Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Our Annual Trip to the Midwest

April 9th we flew to Chicago and bused to Indiana to visit our family and friends there.  We made a trip to N. Manchester on one of our first days back to have lunch with Jan & Roma Jo Thompson who happened to be in the area.

Here we are with Carter & Hannah and a photo of Jozef below.  They are three of the four great nephew's and niece who are in the Goshen area where Dave's Mom lives.

We made two different trips to Indianapolis during our visit.  On the first trip we stayed at Megan & Shaun's and we helped put up Avery's new basketball hoop.  

Here's Uncle Kelly swinging with Ben & Avery.

Ben & Uncle Dave sporting their Cubs hats.

Here Ben's reading to Great Grandma Haney & Uncle Dave.

The next weekend we stayed with Rob & Trysha, but made it a long weekend so we could see all the family in the Indy area.  Here are Anson & Kylie when we were playing with them at their house.

Anson playing checkers with Uncle Kelly.  We also played a made up Hot Wheels game, Candy Land and Monopoly...these kids love to play games!!!

That afternoon we all went to see Josh & Micah's baseball games.  Here's Micah & Anson.

Here's Mom Haney, Judy & Alison in front and Micah, Kylie & Trysha in back watching Josh's game.

Josh played several positions, but ended up pitching in the last inning and his team ended up with a win.

The kids weren't to interested in watching the game, so here are Anson & Kylie playing with Uncle Kelly.

Anson also got some play time on the swing.

Here's Micah at bat during his game.  He also played well and his team also won.

Here's Dave & Mom Haney preparing food for a family gathering the next day.

Saturday night Josh & Micah wanted to have a dance party.  Here they are dancing to one of Dave's favorite songs from last year.  This went on for several hours and they sure had fun!!!

Morgan having a little pre-dinner snack.

Eric & Addyson.

Addyson was all smiles.

Morgan spending some time with Great Grandma Haney

Kelly working the grill
Alison & Meg making sure the kids have everything they need.

Ben, Micah, Anson, Morgan, Avery & Kylie enjoying their meals.

After eating, Kylie & Avery enjoyed playing a new game while Great Grandma Haney watches

Alison with Uncles Kelly & Dave

Josh after Alison shoved his face in a bowl of ice cream.

The boys were also playing a game with some help from Kelly & Rob.

We had to get new photos of us with. all the great nephews and nieces in the Indianapolis area.  
Here we are with Morgan & Addyson.

Here we are with Bennett & Avery

Here we are with Anson & Kylie.

Here we are with Micah & Josh.

One of our last days in Goshen, we got to attend a program at Carter's School.  Here we are with Hannah.

  Here we are with Carter.  His first grade class sang several songs and we really enjoyed the program.

We drove from Goshen to Mt. Morris, IL on the 29th to spend a few days with Steve & Ginny before flying back to Yakima on May 1st.

Here are a few shots from Yakima.  Here's Mom Haney with Diesel at Mom & Dad Cheek's House.

One day Mom Cheek took us on a drive to show Mom Haney the area.  This photo shows the new way they are growing apples in Central Washington.  It's done more like grape vines, where they force the branches to grow on these strings, which makes for much easier picking.

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