Casey, Ashley, Chase & Jimmy

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Presidents Club: Playa del Carmen, MEXICO!

Casey's work took us on a week long trip to Mexico for President's Club this year. We went to the Iberostar Grand Paraiso Resort in Playa Del Carmen. We flew into Cancun and the hotel was about an hour south of the airport. It was an adults only all inclusive resort! Pretty much like a cruise ship on land. 
There were over 50 people that went his year. We kind of felt like we were at summer camp with a bunch of adults. There are lots of couples that we really like to hang out with. So we spent lots of time hanging out on the beach, playing soccer and volleyball and eating at the buffet and various restaurants together. 
We did one full day of tours to Tulum, Coba and an cenote (an underground cave with cool water). I took lots of goPro footage and pictures of the last one so I will have to post those soon. We also went down to Akumal Bay to snorkel with the turtles then we went shopping in town. It was a perfect combination of tours and relaxing at the beach. 
I don't think I could have handled being gone longer than seven nights. I feel like it was the perfect amount of time. The first couple of days I was still adjusting to not being in mom mode and then I could finally enjoy the trip! Thanks mom for flying up to watch Chase! (and Becca and Kenz for helping out)

 I love hotel robes!

 Our friends Spencer and Madison!

 Casey won the kayaking contest and won a shirt, hat and bottle of tequila (we left it for our chambermaids as a tip!)

 COBA: yes we climbed that beast. 

 This picture does not depict how sweaty and hot we actually were….

 Just posing like a true Latin. No teeth smile :)

 The group at lunch. We found the best tacos al pastor!

 Why have I never had a virgin mojito!??!? best thing ever!

 Our diet for the week!

 Reuniting with our Chase!

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

EASTER means the beginning of SPRING!

Casey and I came home from our week long trip in Mexico the day before Easter! That was our longest time being away from Chase and I was totally ready to see my little buddy. My mom watched him all week (thank you!) and then my Dad and brother joined her for the weekend just in time for Easter. We celebrated at my house in the morning and went to church together at 1pm. Later we went to my Aunt Jody's where my mom's family all had an easter egg hunt and dinner. It was such a fun day! We were so glad to come home to nice weather and can't wait to spend more time outdoors. Springtime is our favorite around here!

 reuniting with our little man!

 Check out Chase's swim shorts! I can't wait for him to wear them!

 My mom made him a basket too! spoiled boy :)
yes those are snowman pajamas...

 He didn't quite understand the concept of the egg hunt. Next year will be better!

 Grandma and Chase

 Great Grandma and Grandma!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Look Who's Walking!

Yes you guessed it! Chase started walking a couple of weeks ago. Just a few short weeks after his first birthday! He is still half crawling half walking but making lots of progress. He realizes now that he can reach things he couldn't before…we are in trouble! I made a short video of my little man in his moments of glory. Enjoy!

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