Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The End of the Trip...

After TJ went home, I went on to my parents house where I helped them with some things they needed to get done for their kitchen remodel. I stripped some wall paper and then helped them take down their kitchen cabinets. Before we could even do that, though, we had to take everything out of the cabinets and find places to stack it (like on top of the pool table and chests in the family room). It was quite an adventure. At this point, they've also torn up the linoleum and knocked down the two walls that the cabinets were on. Next, they're putting in hard wood floors and then new cabinets are going up. I'm so excited to see the finished product!
On Wednesday, we went to visit my friend Lindsay (I unfortunately didn't get any pictures of this) and it was so good to see her! We spent the night there, and went on the next day to my grandma's house. It took us about 2 hours longer than it should have, due to traffic, but we finally got there! While we were there we saw all of my aunts and uncles and a few of my cousins too. It was great and they all loved Steven!

Here's my mom, Grandma, Steven, and Me - 4 generations
Mom, Aunt Penny, Uncle Perry, Steven, Aunt Tanya, and Grandma in front
The next afternoon, we left for the airport. I had realized a few days before that since I was flying out of St. Louis, that meant we could go visit Kelly and her family! We had a great time and Brynn and Tyler were so cute with Steven. Tyler kept saying "I love this Baby" (but if you imagine it in Tyler's voice, it's even cuter) and they all wanted to hold him and play with him. They are going to be so great with their new little sister when she gets here! We're so excited to get to spend more time with them in the future.

It was so fun visiting with everyone, but I'm so happy to be home now! I missed TJ so much and I know Steven did too :)


Lyndsay said...

Man, you had quite the vacation. I can't wait to see your parents kitchen when it is done. How nice that you could help them with it!! And how fun that you got to visit Kelly and family. I know she was excited to meet baby Steven for the first time!!

the mom said...

I couldn't enlarge the picture of Jenny's tree, but it looks really cool! She's so talented.
And clearly, Baby Steve was a big hit at the Wilson's. :}