I'm so behind in blogging these days. I just can't seem to get in the groove....but since I talked with my mom's husband Jim last night (Hi Jim!) and he told me they check my blog every night....I suppose I'd better get with the program! :) These first pictures are just recent photos of the kids.
On Monday my sister-in-law Amy was in town with her eight kids. (Her husband Brian is in Africa for a month right now--feel free to pray for him/the family if you feel so led!) Anyway, we went out to Sam's parents house and spent the afternoon with them (Henry skipped school gladly for the chance to see his cousins!), enjoyed a wonderful lunch (thanks, MaryBeth!), and had plenty of time to talk and catch up. It was a refreshing and relaxing day. I somehow managed to forget my camera (!) and didn't get a single picture of the monster play date.
We came home in late afternoon to get naps for the kids, and then around dinner time Amy and the kids came out to our house. They haven't been here since the house was in the building stage, so it was fun to show them around. We had a bonfire and roasted hotdogs and s'mores and the older kids all ran around while the littler ones took turns on the trampoline. It was a great time and we so appreciated Amy driving the little bit further to our house!
I got most of the cousins in this picture....
....and here are the two I missed!