First Day in Colorado

We made our yearly drive up to Colorado to see the Peterman’s and spend Thanksgiving with them. And I was so happy for the girls that it snowed at the start!!

After the snow the girls came in to play. Nadia disappeared with Evie, Dani started crafting and Amelie wanted to play with the dogs. A great first day in Colorado!

Visit to Joplin

In November Mike’s sister Sharon got very sick and was hospitalized and it was dire enough that we felt we needed to pack up and go up to Joplin to see her. We got checked into a hotel and headed straight over to see her in the ICU. The girls were amazing in the waiting room considering they were unable to go back to see her and they just had to keep busy. They did a great job being quiet and respectful because there were several very sad people waiting also. After visiting, our niece took us to try a burger place called Mojo’s and it was great. Dani had to hug her and tell her thank you for bringing us to a place with such great food.

Looking out the window while the parents got everything packed up. We headed back to the hospital after breakfast and while visiting we got the great news that Sharon was going to be moved out of the ICU and into a regular room. It was really amazing since they thought she would be in the ICU for weeks!! We waited for the move to the new room and then took the girls to see her. I was so happy they had the chance to see her since they had been so good in the ICU waiting room.

On the way out of town the next day we tried this pizza place and it was wonderful. It was a great place to take our Taggie trip photo.

Houston Trip – August 2016

In August the girls and I took a road trip down to Houston to visit family and friends. We stayed with my Dad and Brooke and had a great time. The first night we hung out with Papa and Grandma until it was time to meet for a late dinner with Lisa and her kids Angelina and Matthew. Angelina and Nadia were in cribs next to each other in China and adopted on the same day. It’s always great to see the kids together.

The next day we met some of Papa and Grandma’s friends for a delicious breakfast of migas and then headed to the Houston zoo. We were trying to get there in time to see the elephants get a bath. Amelie was so excited to see all the elephants they have at the Houston zoo.

Nadia was OVER THE MOON excited to feed a giraffe.

Dani was so cute sticking her tongue out at the same time.

I haven’t been to the Houston zoo for about 2 decades and was so impressed with all the upgrades and beauty that has been added. We all had a great time.

The next morning we had breakfast and then headed over to my cousin Jenn’s house so we could see her kiddos and so we could finally see her youngest Creed. I was afraid he was going to be like 10 before I saw him in person 🙂

Creed LOVED Amelie and was so cute letting her hold him.

Olivia with her Taggie and our Taggie! So cute. After a fun morning of play we hit the road to head for home. It was a great visit to Houston.

DC posts coming later

We spent 2 weeks in July in Washington DC. I am so far behind on the blog I have decided to try and catch up and then return to do all the DC posts because we did so much. And visited with so many people!