Wednesday, September 30, 2009


The Monster Truck Show came to town again, so we surprised Elias and took him and Elijah. The whole thing was a surprise, and while they asked an occasional question, they never really even wondered why we were driving so far or buying tickets for something.

Elias on the way to Elijah's house. Totally unsuspecting.

So excited to be together.

We stopped at the only restaurant we could find- authentic Mexican food. I even had (got) to order our food in Spanish. And the boys' favorite part was drinking Jarritos.

Elias takes a picture of us.

Video:They figure out where we are!

At the Pre-Show Pit Party

Fans are interesting and butt cracks are funny to young boys.

Check out the backflip and then the boys' reaction!

A little Monster Truck action for your viewing pleasure. The truck hits the wall at the end of the video- the driver actually passed out and they had to carry him out on a stretcher!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My Best Friend's Wedding

Best friends' weddings are so fantastic! One of my best friends from childhood (met in 7th grade, friends through school then roommates in college) got married in her hometown of Rapid City, South Dakota in late August.

Elias and I flew to Colorado the week before the wedding and enjoyed spending time with friends and my wonderful, younger sister Liz. Then Chase flew in a few days later and seven of us drove in a borrowed mini van to Rapid City. While the drive seemed long as it stretched on at 12:30 a.m., the scenery through Wyoming was beautiful!

Ami (best friend and bride) was an amazing hostess with all kinds of activities planned and a ton of site-seeing around the Black Hills area. Again- very beautiful. Us Browns love us some purty nature and cool weather! I think Elias' favorite part of the whole trip was driving the ATV with his dad.

Elias and the groom, Nate

Elias and beautiful bride, Ami

Elias was very serious about trying on his tux for Ring Bearer

Cool Dude

Gearing up for his big debut as ring bearer

The Browns and Schroeders (Meagan's parents)

All dressed up in our wedding attire

Dancin' the night away with mommy

Gettin jiggy (yes, isn't that an AWESOME shirt to wear to a wedding reception? I was so tired by the time the reception came around that I didn't even realize what he was wearing until I saw the pictures later

A fabulous trip and we can't wait to go back to South Dakota!