Saturday, February 20, 2010

Germany vs. Finland

Finland Scores!

We had so much fun last night at the Olympics! We did it low budget style. We parked at a park and ride in Surrey, and then rode the sky train into Vancouver. Our seats were great, and we loved how excited everyone was about the game. What an experience! We were rooting for Germany (neither of us being ones that follow hockey) and realized once we got there that Finland was the team slated to win. They won silver in Torino, and they pounded Germany last night, 5 to 0. It was so fun. We cheered, we laughed, and we just took in all the fun around us. We got back to our hotel in Blaine about 1:30. I'm glad we decided to stay in Washington. Vancouver hotel rates were ridiculous, but we found a beautiful little resort in Blaine for a pretty good deal.

Shane is happily sleeping in (after 10:00---I might need to eventually wake him so we don't miss check out time), and I'm enjoying a lazy morning. I'm so glad we came. Here are some of our pictures.


Us. Our seats were in row 12, so we were just above the puck line. I was nervous all night that something would come flying at us!

Both teams warming up, Finland is in White.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Grandpa would be proud!

Emma rockin' and Zoey dancin'

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Museum of Flight

On Monday Luke & Lindsay invited us to go to the Zoo, but when we drove by, lines were ridiculously long (probably due to the beautiful day), so we decided to go to the Museum of Flight instead. Shane has been wanting to go for a long time, and truly...Emma was in heaven there.

Here are some pictures of the highlights. Lots of hands on, get-in-the-plane,exhibits, which Emma LOVED. We even got to walk through one of the Concords, and Air Force One (from Kennedy & Nixon days). Both were way cool. We enjoyed lunch outside, and Emma got a little toy plane she hasn't put down since we've been home. It was a great day. Thanks for hanging with us Uncle Luke & Aunt Lindsay! :)

Shane inspecting one of the early engines in the "birth of flight" exhibit.
Shane & Emma flying a plane.

Luke & Lindsay

Some of the planes overhead.

Emma in a jet.

I was supposed to be home "resting", but this was too fun to pass by. I spent alot of time resting on benches while they walked around. Fun, entertaining and informational. Loved it.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

We are ready!

Crib set up.
Onesies washed and ready.
Boy clothes hanging and in drawers.
Diapers, wipes & even rash cream.
Name picked out.
Anxious Mommy, Daddy & big sister?...check!

Now all we need now is a baby.

Officially we are six weeks away from today for my due date, but my doctor thinks I'll go a little early, like I did last time with Emma, so I'm hoping for about a month. I have been WAY more uncomfortable with this baby over the last few weeks, I can't believe I still have to make it a month. Even with the discomfort, we are super excited.

We are going to try and go to an Olympics hockey game next Friday. We bought the tickets over a year ago before we were expecting, and now I just am going to keep my fingers crossed that my doctor still says its ok. If not, Shane will be finding a friend with a passport to take with him on the adventure.

Things I'm grateful for lately...

Shane has only looked at me once and said, "Wow, you really are looking". For his sake and mine, thankfully he only said it once.

Emma is as excited about this baby as I am. She asks me daily how the baby is and what he's doing. She loves to feel my tummy. I feel bad her world is about to come crashing down around her...

Lots of family and friend support. I forget how much I rely on my wonderful siblings and parents to help with Emma (& future Recklingcito). She's lucky to have so much family around that loves her.

The gospel, my sweet husband, and our home. It's nice to know that I have my own little piece of heaven in my life here.

I must say this--I am SO looking forward to being on maternity leave. I'm sick of working, running around and dealing with our crazy schedule. Can't wait to be cooped up in the house all day with Emma & the new baby. It will be a nice break from the chaos of our life, or at least a new kind of chaos to deal with. Either way, I'm looking forward to the change.