Saturday, October 10, 2009

Quality Family Time

We had a fabulous time last weekend when our younger son Brian and his adorable girlfriend Alli flew in from Kansas to visit us. It was Kevin's first time meeting Alli and it's unanimous... we ALL love her.
The two of them arrived in Charlotte at about 9:30 Friday evening. It's about a 2 hour drive, so we got home pretty late. The next day, we all slept in a bit and then I made waffles for breakfast. The kids wanted to visit Swan Lake so we hopped in the car and drove over there.
That evening Katie had to babysit, but the rest of us had fun playing games. We taught Alli how to play Pennsylvania Dutch Rummy and Spades!
Sunday morning we woke up and went to church. (Great sermon by the way.) Then we came home, had lunch and drove out to Poinsett State Park for a 3 miles hike. More games for Sunday evening. And then sadly we had to drive back to the airport on Monday afternoon.
It was a great weekend. It just flew by as all good ones do. I kept wishing that Jake and Megan could have been here too. But, I am looking forward to everyone being here for Christmas!!!

Brian posing at Swan Lake.
Brian gives Alli a piggyback ride. Good thing she's tiny!
Katie Alli and Brian at Swan Lake.

Katie and Brian at Poinsett State Park.
The kids making lunch.
(That is bagel bites surrounding a little pizza in case you were wondering.)

Brian and Alli at beautiful Poinsett State Park.

Brian and Alli at the Charlotte Airport as they got ready to go back to cold Kansas!


Karla said...

Looks like you guys had a fantastic time! I'm sooooo happy they made the trip and you got such great pictures!

Peggy said...

Dutch rummy, FUN! lol
What a cute couple they are:)

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

What wonderful pictures of your kids and your son's new girlfriend. It really makes me wonder what our lives are going to be like when our sons bring their girlfriends home - EEEEEEK!
Swan lake looks stunning!
I miss talking to you!