Monday, July 31, 2017

The best of afternoons.

As much as we hated to see Ella Grace and Cohen's Tennessee visit come to an end, the end proved to be the very best part. Last Saturday we loaded up and headed down to Gaga and Pappy's house. The rest of our Pierces had made it down from Ohio, to retrieve their sweet kiddos, and we could not wait to see their faces. My mom and dad's house, full of grandkids, is just the best.

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Even though Tennessee had what seemed liked record breaking temperatures last weekend, we couldn't keep ourselves inside for long. We popped over to my parents' neighbor's house. Who can resist baby goats? Not us, apparently.

Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;

Dennis and Patsy have such a beautiful property. They have lived there for 3 years but it looks like they could have been there for 30- and I mean that in the best kind of way. There were so many areas to explore. I think all of us enjoyed every second.

Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;

Everybody was starting to get hungry (both for dinner and a break from the heat) so we headed back to Pappy and Gaga's to stuff ourselves silly at lunch. Then straight back outside for more playtime and then to Pappy's pond to feed the fish.

Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;

And of course it's not an official family get-together unless someone is tortured for a group photo.

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This is probably a more realistic capture of the process, however-

Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;

That day was the kind of day that goes by way too fast! We miss our Ohio people so much and were so happy see all their faces and to get some time to visit and play. What a happy and wonderful afternoon!


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Full.

While we have definitely had our share of slow summer days, this week we have had a full schedule. And a full house! We had two of the most long-awaited visitors show up at our house on Monday morning. We hadn't seen them since February, and man have they changed since then. But some things thankfully haven't changed one bit.

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Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;

Charlie was only 10 months old the last time she saw Ella Grace and Cohen so she was a little cautious at first. But that didn't last long.

Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;

She never has any hesitation when it comes to her Pappy, though. Watching these two interact is just one of the best things I've ever seen.

Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;

Is was so great to have a few days with EG & Co, to catch up with them and get to know them better. Cohen is still a rough & tumble lego-loving fellow, just a little bit bigger. And boy can that kid eat! Ella Grace seems so grown now. I can see her as a teenager. How crazy! But I love that she's still not too big to play. Getting to watch all those kids play together was wonderful and long overdue. We spent the days swimming, and jumping, 4-wheeler riding, and (as usual) some of the group eating as much cheese as they put on their pizzas, ha.

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As of yesterday we were back down to two kiddos in this house. Henry nearly cried when we dropped Cohen off with his cousins from the other side of the family. He misses his buddy. Henry loves his friends big & loves nothing more than time with them. Lately he's really been taking this one under his wing more often. I think he loves her big too.

Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: July &emdash;

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