Disney Cruise

So it's been a WHILE since my last post. But I'm not giving up. You see, our desktop computer crashed and we had to back it up and I finally got a new computer. But, all of our photos are on an external hard-drive that I still haven't quite figured out yet. Basically, I didn't want to post out of order. So, here are some Disney Cruise photos that my Father-in-law took. Once I can get my photos, I'll add those in too....but this will be a good start! My in-laws celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary last year, and what they wanted more than any big party was to take us all on a Disney Cruise. It was our first time 'cruising'. This particular cruise went from LA down to Mexico and back. There was a lot to do, it was really fun stopping off and exploring different towns, but the last day at sea was a rough one (Derek and I both got sea sick....ugh...). But it was a lot of great memories and the kids had a BLAST! Seriously, Jack still talks about it. He even refers to a cruise as a place where people live (like an apartment, a house, etc...).
There were tons of activities for families on board the ship. We had daily dance parties, pool time, kid slide, arcade room, sports deck, workout room, shuffle board, live 'Disney' shows, character greetings and of course the food.
**Jack LOVED meeting Captain Jack. Definitely one of the highlights!
Our first stop was in Puerto Vallarta. We hopped in a cab and headed straight for the beach. Pretty much everyone, except for myself, had been there. We walked through 'old town', walked through the market and over to a beachfront restaurant and had a canopy/lounge area to hang out at and eat delicious Mexican food. The kids were in heaven digging in the sand and swimming in the ocean. I loved it too because we rented jet skis and I was PARASAILING! I was a little sketched out trying it in Mexico, but it was awesome....and I survived!
**"Curtain's Up..." -from Modern Family ....was Jack's quote of the week
The next day we went to Cabo San Lucus. After some back and forth, we got a ride in a glass bottom boat (The boys loved looking down into the ocean and seeing the fish!) over to a beautiful beach to hang out, snorkel and cliff jump. We didn't have much time there....I could've stayed forever!
We had a lot of fun and were so thankful to Bill and Nina for making this trip happen!


New Years Eve

To celebrate New Years Eve, we attended the annual Lundquist-Divine minute to win it party. As always, its full of good food, good games, good costumes and lots of fun. We were excited that Dallin and Kayla lived close enough to come with us....and together we made the Swiss Ski Team. Derek's boots (actually his Dad's) were the envy of the night!

We played all sorts of games....Around the world ping-pong, blow the egg, gummi bear toss, pass the M&M, vaseline/cotton ball, pop the balloon, human fire hose (mouth), and more.

The night ended with, food, toasting the ball drop and a hilarious mustache serenade.

A good time was had by all....can't wait for next year!


Jack Turns 4!

On Dec. 28 this little guy turned 4.

I couldn't be more amazed and in love with him. His enthusiasm for life is contagious, just as his smile and laugh. He is such a great example for Teddy in being sweet, kind to others, making friends, sharing, a zest for learning, and polite. He just loves people, especially family and close friends. He is such a sweetheart, still picking me flowers, asking for snuggles, and always wanting to play. He idolizes his Dad and will do anything he is doing (including finding him in the bathtub with my razor trying to shave his head like Dad does too). As much as I am sad to see him get bigger, I am loving it at the same time. I am loving each new stage he grows into and am excited for what is in store this next year.

As usual, we were away for his birthday. Luckily we were in Utah where his little cousins and some good friends were as well. To celebrate, he and his cousin Sophia had a joint party at Jumping Jacks.

Who wouldn't love to climb, bounce and eat junk food?

Per request, Derek and I tried our hand at creating a spiderman cake. We are pretty proud of how it turned out :)

We also had a little celebration with Derek's family in Park City.

More food, treats, food and fun! It was a fun day and appreciate everyone joining in on the fun!