Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Auntie Kaggy Comes to Town!

When Auntie Kaggy comes for a visit, we know that we are in for the time of our lives!!!  She is a dear family friend that we have known since... well, before any of us children were born!  This time she brought a friend with her... Mr. Holdeman.  As the saying goes, "The more the merrier", and it sure is right!  We had a wonderful time with these two very special people.

Enjoy the pictures!
(We took a lot!!!)

Mr. Holdeman and Auntie Kaggy.

Our first stop was at the coast. 
Daddy rented a 15 passenger van that we all piled into with (believe it not!) extra room for everyone!

All seven of us in a "cave" that we found.

We all went swimming... even the little guys!  They got cold real fast!

Ben thinking twice about the next run into the waves....

Back at the base camp.

Here I am under a mini waterfall... it was a nice seat in an uncomfortable surrounding.

Something is really strange about this picture...
(And no, I'm not that short in real life!)

The next day we went up to Timberline Lodge...

...With a car full...

...Of sleepy people!

Daddy explaining how the ski lift works.

Enjoying the Lodge, from below...

...And above.

Jordan was able to play the piano they had there... here we are listening.

Trying out a game of Ping-Pong.

This was a massive door that we just had to take a picture of it!

For two of our little ones, this was the first time they got to see snow!
They really weren't sure what to think about it!

Uh oh!  Run Havilah!  Bethany is going to get you!

We finished up the day by going to our favorite pizza restaurant for dinner.
That night some of us stayed up until 12:00 am singing hymns... it was a very special time!

And now I come to the most difficult part.  The day that Auntie Kaggy and Mr. Holdeman had to leave.  :,-(

Well, we had a good start to the day by eating chocolate--right out of the jar!

This picture is too funny for words!

Chocolate lovers!

Eden, Jordan, and I with Mr. Holdeman and Auntie Kaggy.

Mommy and her dear friend.

The latest family picture.

The goodbyes were so sad!!! 
Finally after many tears, Auntie Kaggy turned to Mr. Holdeman and said, "Let's get out of here!"

We were SO sad to see them go!

This was a wonderful and blessed weekend spent with these two friends.  There was so many memories made that will last a lifetime.  The long talks; the stories and laughter we shared; playing "Capture The Flag" (definitely a highlight!); singing songs; and so much more!!!

"We love you both!  Thanks for making such a wonderful weekend.   And... we miss you lots!"

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Shelbi said...

Beautiful pictures, Bethany!
The cool weather looks so nice and is close to 120 degrees today down here in Texas! =)

Thanks for posting!

hannah said...

I love how Havilah is looking up at Benjamin in your family pic. So cute!!