Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Family + Sun = FUN!

We just returned from a fun-filled trip to Arizona to visit Laren's sister, Susan, and her family. It was a LONG drive, but well worth it to be able to spend time with some of our favorite people in the world! Here are some pictures from the trip...

The weather was beautiful while we were there, so we decided to make the most of it!BJ and his cousin Jake had a fun time together playing with their rockets!
Here's one of Abbie and Christian trying to encourage Laren into the COLD water (a chilly 60 degrees). He was the only one brave enough to attempt the Slide Rock Experience (in Sedona), but the rest of us had a lot of fun watching him! Even though these two don't get to see each other much, Abbie and Holland were fast friends! They held hands everywhere they went and didn't want to be separated for anything! Aren't cousins great?While we were there, we got to visit Schnepf Farms, which is a working farm that also has a hay ride, go-carts, a huge slide, a carousel, and lots of other rides. It was fun to spend the cooler parts of the day there as a family! Here is a picture of BJ giving the goats in the petting zoo a hug.Amelia had a good time just relaxing in the stroller.The three girls (Holland, Brooke, and Abbie) put together a show for all of us on our last night. They spent time rehearsing it and then did a great job showing off their singing, dancing, poetry-reciting, and cheerleading skills for the video camera. They were quite the entertainers!Another highlight was being able to go to Dylan's football game. It was great to watch him play and fun also to see Vic on the sidelines with his camera catching every moment. I can't even express how great the trip was. We loved seeing the kids interact with each other so lovingly. And we loved our late-night talks with just the adults.
We feel so blessed to have such amazing and wonderful people in our family!