Can people be second-hand?
Well, such was the case with the Groves family who were truly a highlight of our trip!
The Groves cannot be blamed for the extraordinarily weird faces that my little ones chose to employ for this particular picture. What is it with the Toliver kids?!
You can just pretend that I remembered to take lots of pictures of our time together, but in reality we were too busy talking and getting to know each other. At least we remembered a "kid picture" before we left!
I notice that none of the parents volunteered to have their pictures taken?
We also had a great time with one of John's nieces - I'm not sure she wants me to mention her name but it rhymes with Schmelissa.
My oldest son was a little flabbergasted by her adorable little guy who happens to really like hanging around the guys.
(And he cried when I held him! Can you believe it?) Technically, my son and her son are first cousins once removed and I am that little guy's great-aunt. Don't you just love big confusing family relations?
Not only is Schmelissa's family a lot of fun to be with, but they also have really cool gear . . .
And a museum nearby that my military history-loving teenage son really enjoyed.
Now this has nothing to do with any family we visited, but simply a buffet that we stopped at in the midst of our road trip - in which my toddler proved she has a tongue like an anteater when there is an ice cream cone nearby.
I'm not quite sure what this picture is all about . . .
But I think she may be praying that we visit buffets with corn on the cob and strawberries more often.
And the trip continues! Or at least it does here on the blog because actually we're back home in Texas, and, well, never mind . . .