Thursday, April 3, 2008

Parker's Blessing Day

Parker was blessed on Easter night at my parents house. It was so special and personal to do it there, with so many family members to join us. We felt so much love for little Parker. Thanks to everyone who made it out for the blessing. It meant a lot to have you all there. Chad gave Parker a beautiful blessing. I am so grateful for such a wonderful husband to do this for such a wonderful son. Wow. I love my boys. After the blessing, we had a great dinner and socialized with the fam. Here are a couple of pictures of Parker with his grandparents on his blessing day.

Spring Break Part 2: Utah

After a few days in California, we flew to Utah, where Parker met his cousins on the Zwick side, Grandpa, and the rest of his aunts and uncles (except Todd-- we missed you!) We were able to spend Easter there, and have Parker's blessing on Easter Sunday surrounded by so much family (this event deserves its own post coming soon). We ate at all our favorite restaurants, and even took Parker for his first visit to BYU campus! Chad flew home early for school, but Parker and I got to live it up in Utah for a few more days. It was so much fun to be there with everyone. Sorry to everyone we couldn't see while we were there. Time got a little tight. Flying home alone with Parker turned out to be quite an ordeal. We flew the day that American and Delta cancelled hundreds of flights, including ours. So, to make a long story short, we finally got to Baltimore at 1am with a sprained finger and Parker down to his last undershirt after 2 blowouts... all in all, Salt Lake to Baltimore took about 18 hours of traveling and 4 airports. Parker and I were SOOOO excited to see Chad! After the longest day ever, I came home to a spotless house, beautiful flowers and August Rush. I love you honey!

all the cousins with Grandma and Papa

the Easter Bunny came for Parker

First time in the cougar eat... he's taking this to the dorms one day

some aunts and uncles

home sweet home

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Spring Break Part 1: California

On Parker's 2 month birthday (March 16) he took his first flight to California. He was a little angel on the flights and slept the entire time. While in California, Parker got to meet new friends, his Burnham cousins, aunts and uncles and Boppa for the first time. We spent a few days there and had a blast finding leprechaun footprints, eating at pinkberry, and snapping photos of all the cousins together. Thank you Shawna and Andy for being great hosts!

Parker and Kenna just 4 months apart

Cousins, Ryan, Kenna, Parker and Julie

Meeting Boppa

Second cousin, Carly

Parker's first girlfriend, Kami