Tuesday, April 5, 2011

we went tropical to start the vacay
Jon thought the huge fish were awesome
Caleb was pretty stoked about the adventure of it all
Matthias was all about the froggy cup full of rainbow slushee
Charity was just glad to be out of her car seat

little did our kiddos know that was not the end of our surprise...

Justin and I are pretty much hooked on Embassy Suites
I'm only slightly embarrassed to admit the #1 reason
is the amazing breakfast
but they also have nice rooms
especially for fams who are blessed with quadruple offspring
like yours truly

and yes.  we let our kids jump on hotel beds.

I can't even begin to describe the nostalgia in my heart
that occurs in Schaumburg, il

newlywed memories sharing a rootbeer at A & W
Justin buying me a sapphire ring for college graduation
Ikea.....oh, Ikea
after-church lunches at Olive Garden and Chevys
especially the 3 Sundays in a row when we celebrated our "last time just the 2 of us"....
it was only amusing the first 2 Sundays when I wasn't overdue.
...and then taking my baby Jonathan to Woodfield mall in a cozy front carrier
and getting his 3 month pics

 it was so much fun creating new memories

I'll  leave you with this adorable boy pic
to give you just one more reason to smile on this tuesday

have a SUPER one!

love, Laurie for the fam


  1. How much fun you all must have had! (sweet pictures to capture it all as well)
    :) I like the breakfast at Embassy as to...

  2. Your family is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pics! I have some family friends that live in Schaumburg.

  3. We was just at the Schaumburg Rainforest cafe & shopping with friends & our girls the end of Jan. My girls loved it! Makayla got the volcano cake because it was her birthday (frind bought it for her) We have never stayed at Embassy suite though. I think it was the Quality Inn we stayed at because u get snacks in the evening & full hot breakfast buffet included with stay. It looks like u & the kids had a great time. Sometimes its just nice to get away as a family even if its just for a few days!

  4. Embassy Suites do have a nice breakfast spread. Hope Justin wasn't scared by the "thunderstorm" at the Rainforest. The closest one to us is Nashville and it has been closed since Opry Mills was flooded last year. Looks like everyone had fun.

    BTW Tanner has the same football outfit as Matthias.

    Chad W.