Monday, July 12, 2010

Ohio Trip

Our family made a trip out to Ohio to see Dan’s cousin, John, get married. We hadn’t been out to Ohio since Christmas of 2006, so it had been quite a while! The kids were so excited to fly-I don’t think Ava had been on a plane that she could remember. We got up so EARLY-4 am- to get to the airport for our 6:30 am flight. Both kids did great on the planes and even though it was a long day of travelling, everyone was in pretty good spirits when we arrived around dinner time that night. We stayed in a hotel near Connie & Bill’s house (Dan’s aunt and uncle) and spent the days with them and all the cousins.
Drew and Ava loved playing with their cousins! There were 8 kids between the ages of 2 and 9 and they all played really well together. We had a big family bbq one night, complete with volleyball, cornhole (more fun than it sounds!), and catching fireflies! Another day we visited a sprayground, and then of course, there was the rehearsal and the wedding!

John and Katie had a beautiful ceremony at a church in Cleveland with the reception at Progressive Field. All the little cousins danced the night away! It was so special to be able to be with family. What better reason to get the whole family together than to celebrate love!

Daddy and Drew on the plane

Ava on the plane

Drew playing volleyball with some cousins

Aunt Jennifer and me playing cornhole

Ava catching fireflies

Drew and his fireflies-they slept next to them in the hotel!

Katie and John toasting with mead at the rehearsal dinner

Drew and cousin Ron

My handsome son and beautiful daughter all dressed up for the wedding

Our family



It's hard to get a picture of 8 kids all looking at the camera!


Leslie said...

that last picture make me CRACK UP!!

The Portas said...

How fun! I'm glad you all had a fun time. Drew and Ava look SO EXCITED about being on a plane. So cute!!

Meredith said...

Glad you liked cornhole!! You should bring it to the west coast :) We have a place in the mall that sells cornhole boards...wonder if they could make a UCD one?