Friday, July 15, 2011


Ok time to catch up again. As mentioned in a previous post, my little sister Sydney came to visit us in Arizona in June! She just finished up her very last semester at BYU and decided to come down and celebrate with Kristie and I. We just loved having her here! She rotated between sleeping at our place and sleeping at Kristie's...and during the days we all got together for some kind of activity...pretty much consisted of either shopping or swimming. It really doesn't get much better than that! Here are a few pictures to show what we were up to.
This was our day at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. Pretty much the best mall I've ever been to. The boys even did alright that day. They LOVE their aunt Sydney!
Our little strawberry, Violet, at the pool one day

We spent a lot of time at Kristie's pool. It is an amazing place. The boys have such a great time together and Sawyer actually stays in the water instead of running off to some random place every 2 minutes...maybe it has something to do with the floor being scalding hot and not wanting to run off barefoot. Whatever the reason I'm happy!
Hawaiian Punch & Kristie's shades...

Pretty exhausted after a long day in the heat

The first day Sydney got here we all got together at the pool for a little barbecue...

Dads are way more fun than moms!
We're just content holding our little baby girls!

Best Buds...

One night we put the kiddos to bed and went out to dinner just the 3 of us. That was such a great night! We went to True Food's Kitchen in Scottsdale...AMAZING! All their food is fresh, organic, and healthy. Right up my ally!

This summer Kristie and I bought the Harkins Summer Movie Passes. It was only $7 for 10 movies! Every Thursday morning we take the kids to see a movie...every now and then we make it through the whole movie. Usually at least an hour of it, though. Totally worth it to get out of the house. The week Sydney was here it was 'How to Train your Dragon'. Here we are all loaded up. When did I become such a mom?! Haha

And here is one last shot of our little girls.

Syd it was so great having you here! We hope you can come again soon! We love you!!!!!


Sabine Schindler said...

I'm so glad Syd could come to AZ to spend some time with you! Thanks for posting all those awesome pictures!! I just love looking at them again and again!
Can't wait to see all of you soon!!!

Kristie said...

good job posting! that was a fun week :)

The Thelins said...

SO fun. It's so fun that you guys live so close together, and that your kids are the same age. And I bet Syd was so excited to visit. You girls are wonderful. I decided we need a Schindler family reunion. Maybe Thanksgiving 2012?