Sunday, May 31, 2009

Memorial Day Trip to the Zoo!!!

Every year we daydream about camping over Memorial Day weekend and then when it comes down to it..........we look for last minute campsites online and come up empty handed (nothing the 3 p's wouldn't fix :), seems we'd learn our lesson by now. I think we must still be traumitized from the last actual reservations we made for Memorial day weeked probably 3 years ago, we were so excited to go and proud of our pre-planning only for it to pour down rain that whole weekend, so we've been a little skeptical ever since then.

Anywho......we always end up having a nice weekend! This year we went to the ZOO!, cheered on our friends participating in a triathalon and Ryan and Joel made their annual run down "The Waterloo rapid". It was a beautiful fun weekend, oh and my camera broke and my sweet husband allowed me to splurge on a new one (not without me being accused of breaking the other one on purpose, which I did not do)nonetheless he hooked me up and I am grateful!

Bella boo and Lyssa Lou with the resident Zoo bears!

I love the upside down sunglasses and the cheeser grin on Lys! Her upside down glasses get more comments than you would believe, but that's how she likes em best! Everyone needs a "Line Leader" and that's just what Lys was complete with her map and all!
Bella and Daddy! She likes to pull his hair on this ride!
Alyssa showing us Gloria the Hippo!
This was awesome, this little guy curled up in this little box! Too cute.
Me and the girlies watching the bird show, which made me extremely uncomfortable as A) I do not like birds and B) I promise a stupid bird dive bombed my head and almost mamed me.
Ry and Joel goin into the rapid
Whoaaaa nellie, just another day at the office!
Close-ups of the girls! Had fun trying out the new camera!!!

Friday, May 1, 2009


Yahoo, I finally have a working computer again! I have missed blogging about the Loftin Happs. I'm so happy that its been resolved and I'm back.
Anyway, March 20th - 26th we went to Maui with Ryan's company Federated, and loved every minute of it!!! They completely pamper you while you are there and it is for employees and their spouses only darnit..... Thank you Federated and thank you honey for getting us there!
I don't think my jaw came off the floor until at least the 2nd day we were there. It being my first time to Hawaii I was amazed at the pure beauty of the flowers, the ocean views and lets be honest the resort we stayed at. All lived up to my expectations and then some.....

We so enjoyed ourselves and felt so very blessed to know that our children were in such capable hands as Aunt D's and Uncle Bill's and their boys in Utah, not to mention the rest of the fam that assisted in looking after them!!! Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!!!

Just arriving kinda sleepy from the early morning flight to our beautiful hotel the Grand Wailea
Here are some of the things we saw and did while we were there!
View from the helicopter ride!!
What a guy! I'm so proud of my guy and all he's accomplished! Thanks for getting us to Hawaii honey!
Can you feel my excitement?!?!?
Anyone see the Jon & Kate plus 8 episode of them renewing their vows??? Here is that same little chapel right outside our room, at our hotel Welcome reception; me and my sweetie!
Scott, Ryan, and Nate - these are Ryan's guys who make it happen!! Way to go guys!
Me and the prego belly ready for the pool!
Anyone see my beast in that crowd??? Hey muscles come here often?
Lovin the helicopter ride......Weeeeeeeee :)
No that is not a fanny pack!
Katie, Adam, Ryan, and me
Managers and spouses
The final night!
Hawaiin babes wearin their souvies!