Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mothers day & Anniversary

This past Thursday Maikal and I had an idea to surprise my mom for Mothers Day by coming up to Drayton Valley! So Friday morning we packed up all our things and headed up. It took us longer than usual due to the fact that we had to stop a few times to tend to Ben. My Dad had to keep distracting my Mom until we got there...{sorry dad...took longer than anticipated}. But once we got there we went inside quietly because we were going to surprise her. My Dad had her keep her eyes closed until we were ready. As many people know, my Mom doesn't get surprised very easily, so of course the words that immediately came out of her mouth while she was waiting were..."Give me my baby!" :)  Nothing gets past my Mom I guess haha.

The weekend was full of games, family, and great conversations. Maikal and I learnt about this game called 'Monopoly Deal'. Seriously so fun! I will never go back to the board game now.

Sunday was Mothers Day. My first Mothers Day being a Mom :) It was pretty great Id have to say. All of the men in the Branch gave all the Mom's Chocolate Bars and they were delicious. Maikal took care of all the messes, spills, and dirty diapers all day long! It was glorious :)

Rockwell and Baby Ben.
Rockwell is seriously the cutest little boy!
He loves Ben very much and is very careful with him.
Throughout the weekend he would randomly come and check up
on Ben just to make sure he was ok.
He loves holding him and asks a lot of questions about him.
I hope they grow to be very close cousins :)

I think our Family makes dang good looking children ;)

Auntie Chelsie

Now for our Anniversary

I can't believe it's all ready been an entire YEAR! Where has the time gone! So many things have happened. It was full of alot of ups and downs...but we made it to the 1 Year mark! Some say that the first year is the hardest, I guess we will just have to see how Year 2 goes  <3

Since we were so close to Edmonton, we decided to spend the day there for our Anniversary. We spent the afternoon at WEM and then headed to Red Robins for some dinner. Everything we bought was basically Hawaii clothes. Shorts, swimsuits, flowy dresses, and tank tops. 

Found these books at Chapters that resembled us :)

Later that evening we headed out to my cousin Shane's and played on the Quads. We LOVE quadding! We raced all over Shane's land and through the tree's. Maikals quad was in 4-wheel drive so whenever he would drive in front of me, I basically got dust and dirt all over me. not fun.
 It was close to sunset so we just parked our quads and enjoyed the lovely sky. Not too long after we stopped, we hear this little buzzing coming from the field.  We saw something very small coming towards us. We discovered that it was Shane riding his kid dirt bike. It was seriously the funniest thing we have seen in a LONG time. Just imagine a fully grown man riding up to you on a super miniature dirt bike. If I ever feel like a need a good laugh, that is exactly what I will picture from now on! lol

Now if anyone knows Shane, then you know WHY he came out to the field to find us.

It wasn't to show off his sweet little dirt bike....
It wasn't to make sure we were ok....
It wasn't to show us some cool quad paths in the woods...

It was to see if we were off kissing somewhere. This is Shane's joyful moments in try and find something or someone in the act of doing something embarrassing and telling everyone about it. LUCKY for us, we weren't doing anything! I mean we did kiss for a split second while we were quadding earlier, but he didn't see anything. But he is still so fun and we love him :)

It was a fantastic weekend and I can't wait to visit again!


  1. Yes our family does make cute babies. I am glad you had a fun weekend with your family. I wish we all got together more often, it is fun that you have cousins so close to your parents house. We hardly ever had cousins that lived in Calgary! I enjoyed seeing you at your shower! I am excited to hear about your future adventures in Hawaii too!

  2. awe! This blog post is so cute & shane on that minibike is about the funniest thing ever.!!!!!!


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