Thursday, October 23, 2008

Halloween Practice

While I was out of town last weekend in Portland, Rob being the amazing dad that he is got all of the kids ready in the Halloween costumes and took them to our wards Trunk-or-Treat. This is our cute little witch getting ready to go get some candy.

And this is our cute little Dragon, eating some candy.

...and our cat...

...the entire bunch...

...and tinkerbell, of course overwhelmed with joy for candy.

Although I missed out on this evening they were all generous enough to share their spoils with me. I love Halloween, even when its just practice.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Date Night

We recently had a family date night at one of our favorite restaurants, Bepe and Gianni's. Rob got home from work an hour early on a Friday night and suggested the idea and we all jumped on it. It was so much fun. We have always loved to go out as a family. Before we had any children we did it much more frequently, but vowed that even after we had kids we would still continue to do it.

As you can see, we are all happy about it. Well you can't see me because I am taking all the pictures, but I trust me I am also enjoying it. Bepe and Gianni's has delicious Italian food. The kids love the atmosphere because its a little more fancy than Red Robin. They love the bread with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar. Plus pasta is a dish everyone in our family loves. It was so much fun being out for all of us. We had a lot of fun conversations, no one was complaining about what they had to eat, I didn't have to cook, or clean up. It was a lovely evening out so we even went for a little walk around the neighborhood after. Ahhhhh, we are so lucky to have such a cute little family.

Show me your smile...

Although, not necessarily camera ready, this is what we get when we actually ask Crew to smile. Its very loveable don't ya think?

He is gradually perfecting it. He knows whenever we ask, and he poses, we all laugh endearingly. He is pretty darn cute.

Girls Trip - Victoria

So I admit it. I am pretty spoiled. Not only do I have wonderful friends like Sandi (Brown hair) who happen to work for an airline and love me enough to take me along on trips with her to really great places. I also have a great husband who is always happy to watch the kids for me when I take breaks (I tell him its free therapy). Anyways... Sandi was so gracious and took me and Margaret (blond hair) away to Victoria for a quick weekend getaway. Not only was she able to fly us for free, but wait until you see the hotel she also was able to get us into for free. I think I need a job with Horizon Air.

This picture was taken right outside the hotel. They have the most lovely gardens. The flowers were not only abundant, but so colorful and beautiful. How could you not be in a good mood. Just on the right in the background is a little glimpse of the pool house. We went for a morning workout on Saturday, and I actually went swimming (without kids) and lounged in the hot tub. It was glorious. Not to mention they had a great workout room, and since I wasn't on a time frame I over did it and was sore for 3 days.

This is the Empress. Wow it was unbelievable. Sandi I owe you something serious. Chocolate for life. Dessert every month for a year. Whatever, just let me know. We stayed in the "Gold" section. OMG. We were treated like celebrities. They had this amazing lounge for "Gold" members that had the most amazingly delectable treats. There were just there for us anytime of the day all day, and when they ran out, they would put out more. For me it was pure heaven. Plus we had an amazing breakfast, and Hors D' Oeuvres in the evening. Hors D' Oeuvres, please it was a dinner, and it was good. They had even more desserts out for this...again...heaven.

There was a cute little Ice-cream parlor next to the hotel, and then a quaint restaurant with super yummy food. Ahhhh.

I absolutely loved Victoria. The people were so incredibly nice everywhere we went. The shopping was great and these streets were so cute. Don't I look very relaxed and happy. Free therapy.

Another cute pictures of my friends. This was also taken on the grounds of the hotel. It was pure luxury. There was a girl in the Lush store that asked where we were staying and when I told her the Empress her mouth dropped open and she said wow, you girls stay in style. Yippie, I felt really cool and sophisticated. Thanks Sandi, have I said that enough. It was so much fun.