Saturday, September 8, 2007

What a Ho-Down! (Updated Photos)

Our Beach House Vacation was WONDERFUL!! Good company ( all my brothers, their wives & kids, Mom and Dad, G'ma & G'pa and Aunt Chris), good weather, good food, and good times! We played in the water, played games, and had a good ol' fashioned cow boy ho-down! It was a blast...complete with stick horse races! The ten grandkids (and one on the way) loved to run and play and swim together. Uncle Rob won the "best babysitter" award for building a sandcastle with my kids while the girls all shopped in Ventura. In town, the thrift stores galore and boutiques everywhere made it easy to find treasures.

More Pictures Here
The last night at the beach house, we always do a theme night. This year, obviously, it was a cowboy theme. It was so fun! Mom made "Wanted" posters for all the grandkids and hung them all over the kitchen. It was a great way to send the summer out...and as always, we can't wait until NEXT year...a sweet Pirate theme awaits us. Most of all, we are thrilled that Mom and Dad could be there with us and that Dad's health allowed for good times to still be had! Thanks Mom and Dad for a wonderful 4 days in Ventura! We loved it!

9 comments:

ali said...

What? Only 3 pictures on Picassa? I know there are more than that!

Looks like a blast! You make a great western family.

Ryan Southwell said...

disclaimer....my picassa has failed 5 times! I'll get the pics up when I can! sorry .

rockkinrobbins said...

Sounds great!! What a great idea to have themes like that!

Blackburns 18 said...

I love family vacations and I love the beach. What a great combination. Glad you had fun.

Hull Family said...

It looks like you guys had a great time! What a blessing that your parents were able to come and enjoy the week as well.
Every one of you Jibson/Southwell's are just so darling!

rob*sheena*jonah*lucy said...

I can't believe it's over....it went by WAY too fast! LOVE the pictures!!!

jackman6 said...

those are some great pics,awesome photograghy Ryan!

olive-us said...

It looks like you all had a great time. I too love all of your pictures. (Stalker!) Can I PLEASE be an honorary Jibson so I can join in on all the fun?

Amy said...

Great job, photog! I love those pictures. I'm so jealous that you have a big family that you enjoy getting together with. That's great! I'm glad your parents could be there too!