Andrea, Connor, and Paige went to Odessa on July 9th to spend some time this summer with everyone. I've been very busy with work and with the new house, so unfortunately I didn't go. We were actually scheduled to go the week before, over July 4th, but we canceled it because I was too overwhelmed. Although it was last minute planning, we realized that the next week would be good for Andrea and the kids to go, so we booked their flights and off they went.
We've all been wanting to meet our new nephew and cousin Griffin, and it was a good time to meet him since he's been home from the hospital for a while now and was starting to become more aware of his surroundings.
While they were in town, they spent the night at Graydon's house and had a sleepover. Graydon apparently loved it and they all stayed up late chatting and playing.
The kids also got to spend a night with the Rudolphs. The Rudolphs just sold their house, and Abby just had surgery, so their life has been a bit crazy, but they still did a lot with the kids and helped to make the trip special.
Grandma Genie is doing much better recently and we got a few pictures with her new hair coming in. She's looking good and she also enjoyed having the Vernons in town.
They all went to see the new movie "The Secret Life of Pets", "Finding Dory". They also went to Sky Zone for some fun trampolining. There was lots of time for playing games, ping pong, and they got to spend some time outdoors at the Burr Oaks park. It was a perfect time to get away for the summer and I'm glad that Andrea made the trip with them. I missed everyone, but had a productive week at home and got lots done around the house as well.