Friday, July 15, 2011

Sea World

So, for the 4th of July we met my sister's family in San Antonio for the long weekend.
It was the BEST weekend EVER!!! (Now, repeat this phrase & try to replicate the scene in "Tangled")
I have not seen my sister for 11 was the longest we have ever been apart from each other in our whole lives. (aside from her 18 month mission.) Rest assured, I will never let it happen again that we apart for that long of time.

Day 1: Schlitterbahn Water Park.
Water Park + Camera = Bad idea...therefore....No photos to show you.
We didn't do all the big rides, but had lots of fun in the kiddie area.
After the water park, we walked the Riverwalk & ate BBQ outside by the water.

Day 2: Sea World
One word: A*W*E*S*O*M*E
We are definitely going back again and again. The place had something for everyone: animal shows, sesame street shows, indoor aquarium, a huge waterpark, kiddie rides and roller coasters. We went on the busiest weekend of the year (38,000 people on the day we went), but no fear because we had a "fast pass." You pay extra for this wrist band & you LITERALLY cut in front of all the lines!!!!!! Worth every penny, we will do it every time we go because it was THAT awesome!!

The boys had the best time are still talking about cousins, dolphins, cousins, sharks, cousins, penguins, cousins, whales, cousins, cousins, cousins.....
(PS - they had a REALLY good time with their cousins!!!!)

This group shot was at the end of the day....we were all pretty worn out, but boy, was it fun!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Last week a friend passed away.

I only met him about a year ago, but he and is family left quite the impression on me and Jason. Wes Truman was diagnosed with a brain tumor a few years ago, it was treated & he went into remission for a bit. A year and a half ago it returned with a vengeance. No amount of treatment could stop the disease. Wes left behind a devoted wife, Lori & 2 young children, Lucy & Spencer. Anyone who knew this family has been changed for the better. Through their trials this family has been nothing less than devoted to their God & family. Wes & Lori have a love story that you only find in movies. Lori's strength & commitment to her husband is inspiring. If you'd like just a glimpse of this amazing family, you can visit their Family Blog or the Wes Truman Memorial blog.
You may want to grab a box of tissues.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

7 years & going strong

On June 30 Jason and I celebrated our 7th Wedding Anniversary. It's hard to believe we've been married that long...time has gone by so fast! I become more in love with him every day. He has a heart of gold and is a genuine person. He doesn't do things for show, but gives service behind the scenes. He loves me and our children so much. Our temple marriage means that we can spend an eternity together and it's going to be GREAT!!
I love you Jason.

Jason brought these home the other day and I don't think I have had flowers this beautiful before....ever!! They make me smile every time I see them.