All the in-town siblings plus cousins (even one from out of town) were there from Dave's family:
We're missing some of them in that pic and somehow only part of my family made it so we took one after church with them...(minus Josh who went home to change and we missed him, dang!)
I'm sure we're probably missing others too...trying to get kids in pictures is like trying to herd cats in my opinion...but oh boy let's take a look at all those wonderful people and imagine in our minds the others who didn't make the pictures and think how lucky Max is to have all that great support.
Family trickled in one at a time until our house was bursting at the seams and it was a giant party. I have a lot of pictures to share but for today I'm just posting the hike ones we did with two of my brothers (and families) before the other brother and sister got to town.
My brother Josh who is a school teacher here led us to a desert hike that didn't disappoint (he had done it on a field trip with his third graders so he was our fearless leader).
He led so well that we couldn't quite keep up...see those little specks on the left side of the pic? That was the first of our group.
It's like ten thousand daggers in my heart but I'm not talking about that today. Just so proud of her because she does it anyway.
We were also a little stuck because who knew this is a bike trail too. I honestly couldn't believe these guys could do this. Yowzas it scared me a little I gotta be honest!
Seriously I have some pretty incredible sis-in-laws.
The big girls were great helpers with all the kids too.
It was a great start to a pretty eventful weekend.
I love the desert.
And I adore this family of mine.