Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Michigan Trip

Three weeks ago we made the long jaunt to Michigan(740 miles). Mark was on a week of vacation so we had a little more time than usual. We had such a great time. All of the Burley cousins were able to be together--definitely a highlight for my children.

Following are some of the pics. I took while we were there. They are in a very mixed up order, but since my time is very limited ( I have three children outside in a swimming pool), that is how they will stay.

We took a day trip to "Dutch Village" in Holland, Michigan.
Khara and Ryan enjoying the carousel.

All of the rides were included in the admission price--carousel, swings,... they loved it!

Harmony and Kelsey at the petting zoo.

They all loved the wooden shoes!!

The three brothers.

Amanda with Karson--3 months old. Harmony with Allison--6 months old.

Aunt Joy serving double duty. Looks like Aunt Joyce is ready to step in and help out. ;-)

Khara, Kaitlynn, and Kelsey at Amanda's graduation open house.

Another pic. from Dutch Village. Kelsey, Khara, Kristen, Kaden, Ryan, Evan.

How Karson spent most of the day--it was a little chilly.

Enjoying the park.

Harmony and I made ~Oreo Balls~. Amanda stepped in and helped finish them up.

Our host/hostess for our long weekend stay. AKA, Mark's mom and dad. :-)

Karson in the van headed home.

Now this week we are enjoying a few great days with my sister Dana. She and her friend Jennifer flew in Thursday. (Phil is in Iraq but will soon be back). We've done all those fun things that sisters enjoy--talking, outlet shopping, baking a HUGE batch of cookies, lots of laughs...

Tonight I told Kelsey that tomorrow would be her last full day here and she started crying. :-( We've enjoyed them being here!!

We love having family around!! Next week Jeff and Vicki, and their family are coming and then Aaron and Brenda will be here for July 4th weekend. Oh, and in August Kendall and Leanna are planning a visit. This all makes for a great summer!!


Les said...

You can tell those men are all related!
I can't believe how big Karson is getting! I had big boys too!

The Arender's said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time. The carousel looks like a lot of fun. So glad Dana could come for a visit...my sister is coming today...Yeah! I am so glad I was blessed with 2 sisters. They are the best!

Martha C said...

What fun! I enjoyed your pictures.

Brenda said...

Loved this picture update - I especially like the one of the kids with the wooden shoes!

Nancy said...

It looks like there are plenty of cousins to have fun with. How cute!I can't believe all the company you're getting....I think you might get some rest and relaxation once school starts again :)Sounds like fun, though!

Kendall & Leanna said...

what a fun trip! enjoyed all the pictures.

Julie said...

Really enjoyed all your pictures. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog!

Janiece said...

Looks like you all had fun! I can't believe Gene & Tina's girls are teenagers. I still have pictures of them when they were just little ones, ugh. Gene use to be the tallest, but I think his "litle" brothers have him beat, ha!