Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Kade Visits and Chase turns 2!

My brother came into town a couple of weeks ago and stayed for 10 days. I love it when he comes to visit and we had so much fun when he was here. I was so happy that he was here to celebrate Chase turning two. Dan and I call Chase our nephew, but really he is my cousin, Rebecca's baby....except he isn't a baby anymore! Rebecca and I are as close as sister's can be, so I feel like I can call Chase my nephew :)

Saturday after Kade arrived we went to a peach orchard in Gainesville with Rebecca, Jessica and Chase. It was so much fun even though it rained at the end of our visit. We left with 15 lbs of peaches, so I had to get creative with what I made with all of them.

During the week we spent time at my mom's house and saw a lot of family. We have a lot of family that lives close so it's always nice to find a reason to get together.

The night before Kade left we celebrated Chase's birthday at Rebecca and Jesse's and it was so fun. I made a new Sangria recipe that was a hit! I think it should be a staple at all birthday parties!
Happy birthday little guy! We love you so much!
Somehow I managed to not get a picture of Dan and I but I did capture his awesome hand stand! I had no idea he had this talent!
Rebecca and I are going to California to visit Kade in September before he makes his trip to Thailand. I'm going to miss him when he's gone but he is going to have an amazing time.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bad Blogger!!

My has this year flown by!! My last post was about the Fall and now it is half way through July!!
I LOVE summer and we are trying to get as much in as we can this year. Growing up I always looked forward to summer and now I still do. It's not like I get a break from work or anything...I do think it would be nice to be a kid again sometimes!

This year has been full of trips. Dan and I love to travel and we try and do as much traveling as we can fit in. In April we went to Seattle with our friends Adrienne and Glenn. We normally travel with just the two of us, but it was so fun to have another couple with us! They love to eat and drink (in moderation of course) just as much as we do so it worked out well and we all had a blast. Seattle has great weather despite what Grey's Anatomy shows. It was sunny and cool the entire time! The food is amazing and we tried to eat as much as we could. I think we had appetizers for breakfast, then breakfast, then dessert after breakfast, mid morning snack, appetizer to lunch, lunch...you get the drift. Again, the food in Seattle is AMAZING!! Dan and I worked out really hard when we got home...the food was worth it!

For the 4th we went to Cabo with our friends, Jamie and Dana. We had never been to Cabo before but I was very impressed! It was nice to get away and do nothing but lay by the pool and relax!

In a couple of weeks we head out for a Baltic cruise. I'm super excited about this trip and we bought a fancy camera that we are going to try to figure out how to use.