Ready to roll.
First stop: Visiting Destinee and her kids in Asheville.
It was a short, but fun little visit.
Another fun stop: East Tennessee Discovery Center.
The kids LOVED it.
It was small, but very fun.
We even got a planetarium show all to ourselves.
We stayed one night at Aunt Irene and Uncle Bill's house.
The kids visited their animal friends from last year.
There was a good reason for the mad rush to get out of town. We were working on a surprise. A BIG surprise. This year is Grandma Cuca's 80th birthday and we had to get to Texas in time to celebrate.
After the party, my fam headed out to some cabins to stay for a few nights.
It was the perfect time for a family photo shoot.
Andrew was the only one missing.
Grandma Cuca with all her grandkids and great grandkids
Gigi and Grandpa with all their grandkids
Grandma Cuca with all her great grandkids
While we were there, we:
enjoyed the wildlife
swam and swam and swam some more.
It was HOT.
And the water was cold.
Mark went fishing.
Found three of the four caches we were looking for.
went exploring on the Colorado River
caught these teeny tiny frogs
had a blast hanging out with our cousins
These two sunbathed but did NOT want to get in the pool.
did crafts with Gigi.
Me and my four siblings live in five different states, so get-togethers like this are rare. It was great to spend time with everyone. I especially loved watching my little brothers and sister as parents. They are awesome!