Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Weekend Update

Over the weekend we went up to visit Trav's family for Easter and because Skyler just returned home from his mission to the Philippines Baugio (excuse the spelling?) Mission!!! We left Thursday around 6:30 pm. John and Hailee rode up with us since Dana and Camryn stayed home. The trip up was not so bad except since we drove through the night we were all quite tired. Thanks for helping with the driving, John!! The nice thing was that the girls slept a good portion of the time. We pulled into the Anderson's driveway just after 3:30 am (4:30 am Utah time) so our total time was right around 10 hours. Not bad considering we made some bathroom stops!!
On Friday morning we all finally got to see Skyler for the first time!! It was so surreal to think his two years are already over. We are all so glad he is home and it was GREAT seeing him again. Grandma Barb out-did herself big time this visit. It's always fun for the girls to see Grandma and there are always fun things to do but this trip she had lots of extra fun games, puzzles, and crafts for the girls! It was SO much fun! She bought the girls all matching dresses as seen in the below pictures. Grandpa John was so good with the girls too. He played and entertained them for hours. THANKS GUYS!!! Sunday we of course went to church. Skyler gave a great talk. He bore his testimony in Tagolog (again, not so sure with spelling) and it was amazing to listen to him speak like he had known the language his whole life. Totally incredible! We had a delicious Easter dinner afterwards :) Barb also put together an Easter egg hunt for the girls in their yard :) SO FUN! We got to see Granny and Papa, some other Anderson family members, and quite a few of the Simon side of Trav's family too including Jessy and Lizzie's new babies. Both had girls in the last couple months and they are both so beautiful! I think John and Barb were thrilled to have all 5 of their kids together for a long time. AND to have 3 of their 4 granddaughters there as well :) We really miss trips to Coeur d'Alene as they used to be more frequent before we moved so far away. Darn it, Utah, for being so far!!!
It was August the last time Barb had seen our girls in person and since the end of June for John. Yes, too long!! Our main reason is the fact that I am in school right now but we wish they were able to visit us more often too. Maybe someday...
Isabelle modeling her visor that I decorated for her at Grandma's.
Riley wearing hers. Also note the necklace she is wearing made by Riley with the help of Aunt Darcy and Aunt Randee, too I think. Thanks for being so patient with her!!! Love you girls :)
Cheesy smile.
Grandma Barb decorated Riley's visor. SUCH A CUTE CRAFT!!! And probably more fun for us adults than the kids. hee hee
Here are the girls in their dresses. It was nearly impossible to get all 3 to stay still and together long. You know how that goes!!
Barb got our girls green shirts for under their jumpers and John and Dana's girls pink shirts for under theirs.
Travis and I, ready for church!
Girls heading out on their Easter egg hunt.
Travis helped Isabelle. She was so slow...but still had a good time!
Riley, with Aunt Randee's help

Hailee...too bad it turned out blurry!! I couldn't really get great pics as the girls were too busy to stop and smile....gotta get the eggs, ya know???!!!

Hailee with a pretty full basket!
Isabelle in action...sort of.

These photos show the girls had no interest in looking at me for pictures. They needed to check out what yummy treats their eggs were filled with :)

Sunday afternoon...So sleepy!!

Uncle Skyler and Riley All 5 Anderson kids from youngest to oldest: Randee, Skyler, Darcy, Travis, and John

On our way home...because most of our car ride was during the day hours, the girls got quite fussy and whiny at times...but thankfully later in the day both decided to nap at the same time. Whew. Finally some peace and quiet! :)

Here are two videos of Isabelle who has found that bouncing on beds is fun. And it's just too cute to make her stop. Nothing too exciting for most, but oh well.... I was going to post more videos, of the Easter egg hunt...but this uploading crap takes too long and I am out of patience!! You should all be proud of me for posting all this so soon anyway ;) Ya know, considering my blog-slacking ways lately...

Also: Many people have been wanting to see pics of the house. Well...they are coming soon. Like, by Saturday at the very latest. It's just that things have been so hectic!! And it is still a work in even when I do post the pics this week, the house isn't really "done" or fully unpacked or decorated yet. Especially not decorated yet. But stay tuned :)


Rachel said...

You guys look so good! We have to get together some time :)

Jodi said...

Looks like you guys had a fun Easter. Riley's hair is getting so long. She is adorable, and Izzy looks like a charmer!

John said...

Randee definitely looks te most Chinese in the sibling pic.

Esther Noelle said...

Jenna I miss you!!! Erin came to VT me today and it was weird not having you there! I really want to come see your house sometime soon!

Ria said...

sissy you are really pretty. loves you :*

Darcy and Adam said...

Yaay! I love Izzy in the video... her "oh-kaaahy..."