Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Time with the fam

Brandon and I returned from Petit Jean, my annual family reunion, followed by more time with my family in Bartlesville. It was GREATNESS! Petit Jean is always such a wonderful time to catch up with family - immediate and extended. We enjoy playing games together, chatting, eating and, of course, laughing. I always love the way my husband enjoys the reunion just as much as I do. Brandon keeps himself super busy playing tennis, basketball, softball, hiking swimming and anything else "the boys" are doing together. Here are some pictures from this year's hike to the falls and the softball game. With all the rain Arkansas had before we arrived, the falls were really beautiful!
Petit Jean State Park Falls

Another picture of the Falls, with Mike showing us the scale...

The hike back home.

Our boys at the softball game.

I must admit that one of my favorite things about Petit Jean these days is getting to see our nieces and nephews from my side of the family. We only get to see them a few times a year since our homes are so spread out, so I cherish every moment I have with them, as well as my siblings and parents.

Madelyn, Grayson and Uncle Brandon at the playground.

Stephanie, Sam and Mike in the pool... how cute!

What a FACE!! :)

My Mom is always really good about getting a family picture of us when we're all together, which I really appreciate. This year she bought all of us matching shirts, so I'm excited to see how the pictures turned out! Here's a picture that Jeremy took of just "the kids" that turned out pretty cute. Don't worry about Mike's eyes being closed... that's the way he likes to take pictures. Just kidding, Mike! :P

Is that a good looking group of people or what? Next year, we'll have another good-looking face to add to the Petit Jean family picture. Isaac is only 14 more weeks away!!!


  1. What a great post in hommage to Petit Jean and the family! Nathan and I had a great time with you and Brandon. Will be praying for you and Isaac. Can't wait to read more of your fun posts!!

  2. YEA!!! We had so much fun too! And those nieces and nephews are the cutest! (but I'm bias.) I have your picture DVD burned. Now I just need to find a post office to mail it.... Love you all!

  3. Yay for PJ! It was great seeing you and Brandon AND Isaac, even though he didn't perform on demand very well :) Can't wait to snuggle him next PJ. Thanks for the cute pics! Love you!

  4. Listen, about the eye-closed thing... It's a medical condition! You don't make fun of people who can't hear, do you? So why make fun of me because it's physiologically and psychologically impossible for me to keep my eyes open for a picture!

  5. Mike, I forgot... you're special and your eyes are total potatoes. No more making fun of you, I promise. ;)

  6. Christina, I was spending some time on memory lane (I'm telling you! I'm in Rhodes Clan withdrawal!) and I LOL'ed at yours and Mike's exchange... makes me look forward to the next time we all together even more!