Tuesday, December 21, 2010

OBX Thanksgiving 2010

Once again, we went to Outer Banks, North Carolina for Thanksgiving and had such a great time. This is the view from our bedroom at our beach house.

I love that Chase is our little dare devil and will try anything. He got right out in the water and had a great time boogie boarding with his dad.

Max is a little more timid in the water, but still had a great time. I can't believe he went in without a wet suit. The weather was terrific this year, but still a little chilly in the water.

Doesn't she look like she was born to surf?

There were a lot of dolphins this year that came pretty close to the shore. Clint and some of our friends got pretty close to them in their kayaks.

Madison is our water girl. She is so comfortable in the water, and loved every minute of it.

I love this shot with Aubrey's little footprints.

We look forward to this trip all year round. It is such a nice way to spend the holiday when we can't be close to family. We are already starting the count down to next year.

Halloween 2010

Better late than never...Chase couldn't decide whether he wanted to be a pirate or Mr. Incredible, so we did both.

This was at the ward trunk-or-treat. Mom & Mand, does Max's face bring back memories of a certain ghost?:) Don't ask me why he was so grumpy. Maddy's ears looks like an aerobic sweatband...lets just say we didn't plan costumes until a couple of days before Halloween.

I threw together this witch costume literally five minutes before we walked out the door. Clint decided not to dress up, therefore, no pictures of him...too bad!

I tried to get a picture of this little girl in our ward, cute, little Nora, with Aubrey. I think they look so much like each other. Maybe you can tell a little bit by the blurry picture. Wiggly girls...they just didn't want to hold still!

Aubrey Bug

My Aubrey Bug is growing up. For some reason, the minute you can put pig tails in their hair, they no longer feel like your baby....and this was even taken a few months ago.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Montreal/ Part 3

I didn't get tons of pictures of Montreal (my camera battery died), but it was such a great city. It had a very European feel, the main language is french, and the streets were full of quaint shops. We visited a Science Museum, it happened to be it's 50th anniversary, so we got in free...not too shabby.

Mike, Max, and Clint sitting on nails. Can you tell which one you could feel the most? Mike and Flavie, were gracious enough to let us stay with them while we were there. Yes, all six of us! (Flavie wasn't able to go to the Museum)

Pretty cool that the bubbles actually worked.

The End!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Day 2/Ottowa

The next day was Ottowa. It was such a beautiful city. Clint and I couldn't believe how clean it was. As you can see, our little pea was so worn out. Just a side note, these pictures have been placed at random.

We went to an Agriculture Museum. They had so much for the kids to do. It kind of reminded me of a small scale, This is the Place Monument. It was quaint, fun, and smelly at times...of course amongst the animals. Above is Madison working on her leather bracelet.

Chase grinding some corn. Along with the corn grinding, they had a corn bread making demo.

Max helping make apple cider.

I love that Aubrey acts like she's a big girl in these pictures. She climbed right up, grabbed a crayon, and took her coloring very serious.

How great are these pictures!!! Clint and I were rolling, it still makes me laugh to see them. I seriously am thinking of blowing them up and hanging them on my wall. All of their faces crack me up.

All of my sweet bugs together.

One of the amazing views overlooking Ottowa. It really was so breathtaking. On a side note: I will forever think of Seinfeld when I hear the word, "breathtaking"...you know which episode I'm talking about? Here's a hint...shrinkage!

Ottowa's equivalent of the White House.

The whole drive was so amazing! We picked a great weekend to travel. All of the leaves were changing, the sun was out with blue skies, the air was crisp, and take a look at the sunset we drove through. It was as if we were going to be swallowed up in the fiery clouds.

I'm sure you can't wait until the last post of our trip...to be continued...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Our family took a trip a couple of weeks ago to the Thousand Islands, Ottowa, and Montreal. I'm going to do each day of the trip a different post. Our first day was to the Thousand Islands just before the Canadian border. Yes, there are really over a thousand islands, pretty cool huh! It was crazy to see that people actually have their own island with their own house on it. We took a boat tour which dropped us off at a castle. It's a pretty romantic, yet tragic story. The man below in the picture loved his wife so much that he wanted to build a castle for her. It took four years and around 300 men to build it. Just before the fourth year when it would be done, his beloved wife passed away. How sad is that!?
This is her master bedroom. I absolutely love it! I think it's so charming and whimsical.

The grand staircase. Not the best shot of the family. Not a great shot, period. It kind of makes me dizzy looking at it...just a little lopsided and blurry.

The ceiling of the main foyer.
The castle, on it's own island.
Part of the castle, I can't remember what it was used for.
This is a bridge that crosses between the Canadian and American line.

This was Chase during most of the trip, throwing a tantrum. He's such a turd! He would grunt, put his hat over his eyes, and press his head against something.
Two of my loves....with no bums! It's amazing their pants stay on.

It was pretty windy on the boat. I have to laugh at this picture of me, I told Clint that I look plasticky, like a face lift gone bad.