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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Where have all the Texans gone?

Ro and Ree are kind of in disbelief that their cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents left us and went back to Texas. It is WAY too quiet around here, and we’re all missing the awesome cousin hugs, the kids piled in every room for sleepovers, the fun games, and all the neat things we did. Luckily school starts soon to distract the girls from the fact that it is just us rattling around in this quiet ole house.

With four photographers at the ready (me, Ma, Aunt Rejeana, and Aunt Kate) we ended up with quite a few grin-worthy shots of everyone together. Here are a few collages with all of our pics (click any collage to enlarge).

Twelve extra relatives (16 family members, including us) to hang around with meant that the backyard was always teeming with love and fun:BackYardPlay-000001

Who doesn’t love swimming? We snuck in a quick trip to the pool while we were waiting for the boys to arrive (they roadtripped here with the grandparents):Swimming-000001

Gilroy Gardens (up until the fateful run-in with the monkey bars) was a blast. If you look closely in the last one, you can see that Ree’s fave Wela Wear dress had to be cut off her (none of us were going to bend that arm to try and get it off, that’s for sure) and we used surgical tape to hold it together until we got home:GilroyGardens-000001

Ree said if we bought her a stroller and pushed her around all day that she wanted to go with everyone to the Monterey Aquarium. And the little sweetie rallied and really enjoyed herself (with the help of some frequent pain meds):MontereyAquarium-000001

On the last day, we hung out at a fun local park that has a massive oak tree – perfect for climbing or playing under:ClimbingTreePark-000001

Come back soon Texans! We miss you already, and we’ll try to avoid any hospital runs next time.


  1. Well, they were bound to go back to Texas eventually... those Texans always do. :)

    So glad Ree's feeling better. Kids adapt amazingly well to stuff like that. I made the mistake of clicking on the pre-cast photo that TD took. Uhh... ouch.

    Good luck with the XeroSox. Never used one personally, but I had a friend whose son was in a cast on his ankle and it (or something like it) worked well enough for them to use in their pool.

    Thinking healing thoughts....



  2. Anonymous8/16/2010

    Great pics m3!!! Love Ro's "let it snow" shirt, my daughter wears her christmas shirts year round too. So glad Ree was able to enjoy the outting, how did she do in the stroller? She looks like she was having fun.


  3. Anonymous8/16/2010

    Bravo to the family that knows how to have a great time in the midst of a crisis! It looks like you all had a wonderful time together.

  4. Anonymous8/16/2010

    Tell us the story how Tubadad and you met!

  5. Cool collages, what program are you using?

  6. Great collages. I love what a trooper Ree is and her pink cast - well....de riguer! So cute, especially with those braids.

  7. :) First of all - LOOOOOVE the blog banner!! ;)

    Secondly, oh lordie!!! All those people looks like a crazy fun time!!!

    ....bet its real quiet now?!!

  8. What a fabulous way to end the summer! My summers where always full of family time like that and those weeks with all of us in one house always make me smile.

  9. Poor little Ree!! She looks like a real trooper. Glad she is feeling better. RO gets sister of the year reward.

  10. Anonymous8/18/2010

    What great photo's of all our cousins!! Wish we could have joined in the fun too! It looks like you guys had a really fun time. Enjoyed keeping up with you guys from the blog!
    Love you guys,
    Tammy (One more Texas cousin)

  11. Hi! What brand stroller is the red one you are using? Thanks.