Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Whirlwind of a Week-'s a lot of pictures!

We had the most wonderful, busy week. It started last weekend, when we went to East Bernard, Texas for Jim's family reunion. We look so forward each year to this weekend, where we get to spend time playing, swimming, eating, worshipping, etc. with friends who also happen to be family! This year was no exception! We had such a fun time with all of the cousins, aunts and uncles,and grandparents. Here is a shot of the third (out of 4) generation (with spouses).

Getting in some good swinging time with GranDee and Pops

Anna Lee loved getting to be with Jim's grandmother

I couldn't resist the swimsuit shot.

Getting a fast stroller ride from her cousin, Matthew

Girly cousins
Matthew and Uncle Jim

Getting some hugs from Jonathan and Jennifer.

Anna Lee fell in love with Jonathan over the weekend. They spent a lot of time together, and Anna Lee even shared her cake with him (one little handful at a time) at the end of the weekend. Jonathan was such a great sport!

Grandmother with Anna Lee and her first cousins

One of the most fun parts of the weekend was our "Field Day" games. Jennifer did such a great job of planning such fun events for us. Here is a shot of one of the teams during the human knot race. The water balloon fight was to follow.

So...from East Bernard, we drove to San Antonio and dropped Anna Lee off with my parents for the rest of the week. As much as we missed her, we had a great time as we headed off to Colorado Springs for the Air Force Academy graduation. Jim lived with a family the first year we lived in Nashville, and their son was in high school at the time. Hard to believe he is now in the Air Force! It was so special to get to be a part of the festivities during the week. We could not be more proud of him!!!

A picture of the chapel at the Academy...gorgeous!

President Bush spoke at the graduation ceremony on Wednesday. It was so neat to be there! We were very impressed that he saluted and shook the hands of all 1000 graduates. It was an extremely cold morning...especially sitting on bleachers in a stadium. But what an amazing event to be a part of!

President Bush on the big-screen
The Thunderbirds
We love you guys like family! Thanks for letting us celebrate with you!

At the end of the trip, I got to go and see my friend Ginny. I was so excited to get to see her--and to get to see her new was beautiful! On our way to her house, we stopped on the side of the road to take this was breathtaking!

So, as we headed back home, I spent a few days in San Antonio with my parents and Anna Lee. My mom and I took Anna Lee to the zoo for the first time, and had a hot, fun time.

What a week!!!


Lynn Leaming said...

Glad you had a good trip and got back home safely. Great pictures! I enjoyed looking at them.

ginny said...

y'all got some cool pix at the academy festivities. it was so nice too see you two...just not enough time! glad you're home safely and w/ your baby girl again.

Hayley said...

The chapel looks awesome. Glad you had a good trip.

Julie said...

what a fun trip! glad yall are back. come over and play!

Kyla said...

Did you know that Ricky L. is my cousin? Small world. I was just telling Kasey that I would love to get together with you and Anna Lee. We need to have a play date! said...

You are such a vital part of our family! Thank you for fitting us into such an incredibly busy week. We couldn't have celebrated without you!
I love you guys!

Deeanne said...

Congrats to Daniel! I know that his family and all of us are so proud of him! GranDee