Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Chicago trip

The first weekend in October found us on the road again- this time headed to Chicago for a very special event. Scott's only brother Tony, was getting married. We left Thursday morning- we set out on time :), picked up Elizabeth and headed to Omaha were we had reserved a rental car for the trip. This was probably one of the best ideas we have had. Besides getting a very good rental rate, we had a larger car, nicer car, and more fuel efficient. It was a real blessing. We had managed to secure Elizabeth's help on the trip by the idea that we could meet her good friend Ali (who lives about 2 hours from Chicago) and Elizabeth could spend the visit at the Klahns while we were in Chicago. It worked out great a was a huge blessing to have someone else to ride in the back seat with the boys. If I sat back there too long I started to go stir crazy! :)
Scott's grandparents had not seen Paul since he was 6 weeks old, and obviously not yet met Marcus, so it was wonderful to stay with them through the weekend. (Thank you so much!) Thursday night after we arrived we ate and headed out to go bowling with the family. Bowling is definitely an Anson talent and hobby. While I enjoy the sport, my wrist does not- so I chose to watch- a good call as there was some good bowlers competing and I would have been left in the dust! :) It was great to have some fun together before all the "wedding stuff".
Friday Scott took the boys and me "around town"- we stopped by the company were he used to work and ate lunch at the deli he bought his lunch at for years. It was a lot of fun to finally put a face to the people he has talked about. Of course everyone was so tickled to see him and meet me and the boys- that was a nice feeling.
Friday night was rehearsal and Saturday the wedding. It was a little hard on the boys as napping was really messed up- Paul was a wreck through the wedding, but we had a good time and were so honored to be included. Congratulations again to Tony and Lisa! It was wonderful to see all our "Illinois family" we miss you and love you!
We arrived home around 8pm Sunday night, tired and ready for home- but so glad we went. We can't wait to see family again at the holidays!
It must be an Anson thing... :)

I am not sure who is helping who..?

Scott's cousin Keith and girlfriend Laura

I think this was a discussion of how the Cubs were playing

There is a reason they call him the "Best Man" :) He is sooo handsome!

The whole wedding party

Lisa's son Jeremy- a very dashing ring bearer

We love you Grandma and Grandpa and Mama Sue!

I think Marcus was ready to eat the flowers


I love this picture Nick! You look so cool!

"Can I eat your salad Daddy?"

The new Mr. and Mrs. Tony Anson

All tired out and ready for bed- Paul loves his daddy!

Sunday morning cuddles. SO SWEET!


The end of September found our family driving 4 hours to Mark Twain State Park in Mo. for a family vacation and get-together with Scott's Mom and nephews. WE drove out Thursday night the 20th and came home that Sunday. It was a really fun and relaxing time. We rented a cabin that was super nice- (the only thing I would change was a bathroom instead of walks to the "shower house", but hey- we were "camping"! :) The boys did great, and we had a wonderful visit with family. Most of the time we spent there at the camp ground. The lake was just 75 yards or so down the hill from us and we enjoyed watching the boats and wildlife. Nick and Bryan were even able to go fishing- Nick caught one fine fish! Sunday we headed into Hannibal and had fun at a family park. There was bumper boats and a radar throw, a bounce house (A great hit with Paul:) and a great game called Water Wars. Basically you sling HUGE water balloons at each other and try to soak the other person. It was great! We had such a good time we are thinking of making it an Anson tradition for a fall trip!
Outside the cabin on our porch

The roomy inside with a loft

Game time!

Nick's fish :)

Grandma loves Marcus!

Everyone SMILE!

Paul really enjoyed the bumper boats- it was a hot day and the water felt good

This was a great hit- haha

Ready-aim- splat!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Boys having fun

We have been very busy this fall- we were gone 3 weekends in a row! It is really nice to be home now. No big trips on the horizon. Scott is enjoying his work very much and between work and classes he stays pretty busy. (Did I mention that he is enrolled with Kansas City Community College- he was last semester as well. He is obtaining his degree in Police Science. He does all his work online- which makes wireless internet not just a nice thing- but a necessity! :) Busy, and yet he always puts the family first- we are truly blessed with such a good husband/daddy.
There is so much to catch up on! A weekend camping at Mark Twain State Park in Mo., a trip to Chicago for Tony's wedding, (Scott' s brother) and little happenings here at home! In all the special events, I did not want to miss the precious moments here- so below are some shots of my boys having fun! Paul wants to kiss someone on the computer :)

This tractor is kind of small

"Don't look Grandma- but I am a climber!"

Brother love


"I can almost pick him up!"

Monday, October 08, 2007

We are back!!!

Yes- we are still alive and kicking! Scott has been working on the computer and we are so thankful that it was not the hard drive that kicked the bucket. He replaced a few things and we are up and running again. I have used this as a wake up call, however and would not let myself blog until I got all my pictures saved. That said- I am working on saving a whole bunch we just took over our weekend in Chicago. (More of that to come later!) I will have a lot to blog soon!