Do ever have those days when you have snots running out of your nose and banana gunk in your hair ... yeah, it's been a while for me too.
At LAST, I can take my wife to see my sister's house in Missouri.
Stocking up for all those diapers to be filled.
Up, up and away
Kind of liked the rows and rows of seats
So the next morning, after riding up and down back roads, Bekah getting THOROUGHLY motion sick from the back roads, and finally getting to bed after midnight, we wake up bleary eyed with healthy shakes in hand ready to face the day
Sizing up the visitors
A toast to family
Mr. Thinker .... meet our son
Training for the paparazzi takes years of practice ... starting at well now.
Odd ... just odd
Our most amazing hosts
I think the little guys are really starting to hit it off.
Very much time for a hair cut
Don'tcha just LOVE my hair cut? Yeah me too.
So please welcome our latest addition to the whole Jordan Niednagel clan ... Philip
Sorry kid, if daddy's got to do it ... welcome to the club.
Yup, I'd say they be warmin' up to each other.
You know, you're right, I guess they were tiny when they start this life.
They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
How come I don't get magazines like cousin William?
Don't worry, I snuck one into your bag for the flight home.
In which we participate in the Mailbox Walk tradition
Over a mile to the mailbox ... here we go.
All together then
A flowering thing
Teaching my wife how to ride a 4-wheeler
Ain't she cute
What's a little vaca without a little shut eye?
Late night, we challenge each other to a match of hand-eye-coordination.
The old days of gaming
The adoration of the Philipi
Before heading off to bed, we all cram together and pray, think on old times, dream of the future
On and on ...
Totally time for bed!
Once again, early morning ... healthy shakes
Jack's tender side is revealed
Gotta come from some where
On our way to Jeremy's Luau
Have you ever seen a feast so wonderful?
Of course we need so much more then just food for a great party
Jack finds his first true love
"it'll be his first love 'till his first love comes along" Paisley
Jeremy entertains us with a Hawaiian Trivia Game
Discussing what the Christian life really IS.
The really proud and thankful grandparents
Mobbing Auntie Barbara
Well it's been a long night. Feasting has apparently taken a toll on us all ...
... but especially the introverts.
Love this kid.
Next day, round two.
Let's go boys
"Look ma, no hands"
He should have been an undercover agent (though I'm not exactly sure how far under cover he could get with that get-up)
My confident driver
Water's gone down enough to cross
Can't I pose?
(yeah the vine snapped)
I think the reaction was the best part
Well, after 2 1/2 hrs of just talking about life, it was time to head back
The salad monarchs
Our farewell feast
Taking time to recount what it was about our parent's we really are grateful for. For, it came down to a love for God and willingness just to go ahead and do what's right .... no matter the challenges
Matthew the orator
I'd say they're touched
In which I play ... my mom
"You know what they say?"
Truth, indeed, is often stranger then fiction
Love you son!
Some gifts to finish things off
Well, it was way too fast! Over in a flash!
"Good bye! Do you think they'll make it? It'll take a miracle.