Then just 3 days later, we left Lawrence and embarked on the longest road trip Avery has been on. From Lawrence, KS, to Texarkana, TX, to Bridgeport, TX, to Lubbock, TX, to Ruidoso, NM, and back.
We were there on Eric's birthday and he requested that Kevin smoke a brisket. Here is Kevin with the 'smoke'. The brisket turned out wonderfully!
Here is Avery with her Uncle Eric. Just about the sweetest picture ever!
We were also there over the 4th of July which our family celebrated with matching T-shirts. We also tried watching some fireworks, but Avery drew the line on what she could handle in a weekend by protesting the noise.
We celebrated Uncle Eric, Cousin Tate, and Avery's birthday in one big party. Tate and Avery both turned 1 within a week of each other. Here they are enjoying their new toys. I must say I was very impressed with how well the kids played together all weekend.
Here is a shot of the whole clan. We had a great weekend and enjoyed seeing everyone.
Ok, that is all for now. I will try to be more timely with the rest of the update...