We have been quite busy this summer.... busy having fun! We have crossed a few state lines to visit friends and family.
First, we made our way to the Great Smoky Mountains. There we spent a day at Dollywood and Dixie Stampede and most important an afternoon with the Little family - who adopted Thomas - who was at the orphanage in Xian with Lilli. They are both quite the adventurous little ones. And this great family is soon to travel back to China for a daughter - a very beautiful little girl! Congrats Little Family!!!!
After that fun, we made our way to the eastern side of North Carolina to my brother's house. The girls enjoyed his pool for the week - and are now full on swimmers! YEAH!!! We took a few trips to the outer banks before the 4th and all the crowds that come with the holiday. What a beautiful area it is. And we saw where the Wright Brothers tweaked their flying machine. Way cool! And boy did we eat well for the week... my brother is the BEST cook... well, second best... next to my mother!
Now we are back home... to recharge a bit... before we hit the road for Chicago and the big JUDGE family reunion! We are all getting excited about that!