It has been crazy around here; that is why we are behind on our Family Blog. Spring Break was a week ago and it was so nice to have Tim at home with us. He played nonstop with the kids and they loved it. The weather was great so we spent a lot of time in our backyard playing with the swing set and the sandbox. Lucas can sit in his swing forever. It is so nice. Thanks Mom and Dad:). Ashley loves to play with the sand so she is always looking dirty. What can I say, at least it keeps her occupied with something else besides the TV. The Dorius Family and Great Grandpa Dorius were also able to come to visit and it was great!! We took them to the Oklahoma City Memorial Museum and other places such as OU in Norman and the OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City where Tim goes to school. Tim also took us to Anadarko to a tasty place to eat sandwiches, malts and pies!!! If you know something about me you know I am all about pies and cookies!!!
The other news is that the kids have been sick with a virus several times throughout the last 4 weeks! It was been driving me crazy:( I have been calling home for help and wonder where my mom is... Oh yes. She is very far from here but she calls every day and checks on us. I miss her so much and wish she could be closer to go and visit her more often. I don't know if it is just me but who do you miss the most when your kids are sick??? Anyways we are hoping that Ashley will get better soon to go out again and do some fun stuff:)
Also this weekend is the Redbud Classic here in Oklahoma City. I am doing the 33 mile ride. I think I am crazy. I don't think I am ready for it but I'll let you know right after the race. I am sure that for some of you 33 miles isn't much but for someone like me who started doing cycling just about 2 months ago it sounds a lot! I am excited though to do it with my friend Sherrie. I am sure it'll be lots of fun and the beginning of a great cycling time with her and other friends from the ward. The big news is that I'll be training for the RedMan triathlon with other friends, but we are doing a relay and I am going to do the swimming part. That's not until September so I have plenty of time to train. I am pretty excited.
Also, Easter was a lot of fun. Ashley wore her new Easter dress from her Grandma Dorius (Thanks, Grandma, for the dress and all of the other nice gifts). Unfortunately, she also insisted on wearing her Belle "princess" dress, so we put it on top of her Easter dress and dragged her off to church. It had been a late night for her the night before. After sacrament meeting, we finally "persuaded" her to take off her princess dress. Needless to say, we looked awfully strange in church on Easter Sunday. We didn't get any calls from the Department of Human Services last week so maybe no one noticed how crazy Ashley looked. Still, it was great being together as a family on such an important day and to have our crazy, funny daughter showing her personality.
We'll try to post some pictures soon.