Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Trip Home

Last Thursday, Bear and I ventured to West Texas for some baby shower fun and time with family. We had such a great trip! So great, in fact, that we ended up staying an extra day than originally planned. As you can imagine, Zach was beyond thrilled to see me Bear last night. That was the longest they've ever been away from each other. Judging by the huge smile on Bear's face, he was pretty happy to see Daddy again, too.
 playing with cousin Kamdon
my sister-in-law, Amanda, and her hostesses
She will welcome Lawson Kru in a few short weeks!
Zach's cousin, Callie, and her hostesses
She will welcome Carsten Casey on or around September 20th
Bear learned "touchdown!" just in time for football season. Daddy's pretty pumped.

Cheese! Bear loves playing at Pops and Grandma Candy's house.

Papaw Joe is the Bear Whisperer.

It was a long 7 hour and 9 minute drive home yesterday, but completely worth every minute when we got to see Zach again. My Mom and Dad made the trek too; we're thrilled to get to see them for a few more days!

Dinner at Spring Creek BBQ last night was icing on the reunited-cake. This little Pickle Monster found his place right by Daddy and was one happy camper.
 Hope your week is a super one! Can you believe it's already mid-August?! Where did the summer go? Not gonna lie, I'm ready for some fall weather. Bring on the pumpkin scented candles and cinnamon lattes :).


  1. What a fun trip! Bear is getting so big, and I love his touchdown!!! "Gig'em" will come next I'm sure. :)

  2. Sounds like a great trip! Every time I visit my family I wish for an extra day.

    Seeing Bear and his dad together is so sweet :)

    Bear and that smile! Love it :)

  3. Nope. I can't believe it's August. Not at all! What a fun trip. So much fun you had to stay longer. Glad you all had a good time. Bear gets cuter with every pic! If that's possible.

  4. Glad you had a great trip home to visit family and that you made it back home to your love!!! I bet the boys are enjoying being back together again!!!

  5. I'm so glad you had a wonderful trip surrounded by friends and family! Looks like Bear had a blast with his cousins and grandparents! Congratulations to your sil - she looks adorable and so did her shower! LOVE your dress! (and i love the name she has picked out!)
    I love that you knew the exact amount of time in the car...I do the same thing with Piper's naps, sleeps, etc. :)
    I hope you're having a great time with our parents! Awesome they got to come back for some more fun! Bear is too cute with his touchdown arms! I'm with ya - where in the heck did this summer go?! I am SO ready for fall - it's my second favorite season. The weather here is so nice today, makes me even more excited for everything pumpkin!
    That last picture is too cute - I would love to see Bear in action - tasting all that yummy food. Piper is already showing signs of "gimme your ice cream!" and "Pass over that pasta!" :)
    Sending tons of love and wishing you a happy Thursday! xoxoxox

  6. *your parents NOT our parents (hahaha, made me laugh!)

  7. I bet Z was ecstatic that you two were home! I'm glad you had a great trip, Amanda and Callie are so close! I can't wait to see pictures of Amanda's little one. Kam will be such a sweet big brother. I LOVE that picture of Bear doing "Touchdown!" SO cute. I know Z is a proud papa!


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