No Blogging Lately?

Well, we have been busy. Do you remember this chair pictured below? I think I blogged about it over 3 years ago.. We finally finished reupholstering it. It's about 95% done. Just a few more details and it will be 100% done.
Cute little doll sitting here huh?
 We've also had friends come and visit. The Jacksons whom we've know since Okinawa days are moving back to Okinawa. Jamey made the drive with their 8 children and spent a few hours with us. It was a fun day!
Babies Moriah and Hazel.
 Next up was Vacation Bible School. Every morning for a week I packed up this crew and we headed south for fun adventures in the book of Jonah.
This particular morning the kids brought Sunflowers and Zinnias to their teachers.
 What's more fun than a picnic on a warm Summer day? Perhaps a trip to the Air Museum... That's what we did following the picnic. No pictures of that experience, but it was just as fun if not more than eating yummy food.
Sweet family eating.

Hazel liked the picnic too.

We popped a squat under the branches of this tree.

Just chillin.
As if all of the above wasn't enough we drove North, more North, and even further North to reach the most beautiful of states... Maine! On the way there we stopped in Manasquan, New Jersey for a little beach and surfing time. The following leg ended in a trip to Fenway Park to watch the Indians and Red Sox play. What fun!!

The purpose for the Maine trip was of course a little family fun, but the big event was a wedding. My cousin Abby, whom I haven't seen since we were little girls, got married. It was a nice ceremony. I got to see a lot of relatives whom I haven't touched base with in years.
At the rehearsal dinner. Mom is helping Silas get a plate of barbecue.

We had to eat Lobster almost daily. Here the kids are eating crab sandwiches. Samuel was sad about it. Poor little guy. The cabin we stayed in was picturesque. It was like a sketch out of a Robert McClosckey book.

At the wedding reception. My beautiful kids and their crazy Meme.

My Grandmother on my fathers side. Precious soul! 

Dad and Mom.

What's a wedding without Benjamin and Jackie stealing the dance floor?
After the wedding events we headed out to my Grandmothers camp on my Mom's side. The kids played and we ate yummy italian sandwiches.
My Grandmother aka "Nanny" holding Hazel.

My Mom's sister Debbie and her two daughters and one of her twin sons pictured to the right.

My cousins and I. I think that my cousin Dana on the far right looks a little like my brother Clint.

Samuel and Poppa.

Colby and Jackie kayaking.
These are my children and some of my cousins' children on my moms side.
 We made it home safely and celebrated Louisa's birthday on the way back. We've had so much fun these past few weeks. Hazel found her beautiful smile at about her 4th week of life. We've been soaking it up ever since.
Hazel smiling at big brother, Colby.


Karen said...

that was the best time!

CHiggins said...


It was awesome to see your beautiful family!!!!

I love all of you

Jen and Geoff said...

It was so great to see you! I can't wait until we live closer to you guys...only a few more weeks!

It looks like you have all been having a wonderful summer. I LOVE Hazel's smile:)

dirtandrib said...

So funny! I was actually thinking about your chair earlier this week! Looks like lots of fun was had on your trip up North. Love to all, my dear friend!

jj said...

Christie -- I miss you all so much! Hazel is just so sweet and beautiful. I'm glad you got a fun family vacation and I love the pictures!

Gaines Family said...

Beautiful pics, adorable kiddos, looks like a lovely vacation and great job on the chair!! Your family is amazing : )

john.reynolds1@mac.com said...

thanks for the great pictures!

Appollo Schloss said...

What a grand adventure!

Claire Higgins said...

Thanks for the beautiful update! I love all the pictures. Seems like this will be a summer you all remember!