The past 2 weeks have been a whirlwind, filled with ups and downs, some chaos, fun, and unexpected travel. Andy spent a week in Mexico serving with the youth group, and had a great trip. The boys and I (and Opal Dean) managed to get through the week without him, and although it was exhausting, we had some fun adventures and time with friends while he was gone. Towards the end of Andy’s trip, we got news that his grandmother was in the hospital and not doing well. Sadly, Dotsie (his mom’s mom) passed away on Friday the 21st.
So, after Andy got home Saturday night, we loaded up and drove to Augusta on Sunday where we got to spend time with all of our family. Although we were gathered under sad circumstances, the highlight of the trip was getting to all be together and seeing how big and fun our family has grown since 4 new babies were added. This was the first time we were all together with all 11 grandkids! We headed to Atlanta afterwards and spent more time with family for a couple of days, then an unexpected stomach bug delayed our travel…so we arrived home last night, glad to be home together but thankful for the week we had with family and time spent at Dotsie’s funeral. Here are a few pictures highlighting the trip:
All 22 of us (11 adults + 11 children):
The 4 Two-Year olds:
Brad, Suzanne, Grandpa Dick & all the Grandkids