Thursday, February 5, 2015

Spring Break Trip to Alabama!

One of the highlights of 2014 was our road trip to visit the Gibsons in Alabama. My sister Trace and her adorable family have lived just 3 states away since the summer of 2013...and it had been killing us not having seen them all since 2009! So we finally took a vacation during spring break to see them. It was so fun and so worth the drive!

My brother, David, also happened to be living in Alabama (for most of his life), and he took off a week of work and school to come up and see us while we were there. Uncle David's a favorite among the little people and big people alike.
It wasn't their Spring Break, so we had to say goodbye to those who had school and work (Adam, Trace and Kennedy)...but we got to hang out with Schaffer and Drew the whole time! We really enjoyed getting to know them--Schaffer was just a baby the last time we'd met, and this was our first time meeting Drew! 

We went to a fabulous children's garden to play one day.

Most of the time we didn't take pictures, but we had a great time on different Alabama adventures: a children's museum, thrift and discount store shopping, hiking trails, running trails near the Gibsons' home, and the boys' pirate birthday party. Here's a taste of what hanging out at their home was like, complete with cousin bonding, Uncle David's "the claw" and Adam's cooking. Such good times!
They, of course, had us leaving feeling fully blessed and fully loaded with presents by the end of the week. We weren't sure when we'd meet again, so it was hard to say goodbye.

On our way home we stopped by the COOLEST alligator place. It was super interesting and the kids LOVED interacting with all the critters.

It was definitely a trip to remember!

1 comment:

Noelle Maes said...

I didn't even know this trip happened until a couple months ago! So jealous!- and eager to see the Gibson and Laney families!