Sorry guys, bare with me as I'm trying to get settled here in Oklahoma. This coming weekend we will be moving out of our home in KC and moving into our place here in OK early next week. I promise once I get a little more settled I will update you on the new digs and life. I'm just feeling a little out of sorts right now.
Over Memorial Day my mom, Ryan & I all traveled to southern Missouri to visit family. My Godmother, Pat, & Rocky came in from Dallas to make the trip with us as well! I hadn't been down there in a few years and thought the long weekend would be the perfect opportunity (never mind that I was moving and all. Ha!).
Our first stop was in Springfield, MO to visit my cousin Sherry and her gorgeous family. We missed seeing her oldest son, Alex.
Derek, Sherry & James
Rocky, Pat, Sherry, Mary, (in the back) Derek & James
The crew in front of James & Sherry's beautiful home. I was taking notes on all her fabulous landscaping. :)
I love this picture of everybody.
Here's one that I hopped into the picture.
After a nice lunch at their home we moseyed on over to my mom's hometown of Summersville, MO.
My Uncle Bill & Aunt Roena still live there on some gorgeous land. I spent hours out there just gazing at the rolling fields.
We did a lot of catching up with our family out in this backyard enjoying the weather and views.
My mom had a hard time taking our picture apparently. She kept snapping them when were weren't ready!
I had to include this photo of a miniature pony that we saw along one of our walks. How funny is that tongue?
My mom & Aunt Roena after one of our nightly walks around town.
Roena's bird houses she puts out every year. That is such a childhood memory of mine.
Another childhood memory was running around her beautiful backyard and admiring all her flowers. I have no idea how she keeps up everything plus all the land!
Another amazing thing about Roena is that she keeps up this huge vegetable garden. She grows everything they will need for the whole year and gives a lot of it away!
I even got to eat some of that fresh broccoli for dinner one night.
Quite the setup.
On our last day there Roena made a homemade angle food cake for our 6 year anniversary. So sweet!
I think this is the only picture I got of my Uncle Bill (my mom's older brother).
Blowing out the candles.
My other cousins, Mike & Dee, came to visit too. This is where you would find us if we weren't outside on the swing. Roena is an incredible cook and Ryan & I where just dying over her food. I want to get all her recipes!!
Rocky, Pat & Ryan
It was such a great trip spending time and seeing so many family members. I still need to get photos of the river and other family spots that are rich with our history. Next time!