Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
My cute little 3 year old.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
This is the great big banyan tree outside the zoo that has little pathways through the roots growing down from the branches....such a fun place for kids and a great place for shade.
These are the giraffes that Ethan and I got to feed last time we were at the zoo. It was a special program you could go to where you go behind the scenes and feed the animals apples. We also got up close to a Rhino...it's truly amazing how big these animals are and yet we were able to feed them from our hands.
Friday, June 08, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
While Jason was here for his short vacation time, his family came up to St. Louis to visit us while we were in town. We were so glad that they were able to come up and look forward to their visit with us later this summer.
I got to meet my one and only niece, Anna...and Tara got to finally meet Jude. It was so fun getting together and having all the cousins play together. Ethan asked every day when Tyler and Kyle and baby Anna were coming over.
Here is the infamous trio. Tyler and Kyle's Papa Joe took them to the pond down the street to throw rocks...every boys dream...anytime they all got together they were usually covered from head to toe in dirt, chalk or water. Ethan was very sad to leave his cousins behind.
I was trying to figure out how a managed to miss getting the rest of my family in pictures but then I remembered that my mom has our whole month documented well with her new camera. So I can get the copies from her. We heard many times while we were there, quote: "I just love my new camera".
We're all adjusting to the new schedule of being home. I got really used to having everyone around all the time...making dinner together, going shopping together, having girls nights in with my mom and sister, tee-peeing with my little sister and mom (long story, if you want to hear about it just ask me and I would be glad to fill you in), taking road trips, going to Target (way to many times...yet not enough) and hanging out with my sister and her boys. Fun times...
Ethan had fun meeting his new friend Cade, Scott's girlfriends son. They had fun going to the zoo, the arch and running around with the cousins too.
I had a roommate reunion while we were there. Everyone met up in St. Louis and stayed at Stephanie's parents house. It was fun catching up, laughing and even making a Krispy Kreme run at midnight...like the good ole days. It was so fun to see everyone again and meet all the kiddo's. I think our next reunion will be here in Hawaii....without the kids this time.
I also got to catch up with my friend Amy and family. It happened to be her 30th birthday while I was there so it was fun being able to celebrate with her.
I am so thankful for the friendships God has blessed me with over the years. I know there were other friends that I wanted to see while I was home too but ran out of time...you would think a month would be plenty of time to get everything squeezed in, but it went by way too quickly.