Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Our little weekend trip

Brooklyn and I went to visit my little sister Shantel in Raleigh, NC this past weekend. We left Friday and got back on Monday. Our trip there was a little adventurous as we ran into some major traffic due to a tornado that had just touched down ahead of us. We were lucky to have left when we did and stopped when we did or we would have been caught in the path of the tornado. It ran up the highway we were on stripping trees and throwing branches into the roadway (which is what caused the traffic) and even knocked over a couple of trucks. We made it safely, but much later than planned.

We had a great time at Shantel and Andrew's place and enjoyed a quiet and relaxing weekend with them. They had a beautiful park just a few yards from their place and we had a great time walking the 2 mile trail and checking out the ducks, geese and turtles, which was Brooklyn's first time to see real ducks. She also got to bathe in a big tub, which she thought was SO much fun. She laughed while "swimming" from one end to the other, over and over again. It was pretty cute.

Matt missed a whole lot of Brooklyn, as he had to stay home and even work the whole weekend. Unfortunately for him, she even started "walking" while we were away. But I at least got it all on video for him to watch... and for the rest of you. :)

Shantel and Andrew, thanks for having Brooklyn and I over for the weekend and making it so much fun. I hope to see ya'll again soon... and I hope you enjoy living in Texas again. We love you!
Eating out on our way there.



Looking at the geese at the park.


Standing on a bridge at that same park. Very pretty place!


Bathtime in a BIG TUB and having LOTS of fun!

Look who's "walking"!!
video

3 comments:

Dan and Tiffany said...

Brooklyn is so cute, and growing so fast! I'm glad you got to go see Shantel before they move.

Screwed Up Texan said...

Check out that walking! So cute! Your little girl is so precious. Glad y'all had fun.

The Ollila's said...

How fun that you got to go see your sister. I am so glad to hear you avoided the horrible weather.
Of course Brooklyn would start walking when her daddy can't see her. Jonathan started walking when I was in Tx and Patrick had to stay home in CA. Figures huh?
I bet she did lots of walking for daddy when she got home though.