Monday, June 7, 2010

Still Busy!

What happened to the "lazy days of summer"? I seem to be busier right now than when school was in! Since school got out we have been busy trying to get settled into the new house....we (and by we I really mean I) are slowly accomplishing that. We are completely moved in and there are only a few boxes left and I am thinking I won't even unpack them right now since I don't know where to put the contents :)

We went to Nashville this past weekend for Lydia and Andrew's wedding. It was lots of fun and I was so excited to see Cecily! I haven't seen her in months and really miss getting too.

We also squeezed in some quality time with Matt's brother, his wife and their 5 kids. The kids enjoyed playing with the kittens, jumping on the trampoline and playing kickball in the dark! We ended up bringing our nephew Riley home with us for the next 3 weeks. We have been trying to get him up here for years to attend Concord Quest which is this awesome VBS my in-laws church puts on every year. Last year they had over 5,000 kids attend! Anyway, we decided at the last minute he would come back with us. He is just going to stay b/c he was coming the next week with his 2 younger sisters while his mom and older sister attend Middle School Camp at their church.

We stopped by Cookeville on the way home Sunday to see Matt's twin brother, his wife and their 2 daughters, one who is only a month old. We were so glad to see them too. They will be leaving to go back to China in August so our time with them is short and sweet. The kids loved getting to love on Laura and play with Hannah. We played a game of croguet and James and Caleb won with me and Madison coming in 2nd. Sadly, Matt and Riley came in 3rd and Taylor and Uncle Daniel came in 4th. The kids were so excited as they found a turtle while playing in Jim and Paula's backyard. They put him in a shoebox but somebody "sprung" him and boy was I glad! I didn't want to bring that turtle back to Knoxville!

Today began our 3 week marathon of VBS. This week is Concord Quest, next week is Farragut's and then finally our church is the 3rd week. Once we are done with VBS we will just hang by the pool for the rest of the summer....maybe, that is when the lazy days will start!


Cindy said...

What adorable pictures of all three of your kids with baby Laura!! Love the yawn with Caleb, and Madison's sweet face. I've said it before, but you are so blessed to have such a close family with so many cousins. My sweet girls only have one cousin their age.
Seems like forever since I've seen you!