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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend 2012

It is Wednesday.... and I cannot get back into work mode! I took Tuesday off to stay at home and play with Hadlea, and we had such a great day! But more on that tomorrow.

This had to be hands down one of the best Memorial Weekends EVER! And that includes my 'without' a child years of drinking for 3 straight days on a boat! :-) We met the Justice family over at Lake Tenkiller and stayed at their families house. Nothing could have gone more perfect!

We went over Saturday morning and headed straight for the lake. They had bought a tube. I wasn't sure what H would think of it, but I should have known... she is a little daredevil and LOVED it!
umm... notice they are moving, H is waving and Brynlee is giving a thumbs up!
awesome... scary little devils!
Shan with her babies!
just couple videos of all of the girls tubing! they did great!
we would find a beach and park throughout the day and let the girls swim and play. the beaches were rocky, which was perfect for H! ...seeing how she hates sand sticking to her! Ha!
swimming with aunt shan!
taking in the views from the front!
playing with daddy!
Once we got off of the water, we headed back to the Justice house for a cookout! The girls played... Hadlea just followed the girls around or they would all take turns pushing each other on the bike and in the stroller. KK and B were like little mothers to Hadlea and it just melted my heart!
Sunday morning, we were up and headed back to the lake... but this time, there was no separating the girls. They all jumped in our truck!

But not before a quick picture... of course brynlee posing... now you know where Hadlea gets it! :-)
Aunt Shannan and Hadlea swimming in her duck! She thought this was SUPER funny!
my little poser and lake lover!
Late that afternoon, we took the girls back to the house and had an adults only evening. I am not about leaving Hadlea with anyone. Other than my mom and MIL, I just feel like I am burdening people, and I know that sounds SUPER crazy, but that is how I feel. Hadlea is BUSY and a HANDFUL, so I always feel terrible asking others to watch her. However, Shannan talked me in to letting her go with the girls to their grandparents... and, of course, Hadlea loved it! We called and checked on her several times and always got good reports!

And I am so thankful I listened and sent her... nothing better than quality time with this girl!
and this guy! and uncle mike too, although he isn't pictured! :-)
Our adult crew went here... party cove and seen some friends... and interesting people!
We went to dinner on the lake, watched the Thunder game and then to another marina to watch a live band. After that, a midnight ride on the boat... it just doesn't get better! (and Shan will kill me for posting this picture, but this was one of the funnest times of the day... just great quality adult time!)
And then we came home to this... I swear I think I have teared up 100 times looking at this photo! Brynlee (on the right) will be 5 in a few days. Just a couple days after she was born, the Justice family moved away from us. Although we were friends, I never knew that our friendship could grow so strong so many miles away. And to think our girls would LOVE each other SO much! I put Hadlea in bed with us that night, only for her to wake up at 430AM screaming bloody murder for her KK! We did finally get her to go back to sleep, however, she was SO ready to see KK the next morning!
Lots of pictures. LOTS of great memories. Some days I just feel so much more blessed than I should be... and this weekend just proved that. No idea why God chooses to bless my life so abundantly, but He does, and I will forever be grateful for my husband, baby girl, and amazing family and friends!! 

Thanks for the memories, Justice Family. This time next year, you will be settling into your 'long time' home. And as much as I wish it was right next door to the 'gray/brown' house, I can settle for KC... because I know it is just a LONG drive or a short flight away... and we have so many more memories to make in the years to come! Love you all!


Annie said...

Looks like fun :)

We spent the weekend at the lake too...and I have yet to post any pics :)

Anonymous said...

If that picture didnt mean so much to me, i would be all over you to delete it. But its years of friendship all rolled into one pic :)But you could have made it black and white, and a bit fuzzy to help a sister out! ;)
love you

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