Thursday, May 29, 2008

Trip to Seattle

I know this surprises you that we are updating our blog more than once this month, but I figured we had all of our fun pictures from Seattle, and you all would like to see them!

We left on Thursday the 22nd from Page and drove 4 hours to Vegas, where we caught a non-stop flight to Seattle. Bryson did so well! The flight took off at 8:30 pm (which is his bed time) and he didn't make a peep for the rest of the night! (I don't know if I have mentioned, but Bryson has been sleeping through the night for almost a month now!) Adam's brother, Sean, lives in Seattle with his wife Sara and their five kids. Sean picked us up from the airport at 11:30 pm and we headed to their house in Sammamish! Boy did we sleep well that night! We were so tired from traveling.

Friday morning we woke up and hung out with Sara and the kids. It was so fun to see them! We hadn't seen them since Christmas. Sean came home from School about noon and we left the kids (other than Bryson) with a babysitter and headed for the city! Our first stop was the Space needle. It was an amazing view of Seattle.

Bryson wasn't too excited ... it was a little chilly on top. So we took him inside to make him happy. I think these are the first giggles we have heard out of him!

Following the Space needle we went to Pike Street. They were getting ready to close up for the evening, so we just walked through quickly. It still was great. Sara and I both agreed that if we lived in the city we would go and get fresh fruits, veggies, and meat there everyday!

We next walked down to the pier where we caught a water taxi and rode across Elliot Bay to an amazing restaurant called Salty's. It was really good and had a fantastic view of the Seattle skyline! We ordered fresh crab legs and steak!

Bryson slept through most of dinner, but when he smelled those crab legs he just couldn't resist!

These are some incredible photos from our trip that Sean took.

The next day we woke up at 4:30 am to catch a ferry out of Anacortes to the San Juan Islands. While on the island, we went to a park so the kids could play and have lunch, whale watching near a lighthouse, and sight seeing around the beautiful island. It was a long day but we are so glad that we went! We got pizza in Anacortes on the way home and spent the rest of the night relaxing.

Sunday was spent going to church with Sean's family, playing games, watching movies, and just hanging out.

Monday, Sara and I went to get grocery's to get some grub for a traditional Memorial Day BBQ! Sara's parents happened to come into town that day for meetings and joined us for for a few hours too. Sean took us to Snoqualmie Falls which was only about 20 minutes from their house. It was BEAUTIFUL! We finished off the night by watching National Treasure II.

We left to go home on Tuesday and didn't get to Page until 11:30 pm. We were really tired but sure had a great time. Bryson did so well considering he is only 3 1/2 months. We were so grateful. Adam and I sure enjoyed the time away together.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Douglass News

Look how big I am getting!

A lot has gone on since I posted last. It seems like we are spinning everyday. Adam has been really busy with work and I have been busy being a mommy and going back to work for American Crafts. We head out for Seattle on Thursday so I wanted to update you with a few pictures before we go and have LOTS more to post!

First, WE HAD VISITORS!!! Doug, Maria, and Everett! They moved back to Provo and stayed in Page for the night. We met them at the famous Fiesta Mexicana while they ate dinner and we got desert! Bryson was so excited to meet his new friend. I can't believe how tiny he was! SERIOUSLY one of the cutest babies I have ever seen! Thanks for stopping guys!

Adam and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary of meeting on April 30th. Most of you might think we would go back to IHOP for each anniversary, but nope, we don't have an IHOP in Page ... and even if we did ... I don't think we would go because it is DISGUSTING!!! So here's to Sterling, a gay waiter, and our families! Because of them I am married to the greatest guy in the entire world. I love you babe! Here's to many, many more years!

We also went to Kanab to help Adam's sister-in-law build her new home. Two of Adam's brothers (Jarrett & Ryan) were there two, along with his dad. We were happy to see some of the family, and help her with her new home! (Plus it is a great excuse for the guy's to "Play tools" wink wink!)

As some of you might know, I actually have a relative in Page. His name is Dennis Dudley. He was going up to Logan on Mothers Day weekend for a college reunion, and asked if I wanted to ride up to see my family. Adam had the fathers & son's camp out, (mothers day weekend ... someone wasn't thinking in that meeting) and he had a softball tournament that he really wanted to play in. SO, Bryson and I decided to surprise my mom and head up with Dennis.

We surprised the heck out of her and the family. It made for a great first mothers day for me and a wonderful surprise mothers day for my mom! Adam and I are so blessed to have wonderful mothers! We love you both very much and are so grateful for all you do for us!

My parents serve in a branch presidency at the MTC and so when Adam and I come to visit, we go to church with them. It just so happens that my sister-in-law's younger sister is in the MTC and in my dad's branch. She hadn't seen Bryson yet and so we surprised her too. It was sure great to see her! She is going to the Madrid Spain Mission.

It just happened, that a few of my mission buddies were in town that I hadn't seen in a VERY long time ... so we got together and had a little brunch. I love those girls! They made the weekend even that much better!

Bryson finally got to meet his new cousin Addyson! MAN IS SHE ADORABLE! I was so excited to finally get to hold this cutie! We are going to have to visit lots before she grows up too much! Bryson really has been putting on pounds as you can see in the picture. Addyson is so tiny, I am sure she will never catch up! He is just growing so fast!

Other than that, we don't have too much news. It seems like we are staying busy with our callings and being parents. It is getting better and better each day as Bryson develops a personality. Here are some cute picts for you to see how big he is getting!
Bryson and Daddy fall asleep on the couch almost every night! It is SO cute!

Check out how long his eyelashes are!

Bathtime! Bryson loves taking a bath!