Sunday, August 2, 2009


The first week in July we went to Texas and our first stop was Amarillo to spend time with my sister and her family!
Can you imagine the fun we had with these 6 kids?

Loads for fun! We played and played. It was crazy at times, but for the most part it was just fun. The kids got along so well.. Nobody got sick until the last day or until after we left.. We went swimming where Gavin showed that he has no fear and Eli uncharacteristically showed fear, by by the end he was jumping into te deep end. We ate yummy food.. We bounced and bounced at Jump N Jive, we learned at the discovery center, we went on a hike, and the kids just played and bonded.

Anna Min and I also had a great time just being together. I am extremely jealous of my sister, which is why I hesitate to show a picture of us side by side. But, mostly I just admire my sister. She is such a great mom, a great friend, and a great sister. We had so much fun just spending time together. We were even able to play a game of tennis and play some volleyball pepper.
Boyd was able to be there for the first couple of days. We were able to celebrate the 4th of July together. We went to my some friends of my sisters where they had large slip n slide, bbq, water, golf, swings, trampoline, and of course fireworks. Jereme it was great to see you too!

After Amarillo, it was off to Dallas where we were able to spend a couple of days with our good friends, the Killoughs, who moved from New York a year and half ago and their absence is still felt! We had a great time playing and hanging out with them. Gavin and Meg spent the first couple years of their life around each other quite a bit, and they are still great friends!

They had just moved into their new home and were already willing to host us in their beautiful home. It was 105 degrees the whole time we were there, so we went to a few indoor things, like Cabella's and Gaylord Texas.

We also went to the Ft. Worth Stockades and got a little Texas culture in us!

and of course, ICE CREAM!

We had a wonderful time catching up with the Killoughs!
God Bless Texas!


Christina said...

Wow, um, Gavin's on a longhorn. You guys are cool!

Kelsey said...

Looks like you guys had a great time. We'll have to all get together. Doesn't having a group of 9 kids all together sound like even more fun? We love you guys!

Monica Merced Rich said...

Meg is such a little Naomi! So cute. Glad you had fun, but happier your back!

Pomona Noltes said...

what a fun trip! great pics! love that huge longhorn that gavin is on! wow!