Jeremy and Laurie are at a similar stage of life as us, as they have two children that are right at our kids' ages. Miles, hilarious as can be, turned three not too long ago, and little Roxie is two just months older than George. In December we went and spent a long weekend in Elk City, and I just had to share the pics of our kids together. The weekend was spent playing and relaxing; we cooked and baked, the kids played outside in the freezing cold and made Jello Jigglers, the adults played Settlers of Catan and talked until way too late at night; there were Thunder games watched, funny stories told, new accents attempted (and typically failed), and a trip to Elk City's community park where we met Santa and Mrs. Claus and rode the harrowing mini-train (for the second time, because clearly we have a death wish). We also spent time with them at Holly's house, the photographer extraordinaire who has quickly become a friend of ours. I have to admit that I have been an emotional wreck over the course of the past year (which is not news to this blog), crying almost daily but not exactly depressed. After our December weekend in EC though, something changed, and I find myself feeling unexpectedly BETTER. Some part of me is surfacing from wherever it has been. Laurie and Jeremy are good for that.
Roxie and Georgie
Miles and Silas
(insert my favorite conversation between these two over the weekend):
6:30AM--Miles is standing over Silas, who is in bed sleeping
Miles: Silas, wake up and play with me!
Silas: (crankily) No...
Miles: But I'm your best friend!
Tasting Jello for the first time
I'm not kidding about this seatbelt-less train ride. If you don't hold on tightly to your child as the train flies over the rickety bridge, you are chancing the frigid waters below!
Yeah, there were no good pictures of our children with the Claus'.
Don't judge us that all of our children are jumping on the trampoline. Barefoot. In the 28 degree weather.
Reading books in jam-jams with Laurie.
I'm sorry, but could a guy be cuter?
Time for us to build a sandbox, dad!
Thanks, Laurie and Jeremy! You guys are awesome and we love you!