Sunday, July 27, 2008
We just got back yesterday from Pagosa Springs, CO where we spent a week on vacation with the Portele family. We got to see a great deal of West Texas and some of New Mexico on the way. Colorado was definitely the most beautiful part of the trip. The girls did great in the car.
The trip itself was a lot of fun. We got to do a lot of relaxing, some hiking, the boys did some golfing, and we even got to spend some time at the hot springs. What a gorgeous part of the country. The pictures don't even begin to do it justice. The weather was great, too. It was much cooler for the majority of our trip which was a nice break from 100 degree weather in Houston.
Most of all we loved getting to spend time with family. Hannah and Ellie had lots of time with their cousins Claire and Molly. This was our first time to meet Molly who's almost six months old now. She's a beautiful baby and so sweet, just like her sister.
Needless to say, we felt very fortunate to be able to make the trip. We thank God for His creation and His provision!
The two family pics above were taken right next to the top of this waterfall facing the other direction. What a breathtaking view! (It was a bit chilly up there, too.)
Back in April, Andrew and I got a big surprise when we found out that we're going to have another blessing added to our family! We were even more surprised to find out just a few days ago that we're going to have a baby boy! We feel like God is orchestrating our family and we are so excited. We love our girls and we think that they are going to be great big sisters to their little brother. Andrew and I aren't sure what we're going to do with a little boy...invest in some toy trucks, I guess! Our whole vocabulary is going to change. Here's a snapshot of our little guy. Hope it doesn't offend anyone! We're due December 19th, so please pray for a a healthy baby in Decemeber...or November. Babies seem to make those decisions all on their own!
We got to celebrate the 4th with Andrew's brother and sister-in-law Michael and Kim and our new little nephew Peter Joshua! We went up to Dallas on the 4th and stayed through the weekend. It was great to meet Peter. Hannah loved getting to hold him. He's really cute and so sweet. The girls also loved the pool in the backyard. There was a lot of fun to be had. Thanks, Michael and Kim for having us!