The road you must take is not an easy one, but the Treasure is worth it!
God is the one who saves me. I trust him. I am not afraid. Isaiah 12:2

The Rein Family

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

1 year stats

Lyla Grace had her 1 year check up today. She weighs 24.2 lbs (92nd percentile) and 31" tall (95th percentile). She is such a fiesty little girl. I love watching her personality develop more and more everyday...too cute!!!

Hot Spring Days

The heat has already set in here in lovely Orlando!! The kids love playing in the hose. I love that Lyla Grace is fearless and loves to be drenched with the hose :)

The pups love a little hose time too!!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Garden of the Gods

We went hiking at the Garden of the Gods. It is a bunch of really big rocks. That is about the only way I know how to describe it because we skipped the informational tour. Anyway it was really fascinating and breathtaking.

Pikes Peak

We went to the top of Pikes Peak on the Cog Railroad (3 hour round trip). It was 21 degrees at the top of the mountain...FREEZING!! The view was amazing!!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Frolicking with Wolves

We went to a wolf rescue center in Divide, CO. We took a tour of the facility and also got to feed and play with the wolves. They mostly rescue wolves that people tried to have as pets and then realized they aren't trainable. The first enclosure we visited had 2 arctic wolves (one 17 year old male 125 lbs. and one 8 year old female 100 lbs.). We sat down and they ate raw chicken out of our hands. They had warned us that the wolves really like to give kisses on the face. It was a little intimidating have a wolf licking your face. After spending time (a little too close) in the first enclosure I decided to let Clay go alone and play with the wolf pups (11 month old brother and sister about 75 lbs.) He chased them and they chased was really cool. While he was petting the wolf pup all of the wolves (about 15) started howling. Very cool experience!!!

Friday, April 25, 2008


The first day we decided to drive about 70 miles to Breckenridge. We saw all sorts of wildlife (elk, pronghorn antelopes and rabbits) and we're in awe of the beautiful mountains.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

We're free!!!!

Clay and I went to the Rocky Mountians for our 1st vacation together in 8 years (without kids). We stayed at a cozy Bed and Breakfast in Cascade, CO. The weather was a little colder than we expected but it was kinda nice to get away from the heat for a few days. We met some of the nicest couples at the 3 course breakfast each morning. It was great to here stories from people who lived all over the country.
In the picture below we are standing below our room with the balcony. When we booked the room we thought we were going to be able to use the balcony a little more but it was still nice to have the option.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Gracie!!!

We celebrated Lyla Grace's birthday in Tampa at Gigi's house. Most of Clay's family was there for the festivities (cuban subs and homemade hummingbird cake). It is hard to believe that she is already 1. She is such a sweet and fiesty little girl...what a blessing!!!!!!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Lyla Grace is walking!!

Lyla Grace started walking last week. She is fearless! It is so much fun to watch her walk...or waddle :-) Mason says, "Look at her go!!" with such excitement.