Friday, June 12, 2009

May I share some of May with you!

All the things that I have been meaning to post but haven't gotten around to it:

Our trip to Kentucky/Ohio.....
Annalise and I went out to my parents house in Crestview Hills, Kentucky (where is that you ask......just 10 minutes from the Cincinnati airport.) My mom recently had some health issues when she went in for an endoscopy, and came out with a hole in her stomach. Needless to say it was a little scary, she ended up with emergency surgery the next day, ICU for 10 days, and total hospital stay of three weeks. She just got her feeding tube out this week (and this all started the end of April.) Well, when she got out of the hospital this gave Annalise and I an opportunity to go help mom, so we flew out to visit them a couple of weeks ago. Annalise loved being spoiled my Mamam and Papa, and she will get a lot more of that when we move out to Ohio in six weeks.

Here are some fun pics and videos from our trip:


Then when we got home Kevins mom came out for a visit, she helped us start packing our house up, and most importanlty go through Annalise's millions of outfits, and get rid of half of them. Annalise also moved into a big girl bed while Nana was here, she is doing really well with the transition, she has a had a couple of rough naps (trying to get her to stay in bed), but she is doing great now.

Here she is trying out ther bed for the first time:
video video
Then on Friday we got to go camping together for the first time in over four years. Kevin has been to Scout Camp, and I have been to Girls Camp, but we have not been camping together in a long time. It was Annalise's first camping trip, and she loved it. We went down to a State Park in Delware, and the weather was a big concern since it was supposed to rain most of the night, but just a few minutes before we pulled up to our campsite it stopped raining!! We got to go with the Buchkovich's, and I think Annalise has found her new love....Westin. She gave him the cutest little hug when we left our camping trip......can you feel the love....
She also loved all the food and fun that came along with it....Here she is before we left, yes she is wearing a Virginia Tech hat and an Ohio State shirt.....she is a little confused.


This one is for you Nick, (he was very impressed by the trees that were growing parallel to the ground....they were pretty cool.)

Then the next day we decided at the last minute to go down to Maryland for Tutu's Birthday ( Kevins Grandmother.) She turned 82. I am very happy we were able to make it down there. It was sad to leave them because we will not see them for a while due to our move :(

Since then I have just been at home recovering from all of our adventures, and stressing about the fact that we are moving in 6 weeks....Aaaaaaah! But we finally decided on a place to live, so I am feeling a lot better about that. I was also released from my calling in the Young Women's program at church, so that helps with the stress levels (especially with Girls Camp coming up soon......Good luck Lindsay!) And I only have two weeks of work left, so everything is coming to a close (sad.) I am going to miss this area, our ward, and all of our friends!!! But we are not gone yet, so I hope to get a lot of socializing in before we go!!!


Kendy said...

she is too cute....her laugh reminds me of Elijahs....busy busy busy but how amazing is it to share with ur baby girl....its funny to see them making u having to repeatedly retrieve the toy they keep throwing....she looks so much older but her laugh reminds u that she is just a baby...thats great u were able to see more family before u left...oh gosh how does it feel to be released.......

Lauren said...

It sounds like you have had too much fun lately! We are jealous! ;) And I hope you didn't totally get rid of Annalise's old clothes b/c we very well might be able to use them! ha ha

The Slaters said...

Caitlin again loves the videos, especially with Anna in her |"new" ned and she says "oh look at that bed, it is so lov...ely." I dk where she gets this stuff from. Anna is definetely opposite from my kids though. Afraid of stepping out of bed??? Caitlin would have been jumping out of it before the railings were even off, but she is just crazy.

Natalie Buchkovich said...

That was such a fun camping trip! I'm so glad it didn't rain! I just fell in love with Annalise! She is such a sweetie!