Monday, May 26, 2008


Kate and Gavin

PK bowling the boys down the slip and slide.

A ride in the boat that Luke "rescued."

Kate knows what to do by the pool.

Ben enjoying Reag and Mickey.

The over loaded car (yes, we took 2 strollers). Meltdown #1.

Boat ride.

Boat ride.

Sparklers and Smores.

The Smiths.

We have had a total whirl-wind past couple of weeks. Our first trip was to the lake at Horseshoe Bay with my family. It was a beautiful drive down and a super relaxing time at the lake and by the pool with my precious fam. The boys ate up the time with everyone and would have loved being with them absolutely anywhere, but the lake was simply icing on the cake. Katie Sunshine was a doll. She is a great traveler and is simply the happiest baby I've ever seen. We also squeezed in some time with one of my best friends from high school and her adorable kids (and new pup), a run into Mrs. Amanda Keel, a visit with a best friend from college and her hubby, and dinner with some of other our other very best friends and their amazingly cute babe...Gavin...who is just about a month older than Kate. Of course our time with our friends (or fam) was not nearly enough and left me longing to live in the same town with all of them and get to have precious time with each of them on a daily or weekly basis. The Lord has blessed me with such amazing friends at every stage of my life, and I will never understand why I cannot walk with them through each season in the same town. I eagerly await Heaven where we will get to spend eternity together (and in the presence of Jesus!). Sweet friends and fam, I love you and love love the way that the Lord has used you to draw me closer to Him. I could write a novel now just thinking about each of you and what you have meant and still do to me. All that to say the vacation was a blast.....thanks Mom! I'll have to post more on our whirl-wind weeks in another post. I am exhausted and must get to bed. Here are some pics from our journey for some reason I cannot figure out how to get pics to post in the appropriate order so they are rather jumbled....sorry.


Amanda and Hud said...

It was SO great to randomly run in to y'all. The boys are precious and Kate is simply adorable. I would love to see y'all again whenever you are back in town. :)

Lainie said...

Such a precious family! Looks like a lot of fun!

olivia and henry said...

we were in horseshoe bay from friday morning until yesterday afternoon!!! were we there at the same time?!?! if so, how crazy, and how SAD that we didn't know it!!! it was absolutely beautiful.
love hearing from you. miss you so much! ang

Aunt Smash said...

I can't handle that picture of Benja and mom.....he is SO CUTE!!

Shane, Steph, Adeline, Adam said...

I completely agree with your words about not understanding why we can't keep all of our friends in the same place at the same time!! It was great seeing you and loving on your kiddos for a split second!