The Last few months in Pictures

Our vacation this year was over the Memorial Day Holiday. In our travelings we had the opportunity to stop in Washington DC the Saturday of that weekend. We met up with a friend of ours, John Tilley, who is one of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington. Unforuntely we were just "passing through" and were only in DC for a few hours. We spent all of that time in Arlington and walked almost the whole way around the cemetary. It was a very special day to be there and quite sobering. We appreciate all of our men and women in uniform that give their life for our country.

The Outer Banks
Our vacation started off heading to Corolla, NC on the Outer Banks. We had a wonderful time visiting with Annette's family. Here are some pics from the first leg of our journey.

My cousin Ben's son David was absolutely fascinated by Isaac. He sat there for quite some time that day just watching him sleep. He was constantly asking for him. It was really fun.

Here is Isaac being held by Annette's mom and played with by Grandma Williamson. He got alot of extra attention that week!

Isaac looks quite cozy here being held by his daddy. I love this pic.

Isaac and my cousin Ty playing.

My cousin Nathan and his newphew David.

My cousin Nate and his wife Leah. They are expecting a little baby girl in just a few weeks!

Grandpa (Annette's dad) and his little buddy.

Aunt Loretta and her grandson David playing Go Fish

New Castle, PA
The last leg of our trip was in New Castle. It was great to see alot of Aaron's family in such a short amount of time. This was the first time that Aaron's grandma's and sister had gotten to see Isaac. His parents hosted a Memorial Day picnic with all the family invited and to also celebrate Gram West's 80th birthday. She knew about the gathering, but the surprise was on Gram for it was in honor of her birthday :) We had a wonderful time and we glad we could make it for the special occassion.

Isaac and Papaw Withrow playing. I'm not sure who's having the most fun: Isaac or Papaw :)

We were busy picking up last minutes things for the picnic, including balloons for Gram's birthday. Thankfully we had taken our van, otherwise I don't think they would have ever gotten those balloons in a car. As it was, Rebecca rode like that the whole way home. Thankfully we didn't have too far to go!

Aaron and his cousin with her little baby boy. Him and Isaac were born only a few days apart.

Part of the gang playing a few games of Canasta after the crowd dwindled down. Gram West, Gary, and Uncle Larry all played while Aunt Carrie looked on.

Aaron's sister Rebecca with her son Colson and Isaac.

Uncle Aaron bought some fireworks and firecrackers. Here the kids are having a blast running around the yard with their sparklers. This made me slightly nervous, but they had a great time and it made some really neat pictures.


What's Ahead

We have had alot of activity going on in the last month or so. We have done alot of traveling in a short amount of time. Vacation was the end of May which was a great time visiting family. Soon after that Isaac and I headed to Indian Cave Youth camp for 2 weeks back to back of camps. (Pictures coming soon!) We were home for a week and were faced with a very difficult funeral of a wonderful lady in the church. The beginning of the next week we headed off to Texas for General Conference. I am glad to be back home for a little while! Isaac has faired well through all of it all. He is such a little trooper. I know he is glad to be back home too though! We are looking ahead to the upcoming weeks with VBS just over a week away, Isaac's dedication, my parents moving back to Parkersburg WV, and a Home Missions Project at our church with the Atlantic District Youth.

Isaac has been growing and developing at a much faster rate than I can keep up with. I spent some time today putting away the clothes he has already outgrown, separating the ones he has almost outgrown, and preparing the next size for the laundry!! He is constantly on the move now and he's not even crawling yet! I will lay him on a blanket on the floor and in a matter of minutes he will have roller himself across the room. He has started holding onto everything he can get his hands on, including my hair. We started seriously spoonfeeding this week (now that we are home for an extended period of time) and he is catching on quickly. His newest adventure has been his feet. He is constantly putting his legs up in the air and holding onto his feet with his hands. It is quite adorable. He is still such a happy baby and brings lots of joy and smiles to his mom and dad.


The Last Month in Pictures (Cont)

Happy 80th Gram West!!

Aaron's cousin Sarah with Isaac.
Our newphew Colson
Papaw and his boys
Aaron's sister Rebecca, her husband Gary, Tim, Kalin, Helen, Lyly, Zack, Nate, and Colson
Everytime we are in New Castle, Aaron makes a stop at the barber shop. He says no one can cut his hair like Frank, and I have to agree. This time we went as a family so we could introduce him to Isaac. While we were there Frank gave Isaac his "first haircut" by just trimming around his ears. In his many years as a barber, Isaac was his youngest customer. :)

We had a wonderful visit with Aaron's Gram Withrow. This was the
first time her and Isaac had met.

Isaac learning to sit up.

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