Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Rewind to the Ranch

The weekend before Anna Lee had her surgery, my family met up at a beautiful ranch near Kerville in the hill country of Texas. Thanks to the generosity of one of our sweet family friends, we were able to enjoy a wonderful, relaxing weekend in an incredibly beautiful place. It was a true "get-away" for all of us, especially since our cell phones and emails didn't work. You forget how much you use your phone! It was nice to spend time together swimming, fishing, playing cards, playing volleyball in the pool, watching for deer, rocking on the porch, reading, eating, etc. Here are a few of the pictures we caught over the weekend.

This is the ranch house where we stayed.
And this is the pond where we all went fishing. It was all so beautiful and peaceful.
Anna Lee loved fishing. She now says "That's where I caught the fish" everytime we pass any creek or lake in Dallas. She wasn't afraid of the fish at all. She grabbed each one after she caught them.

Going on a walk to see the llama with Grandad
The little fisherman

Looking for deer early in the morning

On Sunday, we had a neat worship time with my family. My mom is amazing. She had brought costumes and props to tell the story of Moses. It is one of Anna Lee's favorites. My mom and Anna Lee dressed up and acted out the story. Anna Lee was ready to go put the basket in the real river outside. The other day when I asked her where they put Moses, she said, "Kerville."

J.D. enjoyed being outside so much. You can see him here taking a relaxing nap with Grandad.

We were so glad to have such a fun time together! Kara leaves again for Spain in just a few short weeks to start a Masters program in Madrid. We were glad to get family and sister time together before she leaves. We will miss her!
Justin and Jim were on the trip too, but for some reason they didn't make it into any pictures. We love you guys too!

It was such a fun trip!


Larissa Smith said...

I recognize that place! Is that where Bekah got married? Anyway, I'm glad you had some good family time. Love the sisters picture!

Kyla said...

I just love your family!!