Wednesday, May 29, 2013

In the Springs

We had a wonderful time blowing off yard projects this weekend and taking some time to visit Ashley and Jarad in Colorado Springs.

It had been way too long since seeing their little family and we had a blast catching up, chasing the kids, and soaking up nothing but 85-degree weather. Crew feel in absolute love with their three little dogs (two being puppy-sat) and was such a good playmate to their one-year-old daughter, Addison. And no accidents on two nine-hour car rides? Lets just say I was one proud mama.

We kicked off the weekend with golf for the boys and then a Colorado Springs Skysox game that evening. They underwhelmed us with their scoring through all nine innings and then pulled out an amazing win in extra innings. Which we enjoyed from the parking lot, having lost all faith in them at that point. Isn't that how it always goes? :)
Crew was thrilled with his ice cream and continued to use that cap/bowl for any snack for the remainder of the trip.

Our Group: Crew, Maura, Jarad, Ashley, Addison, Lori and Reese
Sunday consisted of a giant waffle breakfast, afternoon church and a delicious outdoor dinner. Ashley and I pampered ourselves Monday morning with pedicures. After naps for all we were off to the Heritage Days street fair, dinner at Rudy's BBQ, finishing up the evening with old school arcade games in Manitou Springs.

With the Indian artifacts in the "Peter Pan" Teepee

The Lansford spread. Mmmmm, good!

Enjoying our Josh and John's ice cream. We loved the strawberry and dutch chocolate!

We had such a fun time and are thankful to the Reddekopps for such a fun weekend! After a long drive, it was nice to see home in sight!

Friday, May 10, 2013

"We're Off to AZ"

Well, truth be told we already did and are home safe and sound. 

Crew and I visited my sister Alyssa and family for a week this month. She had a beautiful little boy in April and I have been inchin' to hop on a plane and hold Baby Rigdon. 

We divided our time between a half dozen stellar parks and green spaces, her community pool and a few shopping hot spots. We also had the opportunity to spend a few evenings with Uncle Ben and Aunt Madison who are also in Phoenix for medical school right now. 

The week was so relaxed and chill; just what the Dr. ordered. Even better is that both families will be back in Utah in about a month to see us again. 

See below for picture overload!

We're off to Arizona! from Maura Lansford on Vimeo.

Riding the Park Trolley

I can't believe how big he is getting

Crew and I pretending we were riding the Dinosaur from Toy Story

Relaxing and watching Scout or Peter Pan.

Alyssa and the man of the hour, Ridgon

All cleaned up for church

Crew loved to "check in" on the baby every so often

Feeding the Ducks turned into feeding himself
Love this girl!

Nordstrom Clearance yes please!

Crew was enamored by the cactus and was quick to remind me that they will "pitch our fingers!"

Nearly daily workouts with my favorite gym buddy!