The Second Part of our Summer Travels took us to Missouri. First to Jefferson City, then to Harrisonville, Lee Summit as well as Kansas City.
Jefferson City, Missouri
Meg sets the game board
Callie waits her turn
Janis, Leann and Jules listening to questions during a game of Twenty Questions
Taking a break--let's gather in the kitchen
Scott checks out the room
Callie and Jules examine game options
July 4, 2007
There were brothers and sisters and several generations of Johnsons too! There were moms and dads, cousins, aunts and uncles as well as great aunts and uncles. We were blessed with grandparents and great grandparents too. There were twenty seven and what a day it was!
Janie, Kathy and Lucas on the patio
George and Mary Lou visiting with everyone
Mark and Aidan get ready for the pool
Getting all covered in sunscreen--Scott watches Aidan and Luke.
Mark does a good uncle job of getting Luke ready for the pool
Doug and Meg in the pool
Brothers, Aidan and Luke, take a turn getting into the pool.
Aunt Meg swims with Luke
Great Uncle Doug and Aidan in the pool
Doug, Meg, Jules and Luke await waterguns from Janie
Chris and Mark watch others in the pool
Kathy poses beside the pool with Luke and Meg
Three shots of Johnsons in and around the pool
Kyler Eleanor--the newest family member
Out of the pool and into the shade--Scott, Leann and Janie
Great Grandma Mary Lou with Kyler
Scott and Matt on the patio
Opening a gift for Kyler, Kellen helps his mom.
Callie dries off after the pool
Luke helps Aunt Brooke open a gift from Aunt Anne and family.
Kellen spends some pool time with Grandpa Dave and dad, Matt.
Doug and Sue get a few minutes of relaxation in their pool.
The Johnson men in the pool
Bruce and Mary Lou relax on the patio
Are those chimes really that low?
Dave makes a point
Getting Kellen into his waterwings
Spiderman is ready to go!
Aunt Bobbie spends some time with Kyler
Bruce watches Callie and listens to his Mom
Kathy takes a turn and Luke watches tv!
Kellen and Matt take a breather
Time out for a banana
Mark relishes the time Aidan and Kellen spend in the chair!
George watches over David
Brooke rests on the hearth
Luke has a quiet moment with Grandpa
Leann has her turn with Kyler
Matt and Kellen back on the patio. Is the pool far behind?
Mother and son--Janie and Scott enjoy the sun
Great-Grandma Mary Lou still has the touch
Are those ears I see?
Luke has Uncle Big Beard play the card game
Scott and the nephews play a card game too
Kathy with Luke--rehydrating
A quiet moment among the chaos of the day
Callie gets the chance to hold Kyler who never lacked for willing arms all day!
Matt and Brooke with Kyler
Dad shows off Kyler's matching hat and booties
It was finally time for fireworks and everyone was ready. Matt put on quite a show for all of us!
Let the fireworks begin--a sparkling warmup to the show
Starting the show with some low sparkles
The Johnson brothers prepare for a real 4th of July Firework Spectacular
This is not the end of our trip but only the mid point in a trip that has become longer than either of us realized. Part III will begin with Minnesota Relatives and then take us to Chicago and back to Indiana again. Our last major stop will be Cleveland, Ohio to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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