Some of my favorite things from this trip: lunch at Caleri's with Bets, Mom B, & Dayne & Maggy & then just catching up on life. Girls night at Erin's house. Celebrating Rio's 1st birthday with the family & watching him dig in his cake. Taking walks just like old times with Cori on the trail and getting so much quality time with her. Visiting Mart & Cohen with Cori and seeing her new house and her little sweet boy. Having lunch with Abi & catching up. Going to Parade of Homes with my parents and dreaming with them about huge houses. Getting alot of quality time with my parents and little brother, Chad. Watching the news every night at 530 & 600 to see if Chad had done any news reports that day. Lunch with friends. Going shopping with my mom. Taking walks with my parents. Going swimming with Mom B, Bets, and the twins. Breakfast with Ty & Laura. Hanging out at the Thames house. Family dinners. Playing with my niece, Kylie Jo, in her house and swing. Chad's new go-pro camera and the video he made & how it made Jen and I cry (blame in on the pregnancy hormones!). Seeing people at church and catching up. Seeing the fireworks. Game night with Booms & Thornburgs. Lots of quality time with my sis-in-law (sister really) and getting excited for their-any-day-now-baby. Meeting Jeff's new girlfriend. Hanging out with grandpa and laughing with him. Seeing my brother, Jake, be an awesome dad. Visiting with my Aunt & Uncle. Afternoon chat with DZ & MB. Watching our families all interact with eachother and love being together. The guys on both sides doing a triathlon and succeeding! Dinner at Mom & Dad B's with the whole family and playing with the kids. Looking at diaper bags with Jackie and getting her advice. Getting a sweet new Ford Taurus to drive, such a gift, seriously! Seeing corn and cornfields. Eating at one world and avantis (alot).
Here's some of the pictures from the week:
Chasing Kylie Jo around the yard
Uncle Chad & Kylie were buddies
Grandma and Grandpa reading goodnight stories to Kylie Jo
Mom and her girl
Jay getting Rio reading to dive into his birthday cake
The birthday boy and his parents! Jackie made an awesome cake!
I think he liked it :)
We were able to throw a baby shower for Nat & her baby girl!
love this picture- it was one of Kylie's favorite things to do and she knew just who to ask
Precious! Grandma and Kylie Jo
I love this- they look like such buddies :)
Jen getting some sewing lessons from mom, now she's a pro :)
Kylie loved Uncle Jeff and loved it when he would play fun songs on his Ipad
A nice break from the hooooot Illinois summer with Uncle Seth
Jen and I are both pregnant. I am about 15 weeks in this picture and she is 8+ months! so fun to be in this together!
These guys were nuts, it was over 100 degrees + humidity and they were pulling bushes with super deep roots!
Kylie getting some bonding time in with Jeff and Lindsey (and elmo)!
Uncle Seth and the kiddos
Saying goodbye to his truck, we are grateful for 5 wonderful years with it!
Sweet Rio buddy
Maggy showing us her new bike, she's so cute!
Can you tell they are brothers :)?
Love this pic with Jake & Bets & the kiddos
Grandma and Rio buddy
Kylie Jo is lovin the attention from her dad and uncles
Love this one!! Uncle Chad and Kylie Jo
Traditional basketball game
We had such a wonderful trip home and soaked up every minute (minus the sick ones, haha). We wish we could've seen more people! The time always flies! We didn't get a break from the heat- we went from 105 in IL to 105 in AR...I can't wait for some cooler weather!
After some requests, I'll post some belly pictures soon :). We find out in less than 2 weeks if we are having a boy or a girl...so excited!