I have had an overflowing weekend! I have been blessed with some very sweet times with my family and we've made wonderful memories! It has been one of the busiest and fast paced weekends I have had in a long time but I've enjoyed it nonetheless and I know at some point I'll be able to catch up on my sleep.
I rode with my older sister and her children to my younger sister's birthday gathering. I had so much fun. We were so crazy in the truck. Spending time with my nephew and nieces makes me feel young and very old all at the same time!!!
Kayla and I enjoying the fresh country air!!!!!
This is my parents and their girls on Kristi's 27th birthday.
My parents and their grandchildren. Bryan and I hope to add to their bunch some day!
I'm so grateful I was able to see my Grandma this weekend. My dad's parents live in Oregon and my grandfather has Alzheimer's. He is in an assisted living/nursing home. My grandmother was unable to take care of him. Seeing her made me miss him. We had a great time reminiscing about things my grandpa would say or do and Grandma Joy had some funny stories to tell. We decided it was better to laugh than cry!! Laughing is great medicine.
On Saturday morning Bryan and I drove to Butler, OK to meet with the rest of the family and have a little reunion. There were people there I had not seen in over 20 years! It was strange and funny as we all tried to remember and figure out who everyone was!
Bryan and I with Grandma Joy in Butler, OK
My Dad's Entire Family with Grandma Joy
On Sunday Bryan and I went to preaching services at the church my brother-in-law pastors. We ate lunch at the church and then went to their house. This allowed us spend more time with Grandma Joy and spend more time with my nieces and nephew. Bryan and I had way too much fun playing with them in the pool. Bryan actually did all the hard work!!I loved all these action shots!! Rachel might not can walk on water but this picture sure makes it look like she can kneel!!! My camera just happened to catch it at just the right time.
Myself, Rachel, and Kayla. We had taken about 10 different poses using my camera timer! We had lots of giggles trying to get this picture just right!!