yippee for MacKenzie crawling! How old is she? That is so exciting...I am excited about your future Etsy giveaway too:) I LOVE Etsy:)

The Hulett Family said...

I'm so jealous of your vacation!! Lord knows I/We need one! ha. So glad to hear you had a good time tho and it's always great to come home to your babies... just not the laundry =) Yay for Kenz crawling.... have fun chasing her lol

Kim ~ "Mama G" said...

I'm so glad you are home. I'm glad you and Jimmy had such a good time. I'm glad you've gotten to see and hold your precious little ones. BUT KNOW THIS, KK IS HAVING MAJOR WITHDRAWALS. I NEED A FIX - LIKE TODAY. I'm thinking that even if you don't go with us to eat for Shan's bday, I am going to come by there on the way home to get a hug and kiss from JD and Kenzie girl (yes, JD has me calling her that too). It hit me last night when I laid down that our house is way way too quite right now. Then this morning, Tim and I went upstairs to jump in bed with Shan to wish her Happy Birthday. As I was about to head downstairs I looked in Eric/Dustin's room and there was Kenzie's bed. I had to go over and pick up her little blanket to hold up to my face and smell her sweet smell. Oh, how I miss them. But know, Sweet Pea, I missed you too! I love you dearly!! Mama

The Silva's said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!! I am sure it was well deserved! Yea for MacKenzie crawling!!! They are so fun to watch when they reach the "new" milestones!!! Looking forward to the giveaway!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I will have to get it for sure! That is so awesome you girls have that group!