Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Epic Adventure Day 2

Took it easy this morning and then headed over to our cruise ship. The girls think are cabin is cool. Kailei will sleep on a bunk bed so she is looking forward to that. 

The girls didn't sleep that well so they are took a nap. Zeb and I slept great so we explored the ship. So much to do, so little time.

I spent some time on deck reading while Zeb explored even more if the ship. We met up with Grammy at the emergency drill orientation. 

Got comfortable with our quarters. Unpacked and hit the hay. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Epic Adventure Day 1

After a weekend of scrambling to get ready we left Denver around 11am yesterday morning. The dogs were left in trusted hands and our vacation was finally here. 

Mark took us to the airport which was nice so we didn't have to pay for parking for three weeks. Kailei started off with a stomach ache. My guess it was nerves but who knows.  The plane rides were fine. 

Unfortunately most of us could not sleep so we arrived exhausted. We were grateful to have a hotel shuttle pick us up so we just had to look for our name. 

The driver took us to Hotel Traino in Civieavecchia. We immediately napped. 

When I finally got everyone to wake up we ventured out. Made our way on various streets down to the ports. 

Grabbed a little lunch (McDonald's) and then visited a fort that Michelangelo built. We also walked out 
onto a pier. It was lovely although hot. I didn't last long before I needed to be in the shade. 

After relaxing so peacefully we made our way to a restaurant. Enjoyed pizza margarita on the patio.

Now trying to stay awake  but the sand man is winning. Good night!

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Graduate

So Nicholas graduated today.  We are so very proud of him.  He is such a great young man and has so much to offer the world. 

His graduation was held in a church right by my house so we had his graduation party at our house.  Just family, food, and fond memories of Nic as he as grown up. 

Nic will attend the School of Mines in the fall which is not an easy school to get in to.  We are so very happy for him.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

My Birthday

So this is the big 50 for me.  I can hardly believe it.  Had lots of plans to do something big but since we will be traveling for Mark's wedding, we had to let any plans go.  That said, Zeb decided to send me a singing telegram to work.  Oh my gosh, it was kind of a disaster.  The guy couldn't really sing and was dressed as a angel of death with a cowboy had on.  It was the weirdest thing I've ever had happen to me.  Thank goodness there were no kids there. Not sure whether to laugh or cry.  It was weird but so very thoughtful of my husband. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

JCCC End of Year

Wrapped up another year of Chinese today.  Kailei did a dance and a small skit in class.  One more year of Saturday mornings to go. 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

Felt so very special today.  Girls made me breakfast as usual and showered me with gifts that I absolutely loved.  Zeb gave me two charms to add to my charm bracelet - one to represent Keara and one to represent Kailei.  I'm the luckiest mom ever!