Wednesday, July 15, 2015

4th of July 2015

We were blessed to be able to spend the 4th of July in GA this year. Sadly, we had not been to GA since Thanksgiving of 2014 to see the family. The trip is long and expensive for a family of 7! A huge thanks to everyone for feeding us while we were there! The highlights included seeing my nephew Isaiah for the first time, seeing my 11 month old Nephew Benjamin crawling and standing. Last but not least was the fun of just watching all the cousins have such a great time together. It hurts my heart that we miss out on so much of their lives. They are growing so fast!

Here are all the girl cousins and Levi dressed up in Aunt Lauren and niece Taylor's ballet costumes.
 My Mom and sister-in-love Paola made the best desserts! Paola made banana pudding and mom made a strawberry cheesecake dessert shaped like the American Flag. Also, my brother-in-love Michael smoked the best Boston Butt we had ever had! We way overate while we were there:-).

This is mom and Dad with all 11 grandkids. This is it. All of their kids are done having kids now and they get to just enjoy watching their 11 grandkids grow. I think mom is sad that there will be no more babies until the grandkids start getting married, but it is a new stage of grand parenting. They are tremendously blessed!

                                                                     Mercy, Age 5

                                                                    Isaac, age 11

                                                                        Grace, age 8

                                                             Grandma and SuSu, age 2 1/2

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