Tuesday, June 28, 2011

20 Days

Yowsa....I can't believe it's been 20 whole days since my last post, but the Stout house has been busy this Summer!  Johnny has been home with the girls and they have done some fun things like splash pads, pool time, swimming lessons and more, but he's not one for taking the giant camera to all the events, so I just get to hear about the fun :]  Anywho, I was finally present for some summer fun this weekend, and have pictures to back up the festivities!

Our friends Brandon and Amanda invited our Life Group to Galveston to stay in a free house super close to the beach.  The only takers were them, our family and the Davis family!  Between the 3 couples there are 6 adults and 6 kids under the age of 5, so craziness was bound to happen :]  Last minute I enlisted these two lovely ladies to watch the kids at night while we adults went and got some dinner without the little ones....

{Jessica and Lexie ready to go to the beach}

Let me back up......In order to get 8 adults, and 6 kids down to the Galveston it took a suburban, a borrowed sequoia, a trailer hitch basket thingy, a borrowed car topper and lots of man power :]  We piled all 5 girls and 3 babies in the sequoia along with luggage and a car topper...

{this picture doesn't even do the car situation justice, but that's Kelli in the middle row with Ben and Brewer in carriers, and Lexie and Jessica sat in the back with Sammy in her carrier.  Amanda and I held down the front seats!}

The daddies were in the suburban with the 3 older girls and were armed with plenty of disney movies for the trip to and from Galveston!!  At one of our many stops, they were on their 3rd movie, and Johnny said the girls weren't making a peep!

After the car ride, we finally pulled up to our destination which was an amazing house built over 100 years ago and has been fully renovated.  The rooms were gorgeous and the beds were super comfy!!!

{all these were taken after we got there or on the way out, so please excuse the unmade beds and stuff on the floor}

 {our room}

 {the flooring detail}

 {our room looked into Brandon and Amanda's room...the doors closed but we would open them in the morning so the girls could play}

{Brandon and Amanda's room}

{Kelli and Brian's room}

{the awesome bathroom}

I forgot to get a pictures of the rest of the house, but each room was truly beautiful!

Each morning Kelli made yummy breakfast....
{french toast the first day and pancakes the next!!}

the breakfast festivities.....

Jessica played babies with our girls for countless hours :]

After breakfast, we got ready to go to the beach for the day...

We all had a blast this weekend and it was so much fun to travel with friends!  Here's looking forward to many more family trips together in the future!!!

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