Sunday, September 9, 2007

I-O-W-A

We returned from Waylon's first trip to the Hawkeye state last Tuesday and have spent the week trying to settle back into things. As nice as it was to be on vacation, it's equally as nice to be back in our own bed.

Despite Waylon getting sick, the trip was a success. We made it up to Lake Delhi to visit with my mom's family. What a great time! The weather was beautiful, the drinks flowed freely, and Cole made his first jump off Injun Joe.

Meow.... (that's for you Aaron)

Meow.....
Meeeeeooooow!!!

After 20 minutes of "deciding whether to just jump or dive" (yeah right, Cole, like you can dive!), Cole finally took the plunge.

I also had the chance to see my high school girlfriends (aka the Ya-Ya's). It was so nice getting to catch up and see everyone, including Erica's baby boy Cayle. I miss out on most of the get- togethers and am grateful I made it this time. It is funny to watch us all slowly evolve into soccer moms! Everyday I'm one step closer to a minivan. Kate, you were missed....I'm glad to hear you're all doing well and feeling better. Here's the crazy group...
Cole, Waylon and I had the pleasure of celebrating my Grandpa Dietrich's 75th birthday while we were back...Happy B-day, Grandpa!!! I know he'll probably never read this blog since they don't own a computer, but I thought I'd give him a shout out anyway. Here are some pics from the two day celebration.
Dietrich clan, my Grandparents, and Grandma and Waylon sharing a moment.
Waylon yucking-it-up at the party, and my dad, his wife Virginia, and Waylon.


Waylon finally got to meet one of my best friends and her two kids Nicholas and Hadley. Nicholas has definitely never met a stranger and took to Waylon rather quickly. Hadley on the other hand is a little spit-fire and didn't really care too much about hanging with Waylon. Kelly, it was so nice to get to see you! I have been brain storming ideas on how we can see each other more often and have decided you need to pack up your family and move closer to me! :) I miss you!! Here is Nicholas introducing himself to Waylon.
Waylon also got to meet his "uncle" Andy (aka Dupree) and "uncle" Travis. Both of whom are sure to be a bad influence on an impressionable young man and he's not allowed to hang out them between the ages of 5-18. Better enjoy him now fellas!

Waylon spent most of his time bonding with his Grandma JSM who spoiled him rotten and told him tall tales of eating fudgecicles. He misses her and asked me to send his love. Here are some pics of the duo.

We are all looking forward to our next visit to Iowa. We had a blast getting to see so many friends and family. There is never enough time to do everything we want to, but we did squeeze a lot in this time. Thank you to everyone who hosted us to dinner, drinks, or both. We love you all and miss you!!

I had to include a couple more pics of Waylon from the trip. Here he is doing his best Gene Simmons impression and taking a bath at Grandma's.

GO HAWKS!!

5 comments:

Sarah Brecht said...

What a busy trip! Some time we will have to head back to Center Point when you will be around so you can meet our boys, too!

Cate said...

I like the pic of Waylon with his tongue out, although I think he's going for a Michael Jordan look! Can't wait for his date with Ella!

Mom said...

We absolutely loved visiting with you! I'm so happy our kids were able to spend the afternoon together. I love and miss you immensely!!

Mom said...

That Mom one is from me Kelly...I think it used my "name" on my own blog...sorry

Candace said...

Well written article.