Sunday, June 9, 2013

On the Farm

We made our annual summer pilgrimmage to Ohio aiming, in one trip, to celebrate cousin Beth's wedding and see Doug and fam upon their return from India for the summer. We succeeded, sort of. Note to self: cramming in a visit while jetlag is still in full force may not be the best of ideas. Especially when jetlagged 18-month-old twins are involved.

In short: I took not one photo at Beth's wedding. But it was beautiful. And she was more than beautiful. 

Thanks to my SIL Mandi, however, I have shots from the reception. The kids thought the dance floor was the coolest place they had ever been. They danced for over an hour without stopping.

I had to do another whole post with just dance floor pics because they are too much!

And then we had a week of vacation. Ahhhhhh! I've mentioned before that traveling with small children doesn't really feel like a getaway. That's just the way life is right now. This trip too had a lot of daily life with little ones in it. But with extra adults around who love these kiddos, and only a few work responsibilities to cover, there were also some moments of breathing deeply.

One of the great things about traveling east is that the kids stay on Colorado time. If I plan well, I can get 8 hours of sleep and still wake up a few hours before them. Then I get to read and have my coffee on the porch, with this view to start my morning.

I am reading The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul By Restoring Sabbath by Mark Buchanan, and it is simply beautiful. Just reading it feels like a Sabbath experience. 

We got to spend time with Doug and Chad and family. Props to them for making successful international travelers out of Cedric and Ezra!


Here are some other memories from our trip:

Baby Kylin, born in May to my cousin Dan and his wife Derika. They
live here in Colorado Springs, but were in Ohio for the wedding. 

The twins make a Lorien sandwich

Josiah's favorite phrase from the trip: "Riiiiiiiiide DAT!" We didn't really
let him drive the go cart, but he did enjoy riding the lawnmower, the
tractor and the gator with Daddy, Grandpa and the Uncles. 

The big boys really did ride the thing, though. 

Here's how Uncle Mike assists with a meltdown. So helpful!

Bonfires and picnics are some of my favorite farm memories. Glad I
get to share them with my kids.

Launching Estes rockets

Grandma and Grandpa with all six grandkids.
Cedric is DONE for the night. 

Proof that we were all in the same place at the same time.
It'll only happen once this year. 

1 comment:

  1. Love this!! It was so good to have everyone in the same place at the same time and to enjoy our time together. Such good memories!