Friday, December 14, 2018

October 2018

We started off the month by buying annual Disney passes!!
Jared's family would soon be coming into town.  If we bought regular day passes (instead of annual passes), if we bought four day passes, the price would equal the price of an annual pass.
We went two days with the Reids, and have gone so many times since the annual pass is most definitely worth it!

Love the hands by the face :)

I chopped my hair!

So very funny :)

Annual fall craft night (or scrapbooking night if you're Carly :)) with my besties

This has been all the more funny and real to us these days :)  Ollie likes to come in our room and ask us to come lay by him.  The initial wake up is frightening.

Hey, cute dad, in the middle!

Shivers closed.  My heart is so sad :(
Pumpkin Reeses shakes will always be remembered.

Love seeing the joy on these two people's faces!

Me, Mikele, Aly
Circa 1996?

The Reid trip got an early start with Loren, Britney, Tate, and Olivia visiting for a day before they went to visit Georgia the week before the rest of the Reids arrived.  We loved having them for General Conference.  We just love them!

Tate & Ollie
So cute

I love seeing Jared with his brothers

The day finally came when the rest of the family arrived.  We had been counting down forever!

We stayed again at the adorable Saratoga Springs Treehouses.  They are so fun!

We went to church on Sunday, then Hollywood Studios on Monday:

This picture is so adorable to me, hehe :)  Sorry Ollie

Toy Story land is so cute.

Army men

Then to Epcot:

While at Epcot, Haley scubadived!  Ollie still talks about Haley and the sharks :)

Beloved Germany

Then Animal Kingdom the next day:

This picture was the moment in which I said to Florida, "Enough is enough!!!"  See below.  Ugh.

Too hot

The next day we went to a Disney water park:

Later that night we went to Downtown Disney to eat.  We took the boat system from the treehouses to the resturaunt.  It was such a beautiful night.


Sweet cousins

The next day we drove to Disney's Vero Beach Resort.  As soon as Jared rolled down the window at the guard gate, he started coughing.  The rest of us started coughing too once we got out of the car.  Even the babies were coughing.  It turns out there was a red algae outbreak in the ocean and it affected the air.  Many people at the resort were wearing face masks.  The staff recommended with children we not stay there so they found us a resort back at the main Disney area.  We stayed at the Art of Animantion and we had a great time!

Lots of luggage with big families :)

The Kitchen Sink, a must at Disney

Cars land!  So many fun life-sized things to bring things to life for the kids.

Carter & Olivia

"The Platter" at Whispering Canyons.  A legend.

Too tempting

Oh how I love these cousins!

And this family!

And this family!
So very much!

Then we were back to real life...

Trying on costumes

Most adorable soldier

More preschool

A package came in the mail from Aunt Mikele & Uncle Seth.
Ollie was so very excited about it, especially the socks. :)

One of my favorite things is when we're playing outside and dad pulls up and Ollie hops in the car and Jared lets Ollie be in charge of the steering wheel as they go get the mail.

Goodness this couple does it right every time.  So cute!

Love this shirt

Daddy-son outings

Spider hats at preschool

We celebrated Halloween with the Castillos.  We had our orange and black dinner with dry ice and apple juice witch brew.  Ollie loved the concept of trick or treating.  He kept saying, "C'mon Carter" and Carter would trot behind Ollie.

So cute!!

Happy Halloween!!