Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Labor Day Weekend Plans & More

Tomorrow morning, at 6:00 A.M (seriously?), starts the beginning of my Labor Day Weekend plans which will include being in a car with a toddler for over 12 hours. Pray for us!

But there will be lots of fun had also.

My dad is driving to the mountains of Colorado to help my Uncle build more of his log cabin that he will use as his family's vacation home. How fun is that? Not jealous at all. Anyway, so my dad is going to drop my mom, Ella and I off in Kansas on his way through so we can spend the weekend with my mom's family. I'm so excited because it's always a lot of fun. I have 4 cousins close to my age, uncles, an aunt and a grandma. And the latest edition, little David, my 4 month old second cousin.

I probably won't be posting anything else until next week since we aren't coming home until Tuesday and considering I will have to steal somebody's wireless internet that hopefully reaches to my grandma's house so I don't go into convulsions from not checking my email or my blogging friends' sites for the 20th time that day. There's no way I can go cold turkey with this.

We are going to be gone for five nights, which is a long time for the Punkin' and I to be away from our man. We are going to miss you so much!

So I leave you with some pictures from last week when my parents took my two young cousins, Zach and Ethan, me and Ella to a water park.

This is us waiting to get in the pool because the instant we arrived we heard some thunder and the place shut down and made everybody get out of the water and wait for it to pass...for 20 MINUTES. Our toes did not even get a chance to cool off. Thankfully it did finally open back up, right when I thought the boys were going to lose their minds.

Ella discovered she could splash us, which she thought was the greatest thing ever.

My dad and I decided to play a game of throw the Punkin' and she loved it! She kept saying "mow, mow", which is her word for more.

Cousin Ethan in action!

Zach and I about to head down the slide.

Sweet cousins.

I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend. I can't wait to hear about all you did!


Our Family of Five said...

Great pictures. Looks like fun! :)
Hope you guys have a safe and fun holiday weekend! Blessings! :)

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Super cute water pictures! Have so much fun and good luck with getting up so early! Go by Starbucks! See you next week!

The Sanders House said...

OH WOW!! I will pray for you long trip and that Ella will be very fond of her seatbelt straps. Have fun with the cuzins!

alicia said...

I am sad I didn't get to hug your neck goodbye. I didn't realize you weren't coming to lunch on sunday. I left a small gift with the Jones' for you...ask them about it. Would you also send me that cutie picture of me you and Ella?! I hope you had fun with i didn't get to say bye..i felt really bad. you and it was great to see you!!!!

Lolly said...

I hope you have a great trip. That is a LONG time in the car. I am terrible after 2 hours.

MamaCass said...

That sounds like a great trip. I hope you have a wonderful time. i will say a prayer for your 12 hour trip. Yikes!

FordeFam said...

We have yet to take a long trip with our gang! :) The last long one we took was when Zoe was 2 months old! Crazy! :) I will pray that it goes smoothly! :)
Thanks for the encouragement! My dad always had me write out Truth cards with scriptures and positive truths in my circumstances, so that's where the idea came from! Phil. 4:4-8 is my favorite scripture because of the crazy imagination I have!!! I am always having to pull my mind out of the worst case scenarios!!! :) I felt a ton better after the blog! :) I would love to get together! Our kiddos would have so much fun! :) Mine are always up for a social call to or from a friend!!! :) Godspeed!
Maia ><>

The Preacher's Wife said...

Oh I just know you are going to have a blast! Love the waterpark pics...

And as for my Labor Day plans? The Cow Plop was nothing..Our town festival is called a Mule Pull and it is exactly what it sounds like. Work mule teams from all over the U.S. come to compete over which ones can pull the most weight. It is the most horrific thing you've ever seen. Those mules grunt and sling snot like nobody's business. My hubby had to be a judge last year and it scared him to death...LOL

Thankfully, there is also a craft fair with funnel cakes. FUNNEL CAKES. 'Nuff said. :)

Have a safe, memorable trip!!


Heather said...

Looks like you had fun at the park! I hope your 12 hour drive was good ... we did 13 1/2 with both of our boys and it was good...i'd actually do it again! :) Have a great weekend!

ashley said...

I'm really excited for Josh and Gilda to get married too! They are my best friends, so it's really exciting!

Ella is so adorable. I hope to have a little girl as cute as she is one will be (hopefully) after Josh finishes with school that we will start having kids, but, who knows! :)

Jessica said...

You have such a cute family!!

Ang baylis said...

I hope you had the best time! And I hope the 12 hour trip wasn't too bad! Some of the best memories can be in the car! Can't wait to see more pictures!

Thanks so much for sharing!!
Angie xoxo

Shelly said...

:) Loving the water splashing pictures :)

And my labor day plans? A cook-out for all the new seminarian students that involved ... well... you know: the awkward first moments of meeting as many people as you dared to in 1 hour, and feeding yourself with as much food as possible b/c it was free! lol

Have fun this week!