Monday, May 4, 2009

"We're not in Kansas Anymore Toto"

Me and the boys made it back home safely...."There's no place like home!" We really had a great time. Valerie is one of those friends that you just pick up where you left off. We spent most of our time in the kitchen....between my boys eating her out of house and home, trying our hardest to keep the kitchen clean with five little ones, and learning new recipes...the whole while talking and laughing about old times, our kids, struggles, and was fun! Valerie is one of those friends that makes me want to be a better can't have too many friends like that...thank you! Here are a few pictures of our week:

One of the first places they took us was a this little farm called, Deanna Rose. The boys loved it, they had playgrounds, farm animals, and little tractors the boys good ride.
It was so cute watching how well my little ones responded to some older friends. Max adored Jackson and he was so great to let Max be his shadow.

Another afternoon we took the kids to this rec. center that had open gym time. It was basically a gymnastics gym and they just let the kids have at it. What a great place to get some energy out!

I guess our gymnastics we've been taking this year has paid off...Max hopped right on the beam and handled it like a pro.

I loved Valerie's's fenced in...need I say more. They kids had a blast playing in her yard. They even got to watch as Jackson and his Dad shot off a bottle rocket...pretty cool!

I was so excited to learn a few new freezer jam! I've already been making several batches since I've been home the last two days to give to friends and's some good stuff!
Last, but certainly not least was getting a pedicure. Valerie's husband was so great to watch all or our children while we stepped out for a bit to be pampered and carry on a conversation without interruptions...thank Jeff...and thanks for sharing your family with me!


gigi said...

Sounds like a fun good time to me. Where did yall meet and become such close friends??

valerie said...
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valerie said...

We did have fun! I sure needed it too.
Thanks again for making the trip and all the perks you gave me too.
We already miss you guys, come back soon!!

mom h said...

It's great to have good friends. The boys looked like they were having a good time too. Max is impressive on the balance beam. Mom is impressive with the fozen jam. Thanks for sharing. It is always so great to see pictures of the family.

gremhog said...

lovely pix of you and your galfriend...but the most adorable one was of the older friend, taking your 2 boys by the hands and guiding them. It was perfect!

Harris said...

I might have to steel that recipe from you! freezer jam is always so good!!!

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