Sunday, July 3, 2011

2011 - 4th of July Weekend with All My Chicks

It’s hard to believe it’s the 4th of July again.  Kayla hadn’t been “home” since last 4th of July… we were so glad to get her back up here for a visit even though we didn’t have much time together.  They got here Thursday evening and had to leave today after church.

We started off on Thursday night by visiting Ms. Charlsie.  Tyler came home late from work, but showed up while we were at Charlsie’s.  After our visit, we headed to eat pizza and then the boys took David to Lowe’s and surprised him with a belated birthday/Father’s day gift – a new grill.

Friday, Kale’s friend came up from Conway and he and Kale and Tyler all went golfing while Kayla-girl and I headed to Branson.  We left late in the day and made a short day of it, but it was the first time in forever that we’ve been able to spend a day together.  (I MISS YOU, KAYLA!)

We met the guys for supper at Cadron Creek Catfish House… Kayla’s one request for food while she was here.

Yesterday was SO hot… we spent part of the day indoors and later that afternoon we loaded up and went to our farm.  Tyler had made plans for all of us to fish out of the pond with Dave’s sister and her daughter (and granddaughter).  It got overcast just as we got there, so I think it was a bit cooler than it had been all day.  It was a lot of (hot) fun, though.

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The boys

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The girls

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Mémère brought along a spray bottle to 1) keep Maddie cool 2) keep Maddie occupied

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So cute!

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My niece, Lindsey, and her daughter, Rylee – and David’s sister, Carla

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Kayla might have got her line caught in the tree

For supper, Kale grilled some burgers (his special recipe) on the new grill and then we had s’mores in the backyard. 

It was a nice, family day.

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Today came all too soon and after church and lunch… we had to say goodbye.  I still cry every single time I see them leave (or I leave them).  But, it gives me something to look forward to when we get to see them again!!

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Life is sweet.


Dorothy said...

How sweet it IS! So glad you had a fun, family weekend!! Love the pictures!

Lauren said...

FUN weekend and love that dress on you Jacquie!!!!! :)

Jenn said...

Looks like so much fun! I love family stuff like this and the just being together part of it!

Hopefully you'll get to see your K's again very soon!

petrii said...

Ahhh looks like you had so much fun with all your chicks. I love having them all under one roof. Makes it feel more like home.

Love you girl ~~ have a Blessed day ~~ Dawn

Kimberley said...

so glad you got to spend time with your family!! looks like a fun time had! and i love your dress too!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a wonderful holiday! I love that last picture of the girls with you. :) And the one of the boys with their dad...I know you'll treasure those. blessings, marlene

Kelley said...

I knew you guys would have fun together! Just being together makes it great! Maddie is so cute!

Susan Leonard said...

Sounds like the PERFECT weekend to me! Good-byes are so hard. Will it ever get easier? You girls are so stinkin' cute! Handsome bunch of guys too!

Daisy said...

oh how i miss them!!! goodbyes stink but WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO! =)

Anonymous said...

What a great post -- I'm SO happy y'all had such a wonderful family weekend, complete with pictures and lots of happy memories. Family times are definitely to be treasured!!