Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Whelp with every passing day we are getting just a bit older. I love getting older, I think I am a better person now than I was when I was 20 and anticipate being a better person when I am 40 so bring on the birthdays. But I do have to admit trips like this weekend make me laugh.

We went to "Sturgis" this weekend and I have to put that in quotes because we didn't even make it to the town of Sturgis much less the party scene but rather stayed in Rapid City with our friends. No concerts, no dancing on bars, hell we didn't even bring our bikes...but we had a blast and were able to meet our friends Derek and Rachel's newest addition to their family Little Lola. Instantly Austin and her became BFF's. It was cute to watch them give kisses and snuggle with each other, or the way their little faces would light up after a nap when they realized that their friend was still there. The trip up made me extremely sympathetic of parents that have colicky babies, Austin cried/screamed for 5 of the 7 hour trip. If I had a nail gun I would have nailed my forehead to the dashboard. The way home we decided to take a new approach and feed the little monster the ENTIRE way...that kept her happy and quiet. :-)

I know it looks like Austin is biting but I swear she is kissing.

And I can't believe how much Austin looks like Charles/Joe in this picture.

It's fun to watch how different both Joe and Derek's lives are now. Here's an old picture of Derek, Rachel and Joe when he went down to Phoenix to visit them on his bike.

And here's a picture of the two Dad's letting their daughters kiss each other. Too cute!


LauraSuz said...

I love the comparison pictures and I'm glad you guys had a good time even if it was little different :)

Anne said...

I can't wait to see all the little ladies interacting at Mom and Dad's!!

jlynn said...

Okay so two things, first of all those two are about the cutest together and I hope Austin does have a lifelong BFF (hint hint) and two I seriously do not remember Joe being that big. I mean I know he's lost a bunch of weight, but it just doesn't register that he was ever that big. Damn. I guess it's that thing where you see someone all the time and you don't really see how they change until you look at pictures.

Anyway, glad you had a good time.