Wednesday, July 27, 2016

June & July Stuff

June & July have flown by with so many fun things going on. Here's what we've been up to!

  • Greg's company outing at Sokol Park. Lots of fun activities for all, including miniature golf!
  • Willa really got in to eating table food. Still has baby food but loves eating what we have. She is an amazing eater and we joke with Avery that we think little sis has a bigger appetite :)
  • We celebrated our 5-year wedding anniversary! Lunch at Blue and a stroll around the Magnolia (to reminisce) were a great way to spend the day. 
  • Attempted the Taco Ride - first time in 2 years...100 degree-day plus being out of shape was a bad combo for our group.
  • Celebrated my BFF turning 30! Yay Sara!
  • Taken multiple trips to the zoo. Avery's favorite parts include: kingdom of the night and the baby elephants.



  • Annual Shanle family reunion. Didn't know about 75% of the people there but it was a fun little road trip with the family
  • Avery participated in a Pre-K camp at Prairie Life with a little friend. She had so much fun. We learned two things from the camp 1) she is totally ready for Pre-K come this fall and 2) the girl still needs a little afternoon nap (good thing class is in the morning)
  • Willa has 4 teeth coming in, currently is waving, pointing with her index finger, trying to say 'sis', says 'ya' to everything and loves hugging her baby dolls. This little lady is growing way too fast!
  • We've spent countless hours swimming this summer. An hour after work, a weekend evening after yard work (with Uncle Maddios after), crashing a friends pool or before nap time - we are loving our time splashing and soaking up the sun. These girls are seriously so much fun!


A golfer may be in her future?

Grilled cheese! Yum!

Taking sis for a spin..!

Sometimes Mom sneaks over to the pool over her lunch break and lays out ;)

Taco Ride! Sweatyyyyy

Day Date in the Old Market!






I'm 9 Months Old and no longer want to lay for more than 2 seconds!


Mimi watched the girls the entire time we were in Jamaica. She's the best!

Happy 30th, Sara! 1912's rooftop was amazing!

High school Girls :)

Avery was trying to bribe Willa to take a selfie by luring her with food...

















Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Summer Vacations

In the last month, Greg & I have had the opportunity to travel to two of our favorite places: Jamaica and Colorado! Score!

Our week-long trip to Jamaica was kid-free (which was fun, yet weird!). We stayed at an all-inclusive resort in Negril and loved every minute of our time there. The beach was beautiful, the food was delish and there was never a shortage of things to do around the resort. We spent lots of time on the beach, at the swim up bar in the pool and having family volleyball tournaments. My dad and brother were able to check one of the bucket list when they went deep sea fishing and caught a barracuda! We took an evening catamaran, which gave the family an opportunity to jump off the cliffs at Rick's Cafe, watch dolphins swim through the ocean, snorkel and see a beautiful Jamaican sunset. The only hiccup to the trip was on day 1, the adaptor to my breast pump went out. Luckily for me I brought a battery pack as backup! That could've been an incredibly scary situation - and I was able to bring back the majority of what I pumped for Willa. Yay!

Jamaica was amazing once again. The best part of the trip was the company I shared it with. Love my family so much. So thankful we get along and have a good time doing everything or nothing at all.

A week after we came back from Jamaica we packed up the family and headed to Frisco, Colorado for our second annual Haus trip to Colorado. This time we went over 4th of July weekend. They had a great fireworks display that we were able to see from the home we stayed at. Our fun long weekend included: white water rafting, brunch at our favorite place on Main Street, hiking, feeding the chipmunks at Sapphire Point and exploring the town. We weren't able to canoe or ride bikes (just not enough time!) so Greg & I made a note to remember to do those thing next year. The girls did AMAZING hiking. Avery trekked the entire way up and down and Willa happily squealed the entire hike. The girlies were rock star travelers and made the long drive easier than expected. I am already missing that beautiful state as we came home to a heat index of 115 degrees...wowza.

Guess who participated in the 'Wednesday night' entertainment show? ;)



Greg trying on my mom's mesh cover up...we get weird sometimes...










Kristin and I jumped off the smaller cliff! I was pretty proud of myself!





Yoga on the beach!


When you've had waaaay too much sun...


Because matching with your sister never goes out of style.



The girlies getting pumped for their vacation! Wore their CO shirts to daycare.

(Willa's face in the mirror :))




Papa bought Avery this mermaid doll that came everywhere on the trip. Avery wanted 'Sea Sparkle' to get in the photo so you can spot her on the far right...






Bubba loving the swings!


Yoga on the rocks