Saturday, August 29, 2009

Family Campout (in the backyard)

I came home this afternoon from the mall to find Mark and the kids had erected a tent in the backyard--a HUGE tent, mind you--complete with a TV and movies playing. So we drove through KFC for dinner and ate in our tent, then camped out a bit until Gryffy's bedtime. Now Mark and Lorelei are camping out under the stars. He's such a great dad.

A Christmas Carol Train

On Wednesday we met Mark at work and saw the Disney A Christmas Carol train at Union Station. The day was hot, the line was an hour long, but hey... you can't beat Christmas carols in August. We can't wait to see the movie!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mazatlan (Wheel of Fortune Prize Trip)

Finally, some photos from our incredible family vacation to Mazatlan, Mexico, compliments of winning the prize puzzle on Wheel of Fortune. I had no idea what an amazing vacation this would be for our family, but it was much needed bonding time... no phones... no Internet... no cooking and chores... no worries, except that I lost our ATM card the first day (oops). It was just time, OUR time, and there's nothing in the world that can beat that.
Gryffin & Lorelei watching the sunset
Lorelei putting Gryffy in the same stranglehold--such love!
Oops... Beach Bum!
Our gorgeous resort, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay.
The view from our awesome suite--probably the best location there.
The pool in the early morning.
The Princess and her pinada.
Gryffy stomping in the sand.
A view from our balcony.
The fam soaking in the pool.
Lorelei and Mommy.
Gryffy, the buccaneer, in his high chair.
The gazebo
Our suite (after room service, of course)
Daddy and the kids enjoying the Mazatlan sunset.
The cathedral of Mazatlan.
The cliff divers, who I swear are suicidal. Yikes!
More of the Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort.