Sunday morning after breakfast we wanted to go check out a town called
that had flooded in 2008 (the last time we were in Susie’s area). Since Jason was familiar with area and the flood he took us on a little tour. It was actually really neat to see some of the buildings that remained after the entire town was covered with water. The water was so deep that a friend of Jason’s was able to drive a boat OVER his own house when the waters were at their highest. It took several months to pump out the water and most of the buildings had a water line where the water sat during that time. Gulfport
We also go to see several houses just behind the levee. There some lots that had trailers up on stilts! It was neat to see something we have never seen like that. We even got to check out the inside of a house that was for sale.
|Little Kenny pretending he is an Eagle... or something like that|
|The constant discussion over who should pay for gas...|
|Bridge between IL and Iowa|
|Me and Kenny|
|Jason and Jaydon|
Kenny wanted to visit with Jennifer and Jason’s dogs Scrappy and Prissy so we went by their house. I can't even imaging living in such a great location with a HUGE yard. They have 5 acres of land and some of it looks like forest! Everything is so green and beautiful and their kids have room to run and play with their horses... I mean dogs! lol
|Kenny knocking down a tree!|
|Little Kenny trying to knock down a tree|
|Brian and scrappy|
|Brian gave it a try too|
|Jaylen and Uncle Kenny!|
|Jaylen is SUCH a sweetie!! So pretty|
We played games:
|Jennifer and Kenny|
|Jaylen in the mini bounce house!|
|Little Kenny and Kenny|
|Jason (and all the kiddos) helping Jaylen open presents|
|Kenny, Me and Brian|
|Susie and Jaylen|
Cute little Jaylen!
Siblings! Kenny said this was his best visit with his step sister Jennifer. He said he genuinely felt wanted and loved by her and the family! Ahhh so cute!
|Kenny,Me and Jennifer|
|Kenny, Jason, Me and Jennifer|
|Kenny, Me, Susie, Jason and Jennifer|
|Brian, Me, Kenny and Jennifer|
I love this picture!
|Me holding Jaylen and Kenny holding Jaydon|
We seriously had the best time ever visiting Kenny's family. We weather was perfect, felt more than welcome, the food was great and we just was so much fun! I tried buffalo fish for the first time! (Kenny thought this was going to meat like from a Buffalo). We really wish we lived closer to them!
That evening we made our way back to St. Louis to Little Kenny's house.