Part 2: Kansas
When we flew into Omaha it was needless to say that my parents couldn't wait to get their hands on Emma. With all the traveling we'd been doing it took her a little while to warm up to them, but not long. I think skypeing throughout the year helped Emma recognize them somewhat.
This picture is just for posterity to say that "Yes, we DID bring out cat all the way from Korea to Kansas when Emma was 1." And the cat survived just fine. :)
While in Omaha we did a little house hunting in preparation for our move there next year. It ended up that we weren't able to buy one at that time, but it was sure fun looking! (btw... this is the house we stayed at, NOT the one we were looking to buy.)
A family photo taken after church. It was great that my brother, Mark, was also able to be in Kansas the whole time we were there.
Fireworks stand = Fail. This year we were all geared up to run another fireworks stand for 10 days again but within the 1st day of selling we were shut down due to a county burn ban because of the 115 degree scorching weather. So, Mark and Eric put in a lot of set-up and tear-down time but in the end, we were able to have an extra week of relax/family time together.
These pictures are a little out of order because they were taken from 3 different cameras but we were able to spend some time down in the country with my Mom's folks. Don't forget that there is a 5th person in this picture, too!
You can't go to Kansas in the Summer and not do a little corn shucking in order to eat some delicious corn on the cob!
This Summer Emma got lots of car seat time.
Just a cute one of my baby before bath time.
Another one for posterity of Emma playing with her kitty, Jack, in Kansas.
Speaking of Kansas... Emma and her cousin, Kansas, are 6 months apart in age and ended up having a pretty good time together in Kansas. :)
Jewelry and shoes.
Emma with Great Grandma Myers
Emma with Great Grandpa Myers
These two had a special bond. Every morning my dad would take Emma out on a walk around the block in the stroller. It was a highlight each day for Emma.
We were able to get lots of good pool time this Summer.
Too bad Mommy didn't have a maternity suit. But, hey, who would have taken the group pictures if I had been in the water too?
Me and my 2 babies on the 4th of July.
Since we weren't able to shoot off any fireworks this year, our family took a day trip down to the Rolling Hills Zoo. It was a hot day, but we managed to have fun and get in some more good photo opps.
On the tram at the zoo.
My love and I in the back seat on the way home.
We were also able to spend some good time at Granddad Joe's house and also at Aunt Judy and Uncle Larry's house but alas... no pictures. Sorry!