Moving on!

So we left San Antonio at 6am and headed back to Dallas.  We had to be out of the house we were renting in 2 days and movers were coming on that Sunday.   The house was put on the market May 15th and with 18 showings the first weekend, there were 2 offers the first day!!  The buyers wanted to move in within 30 days!  Our house was taking a little bit longer to build and we ended up with about 9 weeks short with no where to live.  All of our stuff was loaded into two PODs and the rest went with us to Grandmother's where we have now been for about 7 weeks.  We drove the 5 hours home, put the kids down for naps and immediately got to work!  Josh and I worked REALLY hard, but managed to get everything out.

Goodbye Charlie's house!  The end of an era...
Do we really need all of this stuff??

We are NEVER moving again!!

Packing wasn't the easiest with these two around!  It's a good thing they're cute!  Once something was packed, they decided they wanted to play with it and would unpack it.  Sigh...


Uncle Adam turns...

Josh's brother Adam turned 40 in June and to celebrate, we took a trip to the Hyatt Hill Country in San Antonio.  We loaded up the car again and headed down south.  We left as early as possible to take advantage of the great pools and grounds.  Unfortunately, it was raining when we got there.
The kids passed the time with face painting inside the hotel.  

I'm not sure Caroline had any more room to paint once she was done!
Luckily, the sun came out the next day!!  We had a lot of great cousin time and got in a lot of swimming!

Can you spot Josh and Sam???
All the grandkids and Aunt Jo Jo.

The birthday boy!


Back on the road again!

VERY lucky for us, Josh and Paul were able to google our air conditioning problem and fix the car for only $14!!!  What an answer to our prayers!  We left a day early knowing that we were running out of time to pack up our house.  We were fortunate enough to get in touch with our good friends the Keisers  who were vacationing about 2 hours away from us.  They used to live in Texas and are now in Tennessee, so we haven't seen them in quite a few years!  It was great to catch up, great to meet each other's kids and it was also Cynthia's 30th birthday!

We couldn't stay long, so we had to convince the kids to get back in the car and drive the rest of the 11 hours.  Beca got right back on her post!
iPads sure work wonders!
A very welcomed sight!
The whole time driving, we knew what was looming...


Panama City Beach!

It was so much fun to have an entire week in Panama City Beach.  We enjoyed going out to eat, shopping and really just hanging out.  With all 14 of us it wasn't always an easy task, but always an adventure!

Uncle Johnny is so much fun!

Lots of entertaining went on!  Aunt Marcia was a great reader!
It has been a tradition for Grami and Pop Pop to take the kids to Gulf World, sans parents!!  Definitely something I look forward to!  :)  I haven't actually been, but love seeing the pictures!  They talk about the dolphins and fish all the time!

The last night we were there, we did sparklers around the pool!  Poor Cooper was already in bed and missed them, but there's always next year!

Another great year at the beach spent with cousins!  Until next year...!