Monday, April 21, 2008

~Home Sweet Home~

Last Tuesday, we packed up the van and made the 10 hour trip to the wonderful city of Dayton!! We were able to go to IHC for the first time in 6 years. Mark took a week of vacation and it was filled to the fullest. We saw somewhere around 50 family members, several fellow bloggers, and so many old friends. The messages were great, the singing wonderful, and even the "nursery time" was very enjoyable. What a great week!!!

We stayed in Dayton Tuesday, and Wednesday nights and then after the eve. service on Thursday headed to my brother Jeff and Vicki and their family. Dana and Philip Vernon and Aaron and Brenda also joined us. (We missed you Kendall, and Leanna!!) We definitely didn't gain any sleep during the weekend but had a Wonderful time!! I think this may be the beginning of a tradition. :-)

Cousins Khara, Kelsey, Ryan and Evan.

Kelsey and Kaitlynn thrilled to be seeing each other at IHC! :-)

My children were very impressed with being able to see the city from the 8th floor. (Remember, we're from the country:-)


On Saturday we headed to the Creation Museum in KY.

Khara, Kaley, and Kelsey ready to head out.


On Saturday before going to the Collingsworth Concert we met up with Greg and Stephanie and family for a little time at the mall and then to eat.
Kaden and Ryan with big dreams going on.

What happens when 6 cousins decide to try to get on at the same time. :-)

For some reason I seem to miss getting adults(Vicki, Aaron, Brenda, Greg, Stephanie,...)in a lot of my pics. Rest assured, they were there also.


Brenda said...

Enjoyed the pictures! We loved having ya'll here.

James Plank said...

Thanks so much for attending IHC. I'm glad you had a great time.

cincymarge said...

enjoyed your pics here. Looks like you all had a really nice time!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the pictures. Glad to hear you all had a good time in OH

Kendall & Leanna said...

Looks like ya'll had a great time! We'll definitely try to be there next year.

Nancy said...

It was great seeing you all (briefly!) again! Chris and I could only imagine how anxious you all were to get home. Why else would you drive all night? We've done that before, but home looks SO good, doesn't it. I enjoyed seeing all your pictures. I really liked the one of the overall boys from the later posting! There's something so laid back and fun about a couple of boys! I'm finding that out. Cute!