Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dallas Family Photos

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.

and this is mine.



This is my gorgeous, brilliant, sweet sister Melanie and my handsome, equally brilliant brother Matt. It honestly seems like just yesterday that Matt was a sweet, cuddly, cute kid and now he is so good with my own kids. Don’t get me wrong though, Cayden and Braxton love Aunt Mel too-especially Braxton.


Here are Melanie and her boyfriend David- If David plays his cards right maybe he can be part of our crazy family someday.


Here are Matt and his wife Angie. She is so sweet and makes Matt so happy.  She is also going to make Matt a daddy! I guess I am allowed to say that she is pregnant-if not, sorry!


Last but not least, here are Matt, Mel and Donna (otherwise known as Nana and otherwise known as the Mom who raised me). I am not sure how I managed to not get any pictures of my sister Jenny and her family this trip (other than how fast and hectic and a little unplanned this trip to Dallas was).

We miss you guys a lot and it sucks to never see y’all.  Love you.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Water, Heat and Dallas (otherwise known as “Uncle Matt is the best thing since sliced bread”)

friendly warning: there are a lot of pictures in here…lots of fun=lots of pictures :)

We were recently blessed to spend several weeks in Texas catching up with family and friends, melting in the heat we have become so unaccustomed to and eating enough Bahama Buck’s snowcones to replace a glacier.  Part of our time in Texas was spent in Dallas with my family. We were invited to stay with my brother (Uncle Matt) and his wife Angie in their beautiful new house. (We may have been a tornado they won’t soon reinvite!) As background information, Uncle Matt is already deemed the bee’s knees, the ultimate in fun who can act like a bigger kid than my own kids. He has a large pool with a diving board in his backyard and we spent 97% of our visit in the pool I think…we almost had to since you could have fried an egg on the pavement. We have definitely become acclimated to North Dakota temperatures but even a Texan had to admit it was “warm”. On our drive between Dallas and Amarillo we passed through Childress, TX where it was a “warm” 117 degrees!

Here are a handful of snapshots of the boys soaking up the sun (and sneaking in a nap on the water).



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And here is my brother Matt teaching the boys a new trick…and the boys trying their hand at it.

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More fun from our trip to share soon…


and hey Matt and Angie- Thanks so much guys for your hospitality. We had an AWESOME time. Come see us in North Dakota!