November 29, 2007

Traveling Times

The Friday before Thanksgiving we took off from home and started a week long trip. First we hit Jamestown and watched the Kenmare volleyball team win the semi-final game in the State Tournament (they went on to win it!). Then we stayed a night in Fargo and continued on to my sister's house. We stayed there for two nights. That is always a good time as their oldest is 10 months younger than our oldest and they are best buddies. The boys had a great time there, and so did we! The reason we went down there was to visit some friends who lost their infant son in July. On Sunday we went to visit with them for a few hours while my sister and her husband watched out kids. That was a huge help to us, thanks guys! Anyway, we had a good visit, as good as it can be. Many tears were shed (at least on my part) but we were glad to be able to go see them. It was a huge encouragement to us when people took time out of their lives to come an visit us after we lost Micah, so we wanted to be able to do that for them. Please pray for them as they struggle along on this journey they didn't choose. They are in a rough stretch right now. People tend to kind of forget more, they don't call as much and are never sure what to say. That is no one's fault, it is just they way life is. They could really use your prayer.

From my sister's we went to spend one night with some friends we had not seen a a long time. It was so great to see them again! They have a son who we had never met. He is such a sweetie! They are the kind of friends who, no matter how long it has been since we've seen them we just pick up where we left off.

Then our travels took us up to Todd's sister's new house. They just built it so the Erickson family christened it by having Thanksgiving there this year. We had a blast as all of Todd's sisters and their kids were there, only one brother-in-law was unable to make it. We did some crazy early morning shopping, played games, ate a lot and just enjoyed hanging out with each other. It was sad to see it all end but nice to head home again when we left the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
These pictures are kind of out of order but, oh well.

Here are all the boys, minus babies at Todd's sister's house. Cousin Fun!

Here are "all" the girls. Do you see a difference in ratio?

Here are all the Erickson grandkids on earth.

Here is the rest of the boy crew, only 5 weeks apart.

Grandpa and Grandma with the crew.


Here are the boys cousins on the Weinert side, they had a blast!Never fear when these three are near!

This is a pic of our boys with our friends' little guy.

Grandpa having some sweet moments with his grandkids.

Thanksgiving meal, where are you?

6 comments:

Stacie said...

Love the pics! So glad you made time to see Bobby and Sara. I pray for them all the time. Sounds like you guys had a great Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Great Pics!! I love the pic with the boys in their PJ's....Taylor has the exact pair of PJ's Noah has on! How cute :-)

Luv ya
Daana

Movers4life said...

Those are great pics!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharin', that was fun!!! We were glad to have you stay with us, and of COURSE we LOVED watching your boys-ANGELS!:) I know it meant a lot to Bobby and Sara that you went, we will for sure continue to pray for them.

houcksters said...

Okay Kim ... here's the proof that I check your blog. Great pics of the crew. That was a very fun Thanksgiving. We'll be giving you a call in a couple days for that annual celebration we call your birthday!

Love you,
Tracey

Susan said...

Looks like you had a GREAT week,lots of fun

houcksters said...

Okay Kim ... here's the proof that I check your blog. Great pics of the crew. That was a very fun Thanksgiving. We'll be giving you a call in a couple days for that annual celebration we call your birthday!

Love you,
Tracey