Thursday, August 08, 2013

Back from Vacation

We have been traveling the past week and a half.  It was our annual summer trek to visit family in the Midwest.  We originally had planned to visit my family, then Jeff's, then go to a niece's wedding.  However, two nights before we left, my dad went back in the hospital with some complications from his cancer.  It was decided that Jeff would go on to visit his family with the older girls and I would stay with my parents with the younger kids. 

Excuse the quality of these photos.  I used my iPhone for all of them.  Sometimes carrying a big girl camera is just too cumbersome.

Hugs for grandpa in the hospital.  He is home now and resting until he has a major surgery in a few weeks. 

Catching fish in grandma and grandpa's backyard pond.

Jake caught this one.

Then the little man got sick.  He woke up with a headache and stomachache--and before long, he was barfing.  Nooooo....  In an attempt to keep the rest of the family healthy, he and I stayed outside on the deck all day.  When he got tired, he would lie down (for about 5 min) but most of the time he fished.  When waves of sickness hit, he would lie down for a few minutes but before long he would be fishing again.
Whenever he caught one of these, he would yell, "I caught a large mouth!"
The mis-matched pj's are a nice touch, don't you think?
He was fine the next day and thankfully, no one else got sick.  Thank you, Lord!

Although Jake caught the most fish, Jordan caught some nice ones as well.  Note the stick as fishing pole.  haha  

Two little boys work together to get a fish off the hook.

While Jeff was at his parents', Taylor made us a yummy dinner.  This was peach salsa.

These were chicken cabobs--which melted in our mouths.  These were served over wild rice.

Kate and SaraGrace took turns riding the jeep.  Kate was a horrible driver, so she got fired from the job very quickly.
Jeff didn't take any pictures while visiting his parents, so I have none to share from that portion of the trip.  Ryan met him there and then we all rendevou-ed at the wedding.  It was SO GREAT to see Ryan again!!
Jake caught this one after Ryan got there but you might know....Ryan had just run an errand and missed it.  Jake made me take a picture and text it to Ryan.  So cute!
 Here is Ryan getting his fishing gear ready and saying, "NO!" when I told him I wanted to take his picture.  Sigh....  It's not like I asked him to swim the English Channel. 
Four of our kids were in the wedding but that will have to wait for another post.  I'm having gallbladder surgery bright and early tomorrow morning.  Wheeee!


Angie said...

Looks like Taylor is going in the right direction with culinary school. Yum!! Praying for your surgery tomorrow. Keep us posted!

sara said...

what? Is Taylor going to culinary school? That is my dream...sigh.

Welcome to the club...the gall bladder-less!! :) One of the best surgeries I ever had....felt so much better afterward. My daughter also had her's removed last fall. I will be praying for you!!!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Fabulous pictures. Prayers to you and your father's recovery and surgeries. Gentle hugs too!!!

Sharon said...

Love the pictures!!! I agree with Sara...felt so much better after my gall bladder surgery and it's not a big deal having it anymore. I can't believe you did this trip with gall bladder issues. Anyway, Taylor's dinner looks yummy!!!

Debbie Sauer said...

Hope your surgery goes well! Blessings

Tesseraemum said...

Geesh, We'll be praying for you today. Hope Taylor will keep you well fed during your recovery!!
He can come to central Ohio anytime he'd like!!! Sheri

Joy said...

Praying for you as you recover and lifting up your dad as well.