Friday, December 10, 2010

Go Cards

In the pre season We went to the best Preseason Cardinals game EVER! It was so exciting especially since our favorite player of all time Max Hall had a rockin night!
It was Winstons first NFL experience. He loves football and he loves his Cards:) It was fun to be there with Kinzi and the Halls just celebrating Max's accomplishments.

Carrie came with Leah, she thought Leah was wearing a cards jersey but it was actually ASU haha:) Just as long as it wasn't Uof A






My future football star :)











































My dad got us these great seats and then shows up in the opposing teams jersey...What???? He had to support his team since he grew up in Virginia. It was a win win for him













Its so good to see good things happen to good people. YOu don't find nicer people than MAx and Mckinzi! So happy for you guys and I wish you all the success in the world:)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Camping aka What was I thinking

This Summer Nate and Loren Smith got the bright idea that we should go on a camping trip with the kiddos. Thus far in our marriage, we've camped a few times. Our camping has only been quick overnight trips and we always camp at the same place. Mount Graham. This is by Thatcher and where Nate has camped most of his life. At Mount Graham, you just drive up the mountain and find a good spot and we always have a good time.
Well, this trip was different. First of all this was our first time camping with babies. Camping for just one night with adults is perfectly fine, camping one night with babies is ridiculous. There is way too much stuff to bring, and it is so not worth the hastle.
So here's the details to our not so fabulous trip...
Here we are finally packed only a couple hours after we were hoping to leave. Check out Winston trying to peek over all our stuff. Though we are packed, we were not quite ready to go, because we still had to go pick up the canoe so the boys could fish. The drive was only supposed to be an hour and a half to the camp site, but we waited an hour to load the canoe and then we started our drive. Once we got into town it was dark. We headed to the lake where we were planning to camp next to. When we got there though, we realized that the site we were hoping to stay on was completely full due to the holiday weekend, and that in order to camp there we were supposed to make reservations. We were not in Thatcher any more, this was way different than what we are used to. Splendid!!!! So we drove for another 2 hours in the dark, with 4 cranky babies including me and Stacia, finally we found this make shift camp site right of this dirt road and when I say make shift, I mean it.
So now its like 10pm and we haven't eaten dinner, because we had packed tin foil dinners that we would make once we got the fire started. So we start getting everything set up, and of course it starts raining. Awesome! So we get the tent up and now have to eat our food inside. Which we tried to get rid of all the elk meat in our fridge and made dinner out of elk....hmmmm, not so tasty. It needed lots and lots of ketchup to taste good.
Since it was pitch black when we found our camp site, we kept joking how in the morning we would probably wake up to the most beautiful scenery.... nope.... we woke up to sad remnants of a forest fire.

This is all our stuff. Now the main point of the trip was to fish, after all we did rent a canoe. So after eating Breakfast, it was time to pack everything up and head to the lake..... yeah, so not worth the hastle.





'winston helping take down the tent


This phase of Winston's life was hard on me. He wanted nothing to do with me and was obsessed with his dad, sometimes he's still like this. But anyway, this picture sums it all up, check out that glare he's giving me.




I won best dressed of the trip...actually everyone kept making fun of my outfit.











First camping trip yeah!!!


Oh and did I mention that Winston did not sleep that night, he just cried and screamed for like 2 hours. And our site was surrounded by all of these fresh cow turd piles
I would say this picture sums up our trip:)




HB trip

Stacia came home for the summer and we had so much fun. One weekend, Nate was so nice to stay home with Winston and let me and Stacia go out to California to go visit my brother Ryan who was staying the summer at his friends beach house in Huntington Beach. It was a very quick trip, but in our short time there, we had so much fun and have so many funny stories just from a one and a half day trip. This was the Beautiful house we stayed in. It was so much fun to be back in HB. Its been so long since I was back there, but I loved it. My favorite thing was riding a beach cruiser around and going to take yoga classes at the Main street Yoga Works.

Check out this Kitchen. This house was so nice.


We went out for Ryans birthday!




You can't go to HB and not go to the sugar shack. Its a must do.






Wud up


Saturday, September 4, 2010

randoms

I have a few random pics and videos that I wanted to post!
First Cannon my nephew turned 3 Yeah!!!!! What a big boy!!!


