Monday, July 20, 2009
So Barrett is still working in Las Vegas hopefully for only a few more weeks! Now that we have no more obligations,like swimming, dr's appt etc. We decided to come back with him until he is done. We are staying in a extended stay hotel with a pool. That should be enough for us. The kids love swimming and with 110 degrees that is about all we can do during the day!It is tight quarters for the five of us, but well worth it to be together. I hope we can manage to keep busy and from driving each other cazy until he is done. I just need to be thankful he has a job. The job situation is kind of frightening. I hate being alone and thankfully it is not during school and not too far so we can come down. I want to get some workbooks or something to keep the kids busy inside the hotel room. Any tips or advice please share! I don't know how military wives do it. I am not that strong. I am truly grateful for a job and for a hardworking husband! So goodbye cool mountain breezes and hello to the desert heat!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
We also went to an aquarium in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay! It was so fun to see the kids look at all the fish and sharks. They have a tunnel where you walk through the aquarium and the sharks were right above you. My parents came out and went through that with us. We all had a good time.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I just have to post that yesterday was our anniversary! Wow has it gone by fast. Bear has been working in Vegas for a about 5 weeks and we have been apart far too much. He did come home this weekend and we had a great time celebrating the 4th and our 8 years together. We have actually been together 10yrs including the mission time. We were able to go out on Friday thanks to Barrett's Mom and get much needed massages (after sleeping on hotel beds and being alone and exhausted)! We then went out to one of our fav's Red Lobster and just talked and spent good quality alone time. You really appreciate and love someone even more when you have to be away from them. We reminisced about the 8 wonderful years and that special day 8 years ago! We love having it close to the 4th, time off and fun activities! I love being married to him and knowing we can be together forever!! I hate having him gone but I thank him for providing and taking care of us so well! I love hugging him and just being in his arms! I hate fighting and arguing but know it will only make us stronger, we will get through tough times and make it through this trial of life! I love the 3 beautiful creations we have together and they remind us daily what life is about! I love learning and growing each year whether good or bad. I love being a Love!! Thanks Honey for all you do amd for 8 wonderful years I love you! Here is too many many more!!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
We went to a fun splash park in a nice Las Vegas neighboorhood. They had a little pond with ducks the kids got to feed and lots of turtles everywhere. Then inside a gated area there is a free park where there is a playground and splash toys! It was still so hot we didn't spend too long there! But the kids had fun!!
Then one night we drove out to Hoover Dam with Barrett and saw that neat site! Barrett was so excited, it was pretty amazing. I don't know what was cooler the dam or the bridge they are building! The kids were amazed!
So Barrett has been working in Las Vegas for about 6 weeks helping Layton finish out a project and will hopefully soon be done. We went down for 2 weeks to spend some time with him. It was nice for us to have a little vacation, while sad that he still had to work all day every day. We got perfect weather and had a few fun outings beside the pool! We went every single day to the pool, it was so nice and fun for the kids, they love the water! Here are a few highlights from our trip.
We went to a really neat park where big horn sheep come eat the grass and just hang out. The kids wanted to touch them until they started ramming eachother and then climbing up the slide at the playground. They are so amazing how they don't even care about people being around, they litterally started walking on the slides and then kids said, "can we go now."