Saturday, June 30, 2007

We're Back!

This last week Ryan had training all week in a hotel in the Bay area. Since I couldn't tag along, and I wasn't too enthralled with staying in our oh-so-interesting little place by myself 24/7, I hopped on a plane to Arizona! I had the BEST vacation. Mary and Tom and Corey and Sally treated me like a princess. I just loved doing what they do and playing with the kids. My favorite part was all the talking we did. I love the connection and closeness I feel with all of my family! Thanks to the AZ bunch for being so sweet to me. Ryan appreciates it too. (He was so jealous when I showed him all the pictures! He wishes he could have been there.)

Can you believe what a cutie she is?! She is smiling and crawling like crazy. She can keep herself entertained for so long.

I was her mom during swimming lessons. Well, her substitute mom. I loved it. She makes all kinds of noise when she's in the water. And you should have seen her kicking and splashing in the pool at Corey and Sally's.

I couldn't get over how beautiful Ashlyn's eyes are. Good genes.

Can you tell we did a lot of swimming? I'd almost forgotten how hot AZ is in the summer! Corey and Sally's new house is fantastic.


Landen could stay entertained forever just with a squirt bottle! It was so cute to see how Madilyn liked having him squirt it in his mouth.

And this is us reunited! Ryan had a great time at his internship training. He really likes all of the people Ernst & Young recruits and hires. (But of course he missed me madly.)

Our latest and greatest news is that while we were gone, the woman that we're renting the place from moved in. Yep. I was pretty surprised. I guess she'll be moving back out after this week, when she'll fly home to Germany for the rest of the summer. (The cheese now chillin' on our counter is dated Dec 5) Nothing about this sublet is quite turning out how I expected, but at least we've got each other!


  1. By the way, if anyone has any suggestions for super easy meals that don't involve a microwave (though we do have an oven), that would be terrific. PBJs and cereal could get old... Thanks!

  2. Macaroni and cheese... Spaghettios... You have a stove top, right?

    Welcome back! Looks like you had SO much fun!

  3. I love reading and seeing your blog and pics! Rice and Roni is good with chicken and veggies.

  4. Yay I was SO excited to see this blog. I love all the pictures! It looks like you had a great time in AZ. The kids are so cute! Madilyn is adorable in the water, how fun!

    And you and Ryan are definitely one very attractive couple! That's an awesome picture of you two with the sunset.

    Miss you!

  5. that looks wonderful! I'm so jealous of you and your family.

  6. I'm glad you're back! Looks like you had a blast! It's awesome to visit family. Corey/Mary+families sure know how to entertain guests don't they!!?