Monday, August 25, 2014

Big News

Something big happened in the Angert household last week: Lucy learned to walk! She took a step here and there while we were away on our vacation, but she seemed so uncertain. We thought it would be another few months before she really started walking.

But then, one day, when she thought I wasn't looking, she just got up and walked across the room! I had to suppress the urge to clap and cheer because I didn't want to make her feel self-conscious. Sure enough, she has been walking ever since, and she seems to gain more confidence every day. She has only taken a couple of spills, and she always gets back up afterwards.

Way to go, Lucy!!!

Great American Road Trip, Part 5

 We left Florida behind and back-tracked to M's hometown of Roswell, Georgia. We spent time with Lucy's Grandiva and Papa Bear, as well as Uncle Taylor and Aunt Pammy, who are expecting a little boy, due in December. We also got to spend some more time with Big Daddy, M's grandfather and Lucy's great grandfather...

{Uncle Taylor, Morgan, and Big Daddy}

After a few days in Roswell, it was time to head back to Colorado. We said our goodbyes and made the loooong drive home. Thankfully, Lucy was a champ for the entire trip. We couldn't believe how well she handled all of the travel and strange, new places. It was a wonderful trip for all three of us, and we feel so thankful we were able to visit with so many dear people. Now we can start the new semester relaxed and refreshed. 

It just so happens to be M's first day back at school. I'll post about that another time, though :)

{Photo Credit Juli Angert}

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Great American Road Trip, Part 4

After we left Athens, we headed for Clearwater, Florida. My Grandmere, aunt, uncle, and cousin all live in Tampa, so we picked Clearwater Beach for its proximity to family. Since we're landlocked in Colorado, this was out first beach trip in over a year! We were so ready to see the ocean...

When we weren't frolicking in the ocean, we got to spend lots of good time with family. Lucy even got to meet my Grandmere, her great grandmother, for the very first time...

{Four generations}

We had such a wonderful time in Florida that it was hard to say goodbye. But, our next destination was Roswell, Georgia, where we would get to spend some time with M's family. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Great American Road Trip, Part 3

After celebrating M's grandfather's college graduation, we headed to Athens, Georgia to spend time with my brother, John, and his family...

{Lucy playing in the sand with her cousin, Larken}

{Catching up with dear friends}

{Lucy loves her Uncle John!}

{The whole fam at breakfast}

{Larken and Lucy}

{Larken, Lucy, and Piper}

We had an amazing visit with John, Paige, Piper, and Larken. Already looking forward to the next time we get to see them! 

After our time in Athens, we headed to Florida, where we visited with relatives and hung out at the beach. More pictures tomorrow :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Great American Road Trip, Part 2

After we left Mississippi, we headed to Georgia for M's grandfather's college graduation...

Big Daddy graduated from University of North Georgia at age 88, an incredible accomplishment! We are all so proud of him!

After the graduation ceremony, there was a party in Big Daddy's honor, and most of M's extended family was there to celebrate. Lucy got to see some of her second cousins... Some she met for the very first time!

{Big Daddy's Great Grandchildren... From left to right: Drew, Lucy, Baby Cousin (still growing inside Aunt Pammy), Lily, Jenna, and Jace}

And of course, Grandiva and Papa Bear!

We are so thankful that we were able to celebrate with Big Daddy on his special day. I am continually inspired by him, and he is living proof that we are never finished growing, no matter how many years we have been alive. Congratulations, Big Daddy! We love you!

After the graduation party, we headed to Athens, Georgia to visit my brother, sister-in-law, and our two precious nieces. The Great American Road Trip 2014 continues...

{Photo Credits Tom Angert and Matthew Lee}

Monday, August 18, 2014

Great American Roadtrip, Part 1

Sorry for the radio silence. We have been away on the Great American Roadtrip. At the end of July, we left Colorado and headed Southeast, through New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, and finally, to Mississippi where my parents live. We enjoyed a few, laid-back days swimming in their pool and eating real BBQ.

Our dog, Georgia, is an excellent swimmer. She enjoyed swimming laps in my parents' pool. The only problem is that she kept trying to rescue us...

Morgan tried to reassure her that we were all alright...

But in the end, Georgia had to go inside, so that we could swim without being "rescued"...

She was not happy about it.

After our time in Mississippi, we headed (with my parents) to north Georgia for M's grandfather's college graduation at age 88. I promise more pictures and tales of our adventures tomorrow :)