Cheeks Family Vacay 2009
Our family vacation took us to Nashville this year. We had a GREAT time. Nashville is where half the 21 of us live and since my sweet sister in-law gave us twins in June we didn't want her to have to travel, so Nashville it was. It was our first time to travel with Sterling, we looked like we were moving to Nashville with all the stuff we carried. It's amazing all the stuff you "think" you will need on vacation. Anyway...both kids did great on the flight. Sterling fell asleep as soon as we took off and woke the second we started to land (she is the best baby). Garrett read and listened to his ipod and ordered a coke and was happy as could be. We met every one for dinner and then got settled in at Melinda & Travis' for the week. Lots of "doin" to be done this week and had to get rested up!
Getting read for a plane ride
i know i sound like a broken record but, how cute are they?!?!Sunday, we loaded everyone up for a short road trip to Bowling Green, Kentucky. There were some underground caves to check out. it was cool. chandler and the other boys thought it was great. we toured the cave in a little flat boat and ALL the kids had to wear life jackets (even though the water was about 2 feet deep. sterling was NOT a fan and neither were the other babies, but she did great (however, she looked hilarious).
this is them in the cave (just before this, we were all practically laying in the floor of the boat, cause the ceiling of the cave was SO low- not for the claustrophobic)After we made it out, we wandered around in the woods and came across a "Paw Paw" sign that we couldn't pass up. (the "extra" baby is our darling niece ella)
of all the grand kids (9 with one on the way) these are the only boys.
they love to be outside. brandon and caden wear chandler out every visit.
they just want to run and wrestle, and hike, and play.
chandler sleeps really great every night after being with them.
and finally, one last picture from "cave day"
me and my girl. she was so super happy.
right after this, it literally came a monsoon. we were soaked to the bone.
then a late lunch at the cracker barrel and on our way
back to melinda's to hang out.