Houston Trip Part 2

Here is the second portion of our Houston trip. To read more about part 1 of the trip, please click here.

After most of the week being pretty quiet at my parent’s house, all of my siblings and their families started arriving. Which means chaos, loud chaos.

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 Preparing food or menu planning.

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This was the first time that a lot of my siblings like Tanya met Reese.

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There is always something going on when you have this many people together.

dsc_0509This was Mia’s first time playing Hand and Foot with our whole family. She was amazing of course.

dsc_0516Ally was so wonderful and had a blast entertaining Reese.

fullsizerenderAbout to head to Daniel and Sarina’s house for Kathryn’s 1st Birthday Party.

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The table setup.

dsc_0531The birthday girl with her Papa.

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The bounce house that Reese was too young to go on.

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An activity table.

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 The drinks table.

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Raya and Jonathan.

dsc_0542Cheeks for days.

dsc_0554A great family shot of us.

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Reese watching all of the festivities.

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Julia and Reese.

dsc_0591A beautiful picture of Mia.

dsc_0594Alana, I can’t believe how much she has grown up since this picture.

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dsc_0618Emi was not thrilled with Grant’s candid photos.

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Alana just hated the bounce house as you can see. :p

dsc_0648Andrew giving his awkward smile for Grant.

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Where Kathryn hung out most of her party.

dsc_0665Grant showed Reese the cows.

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To say she was thrilled was an understatement…birds of a feather these two.

dsc_0707Family Shot.

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Signing Happy Birthday while Sarina lit the candle, and tried to stop Kathryn from touching the flame.

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Unfortunately Kathryn managed to touch the flame. :(

dsc_0753But apparently cake makes everything better.

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dsc_0809Don’t hold back sister.

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dsc_0816Heading home early because nap time is too important.

dsc_0825Time for a walk and park time with the older cousins.

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 Andrew was kept busy by the swings.

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dsc_1009Kathryn just crawling around.

 

dsc_1048I loved this picture that Grant got of us.

dsc_1050As well as this one, Reese and Kathryn are about six months apart in age.

dsc_1195The Robertsons.

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The Grashams.

dsc_1282The Grashams.

dsc_1297Opa and Oma with Reese.

family-phototThe Warfields.

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The Crews.

Not sure why,but the Fleshmans didn’t get a family picture.

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The whole family.

dsc_1339More family pictures where Reese didn’t want to cooperate.

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Four generations.

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Four generations.

dsc_1371Reese with Uhr Opa and Uhr Oma.

dsc_1396Daniel and two of his kids with Uhr Opa and Uhr Oma.

dsc_1402Four generations.

dsc_1412Reese playing Opa and Oma’s piano.

dsc_1421Jason.

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Trying to wear Reese out before bed.

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The chaos that happens when we are all together these days.

img_3014Ally and Reese.

img_3018More games being played.

img_3019Making another meal.

img_3035Reese slept on her hand during a nap, and this is what her face looked like after.

img_3038Going on a walk with Papa.

img_3047Playing with some toys.

img_3056Reading books.

dsc_1018Opa and Oma waiting for the festivities to begin.

dsc_1000Julia signed up to decorate the table for Thanksgiving since she didn’t have time or the desire to cook.

dsc_1019The dessert table where I made the pies except Raya made the pumpkin pie.

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The beautiful table.

12238280_983034198426563_2330844529463889809_oGroup shot.

img_4289So excited when Papa was finally in Houston with us.

img_4293Andrew climbing trees.


img_4302Reese at Church on Sunday with Grant.

We had a great time in Houston with family it was loud, messy, chaotic, and a blast.

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Our trip home was kind of rocky since they cancelled Reese’s and my flight home since we didn’t take the first portion. So they ended up not having an opening and a HUGE waiting list of standby people as well as only one flight to Huntsville from Houston.  So, I ended up having to fly to by myself with Reese again. We flew to Birmingham, AL and had to wait at the airport for 3 hours for Grant to fly to Huntsville, AL and then drive 2 hours to Birmingham to pick us up. We then had to turn right around and drive the 2 hours back home. That portion was the worst,but luckily we were all safe and sound back home.



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