Monday, May 18, 2009

More Atlanta Trip Part Two

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!


Cheffie-Mom said...

You have such a beautiful family. I'm so happy you enJOYed your trip!

The Northwest Bunch said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! I am glad that everyone was able to meet your fantastic crew.

sherry said...

And you got some really cute pics. They need captions!

RhondaLue said...

How perfectly wonderful!!!!!! I'm so happy for you and your fam to have that time together!

I also feel like a freak show when we are out in public together but once on vacation we were eating out in the hotel "dinner hour" where they didn't even have a table big enough for all of us so we sat at three different ones. Kids spilt, begged for more food, different juice, yadda yadda. As we finally all got settled and were eating I noticed a couple staring at us. "Enjoy the show" I thought, but as we were leaving she stopped to tell us how impressed she was with our family and how dh and I handled them. I went straight from humiliation to pride in 2.2 seconds! You never know what people are thinking I guess!

Great photos. SO much love and fun in them!