Wednesday, March 27, 2013


The boys and I went on a trip to Texas last week! It was such a great time.  The boys traveled so great and we were able to see so many great friends!! Primarily we went to see my best friend Laura Beth and her family.  We have not seen each other in 3 years!! So we had not met eachothers youngest children.  It was so great to see all of our kids play together, my 2 and her 3! Five kids made for a busy week,but it was so great! They all played together so nicely and of course the weather was amazing so we were able to spend a TON of time outside!

So for our trip we left Friday the 15th, we stopped in Wichita for the night and stayed with a friends parents.  It was so nice to stop half way! Judson has only been on one long car trip and Lawson not any.  So I was not sure how they were going to do.  But they did so so good!!

We woke up early Saturday morning, well early for a Saturday :), and headed down the road.  We were on a mission to make it to Killeen to visit friends that used to worship with us here in Ankeny, but have now moved.  With some traffic and delays along the way we made it, but later than I had hoped!  But we were able to see Ashley, Keeli and meet sweet baby Cayden!! We missed Caleb because I wanted to get down the road to Round Rock by 7 or so that night!

And we did! We made it just after 7!! I knew the boys would need some time to run around before bed but needed to get to sleep at a decedent time since it was a Saturday night. I was really looking forward to worshiping with Cliff and Laura Beth and learning more about their church, since this is the reason for their move.

The rest of the week was an amazing playdate.  The kids all played so well together and made it a fun and easy week for Laura Beth and me.  We went to many parks, had picnics, went to a movie and played outside int he backyard a lot!!

On Tuesday night we were able to drive to Hutto and catch up with Kallie and Gerry.  I know it made their day very busy but it was so great to see them!!

It was all very relaxed, but super great!! It was so nice to have time to catchup.  In many way it was as if no time had passed.  But then at the same time so many things were having 5 kids to keep up with!! :)

These are just some of the many pictures! :)