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Monday, June 13, 2011

House for Sale

Our house is officially on the market!

http://auburnhouseforsale.blogspot.com/

Please forward this link on to as many people as you can think of!  We are trying to do FSBO, and you just never know who's in the market for a new place!

Big Trucks

We took the boys to the Touch a Truck event at Magnuson, sponsored by Junior Achievement.  It was a really great event - they had tons of different types of trucks/tractors for the kids to climb all over and go inside.  The place was packed and there were long lines to get in most of the vehicles, but it was fun for the guys.  Thanks to Aunt Kendra and Uncle Steve, Anthony now has this fireman hat that lights up and makes siren sounds, which he is just crazy about!




Sunday, June 12, 2011

Happiness is...

popsicles on a hot summer day!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

 Boaters

 Clamming





Showing off their muscles during a bed time story.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Virginia Beach

 Virginia Beach was beautiful and we had a wonderful time relaxing for a few days.  Anthony called the ocean the "Big Momo" (momo is his word for water).

At the aquarium, where I'm obviously very excited about something...
 Ryan, Jody and the kids came and spent a day with us while we were at the beach.  While they were in town we were able to experience the "severe thunderstorms" that Virginia has - wow!  For a couple of minutes we thought it was a tornado, the winds and rain were just crazy.  Thankfully we had just entered a restaurant for dinner and weren't stuck outside!
I went in the swimming pool for the first time since being paralyzed, and it was pretty cool to be back in the water again.  I really enjoyed it and might have to get in more often.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Busch Gardens

 
We had a great time at Busch Gardens and we were so thankful we weren't in VA during the hot summer months!  May was hot enough for us!  Anthony was so excited to go on this ride in Sesame Street land, and he loved it for the first 10 seconds.  Then he was crying and frantic to get off.  Poor kid didn't go on another ride the whole time we were at the park, but he had fun running around!

 Waiting to be big kids so they can go on the rides too....


 Caleb was finally big enough for this swing ride, and he was so excited!

Playground


My Beautiful Nieces

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dr. Ryan Anardi

 The main purpose for our visit to the East Coast was to watch Ryan graduate from dental school.  The last four years have gone by so quickly, and we are SO excited to have the family move back home!! 

Anthony really enjoyed the ceremony.


 
Giving Brooke a hug, which she obviously really enjoyed.




We are so happy for Ryan, Jody and the kids - this is such a big accomplishment, was a ton of hard work and stress, and they made it through!  Welcome home you guys!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Caleb's TBall Game

After DC we headed to Richmond where Jared's brother Ryan and his family live.  We made it in time to see one of Caleb's tball games - it's so great to get to be there for the regular day to day fun! 


Sunday, June 5, 2011

DC

We had such a great time on our first big family vacation.  Anthony did great on the flight to DC, though kept us busy the entire plane ride, feeding him snacks and bringing out new toys to play with.  I don't know that we'll be doing another 6 hour flight any time soon...;)  Here are a few pics from the DC portion of our trip.  We also went to Richmond and Virginia Beach.  I'll spare you the posts of all of the monuments and just give you a few of our cheesy tourist photos.

 Lincoln Memorial
 The reflecting pool was unfortunately under construction while we were there, which made for some lovely scenic photos.
Thoroughly enjoying a tour of the Capitol.
 Museum of Natural History & Science
 Chasing pigeons at the Capitol.  Perhaps A's favorite part of DC.
 Air & Space Museum

 
The white house.  Perhaps you've heard of it.