Have you ever had the chance to take a (lengthy) ride in a vehicle with teenagers??? If the answer is NO - then I highly recommend it:) I totally recommend taking your teenager to General Conference. You will have the BEST time and learn TONS of things on the way. It was one of the funnest weekends I have ever had. We left Friday morning at 5:00 am (okay 5:15 thanks to Ron not having ice in the ice chest) we laughed, visited, sang, quoted, ate, laughed, farted, reminisced, teased, snacked and laughed some more all in a 10 hour drive. We stayed at the Nelson's (Thanks G-Rodg and Gloria). We ate shrimp steak at a place called Maddox. Went on a 6 mile run (okay just Lori and I). Shopped for a prom dress (she looks beautiful). Shopped at our new favorite store called Smith & Edwards. Met up with and old mission president. Shot some skeet. Attended Priesthood Session. Watched Sherlock Holmes. Sat in the Conference Center for a really long time. Got to sit by my son:) Saw President Monson and other Prophets too. Listened and learned. Felt the spirit. Left feeling very grateful to be a part of it all.
Macky always seems to get the shaft when it comes to birthdays. It is always during spring break and there is a ton of things going on and we never celebrate his birthday the way he would like us to. We were in Tucson on his birthday and thanks to Uncle Rick (who is always full of surprises) he invited us out to his house for a birthday bbq. He even made sure that girls were there and bought him the cutest dinosaur birthday cake!!!! Needless to say Macky was super embarrassed.
On Saturday we surprised him again with a party for him and his best friend Michael Whipple (aka Whip). Great Friends - Great Food - Great Time!!!
Macky - we love you and are grateful that you are a part of our Eternal Family - we cant imagine life with out you, you have been blessed with some amazing gifts, qualities and traits. Here are a few of our favorites....
Your a friend to all
You are a great big brother
Your movie quoting skills
Your play station skills (you and UB have an addiction problem)
Your leadership abilities
The way you talk out of the side of your mouth when you tell a story (my personal favorite)
We LOVE everything about you:)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSEPH MCKAY BUDDY COWBOY SLADE!!!!!!
We went to Tucson for a few days during Spring break to spend some time with Nana and Grandad. We also got the chance to see a few friends in one of our favorite places - The Tucson Zoo!!! We have been going to the Tucson Zoo for years (since Carly was a baby). Our kids love it - this time our kids got to feed the giraffes. Their long tongues would quickly grab the biscuit right out of your hand, leaving you with lovely slim all over your fingers - YUM!!!!
We had a great time and really enjoyed the warm weather:)