Ok, I'll finish off posting about our trip to Atlanta.
We went to Stone Mountain, The Aquarium, and we had dinner at a fantastic mexican restraunt with a bunch of family.
Family was the best part by far about this trip. Looking at the pictures again brings tears to my eyes. I think..OK this is what it is all about. Those hellish days seem worth it when I am able to look at times like these. I enjoyed my kids so much. They were pretty darn good and even though I feel a little bit like we are a freak show when we have that many together I also feel a sense of peace and pride. Even though it is hard I love, love having my big family.
It was so wonderful to share that side of our family with the kids. Many of them had never met Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins on Tony's side of the family.
Saturday the day before we left there was a giant family reunion. It was huge and wonderful and I loved the kids getting a chance to know their family.
Nana Isa cooked for days and we had a thanksgiving type meal because she wanted to give thanks for her family being together. There was even a friend of the family who works for the newspaper who came over to take some family portraits. I can't wait to see how they turned out.
I wish we lived closer so we could see them and be a part of their lives. I am just grateful for the time that we had!