Monday, June 30, 2008

Family Visit

We had such a great time with family and friends on our vacation! We got to meet Carder Lloyd, and Lilly Dulin for the first time while we were there, and they are two sweet babies! I needed the California trip for so many reasons; to get a break from Georgia and work, to see family, Disneyland was screaming my name, seeing Holli, Jake and Carder, Lilly needed to know her "Aunt B", and so many others! Ryan and I got to visit with some of his old friends Eric and Courtney, I enjoyed meeting them for the first time and I know Ryan was happy to see them after all these years. I got to see one of my very best friends, Ashley Fore, thanks for coming to see me, I'm so glad we got to visit.

It is a blessing and a curse having both sides of our families close to eachother. I always find it hard to balance the two families. Now it's three sides to balance since Neil, Ryan's dad has recently remarried. The constant running all over the place, back and forth, is exhausting and I tend to feel a lot of pressure. Whenever I'm with my family I'm feeling somewhat guilty that I should be with his, and the other way around. I don't know how many more years will be like this, I'm sure when they all live in different areas, we will just want to be able to make one trip like we can now! That's why it's a blessing. It takes a lot of work to get out that way, so it makes it that much more special to have everyone in one place, or close to it! I always love seeing my in-laws, they have always been so willing to help and support us! I guess the real issue is so little time and so many people to see! Maybe I'll have to plan a longer trip next time.

Skylee had more fun than her little body could handle I think. She is still sleeping like a champion almost a week after it all. It was so much fun to see her with all the family. She adores Jane, Jared and the twins Sarah and Rebekah! At Nana's house she had everything a little girl could dream of, I just can't compete with you mom! Skylee loves her Grandpa Allen and I know she always loves to see him! After a year, we finally got to play with Julianna and Rebbecca! I still can't get over how big Juliana has gotten, she's a tank these days! Thanks Rebbecca for taking the time to come see us, I just wish we had taken some pictures!

Our trip was great, but the traveling part wasn't. Both ways we had some major issues. Almost a week after the trip I'm just now starting to recover from all the flying stress! Thank you everyone for making our trip well worth all the craziness! There was so much we did, we were constantly on the move, so enjoy these slideshows I put together! We love you all and can't wait to see you agian soon!


Holli said...

We are glad that we got to fit into your super busy CA schedule...We loved seeing you and miss you already :)

Allison & Troy said...

WOW! Sounds like you had a blast!! Looks like Skylee was in heaven with all her family to play with. Adele wanted me to add that Laura needs to blog so she can see her family. :) Hope you are stillr recovering...vacationing can be exhausting!