Thursday, July 17, 2008

I'm still alive!!!

Wow it's been a while! Things have been pretty crazy in the Rodee house! I'm actually writing this on my comfy red couch, back at home in Utah!! Yes I'm in Utah! Just for a couple of weeks. We just got back from a family reunion up in Canada, and while we were up there, Christian decided that his office in INdianapolis needed a change of scenery! So He packed up our whole apartment and his office and got everything ready to go, then flew up to canada for a few days with my family, flew back to Indianapolis, only to drive 17 hours to Albuquerque, New Mexico!!! Can you believe it? So instead of flying back to Indy to dirve with Christian, Eden and I decided to take a shorter drive home to Utah with Stef. We're staying here until Christian comes back up to go to Bear Lake with his family. We're going to be apart for 17 days!!!!! It's only been 4 days and it's already been really tough! So after Bear Lake Eden and I will head to et another destination this summer, New Mexico! Man is Eden a traveled baby! Lucky girl!
I'll try to catch up as much as I can...4th of July! I don't have any pictures on this computer I'm using so I"ll have to get those up another time, but we had a lot of fun! It was great because Christian had the day off!!! So we got to spend the WHOLE day with him. So we got up and hung out for a bit and then went to breakfast at Denny's with some friends. After Breakfast, Eden saw all these stuffed animals in one of those claw dropper things. She wanted one so bad so of course her Daddy had to get one for her! It only took him a couple of try's and he got one of the cutest animals in there! Eden didn't stop kissing it all day!! It was so cute! So then we went to walmart and got groceries for the BBQ. We got home and Eden took a nap. Then we headed over to the pool and started to grill! Of course the guys had to go and get the best steaks they could find! Unfortunately it wasn't that great of a day so we didn't get in the pool. For the fun part of the night, the guys all pooled together and spent a TON of money on some awesome fireworks, and we had our own show! I wasn't sure how Eden was going to do with all the loud cracks of the fireworks, and I don't think she was very sure in the beginning, but towards the end she was loving it! SHe even held a sparkler! It was so much fun!
So then the next day Eden and I headed out to Canada to spend the week with my family! It was so so nice being together with them. I got to meet my adorable niece, Cambria for the first time! I just love her so much. It was so fun to be with Mac and Melanie and see them as parents. It was just the best week. Eden got to meet a ton of cousins and relatives, and we just visited and played cards the whole week. Christian came on Thursday for the last couple days of the reunion and so he got to spend time with the in laws. We had so much fun. Eden loved it. She got to color, play with sidewalk chalk, many fun things! I don't have too many pictures on this computer yet, so I just put up some from our day trip to Waterton. We go up there every time we're in Canada. Eden loved seeing the big waterfalls and all the trees. It's like you're seeing everything for the first time when you see it through your child's eyes! After Cameron Falls we headed over to Red Rock Canyon so the boys could be boys and hike up the canyon. We thought this would be a little adventure, maybe an hour...oh no. 3 hours later, after we had notified the park rangers, they came out of the canyon. They just 'lost track of time'!! The wives were a little frustrated, but it all worked out ok! We also got to take some family pictures, which I will have on the computer, so I'll post those as soon as I can. The week ended great but sad. It's so hard to say goodbye to your family. Especially if you don't know when you'll see them again. I hate saying goodbye. And then after we said goodbye, we had an 8 hour road trip to sit and think about it. But Stef and I had fun visiting and singing and dancing in the car! Eden did great! She was really tired of being in the car after a while, but she did great!
So we've had a great july and we're just waiting till we get to see christian agaiN! But enjoying being in our house!! It's nice to finally see what is so great about Utah in the summer. Everyone says how great the summers are here and I've never had the chance to experience it. So now I get to! It's really nice. It's so pretty and the breeze is just perfect. It's nice being close to Christian's family. We got to watch So You Think You Can Dance with Brittney and Josh and Eden got to hang out with her aunt Brittney on Monday, while I went to a DR's appt. Which the baby is doing great by the way! You should go to her blog and see the AMAZINGLY cute pictures she took of Eden while they were hanging out. They played dress! Just go and look at them! And of course it's so fun being able to see Stef all the time! I just love living close to her. I miss her when we're gone!
Well since this is pretty much a novel, I guess I'll end now! I'll try to get some more pictures on here soon!! Here are some, mostly from Cameron Falls!