Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Back at it

Well, after a unplanned blogging hiatus, I am back. I have so much to catch up on it's ridiculous, but hopefully I can stay motivated long enough to get caught up.

First up, is our trip to Texas. The kids and I hopped on a plane and flew to the Lone Star state to visit some of my family. We had such a great time that Colby actually cried the morning we left because he wanted to stay.

It was wonderful to spend time with everyone, but it was extra special for me to have the opportunity for my kids to spend so much time with my Pappy, my dad's dad.






My dad also made the trip a couple of days later. We sure missed my mom though!




Most days were spent playing, going to parks and hanging out with my aunt and cousins.





One evening we had a mini family reunion. A couple of my dad's cousins and their families came over for dinner. It was so great to see them all again and for them to meet Chloe for the first time.






We just happened to be in Texas over my cousin's birthday. Connor turned fifteen and we celebrated by going out to lunch at a great steak restaurant and then with a cookie cake after his basketball game that evening.






It was such a relaxing visit and we were all sad to leave. We just don't get to spend nearly enough time with the "Texas family". Hopefully we will get to see them relatively soon! We miss you guys!!!

4 comments:

Thalita Dol said...

Olivia, it's wonderfull to see you again!

What a lovely trip, and beautifull pictures!
You kids are so cute!! ^^

What obut you and baby#3?
Are you feeling nausea? I hope not.
My baby Lilla is due on the first week of september (I'm 37 weeks now) and, as I've said before, I hope she is as cute as your Cgloe!! =D

Kisses from Brazil!

Stacy said...

Looks like you have had the good kind on busy lately! What a nice time and to be able to spend so much time with family is definitely a gift. :)

Jessica said...

Looks like a good visit; though, I'm sure you were glad to get home, too. How are you feeling?

Julie Dispennett said...

I can't believe how much Chloe has grown since the last time we saw you guys! She doesn't look like a baby anymore. I think we are going to try to have Grace's b-day party on the 5th, which is Labor Day weekend. I'll send an invitation, but wanted to give you a little more notice to try to plan. Completely understand if you can't make it, but would love to see you all!