Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Russell

Marianna and Keith got married on June 19th and I don't have ONE picture!!! I'm so mad at myself. It was just such a hectic day with Matt and I both in the wedding, trying to get Myers dressed and chasing him around everywhere!!! Allison Rodgers was her photographer and she is amazing. She posted a sneak peek of the wedding pics on her blog. You can see them by clicking on this link. There is an adorable picture of Myers. It was a really fun weekend. The ceremony was really sweet and the reception was a blast. Congrats Keith and Marianna.

The Gang's All Here!

It's very rare that the Ginns, Tuminellos, Adairs and Smiths can all get together at the same time. With the Adairs living in Zambia and only coming home once every three years, the Smiths playing ball and living in Colorado from February to October, and Scott either working or playing golf all the time, it's hard to get everyone together. But this past week we were all able to hang out for a who afternoon. Seth was home for the allstar break and the Adairs were in Jackson for the last time until they leave for Africa on the 27th. We had a great time. Please pray for James and MM as they make the long journey back to Africa and continue to have such great faith to raise their family so far away in a culture that is so different than ours. Here are some pics of the kids.

Hutch(almost 3), Taelyn(2), Myers(15 mos.), Sienna(15 mos.), Lulie(16 mos.)

Myers and Sienna at 15 months

Friday, July 9, 2010

Destin 2010

We just got back from the beach with the Tuminellos. We had a great time. We spent most of our time at the pool. Myers LOVES the water. We stayed in Baytowne, and the pool there is great for kids. It's a walk-in pool, so Myers was able to sit and play in the shallow end. Also, I wasn't worried about him stepping off the edge of the pool since he has absolutely no fear.

On the 4th we grilled out some huge hamburgers at our condo then walked to the Village to ride the carosel, dance to the band, get some balloon animals made and watch the fireworks.

Quick story about this balloon man... no offense to anyone who has a balloon man in their family, but most people who want to stand on stilts and make balloon animals for hours probably aren't "normal". We knew this when we decided to wait in line for over an hour for Taelyn to get him to make Donut (her daschund). We get to the front and tell him what we want, and he says, "Oh, I love to eat donuts, but that would be weird because I would be eating your dog." Who says that to a 2 year old???!!! I'm sure Taelyn had lovely dreams of the balloon man eating her dog.

We finally made it to the beach on our last morning there for about oohhh 20 minutes until we realized the pool was much more convenient. But we are glad we went.