For Gramma B's 99th birthday this year a handful of the family made a last minute trip to Montana. Our trip happened to be 2 days after a major storm. It was beautiful weather with lots of snow on the ground accented by sunny skies. The highlight of our trip was without a doubt, seeing Gramma B's face when we surprised her unannounced during lunch at her home. She was able to meet Harley (Troy's son) and Preston (Trina's son) for the first time which was priceless. She is still as strong willed and determined as ever and has her outfit and earings already picked out for next years 100th. Devin was able to play on stage at the Orpheum Theater in Conrad, Montana. Take a look it was so cool!
The month of April started off with the annual Spring Break Vacation with Grandpa and Grandma Hampton (grandkids 10 years and up). They set sail from San Diego on April 2nd, destination was Encinata, Mexico. This year there was a total of 7 grandkids that qualified for the trip three of which were Devin, Trevor and Natalie. Everyone came home with great stories to share. The kids really look forward to this trip with their Grandparents and cousins and are so fortunate to have Grandparents that extend this annual invite. Our actual Spring Break was very low key and relaxing with an overnight trip to Trina's house and Laguna Beach.
Easter Eggs turned out extra unique this year. Hailey, Harley and Aunt Sarah joined in the fun and the evening ended in a much needed bubble bath. The Easter Eggg Hunt was a little extra exciting too. By the time all the eggs were hidden the kids were finding eggs at dusk and into the dark. It was a challenge for sure!
The month couldn't have ended any better that with Devin getting a clean bill of health from the Neurologist and getting his neck brace off after 8 weeks on 4/27/09. After taking the brace off Devin described the feeling as this, "Like an orange on top of a toothpick".