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Sunday, July 6, 2008

4th of July, update, and lots of pictures

We spent 4th of July my sister's this year. We had a wonderful time, but it wasn't without some interesting curves. As many of you know, I have had quite the time this past week. Nothing traumatic or anything, but it does seem to continue and am hoping that this week brings complete and total calm.

Any traveling is to say the least a routine buster. We traveled for 7 hours on Thursday in 2 vehicles to get all of us over to the Southeast corner of the state. We arrived safe and sound with no mishaps whatsoever - no complaints :)

We continue the next day with lots of treats, great food, fireworks, etc., but.... the day was interspersed with not 1, not 2, but 3 of the children from my household getting sick and throwing up. Of course, I won't go into the nitty gritty details, but I know most of you know what its like dealing with up-chucking children.

As I said, I hope this week is CALM, so without further ado, I would love to share some photos:

Here is the view of the left side of my sister's backyard.
And the right side with some of us visiting.
Hunter, Kevin, and Will
Bryson and Will playing at the side of the pool.
Nate and Will
And traveling always disrupts nap schedules so this is Will falling asleep on the couch while eating crackers.
Bryson, Jordan and Nate
Afternoon yard games. This one was new to us and a lot of fun. Similar to a bean bag toss with some fun rules.
And Nate cuddling up to Emylee during the fireworks.

List of Players:

Renz Family - Me, Kevin, Nate and Will (2 1/2), Hunter (8 1/2) and Jordan (14) - Kevin's sister's son who had been staying with us.

Gobel Family (hosts) - Mira (my sister), Mike, Bryson (12), Emylee (14)

My Mom (Karen), my sister (Eden), one of my brothers (Miles)

Mike's parents Walt and Gwen

Until next time...

1 comment:

Emily said...

Looks like you had a great time over there!