Tuesday, May 1, 2012

This and that..

Wow! Its been over a month since I last blogged. Things are moving right along.

I just got back from a visit to KC, just me and the kids. Joe stayed in Hawaii to work.

We surprised my parents, which was very cool. They had no idea we were coming!

My Aunt, Grandma Gentry and 2 nieces were hanging out at my Mom's house when we arrived. They were sitting out on the back porch, and as we walked up the side of the house towards the back, I just set Hallie down and let her walk around the corner.

My Mom's jaw dropped, she kept saying "Hallie, Hallie Rose"??. Then Jalen and I came around the corner and said "surprise"! She jumped up and hugged us all.

Kayla(6) and Arlie(4) (my nieces) did not know we were coming either, so they were shocked to see us as well. They get to talk to us on the phone, and Skype from time to time, but to see us in person caught them off guard. It was amazing!

My Dad was still at work, so my Mom called him and said to come home when he was done with his last patient.

When he arrived home, finally, we were hiding in the back bedroom. Hallie and I hid behind the door, and Jalen just sat on his bed. When my Dad opened the door, all he saw was Jalen sitting there smiling.

He immediately dropped his head into his hands and started crying. He grabbed Jalen and hugged him for a very long time. He then hugged Hallie and I. They were both pleasantly surprised.

We ended up staying at their house the whole time, sleeping on an air mattress in the living room. It worked out great!

Hallie woke up in the mornings, and would go into my Moms room. She would climb up on her bed, eat Cheerios, watch TV, play with the dogs, and hide under the covers. By the end of the week she was getting pretty comfortable there.

I got to hang out with my awesome sister-in-laws, see my 4 nieces, my brothers and other family members.

We missed Joe a lot, but it sure felt good to see some familiar faces.

Since being back from KC, life is as usual. Jalen is doing well in school. He has a goal of straight A's. I told him if he reaches that goal, I will send him to KS to visit this summer, by himself! He is all about it.

Joe is busy working away at Century 21 All Islands. He is doing lots of open houses, sending out postcards, and other stuff to try and market himself. I am so proud of all that he has accomplished.

Hallie and I are staying busy going to playmates, the park, outdoor play, art, etc....She is an absolute JOY and I fall more in love with her everyday. Her little skinny butt is growing up so fast! I can't believe she is going to be two in a few months. Might be time to start thinking about adding another bundle of joy to our family..(wink, wink)

We just got back from a weekend getaway at the Hyatt hotel on the South side of Kauai. It was my gift to Joe for our 4 year wedding anniversary coming up in a few days.

We ate way to much food, got way to little sleep, and had a ton of fun! When we arrived home on Sunday afternoon, we all took a 3 hour nap.

We are all still loving Kauai and plan on staying here for a while. Not sure on an exact number, but long enough to let Joe have his hand at real estate and until we all are not liking it anymore, or I miss my family to much:)

Which, who knows, may be in a few months, may be in a few years, may never happen. We will see....

I just found out today that I am going to be an aunt for the 5th time!

My brother, Casey, and his wife Rachel are going to have yet another Baker cutie! I'm so excited!

Rachel is the most cutest pregnant girl ever, she does home birth, extended breast feeding, I could go on forever...shes awesome! Finley and Scarlet are going to be big sisters!!!!!

Well, I guess that's all for now.