We were so lucky this month...we were able to go home for 15 DAYS!!! The joy we felt can be likened unto that of what one experiences when encountering an early Christmas present. Since it was 15 days full o' joy, laughter and jam packed with fun, I tried to condense it all into a few picture collages.
Kerrigan met her Stokes cousins for the first time (seriously, how sad is that-she is almost a year old and just barely meeting family). She absolutely LOVED every minute of it!New toys were discovered. Four wheelers and entire rooms dedicated to TOYS...is this heaven? I submit it IS!!!!
We celebrated birthdays...please note Preston's screamingly awesome Buzz Lightyear suit- the wingspan and laser gun TOTALLY made me rethink my Christmas wish list.
My lucky daughter got to meet all of her living great-grandparents...we like to think the reason Kerrigan took so long to come down to earth was she was having way to much fun hanging out with other 3 up in heaven.
We spent ALOT of time driving. We wanted to make sure to see all the great grandparents, scattered Idahoan friends (including the 6-10am lovely voice personality of 102.something country station's ...Aubri Elzinga.) and then drove to Arizona. K was a trooper, though I am sure it would have gone even better if she hadn't had to crane her neck around to see us (1 more month and 1 more lb until it is front facing car seat all the way!).
The drives were long, but thankfully beautiful...as was Jared's excited "I am on my way to God's country, a pure slice of heaven on earth, Salmon Idaho" face!
We weren't in AZ for as long as we would have liked- but we made good use of our time. We had a picnic in the woods, ate Popsicles, hung out with the Moffitts and of course partook of Del Taco tacos (were you aware that Del Scorcho sauce has been replaced by Del Inferno sauce...a smart move on their part, incredibly tough sounding. Only the bravest of the brave are able to partake of DEL INFERNO!!!!).
Jared got to go golfing a few times...I, however, was not invited- therefore there is no photographic proof of these occurrences. Also not pictorially documented is the fact that a Janalie was spotted on this trip- we even got her to hang out with us old folk for awhile.
Oh, the bottom right picture...proof that I indeed was on the trip : )The following pictures have no connection other than the fact that they all make my heart warm and fuzzy with fond memories...they are the ones that simply put a smile on my face (especially, but not limited to, my dad stuffing fried chicken in his face...priceless!)