Sunday, March 30, 2008


When my parents come home for conference they have started a tradition visiting one of the kids on their way to Salt Lake and spending the weekend with that family before heading to Utah for conference. Last weekend it was my brother Todd's turn in California. My mom and I were having a conversation about what they could do while they were visiting him and I suggested they go and see Wicked which is playing Los Angeles. So my mom asked if I could help her find out if there were tickets available. In the meantime I headed to Phoenix to hang out with my sister. Well.... since we were so close to California as I was helping my parents get the tickets... my sister and I sort of invited ourselves to tag along. We headed to California for a quick 24 hour trip (without the kids- thanks to the hero of the year Uncle Alan!)

Wicked was AMAZING! I have been listening to the soundtrack for months with absolutely no idea when I was going to be able to actually see the play. It was everything I had hoped it would be! I was blown away by the talented voices of the lead singers. We enjoyed a great evening reuniting with my parents, hanging out with my brother and a fun road trip with my sister (we listened to the Wicked sountrack NONSTOP for the entire drive so my sister could learn the music before the play. It was a blast!)

Thanks Mom, Dad & Alan!

Sunny Arizona

On Tuesday morning Brandon found out that he was heading out of the country for a last minute business trip (leaving that night) for a week. So when Ellie and I woke up on Wednesday morning (to an empty house) we decided to ditch the snow in Seattle and head south to visit my sister and her family for a week. We hopped on a plane in two hours time and have been enjoying the sunshine ever since! I have had a great time visiting my sister and Ellie has LOVED playing with her cousins.

Running in the park
The Curtis Family and Ellie at Alex's Saturday morning soccer game.
Ellie loved cheering for her cousin... but in all reality she wanted to be out there playing!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Bunny Bounce at the Zoo

This is a girl on a mission!
Mission accomplished... look at all of the loot!  
Meeting a real bunny

We had a full day of family fun at the Bunny Bounce at the Woodland Park Zoo.  Ellie got a basket full of eggs and finally said, "I'm done."  
Then we toured the rest of the zoo including the new baby gorilla. So cute!  

Friday, March 14, 2008

Growing Easter Grass

For FHE this week my sister gave us the idea to grow our own Easter Grass.  So we gave it a try.  Ellie loved getting her hands in the dirt.  Can't wait to grow a garden with her this spring!