…Struggling to get caught up here but still making an effort, so picking right back up where we left off and bringing us into 2016…
After a lovely Christmas in South Carolina, Michael and I headed to Arizona to celebrate New Years and for Finn’s baptism.
Upon arrival, we first spent a few days in Phoenix just spending time with the Harpers.
One afternoon, Colt assisted Michael in picking and juicing TONS of oranges from “The Grove” (front yard area) to get the juices for caipirinhas!
After a couple days in Phoenix, we headed up to Hidden Valley where the Harpers hosted my parents, my grandparents, my aunt Sheryl AND Finn’s Godparents, Trent & Paige Hudson + their two girls Mailey and Coralie. We spent those few days enjoying the beauty of Hidden Valley, hiking in Sedona, playing on the tire swing, watching football, snuggling babies, spending time together and having a blast.
What a BLESSING that we have such incredible families who are awesome individually but also that they love getting together as well!! Huge thank you to the Harpers for hosting and to my family for traveling out for the visit and to the Hudsons for being such close friends that you are family as well. These were such sweet days.
After a wonderful time in Hidden Valley, we all went back to Phoenix for Finn’s baptism. Somehow I don’t have many pictures of the actual baptism (who was taking pictures?!?) but here are a few.
After the baptism, the Harpers hosted a lovely event at their home for friends and family.
After all of the festivities were over and the visitors left, Michael & I stayed an extra couple days to give Colt & Finn just a little more time with the Harpers. We visited the Phoenix Children’s Museum which is always a hit.
After Phoenix we headed to the east coast. The 4 of us flew to Washington D.C. together and while Michael stayed there for work, Colt, Finn & I flew on to South Carolina. Michael snapped this pic of us boarding the plane.
That was my second time flying solo with the boys and, even though it’s a short connection, we were happy to be greeted by my parents on the other side!