Then I have two cute and funny videos of Winston. The first is of him playing Where's Winston. I think when he says wootie, that really is his way of saying Winston.
The other video might make you think I'm the worst mom ever! haha. But When Stacia was visiting this summer, she came over and helped me a lot with Winston. One day we were going to meet my mom for lunch and I asked Stacia if she could help me get Winston Dressed before we left. Well He ended up in the most wt outfit ever. He looked like Bruno or something. haha. It was so funny though, so I let him wear it. haha. We laughed so hard. I just love my little man. he is so funny and cute!!!!! love him!!! Hopefully the videos come out well.

video video

Friday, August 6, 2010

4th in Flo Rida

It was so great to be able to go to Florida this summer for the 4th of July!
Nate's grandparents celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year, so the entire family made their way to Florida for a week long visit. Everyone except Camille and Jay and of course Jared who is serving his mission in Africa were able to go. We missed you guys
So we're off for a week and I have to admit I was terrified of what that plane ride was going to be like. This was Winston's first time flying. He did so Well!!! For the first time ever, I was grateful for layovers, where Winston was able to get his wiggles out. The airport was a giant playground for Winston. He loves escalators and anything with wheels. So he was in heaven with all the wheelchairs and luggage rollers at every corner.

Getting ready to shine his shoes:)

Yeah!!! We made it to Fort Myers Florida. Day one, we went to Sanibelle Island and spent a day at the beach. We had rain storms everyday that we were there, but luckily we managed to have clear skies at the beach.
The beaches at Sanibel are beautiful. You walk through tons of greenery and then you hit the beach. Here is Ian (Nate's hilarious little cousin) Winston and NateWinston loved being able to play in the warm gulf water where the waves are gentle and small. This boy was in heaven!!! This place is known to have awesome shells too. We found so many!


Family at the beach!

On our way home from the beach, we made a stop at the hopital
No need to worry, it was for good reasons. Nate's cousin Marli had a beautiful baby boy that day!I was able to meet all of Nate's expended family just last year when we went to Florida on a trip there. But this trip we got to meet Nates long lost cousin. Jimmy was very nice and it is too crazy how much he looks like a Wright.
Happy Anniversary Grandma and Grandpa Wright
All the siblings
Raylee and Winston rockin out
We had such a large group that we all stayed at different relatives homes. One of the homes had a lake in the backyard. We had a great time kyacking!

Watch out for the giant grasshoppers
Ian and Nate went all the way to this island where they saw alligators
The next day we went to Ft. Myers beach. I only wish Winston would have slept longer. This lasted maybe one minute:( Kase slept good though.
If you remember my post from last Fl trip, I raved about this orange juice place...Yep, still good! We love this place, and made an effort to go there as many times as we could.
Here's day one
Day 2

And day 3
Not only is the onrange juice so good, but they also have orange and keylime soft serve icecream that is delicious too

One day we all took a walk through this Nature preserve that is right near the house. It was so pretty, we were litteraly in the tropics. Our hope was to spot an alligator. We found a group of baby racoons, they were so close. I was so scared though because I felt like the mama racoon was going to jump on my back out of nowhere and attack me. You should have heard me scream when a drop of water landed on my head. The whole group thought I was being attacked or something. ah good times!
Family pic on the Nature preserve. Happy 4th!
Grandpa joined us. This place is in his backyard and he had never been before. We walked so much and he is in great shape.
I got some cute pics here. I wish I had a nice camera, this place would be a cute photo shoot. Maybe someday...






Mission accomplished!!!! We totally found this alligator! It was so cool!
We made our own fireworks show! Thanks guys for not blowing us up, well there was one close call. I'm still traumatized, haha!
Sparklers!!!
Win
All the grandlee kids. Raylee and Alezae loved their tutus from Grandma Roo best buds
The cousins minus Camille and Jared and Dillon with Grandparents (those mirrors ruined the picture)
All the great grandkids (minus Addie)

4 generations (I know I have some of these already oh well)
We love Grandpa Wright!!!
Thanks for the great time in Florida! Hope to see you all soon!!!