Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Big 12 Tournament

Mom and Dad told us last year that they would rather stay home and babysit than go to Big 12s...so we took them up on it! We headed down to Kansas City with two of Nathan's fraternity brothers. We had a great time! The weather was cold (the coldest I've ever experienced at big 12s!) but that didn't stop the partying! 

Our first game at the sprint center...

We won and then stayed to watch the second game...and Kansas lost! ha! ha! 

At the pep rally and the Power and Light District...with Ryan and Stacy Marcus and Tony and Val Portz. 

 I spent Saturday with my sorority sister Julie shopping in the plaza before the second game. 

And we ran into our vet school classmate Rachel as well. 

Nathan wore his nifty personalized ISU shoes I bought him. I think they bring us good luck! 

I also saw Jen P from our ISU dance team days! 

Aunt Pat caught a picture of us at the pep rally. 

We were going to leave on Saturday but then we ended up winning...so we peer pressured Marcus into letting us stay and driving home after the game. 

Good thing!!...cause we won the whole tournament! We played West Virginia and it was a great game! 

The team in the background getting their trophy! 

On our way home. We had a great time! 

Rowan 1st Birthday Party

I'm behind in blogging....but we celebrated Rowan's 1st birthday after we got home from Florida. We had a fun time! 

The birthday boy! 

We had ham balls and cheesy potatoes. Rowan loved the ham balls. 

He wasn't as into eating his cupcake as he was into his cake smash. I think he was full! 

All the distinguished guests. Everyone brought him a handwritten note for his time capsule...to be opened on his 18th birthday. 

He loved his balloons! 


We planned on going to NAVC again this year. I was hoping we would stay healthy before we left. However, we had the cold that would never end run through our house this year. Nathan and I both got ear infections and then Rowan got pink eye. I was scared to death we were going to get the stomach flu before we went but luckily everyone stayed healthy enough to get on the plane. 

It was Rowan's first time flying of course. The flight down was pretty easy. Everyone did great! 

Pretty much everyone but me got to nap on the plane! 

We were met with blue skies! GG Mangold met us down there as they were already there for a Road Scholar program. They picked us up at the airport. 

The kids had a lot of fun playing on the playground at the resort while we attended lectures. 

The sun felt so good! 

Going on a nature walk!

Family bike ride!

Rowan has a new best friend. 

We only attended the conference for two days, so we were able to get in on some outside fun. 

Nathan did end up getting sick with the stomach flu for 24 hours but miraculously non of the rest of us came down with it! We spent one morning at Disney Springs. We ate at the Rainforest Cafe for lunch....I thought it would be a great place to take Viv...I thought she'd love it!...not so much.

She was terrified of the animals! She hid under a menu the whole time...until we asked to be moved next to an aquarium so she could watch 'Dory' and 'Nemo'. 

Aunt Nancy and Uncle Al came and visited us. 

Ordering room service...

Last day with our selfie stick...

The plane ride home was a bit more challenging...no one napped!!...but we survived and made it home!