Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Viva Las Vegas!!

We left Friday for Las Vegas... to spend time with Brian's family and get the cousins together.  Was nice to leave the rain and wind behind!
 Our hotel had huge tubs with flat screen TVs above them... Sam loved it - world series and football while splashing around!  We had a great view of the city and Harper would run to the window and yell "Downtown Las Vegas Mama!"
 Littlest travelers...
Saturday we drove to Red Rock Canyon... Brian's mom loved to hike here and a tile was placed in her memory near the visitor's center.

 Trying for group photos...
 Beautiful tribute...
The kids loved the pool, hot tub, buffet and m&m world.  Great seeing everyone and sharing stories, photos and memories.  

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pumpkins 2012

We managed to get it all done in between rain showers!  Missed our Singapore family this year again... but they will be back for pumpkin fun next fall. :-)

October sky

Hard to believe we are nearing the end of October already... The boys have been back to school for almost 6 weeks, are nearing the end of soccer season and gearing up for Halloween.  This month has flown by but also been a blur... we've had a lot family and friends in and out, a crazy schedule and then everything came to a halt when Brian's mom passed away 2 weeks ago.  She was diagnosed with late stage cancer in August.  It's hard to believe how fast life can change.  We are trying hard to slow down and be present with each other and those around us...to cherish the "doing" instead of worrying so much about the getting it done.