The Highlight of My September!

Where did September go?! I guess time flies when you’re having fun busy! :-) Anyway, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted, so I decided to make time for it today….

This past Monday the kids and I returned home from a week-long visit to my parents’ house. With them living six hours away (or more like eight hours when traveling with two infants!), we don’t get to see them nearly as often as we would like to. So when Travis suggested that I load up the kids and go visit Grandma and Grandpa, I was super excited!

My vacation visit to my mom and dad’s was so fun and refreshing! I got to hang out with my parents, see my sister and both my grandmas, engage in adult conversation, eat my mom’s delicious cooking (which boosted my milk supply!), watch a little television, see an old friend, video tape my Grandma Arlene reading Bible stories to a very curious and attentive Abel, and watch my parents interact and bond with their grandchildren. It was a truly wonderful trip–definitely the highlight of my busy (but fun!) September!

Mom and Isabel

Dad and Elliana

Grandma Arlene with Isabel (left) and Elliana

Grandma Arlene with Amariah and Abel

Grandma Arlene and Elliana

The Rice side–(L to R) Amariah, Grandma Arlene,
Elliana, Angela, Isabel, Terry, and Abel

Dad pulling Abel and Amariah behind the mower

Grandma Verla with Elliana (left) and Isabel

(L to R) Grandma Verla, Elliana, Mom, and Isabel

The Chambers side–(L to R) Amariah, Angela, Abel,
Grandma Verla, Elliana, Isabel, and Tammy

Abel and Amariah playing with Grandma and
Grandpa at the park

Dad with Abel, Amariah, and dog Bear

My sister Rosanna with Isabel


  1. Stephanie says:

    What a wonderful trip! You’re baby girls are getting SO big!

  2. Anonymous says:

    precious memories. a dear week w/ family. so glad God (& your husband!) provided you w/ this special opportunity.

  3. monica brooks says:

    anonymous = monica brooks!

  4. Alicia says:

    Wow… an 8 hour car trip with four little ones by yourself??? You are my hero. :)

    Welcome back, by the way.

  5. Kelly says:

    Oh what a fun trip! I know you and the children enjoyed yourselves so much! I can’t believe how much the twins have grown! Thanks for posting the pictures.

  6. Beautiful family, Angela!
    Many blessing today,
    Amy @ Raising Arrows

  7. Amy S. says:

    It looks like everyone had a great time! The kids are adorable :-)