Thursday, August 7, 2008

Part 2 - The Part Where We Gained 7 Kids for 3 Weeks

When we first arrived in Miles City, we spent our time unpacking, setting up utilities, getting to know the area, all the usual things one might do after moving to a new place. The most fun thing about moving here though is getting to spend an infinite amount of time hanging out with my sister and brother in law, and all of Kalei's awesome cousins! Here they are from left to right: (top row) Curtis, Ethan, Jonah, Joshua, Zoe, (2nd row) Loundia, Cora, Tana, (bottom row) Sofie, Maizie, Lily, Jackson.

About 2 weeks after we got here, we had the wonderful opportunity to stay with 7 of the cousins (Cora, Jackson, Sofie, Maizie, Lily, Zoe, and Joshua), while Tana, Curtis, Jonah, Ethan, and Loundia went to Ethiopia to bring home 2 more family members, Beck and Teffy. It was such a blast and an experience we will never forget! These are pictures of some of the fun things we did :)

Cute girly girls at the park

The Olive Garden Breadstick Incident Reenactment of 2008

Maizie and Lily's school science experiment, which everyone got into. I love the look on Cora's face!

The men watching the NBA Finals

All the girls got to decorate (and in Cora's case, snack on) a princess visor, which they were THIRLLED about

The Man from Snowy Beard River

Mom, Dad! Look what I found in my nose! (At least the only medical "issue" that occured under our care was our own kid's... goodness!)

More snow!!!

Mcdonalds breakfast shenanigans

Just be sure to stay away from the YELLOW snow Joshua!

Welcome home, Teffy and Beck!

We sure are lucky to be able to live in the same town with these guys. They are such an awesome family and we have so much fun together!

to be continued...


Jacob and Mindy T. said...

Does your sister and her husband adopt all these kids are are they foster parents? Such an amazing family!

The Van Fam said...

Jamie that looks like so much fun and oh how i wish i lived in the snow again! I can't believe how many kids they have but that is so awesome! Hope you guys are doin good! We really miss you! And Tell Jay CONGRATS on passing his test!

Holly or Joe said...

Your sister/bro-in-law are truly inspirational! I remember back inthe day when they were "thinking" about adopting a look at them. That is so amazing. It would be tons of fun to live so close to such a majority of your family. Man the fun you will all have with all the cousins.

And, hey that is funny that Curtis is in Audiology too! I didn't know anybody else but nat. Cool.

Brittany Osborn said...

Wow! What a neat family. I love big families. Congrats to you for getting to live by some family . I'm jealous!

The De Vries Family said...

It's good to have you back on the blogging scene. Keep up the awesome posts!!!

Carrie and Ryan said...

Well, Hello!
Congratulations to Jay for passing his test. That has to be a relief.
The picture with Kalei eyes tight and toung out is so cute. Snow, in moderation, is beautiful. (: Hope you don't freeze this winter! (: You look like you are having an amazing time. That is great! We miss you guys down here.

Tana said...

What kind of freaks would have 12 kids?! I mean really - what is this world coming to? ;o)

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