This past week we went on our first trip to the USA since we have been married! It was so fun! All of our Burr family was able to make it down there for a week in the sun! We stayed at a beautiful house that a bunch of our parents friends own together which made it so much more affordable for us! After a bit of a delay in missing our morning flight we caught another plane to Chicago and then one to Phoenix. Sure enough they forgot to send our luggage on our plane so it stayed in Edmonton for one more day. Just our luck....we kind of actually expected some of these things to happen believe it or not. We were just so happy to be going that it wouldn't wreck our trip at all! Once we got to our destination there was no stopping us! We had so much fun laying by the pool in the backyard, sipping on some (virgin) strawberry daiquiris and margaritas, shopping for a few hours at a time, golfing for the boys, eating delicious food, and enjoying great company! My family went down there a few months ago and me and Bry weren't able to go at the time but they had told us all about it...we just didn't know how good it really could be! I ended up buying more than I should have I know, but how can you resist the cute baby clothes they have in the States....they are so much cheaper too!...Of course it doesn't help that we don't know the gender of the baby so I figured I would be best off buying a bit for a girl and a bit for a boy! hahah! Luckily Bryan just laughs at me and tells me I am silly. The boys did a ton of golfing and also were able to go to a Diamond Backs vs. Bluejays Baseball game which they tell us was so fun! We hit some good restaurants including:
,, Joes Farm House, , and we were blessed to have some of Bev's Good Home Cooking to fill us up!
The shopping was so good....Target, Ross, Kohls, TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack, Carters outlet, Mills Outlet Mall, and everywhere in between- Deal$ Deal$ Deal$ everywhere!
Here are a few pictures that we took around the pool!
Some mean games of water basketball were played Brothers vs. Brother-In-Laws
Ellie was in the water as much as we would let her be...she loved playing with all her toys in the shallow end and it was perfect because it was only about knee deep on her there. Occasionally she would take the BOAT out for a spin in the deep end to go fishing for her little toy fish. She loved helping Carly splash Grandma and thought splashing was so funny.
Here is a great one of us hey! Hahaha! Bryan loves diving for things in the water so that game kept him busy for hours! Ellie would throw her toys and Bryan would dive and get them for her....I just can't decide who thought it was more fun.
Claire and Oliver - They both loved the pool! We put Oliver in the floating boat and he had a ball just kicking around and playing with toys in the pool. I think Claire could get used to this life pretty easily...her kids loved the water!
Carly and Ellie thought of many fun games to play all day long...if they weren't together you could usually hear Ellie calling her name trying to find her so they could go play on the swings or in the pool!
After 7 days of fun in the sun we headed home to Canada. Of course we couldn't have everything go too smoothly, that would be ridiculous! I just had to get sick on the plane ride home....I dont get motion sick or anything like that normally on planes but I think I had a bit of a FLU BUG to be honest. I definintaly found out that those little paper bags that the airline so kindly supplies you with hold quite a bit...Bryan was surprised how HEAVY that little bag I filled really was! Yuck....But we made it home safely and we are glad to be back!