Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fun Few Days Away......

We have been trying for sooooo long to sneak away to Fresno to visit some friends who moved there a couple years ago but being that both husbands are firefighters & we all have kids it makes for a difficult scheduling time. We finally were able to set a few days aside and make it happen. We had a great time with Brian and Yvonne (also affectionately called Frank & Wanda by our children)
It was Yvonne's birthday so getting to love on her and help her start off another great year made it that much more special. Happy Birthday friend. God really shines through you and I can't wait to see how he will use you this next year.

The girls swam TONS and Ryanne took a BIG KID step and went off the diving board. These legs of course belong to our fish Morgan.
But once Ryanne jumped she was hooked and
Oh so proud of herself. :)
Yvonne had the great idea to leave the kids with the dad's and head over to this place called Oceans; they do reflexology on your feet. If you have never had this done I encourage you to try it out. Because I have such bad arthritis and circulation in my feet it is a life saver. Thank you for the treat Yvonne, my feet are still super happy and pain free. :)

We decided last minute to take a quick detour through Hanford on the way home to visit with some old friends who we have known FOREVER! The funny thing is that some other friends were in town visiting them as well so we got doubly blessed!
It's funny because we have all been friends since before we were married so to sit in the living room while all 8 kids ran around, played and screamed was kinda funny. I think we were all remembering a time when we would have late dinners and game nights just the 6 of us. Not so much anymore. Now it's more like controlled chaos. ;) Thanks for the fun visit Bruce, Rhonda, Chris and Melissa and all their cute little off spring. :)
(Oh and Diana if you read this I was so bummed we didn't get a chance to meet while I was at Rhonda's, next time for sure!) :)


Rhonda said...

Soooo glad we got to see you. I LOVE the pictures of the kids together. (I haven't even had a chance to look at mine beyond the camera.)
Love you friend!

jo said...

can't get much better !!!

Diana said...

I recognize some of those kids! How awesome that you were able to spend time with the Kanes and so many other friends. Next time you're going to be passing through let me know! I would love to meet you!

Crystal said...

What cute kiddos!!!

Yvonne said...

Of course you beat me in posting our time together, because you are so good at it!!!! I haven't even gotten the pics on my computer yet. I am so thankful for you all. What a treasure you are in my life! Thank you for making the long journey to spend time with the Downs. Love you deeply!

Eileen said...

Wow, so great to see all the kids... but hey... where's the pictures of the adults?