Sunday, August 14, 2016

Water Balloon Fight

Have you seen that commercial where you can fill up 
120 water balloons in less than 5 minutes?
Well I found an unopened pack at goodwill
for a buck and I took a chance.
And it worked easy peasy!

I will definitely be ordering some more from Amazon.
The kids had a blast!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Texas Summer Trip 2016- The Good-Byes

And just like that 5 weeks went by in a flash.
A couple 100 pictures and a lifetime of memories.
The Texas trip is always hard work.
Besides the long car ride with 6 kids and 2 dogs, 
this summer we survived:
-the emergency dentist visit which required 2 teeth pulled(kylie)
-An ear infection that required antibiotics and long sleepless nights(kaveri)
-the stomach bug which produced 
projectile  baby/ toddler vomiting
(kirstin, daniel, and gabriella)

But watching our kids with their cousins
for days on end swimming,dancing,playing, and laughing, makes it all worth it.

We are forever grateful to our grandparents 
for this amazing trip.
All the hard work they put into the rental 
house which we got to stay in for free.
Putting up a family of 8 + pups is no easy task!
For all the financial help from family, without it we 
wouldn't have been able to make the trip.
For all the family members that loved on our kids
and made precious memories. 
For all the big family meals and get togethers,
because we miss so many throughout the year.

We are so very THANKFUL and feeling blessed!
We love you guys so much and can't wait for the 
next time we can all be together for summer again!


Friday, August 5, 2016

Texas Summer Trip 2016- Part 8

A few of my personal family favorites. 

Gabriella does this really cute thing where she 
picks up clothing and puts it on her head/over her face
and walks around laughing.

At the house we stayed in the kids favorite
game was making a "van" out of all the
chairs and using a frisbee as the steering wheel. 
They used the ipad for the music and even
got a few speeding tickets ;-)

We haven't had a family picture taken in 2 years so 
I was happy to get a few. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Texas Summer Trip 2016-Part 7

The Jet Skis and the Cliff Jumping!

When did this boy turn into such a cute teenager?!

The Finnell family was kind enough to take all four
big girls out on the the jet skis.
They had such a blast.
They have all been begging for us to buy some
for ourselves.

Look at that huge cliff that little MiKayla jumped off!!!

The cliff jumping was a fun adventure 
that they will never forget and they 
are looking forward to the next visit!