Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Chicago, Milwaukee, Green Bay Adventures!

Another whirlwind trip to the north is complete.. we had a BLAST! Visiting Gamma Lynn, Gampa Dave and Uncle Joe in Sugar Grove; Nonie Jo & Grandpa Paul, Aunt Kendal & Uncle Jared, Cousin Jacob, Uncle Matt, Uncle Dave & Aunt Erin, Great Aunt Sandy & Great Uncle Mark in Milwaukee; Nana & Great Grandpa Glenn and Great Aunt Gini in Green Bay. WHEW! Here are some pictures of our adventures:

 Watching trains at the DuPage Childrens' Museum with Daddy
Thanks, Gamma Lynn for taking us to such a neat place!

 Making giant bubbles with Daddy

 Playing in the wind tunnel

 Gamma got Brett a Clay Matthews doll!! Yay!

 And the BIG gift, a new bicycle!

 Brett LOVES his bicycle
Yes, he has a helmet :)

 Birthday cake at Gamma's house

 Ready for the game.. About to head north to Green Bay

 It was windy and cold at Lambeau Field. Packers beat the Rams!

 Playing with Uncle Jared and Jacob while visiting Nana

 A little snuggle time with Great Grandpa Glenn and Jacob

 Four generations of Burgoyne men! Look at all those smiles

 Watching trains at the Diamond in Rochelle, IL
 Brrr! A picture with Mommy while watching trains

 Family Fun

 With Daddy at the Diamond where the BNSF and Union Pacific train lines cross

Waiting on a train..

As always, we enjoyed our time with family. Brett had two fun birthday parties and got lots of new toys to play with. We are blessed!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

It's a GIRL!!

Wow, I'm still in shock.. I can't believe we're having a GIRL! Actually, I had a feeling all along that it was a girl.. but today's ultrasound confirmed it. Drew is so excited! He will have a blast with a sweet little girl and he will definitely wrapped around her finger. I cried when we found out.. I'm not sure if it was out of fear or joy. Both. I'm warming up to the idea though and can't wait to start preparing for (gasp) a daughter!

We told Brett that he was going to have a little sister. We asked him "do you want a sister?" and he said   "no, my want a car!" Here we go!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Seaside, Florida Fun in the Sun!

Our week in Florida was wonderful! Tropical Storm Lee moved out on the Monday that we arrived and the next four days were sunny and mild. Seaside is a beautiful place. I knew that the Destin area offered white sand beaches and emerald colored water but I didn't believe it would be so pretty! We will definitely be back for another family vacation :)

The kiddos had a great time playing in the sand and definitely wore us out! But, we made great memories and that's worth all the effort. We had some great meals at local, Seaside hot spots and enjoyed the area so much. We can't wait to go back!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Our Chicago Trip

I've been horrible about blogging! But, FINALLY, we have a new laptop so maybe I'll be better from this point :) Here are a few pictures of our recent trip to Chicago:

With Heather at the Signature Room on the 96th floor of the Hancock Building

Posing with my man at The Hard Rock Hotel :)

Buckingham Fountain

The Bean

At Scott & Breanne's Rehearsal Dinner at Gino's East


We took a water taxi to Michigan Avenue from Navy Pier

View of the city from Navy Pier

Being tourists at Navy Pier :)

A cute picture of us at the Hancock Building

We had a great trip! We missed Brett but also enjoyed flying, taking the train to and from O'Hare, sleeping in, touring Chicago and having fun with friends "kid free."

Monday, June 13, 2011

Eureka Springs Adventures!

A couple of weeks ago, Grandpa Paul and Nonie Jo came to visit from Milwaukee! We took a day trip to Eureka Springs, AR where we explored the town, had lunch at Sparky's and rode the ERNA Railway. We all had a wonderful time:

Lucky boy got to ride in the ENGINE with Grandpa because the Engineer recognized Drew :) What a treat for both Brett and Grandpa!

Of course, we had to have popcorn! Thanks, Nonie!

Brett liked the Conductor.. And I think he liked Brett too :)

Part of the train ride included smashing coins on the tracks

Waiting for the engine to smash our coins
Drew's mom Lynn had a birthday on June 11th! We all surprised her with an "Academy Awards" themed party on the 4th.. she had NO CLUE!

More pictures and adventures to come..