Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Benetti/Kreuser Family in New Jersey!

*** Disclaimer:  If any of you have already read Jodi & Aaron's blog, then many of these photos will be duplicates.  Jodi was a much better picture-taker during this trip than I was and many of these photos came from her camera.

The Kreusers and Kristen arrived in the early evening on Saturday, July 10th. The kids hit it off right away.  It was as if no time had passed since they'd last seen each other.

Aren't these two cute?

Sunday morning came and it was time for church.

We played at the park.

Watched Andy play softball.


Splashed in the pool.


Went hiking.



Ate ice cream (Ava's treat!)

Saw a movie in the theater (Charlotte's Web)

Jumped in the Jumpy House

Spent a day at the shore (Long Beach Island)








This was Curtis's first time in the ocean.



They rode ("Fly" - according to Graydon) bikes

Colored a lot!

Painted a little

The rest of the family (minus Jeff, Steph, Sydney, & Rose) arrived on Friday morning.

We celebrated Curtis's birthday



Spent the day in Philadelphia







Spent another day at the shore (Seaside Heights)



Here are some randoms from the trip:






"Parting is such sweet sorrow"  ~ William Shakespeare

Such true words.

The Kreusers and Kristen left in the wee hours of Sunday morning.  Everyone else left on Monday.  I LOVE family time and was sad to see it come to an end.  I MISS YOU ALL!!!

Until Christmas. . .

3 comments:

Laura Jane said...

SUCH fun pics, Karen!! Looks like a super fun, special time!! LOVE your blog!! :)

Jodi said...

The memories! Just to let you know, task one with aperture is giving me trouble. I can take nice pics with the f5 but once I get past f8 my pics get blurry...grrr. I must say, Curtis so photogenic.

Mary said...

great pics!!! It was a fun long weekend!