Thursday, May 20, 2010

March in Virginia

I'm not really sure where to start, or how far back I should go... lots of stuff has of course lost it's appeal. BUT we did lots of fun things as we left Virginia, so I'm going to need a few posts to get caught up to our life now.

Reesa got to have her cousins Rylee and Brinley spend the night. We painted... made a chocolate pie,

As you can see, it was enjoyed by all
and read stories in bed

We had the BEST Saint Patrick's Day!!!! I couldn't think of a better way to be green than seeing WICKED!!!... Jake and I both won the lottery for Wicked tickets! The Landmark theater does this really fun thing, where the night of each show, you can enter your name for tickets, jump through a lot of hoops, and if you win, get a great deal. Well we got THIRD row seats for 25 bucks a piece!

Since my mom was in town, we had a babysitter and were able to go. It was amazing. (Yes Jake still used his binoculars, informing me all the dental work the cast had had done. We saw Wicked 2 years ago, from the very last row on the very top balcony, and Jake spent the whole show trying to determine if it was a green costume, or green paint all over Elphaba. I love him!)

and Mitchell being Mitchell spent the whole night giving my mom a hard time. The only way he was happy, was upright sleeping in her arms. What a workout! Thanks mom!
The night before I fly away, Jake splits his eye open playing ward ball and needs 14 stitches! He was in the ER, while I stayed home and went to bed!!!


  1. Oh, the good old days . . . right? We miss you!

  2. Nice Jake! The pie looks too good.

  3. Wow, that was an impressive shiner on Jake!! I can't believe how long Reesa's hair is! Beautiful as ever. :)

  4. I am sooo jealous of you and Jake's tickets to Wicked!! I have heard that it is such a great show, but haven't been able to see it yet. I wish they would do more showings here! The sleepover looks so fun and Jake's black eye is sweet, it looks like make-up!! I hope the move went well :)

  5. I am so excited for Jakes tickets to WICKED! That is a dream of mine before I die! I also couldn't believe his eye! I am glad everything worked out for your family! I still wish you were here in Kansas with me! Your family is beautiful! I loved your family pics!

  6. Romney Clawson DuerdenMay 31, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    YEAH! What a wonderful St. Patty's Day surprise! I loved "Wicked," so I'm super happy for you--esp since you truly deserved a wonderful night out! And that is so funny about Jake--I can totally imagine him with his binos on the third row examining their teeth! (I must say, husbands can be quite the jokesters when it comes to theatre. When we saw Ewan McGregor in "Guys and Dolls," Dave threatened the entire night he might burst out, "Go, Obi-Wan!" Sooooo glad he didn't! ;)