Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July 4th

Well is there any other way to start the holiday than a package of homemade goodies from Lollie? Isn't this shirt adorable?!

This year I took some extra time off before/after the weekend to spend some time in our new trailer. Check out the spot we got!

Isn't it super cool? Logan clearly thinks so! Here he's standing on our "bed". Our spot was so near to the creek, we could've extended our bed out over the water. It was absolutely the most calming way to fall asleep.

I mean, does this kid get cuter?

After a wonderful day (and an hour at the spa down the road--thanks, honey), we headed to Creede/Little Squaw to spend the 4th with Mimi and Grandy.

On the fourth, we all went to Creede to watch the parade. It was really awesome.

There were so many things that reminded me of those we love who we weren't with.

There were tons of beautiful horses that always make me think of Mom. This little horse and carriage reminded me of Mom because for a while she was looking for the perfect carriage for her horse to pull.

There were antique cars that I know Dad would've loved. arrrugaa

There were clowns, which remind me Grandma.

There was this hilarious river rafting group atop a school bus that reminded us of Justin.

There was this cool old firetruck that reminded us of Uncle Steve and Eric.

Oh and the best part? Well, you'd have to ask Logan. But I'm pretty sure he thought his very first lollipop was friggin awesome. Thank goodness it was blue (and matched his shirt).

The next day, we hung around the cabins mostly. Here Mimi is introducing Logan to deer through the window.

The Long family had one heckuva Fourth of July. Thanks to Mimi and Grandy for having us to the cabins. We enjoyed our visit and miss you already.

Summer Trip to Texas

Summer has been a time for travel! Micah and Logan travelled to Texas to visit family while Jen was at an all week work thing. Oh the fun they had!

First, they went and played at Uncle Johnny's and Aunt Angela's. They had so much fun. John sent me the cutest video of Logan playing with their cat. Due to "technical difficulties", I can't upload the adorable stuff we got with them. Here's two second cousins playing in their pool, though. Jessica saved the day by "swinging by" to grab up my clan. She brought Victoria, so the kids enjoyed some fun in the sun. (Thanks again, Jess!)

Next, Micah was off to see Lollie and GPops. They had invited all the family over for a delicious brunch, so everyone could meet Logan. Lots of family came. Micah said he had a great time catching up with everyone. The Blackburn boys sure have grown up, and Micah enjoyed chatting with them. Aunt Tricia came and Kayleigh who Logan enjoyed playing with. I loved watching the videos with all you guys and sure was sad to miss out on all the fun!

Next stop was a quick visit in Hempstead to see Dada and Wanda. They sure do love Logan, although I'm not so sure their dog does ;-)

Then, the boys went to Bertram to see Grandma and Grandpa. Logan had so much fun with Grandma's puppies.

He also had a wonderful time exploring the land. He saw his first tarantula and was so at home he fell asleep on the Cub (the 4 wheeler Mom has to manage her land).

Then, Micah and Logan went to Dripping Springs where he spent lazy days by Mimi's and Grandy's pool. Logan had a great time playing with Grandmommie, the cousins, Aunt Hollie and Uncle John.

Cameron was such a natural at watching after Logan, Micah tells me we're trading babysitting for a day on the mountain! Any time, Cameron! Well... you might want to wait until winter ;-)

At some point, Micah got to sneak away to surf behind Ian's boat. The boys had fun together. Wish I was there, but I'm glad they got some time just the two of 'em. I've got a great pic of Micah ridin' the waves, but I can't find it. If I do, I'll upload it later.

And here Logan is at the end of the trip, helping Grandmommie clean like a good little mini-Micah. :-D The boys also got to hang out with Eric, who was able to sliver out a little bit of time between work and studies.

For those they missed, next time, we hope to have more time to see you too! A special thanks to Grandmommie for making this trip possible!!!