Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Weekend with the family

On Thursday I traveled to Boise, Idaho to visit my sister Brenda, her husband, Andrew and their two children: Keagan and Deker. On Friday, my sister Marie, her husband, Joe and their children: Veronica, Tyler, Samantha, Brenna and Braelynn arrived. Friday evening we all went to a little place not to far from Brenda and Andrew's to pick black raspberries. On Saturday morning we all went to downtown Boise and rode the paddle boats and went to a fun place that has a small river and wildlife area which shows the life cycle of fish. We then went to a park and ate lunch and let the kids play on the near-by play ground. On Saturday the rest of our family arrived and we had a great dinner hosted by Brenda. After dinner we walked to a park and had a family photo taken then let the kids play on that play ground (they needed to run off some energy!). On Sunday Andrew blessed Deker and after church Brenda and Andrew had our family, Andrew's family and several friends over for dinner. It was great to have the entire Smith family together again (24 and one on the way - if I counted correctly). A big thank you to Brenda and Andrew for their generous hospitality. Here are some photos from the weekend.


Shoecrazy said...

Looks like a fun filled weekend! Please tell me you are NOT wearing your boys jeans in the one picture-I thought we were done with those??? How amazing to get everyone on the Smith crew together at once!! No wonder you are lacking sleep, I would hate to miss out on all of the fun!

Blogging with Deb said...

Thanks for posting the family pictures! Someone once said,
"We are not primarily put on this earth to see through one another, but to see one another through." I'm sure your family sees you as a person that helps and sees one another through good times and not so good times. Be grateful for your family! Do I sound like your mother?
Second mother? Love you. Deb