Monday, July 6, 2009


The Chocolate World tour with Grandma and Grandpa... you get free chocolate at the end :) Kacey and Grandpa watering the flowers. This is one of the only pictures I had from Sunday! The morning went by so fast we didn't have time to take any Sunday Pictures :(
Kacey's doing my hair.

Monday morning we drove down to visit my grandmother. The Washington DC Temple, where Matthew and I were married, overlooks the 495 Beltway.
My Oma :) and her 3 great-granddaughters.

Busch Gardens here we come!!!!

Don't you just want to kiss those cheeks!

Kacey getting her face painted.

Kylie getting her face painted.

On the log flume. Kacey and Oma at Das FestHaus. The best place to eat at Busch Gardens!

The girls were very entertained by everything.

In the grape buckets in Italy.

Kacey screamed her head off each time this ride went down. Poor Kacey.

Back up in PA, Kylie beat Matthew at Wii bowling. It was awesome, he's not the type of person to let someone else win. Ever. Not even he's 5 year old daughter. So this was great :) Kylie really was freakishly good.

Now at Dutch Wonderland...
Group shot, for the matching ladybug outfits of course!

Look at Kacey's mouth. SO FUNNY! Again poor Kacey. And she goes so willingly ON the ride. She knows what's going to happen :) Sweet little thing, we hardly ever heard a word out of her.

Matthew's pretending he's Emmett.

The kiddie waterpark in Dutch Wonderland.
Kylie was pretending to be Ariel, from Little Mermaid. She seriously, would NOT get up.
We had to bring Kacey to her for a photo.

Before we left for the airport, we went over to see Matthew's Grandparents one more time... we got a nice photo.

*** It was a fun trip. We packed the days with family and adventures, we definitely made the most of our trip! We had lots of fun seeing family and friends that we don't see on a regular basis. It was fun catching up. And big hug to Kaylan (my college roommate who married Matthew's brother, Brad's friend). I didn't get any photos of you :( but I love you and miss you.


If you still care to read...Here are the lowlights, well 1 lowlight. Our fancy shmancy, "this is going to be our next car" died on us. Not just battery died type of deal, but steering wheel won't turn, car won't go in reverse, now it's dead and let's sit in the 90 degree, 100% humidity for 90 minutes waiting for Budget to replace our vehicle and we're 5 feet away from hitting another car... real bad. Ugh. Did I mention we'd just spend the day in an amusement park, we were tired and dirty and hot and just wanted to shower, but again... had to wait 90 minutes and the quickest thing they could get to us was a Nissan Murano, which was smaller than our rented vehicle. We only had 1 day left on our vacation, so we took what we could get. I did however get a 10% discount and an additional $30 credit to my already great rental deal... and we got a free gas tank out of it. But still, it was ridiculous!


Chase and Kortney Crowley said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! I am so excited to go back east in a couple of weeks! These pictures brought back some amazing memories from back there! I am glad you guys enjoyed yourself and I am sorry to hear about your rental car! I hope that doesn't happen to us!

Missy said...

What a nice trip, well minus the car stuff! Cute , cute, pics! Have you lost more weight? You seriously are so tiny!

The Foulgers said...

What a fun vacation. That's so great you were able to do so much and see so many people. I'm sorry about the car, that's the pitts. At least you found that out before you bought one!:)

thepainterfamily said...

wow, what a fun packed vacation!! As always you were stylin the whole time...I loved your dress and bathing suit! :) so cute!

Nick, Heather & Reagan said...

Cute swimsuit! where is it from? Looks like a great vacation!

Jared and Kari said...

You look adorable in these pics! Love the need to share where you got it. Also, loved the Emmett pic. I think I spit on the computer screen from laughing out loud. Gross, I know. Great pictures!