Tuesday, November 17, 2009

the Motherland

Several weeks back, Rach and I ventured north for a family reunion. We went with Nate and Whitney back to my hometown of Wauseon. This is the place where I grew up and spent the first 18 years of my life... the motherland.

My parents do not live in Wauseon anymore either, so this was a great opportunity to spend some time with them and introduce some of my extended family to the Twinsler's. This was also the longest that we have tried to travel with the girls (normally about 3 hours). So, thanks to the patience of Nate and Whitney, we set out with 2 cars, 4 adults, 2 Twinsler's, 3 dogs and 3 bikes for an adventure.

Everything went pretty well in terms of travel, and it was great to see a bunch of family that I avn't seen in literally years. The funniest thing that we heard (often) was "Wow, Ava looks just like Nick!" - poor girl.

-tinny out


Better late than never! Here are a few pics of the Twinlser's first Halloween.
Here are the girls posing with their cousins Grace, Jocey and Grant. Our plan to have Ella be a bear for Halloween didn't quite go as planned. Rachel and I always call her Ella bear, so we thought that it was a perfect fit, then, a couple weeks before the holiday, we tried on the costumes and it didn't fit because the girls have grown so much. So, a little last minute switch-a-roo and Ava was a bear, and Ella was a penguin.
Here are Rach and I with the girls.

-tinny out

The Twinsler's First Race

A couple weeks back, the Twinsler's came with Rachel to see daddy race. Grandma and papaw came as well to watch - OK, lets be real, they came to see the girls...Here is Ella telling daddy good job after the - "Don't get any mud on me!"

-tinny out