For the Fourth of July weekend, Ryan and I traveled to Iowa for some family time. We are pretty good travelers, but recently we have been traveling and ton and it’s starting to take its toll on us. I think we are still catching up on sleep over a week later. It is nutty how a couple of years can make such a difference with how well you recover from traveling, but I digress… The family time was wonderful! We haven’t seen Ryan’s mom’s side of the family in a few years now and it was great to reconnect with them, meet my new baby nephew and just hang out with family. Oh and Jared was there and came back with us! It’s so nice to have him for part of the summer. We miss him dearly and can’t wait to have him with us fulltime. For now, we are enjoying the summer with lots of beach time, golfing and gelato! Jared is such a good big cousin! He pampered his little niece so much! She loved her Jared and told him often! My heart melted every single time I heard my nieces little voice say “Jared, I love you!” and then bebop right alongside him!
All these pictures were taken at the little family zoo trip we took before the "official reunion" started. It was really nice to have some quality family time and the little zoo in Des Moines Iowa was pretty good and perfect for the kidlets!
Talk about some cute kidlets!! I absolutely adore the way Jared is with his niece and nephew and can't wait to have little ones for him to dote on all the time!