During the days of Sept 21-26th we went back west to see family. Yes it was a SHORT trip and yes the jet lag set in when we got back, but it was SO worth it! My mother-in-law orchestrated this big surprise get together for my father-in-law's birthday. So she flew our family out to Vegas and got Vaughn's brother Mark and sister Kariann and their families to meet at the Lake Las Vegas Resort to surprise Papa for his birthday.
Papa after the initial shock of seeing us all waiting for him.
Cute cousins: Grace Ann and Taryn
The kids and Grandma Jackson
Grandma Jackson can always captivate the kids with the pictures on her phone.
This is a photo from the cabana at the pool. It was a pretty place and many fun times and family bonding was done here.
This cute little girl is my niece Madilyn. She is so gosh darn cute, but look at her wrong and you will make her cry. I got lucky on this photo shot!
My little water baby was loving life in the pool.
Baby Olivia was all tuckered out at 9 a.m. I can understand that!
Papa and his boys.
Jaelyn and Tyson were born exactly 7 days apart. They don't get to see each other very often, but when they do, they have a lot of fun together.
Isn't this just gorgeous? I want to come back here soon.
Even though the weather looks nice, the water was frigid. It was so cold. Maggie was dipped in the water and then she was done and wanted to sit on Aunt Nicole's lap wrapped up in a towel. I loved every minute of it.
Once they opened up the waterside the kids were oblivious to the cold water. Taryn loved the slide.
So did Tyson
Taryn and I got going super fast down the side that we even caught a little air coming around one of the dips and bends.
That night it was time to take pictures of all the grand kids since we never get a chance to do anything like this.
Grandma and Papa Jackson with their 10 grandchildren.
Vaughn and Sue
The whole lot of us. (Notice my one niece trying to squirm out of my sister-in-law's hands. She was done taking pictures)
Aren't they cute? Just love these two.
Not a bad family photo. I look slightly tired, but in my defense I went up and down the waterside over 50 times. And that is no joke!
Travis, Kariann, and the girls: Becca, Grace Ann, Molly and Maggie.
Mark, Jen and their kids: Olivia, Jaelyn, Cole and Madilyn
Maggie doesn't go to anyone, except me! I felt super excited that she let me take a picture with her.
Cute cousin photo
Danielle, Mom and me. These kinds of pictures don't happen very often. Love these ladies.
Grandma T and her Grandkiddos.
This is where I grew up and the view still takes my breath away.
Mom and me. Love that lady!
This is the view from my front window of my house in Circleville. The mountains are gorgeous. I have missed them so much!
Love those mountains.
This is my MomaD's house.
The kids loved Shep. He is my mom's dog, but has since adopted my grandparents home as his home away from home. They feed him too.
They jumped and jumped, and then wanted to know when they could have their own trampoline.