Saturday, September 22, 2007

Home Sweet Home

We are home, safe and sound. As expected, our trip had it's ups and downs. It's a difficult situation to begin with and my family is completely crazy, a combination that spells disaster. Erin handled it very well. She was emotional, which is perfectly normal.
I think both of us are glad to be home and on neutral turf.
We did managed to have a lot of fun durring our visit. We visted the Tulsa Zoon where I took this picture of a polar bear.

We played at the park near my sister's house where I had the entire group pretend like they were airplanes so I could snap these photos.
My neice Amarah.
My nephew Paxton.

Erin, my older sister Charity, Amarah, & Paxton
My mom, Paxton, Erin, & Amarah

We visited Aola and her family. Her place is lovely and it was comforting to be able to take a break in the middle of our trip to sit on her couch and chat with a friend for a while. Her kids have all grown up to be amazing, like I knew they would, and she and her husband are just as welcoming and down to earth as I've always known them to be. They are an amazing family. I wish I would have pulled out the camera, but I was too busy talking.
All in all, it was a good trip. Despite some emotional turbulance, it was a good trip. I loved getting to know my neice and nephew who, I have to say, are two of the most adorable kids EVER! It was also good to sit down and talk with my grandparents and go midnight shopping with my twin sister in her monster truck. (Yeah, it's Oklahoma.)
My twin sister, Brandy, her husband Jason, Paxton & Amarah

Seriously cute stuff!
Erin, Me, Grandma, Grandpa, Mom with Maggie, Charity, Candice
Paxton on his bike.
Amarah huggin the tree!
If you haven't had enough cuteness, you can see more here.


aola said...

They are adorable kids.

Grandma & Grandpa look good.

Is that Candice E.?

Great pictures.

Sandra said...

A, that is Charity's significant other.

Anonymous said...

Awesome pictures! The one and only time I saw Paxton, he was in diapers. I can't believe how old they are!!! -Jen

Unknown said...

The Photos are wonderful!

A side business in Family Photography should surely cross your mind!

I love the airplane ones and the treehugger one.

Sandra said...

Thanks everyone!
A, I started crying when I saw Paxton and Amarah for the first time on this trip. They have grown up soo fast!

Jen, e-mail me. I want to hear all about life in Amish territory!

Cara, thank you! My mom has been telling me to make it a business for a while, but I really don't think I'm "good enough". I feel inspired to work towards it though.

Kristen said...

I agree with Cara! Great photos--and you couldn't ask for cuter subjects!

Denise said...

Sandy,,,,,,,, Just wanted to let you know how great it was to see you and Erin...... My husband is so impressed with you..... He did not get to know you much when we were there in Calif. 8 years ago, but he really enjoyed your fresh insight to life and your wisdom beyond your years..........


Unknown said...

You are good enough.

What kind of camera do you have?
if You don't have digital SLR you'd need to upgrade to that kind of equipment and I'd be overjoyed to help you out with picking what you needed.

What you have is the eye. The rest, is just study and practice.

R said...

love, love the new layout. Erin is turning into a beauty.