Sunday, July 5, 2015

4th of July

We just arrived on the east coast in Myrtle Beach, SC on June 29 and were able to see family...some we had not seen in 2 years. What a sweet reunion!! It was so fun to celebrate the 4th of July with family and actually in America :) We headed down to the boardwalk and enjoyed the fireworks off of the 2nd Avenue Pier. If you're in Myrtle Beach this summer, let us know as we will be here the majority of the summer staying at a home that First Baptist Church Myrtle Beach has provided for us. Would love to see you!
Bradyn's legs were so tired!

Daddy and son dancing on the boardwalk

Italian ice with Grammy while we waited for the fireworks

Yeah, the fireworks finally started at 10pm

Kiddos with Grammy

Bradyn with a dog Maddie...we sure miss her and  wanted her to come
 to Africa with us but thankful for her home with Brent's parents.

Kids snuggling with Papaw
Bradyn and Grandad

Out for an early birthday dinner for Amanda at Outback.
Definitely on our checklist of places to eat :)


Bradyn surfing!


On our way to the States, we stopped in California and visited Brent's sister Sara, her husband Scott, and their sweet Goldendoodle, Koufax. We spent time in Half Moon Bay where they live and explored the coast and also went into San Francisco for the day. The coast is so beautiful with its beaches, cliffs, and mountains and we enjoyed the chilly Pacific Ocean. Here are some shots from our 4 days in's hard for pictures to capture the true beauty. Many thanks to Scott and Sara for hosting us!!

In San Francisco, we visited Fisherman's Wharf at Pier 39

Zoltar from the movie BIG
Seals at the pier
Alcatraz just off the coast
In-N-Out burger

Lombard Street in San Francisco
The Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge was so foggy, you could barely see it!

Driving across the bridge

Snuggles with Aunt Sara

Half Moon Bay at the Ritz Carlton

Photos with Uncle Scott and Aunt Sara

The scenery was so beautiful!

Kids enjoying the warm sunshine and lush green grass

Taylor and Aunt Sara

Running to the Pacific Ocean with Aunt Sara :)

Celebrating Taylor's 8th birthday 1 day early

Sara and Scott-sweet couple!

Paddle boarding
Mom and Dad Paddle boarding and the kiddos kayaking
Bradyn kayaking all by himself



We started our journey to the States on June 22 for our 2 month Stateside and decided to stop through Paris, France and San Francisco/Half Moon Bay, California on our way to the East Coast. Here are some shots from amazing thankful we were able to spend 2 days touring Paris and all its beauty.
Notre Dame
Brady so badly wanting to touch the Holy Water at Notre Dame

One of the many stained glass windows in Notre Dame

Eating Gelato

Boat ride on the Seine River
Amazing Eiffel Tower

Bradyn at the Eiffel Tower

Taylor at the Eiffel Tower

Carousel ride by the Eiffel Tower

Getting Crepes (French pancakes)

We chose a Savory (chicken and cheese) and Sweet (chocolate and banana)

Yummy Crepe!

At the Louvre

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More Gelato :)