Sunday, August 23, 2009

North Carolina

We were lucky enough to spend a week in No Carolina with our family for Rueben's graduation. After spending a couple of days in Winston-Salem we traveled to Kitty Hawk and spent 5 days in a beach house. It was amazing!!!! Our days were spent sleeping in, playing on the beach, playing in the ocean, shopping and spending time together. The kids loved playing with their cousins, Andrew loved being able to hang out with his brothers and I loved being able to see my family so happy and enjoying our time away.

Sweet little Isa has been asking to get her ears pierced, lucky for us Criseida waited til we could all be there to see her. She was such a big girl and didn't even cry. Bree and Kait have been begging me to get a 2nd hole, I gave in on the trip. So all 3 girls got their ears pierced. I think though Isa was the bravest!!!

Riding the Merry-Go-Round that is in the mall. Seriously it could take 3 days to walk thru this mall, its huge. Unfortunately all the the guys were with us so we werent able to spend as much time there as we may have wanted. Maybe next time.......

Nights at the beach house were spent playing games and watching movies(movies that Sam and Isa picked out!!) We laughed and laughed some more, ate good food and just enjoyed being together as a family

Kait and Isa showing off their lips after applying lip gloss for 5 mins!! Our kids loved their time with their sweet cousins.

North Carolina is so incredibly green. The drive to the beach house was awesome-- to see the different types of trees, the silk worms in the trees and cars parked on the side of the roads??? It was wierd, I have never seen so many cars just sitting there--not sure why??

Bree and Kaitlyn with their boogie boards. The kids had so much fun playing in the ocean and riding the waves. The last day we were there, the waves were huge due to the fact that Hurricane Bill was on his way. One of the times the kids were in the water, Kaitlyn let out a huge scream and came running into shore, I guess she had looked behind her at the wave and it was full of hundreds of little fish, scared the poor girl. Didn't take long and she was right back out in the water.

Rueben and Criseida at graduation. We are so proud of Rueben and his accomplishment, also of Criseida for giving a 110% at supporting Benny and taking care of their sweet family. Good job, you two. We love you guys so much. And I have to say hope that one day you decide to move closer to Utah, we miss you too much!!!


Jeni said...

What a wonderful trip! It looks like you guys had so much fun!

Sarah said...

I'm jealous! That looks like it was so much fun....what a great vacation!! I'm thrilled for you that you are so happy and that life is deserve the best! Your family is beautiful! I say this every time, but I just can't believe how grown-up everyone is! Take Care

criseida said...

Let's do it again!!!! ha