Thursday, May 14, 2015

Caribbean Cruise 2015 {On Our Way}

We recently went to the Caribbean on a cruise to celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary!  It was such a good time.  But first, we had to say goodbye to our kids.  We had lots of hugs and kisses.  And left them to have the time of their lives with Grandma Bush!  I sure did miss these sweet faces, but it was so nice to have some one on one time with Jason.
Once we were at the airport, we got lunch at the Rogue Pub.  It was really delicious. 
We also had to take a traditional "footsie" picture with the PDX carpet that is currently being replaced.  It is just one of the fun things that keeps Portland weird.
Then we were on our way!  We flew into Houston, TX.  It was a beautiful flight.  I love being up in the sky above the clouds.  It is one of my favorite sights.
Once in Houston, we went to the hotel (after waiting for an hour and a half for the hotel shuttle to arrive.)  There, we got dinner and caught up on some TV.  It was a nice night--kids free!  Super excited to go to the cruise the next day!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day 2015

This year I had a PERFECT Mother's Day!  I was pampered from the moment I woke up.  Through out the day, I was given little gifts. 
This is how my day went:
8:00 am: Piper brought me a little thing of Kit Kats and a cute little card she made. 
9:00am: Jason made me breakfast in bed (since I wasn't allowed downstairs)
 9:30 am: Emerson gave me a card he made in school and a cute little tulip magnet that he made. 
10:00 am: I got some cards and paper flowers with chocolates that my Mom helped the kids make while Jason and I were out of town.
11:00 am:  Went to church and got spoiled.  They gave up little plants and a little fun treat table during Relief Society.
2:30 pm: Emerson gave me a little card and some Butterfinger Bites.
3:00 pm:  I got to Skype with my Mom and all my family.
4:30 pm: I got to be a Visiting Teacher and help my friend that was needing some help.
6:00 pm:  Had a delicious dinner of Spaghetti Tetrazini made for me.
8:00 pm:  Had my last little gift delivered to me.  It was a game we have been wanting to get and Jason thought that this was a good excuse to buy it. 
It was seriously the perfect day.  I am so blessed to have the family I have.  Both the husband and kids, and the Mom, Dad and Sisters.  I am so LUCKY!  They all made my day incredible!
Also, I just have to say how lucky I am to have my Mom.  She is the best!  I am so grateful that she taught me by her example.  I am amazed by the person she is!  I love you, Mom!

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

First Lost Tooth

On Sunday afternoon after we got off the cruise ship, I got this message from Emerson. 
Later that day we facetimed and he showed us the damage. He was so proud of it. 
When we left for the cruise, his tooth was just barely loose. I was sure that it would be a while until it would come out. Apparently one day, he was eating some gummies and it became really loose all of the sudden. Grandma Bush told him that she could just hurry and pull it out. But he was insisting the he be taken to the dentist to be put to sleep and have them pull it. 
Later he recalled a story about a girl who feel asleep after she bit into an apple that woke up with both of her top teeth gone. (Which happens to be the story that Grandma Bush told him just a couple days before about how she lost her first teeth.).  So he asked for an apple. He took one bite and the tooth was gone. 

His sweet smile will never be the same, but he is sure excited to be growing up. And especially excited for the toothfairy to come.