Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Myrtle Beach Fun

This past weekend Troy, Daniel and I headed out to Myrtle Beach to visit with Becky, Keith and Andrew, Sira, Cliff and Max and several other adoptive families. Daniel did great on the 7 hour drive! Thursday night we enjoyed a cookout with Sira's family and friends. The children played and had a great time.

Friday involved playing in the freezing cold water, getting knocked over by a wave, playing in the samd and having a lot of fun on the beach, followed by a rehearsal, trick or treating and a great dinner!
Unfortunately late that night, both Daniel and I became sick. Daniel had been struggling with a bug for a while and we thought we had nixed it, but it reared it's ugly head. As for me, well I think I just need to see a doctor. Since I've had my gallbladder out a little over a year ago, I've been sick pretty often. Apparently this is not uncommon and there are some things to be done about it. That being said, we missed the wedding. I won't go into details about the ride home, but you can imagine that with a sick wife holding a trash can in the front seat and a sick son in the back seat (who did great, but needed constant diaper changes) Troy's life was not a basket of roses.

So - I will leave you with pictures of Friday which includes my precious alligator and of course some good looking kids!!
Daniel joining Keith, Becky and Andrew for some play time!
Check out the sand!
Let me help you with that!
There they go!
Here they come!
Mommy and her Alligator!

The family shot!

Alligator and Monkey!Being silly!


Kim Abraham said...

Love the "There they go" and "Here they come" photos. There's nothing better for kids than a big wide open area to run and play.

Thanks for the encouraging words you wrote on my blog. You're so kind - and so right!

Tiger & Kar said...

Looks like you had a great time! Other than being sick, of course! Sorry you missed the wedding. That really stinks. The photos are great! Daniel & Andrew are adorable.

Shane & Marie said...

I'm so jealous that you have gotten to meet so many other adoptive families lately! I'm glad you had a great trip. Stinks you got sick!

Michael and Carrie said...

I love all of the pictures! The boys look like they had so much fun together, and it is great that they got to meet. It sounds like the wedding was fun, too! That is great that you all got to go! I hope you all are feeling better.

Patti said...

I hope you're feeling better - what a bummer! It's so nice that you've gotten to meet other adoptive families. I love Daniel's alligator costume. It's similar to Alex's dinosaur - I'll have to post it sometime.

Jackie said...

Oh Rachel- I'm so sorry you and Daniel were sick. What a tough ride home! I love the photo of you and Daniel! Very sweet!

Teresa said...

Hi Rachel, What great pictures! I am so glad you all had a great time with Becky and your other friends, but I am so sorry that you and Daniel got sick and had to miss the wedding. I hope you both are feeling a lot better! Take care...Teresa

Carey and Norman said...

You poor thing. There is something about traveling to meet adoption friends that doesn't set well with you. I am so sorry to hear that you got sick and missed the wedding. How sad you must be. I'm glad you were able to visit with her the night before and play in the ocean with Becky, Keith, Alex, and Andrew. How fun!! I hope you get to feeling better!!

The boys were adorable in their costumes and they looked like they had so much fun playing in the sand and ocean!! Maybe we can all plan to family vacation next year together at the beach. We'd like to take our two as our daughter has never been.

Jenny and Randy said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear you were sick on the trip! But am glad to see you still got to meet everyone and have some fun. The boys are adorable together!

Chris said...

I hope you and Daniel have recovered! I'm sure that was a miserable trip home. Maybe next time you'll have better luck.

Old DAN AND Little ANN said...

That is so great that you all are staying in touch and getting the kids together! Looks like lots of fun! Doesn't adoption make great families?!

Sira said...

I love that you came and hate that you got that sick. It must have been horrible. I am so happy you are doing better