"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. "
Zephaniah 3:17

Monday, June 21, 2010

Our Sweet Waco Friends

I took the kids to Waco last week (Aunt Zuzu came with us!) so that Austin could go to VBS at my parent's church. (The church we were married in and Andrew was on staff for a couple of years. :) It was a great week though we all missed Daddy and our new little puppy very much. Austin had a blast at VBS (pics to come in a later blog) and it was wonderful to hang out with family and friends that we don't get to see as much as we would like. We are so very thankful for people like

JG and Big T that the Lord has placed in our lives to encourage and love our family! They are like grandparents to our kids and we had so much fun hanging out with them and visiting them while we were in Waco! What a true blessing they are to us!!

How come every time I try and get a picture of the kids together...

... it always ends like this?? Sometimes I don't even know why I try! ;)

How cute is this picture?? Austin loves his Big T!!!

Playtime!! I am not sure who was more worn out after our visit with the Grahams - the kiddos or Big T. From horse to hide and go seek and bubbles/chase outside, I am pretty sure Big T slept well that night! :) So fun!

We also got to spend two fun afternoons with some of our favorite friends Hudson and Avery! Their mom is one of my dearest friends from high school and it is always wonderful to catch up and spend some time together. Kylie also spend 2 years in South Africa close to where Suzanne will be serving, so it was great to hear them talk about Kylie's wonderful experience in Africa and for Suz to ask her some questions about her time there.

I couldn't decide which picture I liked better, so I put both of them in this post. :)Look at all these cuties!! I look at these pics and get kind of teary! Kylie, our kids are getting SO BIG!! Precious faces!

Austin and Hudson are buds and it was so fun to watch them play together. Austin asks me all the time at home if we can go over and play with "small Hudson" (we have a 'big Hudson" that Austin loves to play with too. :) These two have been friends since they were pretty much born and I have a feeling they are going to be buds for life. :)

Look at these two precious little girls!! I love it! Avery is right in the middle of our two girls age wise and they had fun playing together as well. :)

We went to the Mayborn Museum one afternoon and had a blast!

Playing drums

They always love these huge piano keys. This was the 1st time Ainsley got to run up and down them. :)

What did you say??

More sweet faces :)

We have many pics of these 2 boys in this bus when they were smaller. :)

I had to throw in a pic of the boys when they were about 4-5 months old. :) So sweet!

Now look at them! Big boys!!

The next day we met another one of my besties, Mandy and her kiddos at the park to play.

Mandy and Dax. Happy 1st Birthday to baby Dax! Mandy has been such a dear friend to me over the past several years and i am so very thankful for her love, support and prayers. Love ya, girl!

Here is the crew! Kenzie and Dax are sweet friends! We are so excited about spending a week at Pine Cove with the Helm family later this summer!!

And here they are in birth order. :)

I just love this pic! Precious facial expressions! Dax doesn't really know what to think and Ainsley is loving it! :) We had so much fun with all of our Waco friends who bless us so much!


Libbie said...

Glad you guys made it back to Waco. It was fun to briefly visit with you at VBS and the Mayborn!

Kylie said...

We had SO much fun with your crew! I'm going to have to snag these pictures for my blog :)

Hope we can play again soon!!