Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Visit From The Folks!!

In my previous post about Thanksgiving, I mentioned my parents came to visit. It was wonderful having them here for about a week. Here are just some random pictures.
I LOVE it when my dad comes to visit. He's such a Mr. Fix-it. Everything that doesn't work in my house, he always fixes. One day I came home from work and found my toilet sitting in my backyard, he's fixed my faucets, my vacuum, the plumbing, and my favorite was the three days he spent fixing an electrical problem. This time, he fixed my retarded door-knobs. My dad's AWESOME!!! Thanks dad!

We went for a beautiful walk. Kashton LOVES to walk Hershey our dog.

An Ozark Leaf!!

We played a round of golf. My parents use to take me golfing quite often when I was young. It's nice to be able to return the favor. We had a great time. I'm so glad that Cameron is starting to like this little sport that I've always enjoyed. Not fair that I've been playing so much longer than him but he can kick my butt.

Look at that form...

Kashton had so much fun and was such a good boy. He played in the golf cart with his sword almost the entire time.

My parents came to see our show a couple of times (my biggest fans). Mom took some pictures with our fancy schmancy camera. I'll post some pictures that she took of our Christmas show later.

Kashton loves to go down to Branson Landing and see the Fire and Water show. He always says he wants to go see the "fire jump." I take him down there at least once a week. It was nice to have my parents join us.

My parents are awesome. I wish I could see them more often!!!
Love ya mom and dad!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


We were so fortunate to have my parents come and visit us for Thanksgiving this year. They planned it last year when they were here at Christmas and it definitely gave me something to look forward to all year. We had a very quiet Thanksgiving this year. It felt weird and different compared to the HUGE family Thanksgivings that I grew up with that included all the aunts, uncles, and cousins. But I still enjoyed the day and I owe that to my parents for making it so nice!!

Kashton had so much fun showing off his tent and tunnel to Grandma and Grandpa!!

Looking through the LONG tunnel!
Kashton showing Grandma how it's done!!

Grandma giving it a try!

Are you stuck???

Grandpa's turn!! I think that's cheating!!!

Well, not sure that's how it's done, but it makes a nice girdal anyway!
Um...still trying to get out!! I think he might REALLY be stuck!!!

Grandpa has made his way down the hall, still trying to get out of the tunnel!! Kinda looks like an overgrown caterpillar!!!

And the tunnel FINALLY gave birth to the 63 year old man!!! That's probably the most exercise he's had in years!!!

We watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and Kashton LOVED the Rockettes. We had to rewind it a couple of times so that he could see it again!!

He got so excited and yelled "Mom, they're doing battements." Yup, my two year old knows what a battement is!! (Those of you who don't: Battement is the ballet term for....basically a kick) (Oh, and dad's asleep on the couch after that work out he just had)

Work it Out!!!
Helped Grandma make some fresh Naborhood Bakery Cinnamon Rolls straight from Utah!!
And ate ALOT of frosting!!! One of those things I dont EVER allow...but since it's a holiday...to each his own!!

Want some????
One FULL oven.
Happy Thanksgiving!!! Mom cooked a FANTASTIC meal! (I helped a little)
Yummy Turkey!!!
And we had FRESH pumpkin pie!!! That's one of the advantages of having a Baker for a father!! I made an apple and chocolate pie...but who cares??? WE HAD NABORHOOD BAKERY PUMKIN PIE!!!!

The rest of the day Cameron had to go to work and the rest of us stayed home and played games. Then that night we went and saw Cameron's younger brother Cory's show. Thanks Mom and Dad for making the day special!!!
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving too!!!