Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Colorado and California

At the end of June, we visited family in Colorado for a family reunion with my mom's side of the family.  I was very excited for the trip, especially since this was Karson's first time to meet many of my cousins. We flew into Durango and then drove to Montrose.  On the way, we stopped in Ouray, CO for lunch and took a few family photos. 

 I did a horrible job taking photos of the weekend, but here is one photo of all of the Aunts and Cousins.:)
 Karson then flew back to Texas to go to work and I flew home with my parents.  They spoiled the three of us all week!!! During the week in Cali, we did a lot of relaxing and we were able to visit with some very special people.  This is Laura and her son Garrett.  Laura and I actually both live in Dallas, but her grandmother lives in Bakersfield very close to my parents.  Her grandmother was always my "adopted" grandma and every summer when we were little, I would spend a week in the summer at Grandma Jo's house with Laura and her sister Jenny. It was very special to get to spend some time reminiscing with their sweet family. 
 This is Garrett with Laura's mom, Cheryl, and Grandma Jo.:)
My mom got to practice a little on Garrett.:)
And so did my dad!:)

 During our visit, a few ladies from our church threw us a very sweet and special shower.  Grandma Jo, Cheryl, Laura, and Faye did such a great job hosting.  This is a picture of Grandma Jo and Faye. Faye and her husband Dave were always like a "bonus" mom and dad to me.   They had strawberry cake and peppermint Dewar's ice cream, which are two of my favorite things. They spoiled all three of us!

 Judy Stallings, Betty McCarthy, Shirley Harris, and Doris Black are all very special to our family!
 Janet Riden, Annette Williams, Helen Williams, and Shawn Brandenberg are also so very special to us!
At the shower, a sweet family friend, Nancy, gave our son a bib and boots that she made.
 Debbie, one of my best friends' mom, drove in from Sacramento to surprise us for the shower and gave our sweet babies beautiful handmade quilts.  It was so special to have her join us.

 Merrily, one of my mom's best friends, gave us twin Willow Tree figures, which I thought was very cute.
Our visit home was so very special and it made me realize even more how incredibly blessed we are.  Everybody was so generous and kind to our family and we are so thankful for every one of them. :)


  1. Ooh. I need to get you the other pictures from my camera from your time in CA...will Karson be at church on Sunday?

  2. Great pictures! i just kept thinking how pretty you looked in all of them! i love that striped dress on you! okay, one set of shower pictures down, i am ready for the next set!

  3. What a sweet post!! You look so beautiful! Love you a million times over! :-)