26.365.2014 Travel

Today we celebrated Max’s second birthday. We enjoyed some Donato’s pizza and a really fun Thomas the tank Engine cake. He was a lot of fun whipping through his presents and trying to stop and play with just one of them. And he did so good at blowing out his candle!

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Then we headed up to Columbus for our flight home which I was convinced was going to be delayed and/or cancelled. Well it wasn’t! The captain did tell us that we had a lot of turbulence which always helps my nerves. The ascent was beautiful!

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About an hour in I noticed that we started to veer to a different direction and change altitude lower. The captain confirmed when he came on and told us that we were landing in Detroit because the engine was losing oil. I surprisingly stayed super calm. The lady beside us had a panic attack and literally was moved to the front. Either way, we landed safely.

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Now we are waiting patiently to get a new plane and a new crew. Unfortunately, the crew arrived, but our second plane also had a mechanical issue that couldn’t be resolved. So on to a 3rd plane. We waited about 2-3 hours total. Oh yeah, and we had this lovely fire alarm too. What I find interesting is that no one got up and moved.

But we just landed and all is okay! We even got a little liquor for free on the flight. Baby needed that with the turbulence. 🙂

25.365.2014 Kids!

I woke up this morning to the sounds of 3 monkeys running around my moms house and her yelling, “Be quiet! Uncle David is sleeping!” So naturally, I ignored it for about 20 mins and then got up.

We played a TON today. Sam was so funny, “Will you play a game with me!?” And it was usually hide & seek, throw the ball in his face or wrestle. But I did have fun with all 3. The kids counting:

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Hiding in Nammie’s shower while Dave tried to find us:

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I found the perfect superhero capes for each of them. So after I bribed them for a photo, they got this present. The next two hours was running around and playing chase/hide & seek. Max’s favorite was when one of us carried him and scared the other two kids.

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Now off to bed so we can play more tomorrow.

308.365.2013 DAY TWO! The Big Day

It’s heeerrrrreeee!! Moving day! And Dave’s wheat filled fun day! So we started with a little energy building at OPH. Pumpkin pancakes…

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Then the movers showed up and I was told to stay out of the way. I can barely contain myself… I’m SO bored! Let me in, Coach!

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The movers did so awesome… They filled the truck twice and had it emptied in 3 hours. It was awesome to see everything finally coming in the house! I already organized and unpacked the entire garage, put away all the dresser drawers and am working on the guest room.

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Once they were done, we had our friends Joe and Julie come to visit. They brought pizza for dinner! And babies and dogs. Diohgé was excited to show off his backyard to Bailey.

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And to top it all off, Mary and Thom showed up and are going to help! Of course she needs to paint her nails and go through my stuff.

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230.365.2013 The Zoo

Today was nice and easy… Well, maybe. It was kind of like visiting a zoo. We went to church and had a good service. Then we all went to Donatos and had a yummy pizza lunch. The gluten-free veggie pizza is great!!

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Afterwards, we went to my moms house for a family pic and the kids opened some birthday presents. (Yes, they all got something.)

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And on the way back, Jack Hannah was on our flight!! He’s a zoo-legend. I mean, I remember him from when I was a kid and he even was in his safari gear and hat.

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Now I’m waiting at baggage claim so I can go home and see this boy!

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Today was a bit of a different day. We spent a lot of time with family and did some traveling to spread/bury my dad’s ashes. Finally, my dad is resting where he wanted — his childhood home and with his parents.

The old Chateau (garage):

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The resting place:

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Star, who is 20, and her daughter 17.

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My aunt opening her 60th birthday present.

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The cousins of JS Family:

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And the Garabedian ladies after dinner and enjoying some wine.

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And of course, Mary’s nightly pooch photo.

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Last day with the kiddos. We started out at church and then went to the in-laws for another birthday party. After some delicious tacos, I headed out to the outlet mall for one last glance. 🙂

Tonight, the kids came over for some dinner and play time. They were a lot of fun! Maggie showing me how to do a headstand.

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Sam playing ball.

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Max running away!

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And my doggie. (Taken by Dave.)

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