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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Ella Tour.....Days 2 & 3

I have to start this post with a preface.....these are borrowed pictures from Justin's mom Emily. I still haven't been able to download my pictures so asked her to send me hers so I could at least have some to show those of you who don't happen to read the other blogs......thanks Emily!!!

Anyway, we had an amazing time last night meeting all of these amazing families. My only complaint......too many wonderful people to talk to and too little time!!! I needed many more hours as I felt that I just didn't get to spend enough time with each person at all. My biggest accomplishment was that I FINALLY got to hold Jax in my arms. His mom said he hasn't been 100% the last couple of days but I got some good snuggles in and that simply made my night!!! I also got to spend time with the youngest little Ds sweetie in attendance. His name is Max and he makes me want another. Michelle (Preslie's mom) and I were saying how we would seriously welcome another Ds baby into our lives. That's how amazing these sweet kids are!!! Actually, the newest little one is baby Kaelyn who is still in the NICU but her wonderful parents were there so it was great to meet them. She still needs prayers to get her home from the hospital so please click on the "Feisty Kaelyn" button on the side of my blog. Anyway, the night ended way too soon but hopefully another meet will happen sooner than later. I really can't wait to post my pictures as there are some that Emily didn't have. Most importantly, the picture of Ella with her special Jaxson Blankie. We are so honored to have one and I can't wait to show it off!!

Today we slept in and went to a late breakfast with Grandpa Vollmer before loading up and hitting the road to Colorado. We are staying the night in Grand Junction, CO and will head in to Denver tomorrow to meet with some friends from TX and my cousin, Cami. So many fun adventures to look forward to!!!

Justin and his dad and Ella and her dad

Abbey holding sweet Justin

Preslie, Justin and Ella

Sweet Preslie and Sweet Ella

Justin and Ella flirting

Abbey loving on baby Max


Tina said...

Oh Gosh such sweet pictures.....you all look like you had a wonderful time, I do envy you!! I love the one of Ella and Justin, really priceless!!
Continue having a great holiday and look forward as always to the updates :)

ABandCsMom said...

So wonderful that you were all able to get together. As I stated on another blog...I'm jealous ;o) . Looks like a fabulous time was had by all. Have a great vacation!

Cammie Heflin said...

A huge room of adorable!

Lacey said...

I miss you already. I really need to get to Cali, and for good. Ray keeps asking if you've called about the ride along. He's more excited about that now than anything else on the trip. He's also bragging about his A he got in criminal justice. Ha ha

Emily said...

It was awesome to see you and your family again! It is a bummer that we don't have another meeting set in stone... but it will happen again! Love you guys and have a fantastic vacation!

Heidi said...

Sounds like you had a great time. What an amazing opportunity to meet so many wonderful people!

I hope the rest of your vacation is great!

Kristin said...

What a cute picture of Abbey & Max. We still wonder how we were so blessed to adopt him. Have a great rest of your "Ella Tour"!

The Lehnick Family said...

So jealous! But so happy you all got to get together! How fun! Love seeing all the pics!