Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Our Indy weekend

Hey Dolls,

We had a whirlwind weekend.
Super fast in and out of Indiana.


We flew to St Louis.
Then drove to Indianapolis.
1st stop my Birth mom Hilah's house.

It was my moms first time meeting the kids and Chris.
She was so Happy!
We went out to dinner at the restaurant that both my parents worked at during high school.
so quaint.

Then we dove from Beech Grove to Anderson Indiana. 

Chris's  dad, step mom, and half siblings were waiting for us at the Hotel.

But wait.......

Chris saw the sign for 
White Castle
you would have thought the Heavens had parted!
He was so excited.
quick detour to grab a late night snack

check out his awesome parking job.
Geesh, who knew 
"little golden goblets of Love" 
required crazy driving and parking!!!
This was the "quote" of the weekend.


Drive back to Beech Grove.
To meet up with my birth dad and Grandparents.
This is the 2nd time i'm meeting them.
1st time for Chris and the kids.

My birth father, Mike

my grandparents, Teresa & Jack

Taylor driving Mikes beamer to Lunch!

Super Fun day!!

Then back to Anderson.
Out to eat at Montana Mikes
Pretty good.


Race Day!

Chris's family

The race pagoda

At the race.

Both the Chris's with there giant turkey legs.

we were up and at em by 6:00 am.
It was a long day!
But it was a fun day!

After the race we drove
 to Effingham,Illinois.
 We had some awesome pizza at 
The pizza man.


We drove to St Louis.
had some time to see the Arch.

St. Louis was really cool.
we want to come back down and spend a whole weekend there.

Then we caught our flight back to Omaha.

Like i said, a super jam packed weekend.

Lots of Family, Food, and Fun!

see ya'all soon!



Holly Loves Art said...

Oh it looks like such a fun time, Jessi! Thanks for sharing all the great pictures of the Fam! I giggled over your comment about the turkey legs... I'm right there with ya sister!

Elyse said...

hi jessi,

sounds like a really nice weekend. i'm sure it is great to have your birth parents in your life.

happy june


Jennifer Hayslip said...

Hey girlie!!! WOW! What jam packed fun weekend!! So wonderful that you and your family had some quality time together. Everyone looked so happy. Your Mom has the sweetest smile and looked overjoyed to have you visiting. Glad you guys had a terrific weekend. Turkey legs = ICK!!!! LOL!!! XOXO,Jenn

Anonymous said...

That was fun! Thanks for sharing your awesome weekend!

Honey Lamb and I said...

What a busy trip! Looks like lots of fun. What a great opportunity for everyone to get to meet too! ~Shelley

Unknown said...

What a busy weekend you have. Sounds like you had a lot of fun. How nice it is to visit some relatives and friends.

Lori said...

what a fun weekend...i am cracking up about the turkey legs...LOL...

Grace said...

What a wonderful post! So much family so much love. Loved all your pictures what is it with guys and turkey legs? I need a table and fork and Hugs Grace

Diane Mars said...

Looks and sounds like a fun time. Lot's of sights and family cannot get better then that.Must have been nice for your birth parents to meet the kids, very cool share. oxox, Diane

Sugar Bear said...

How awesome to have your birth parents as part of your lives! They are so darn cute too (and so are your grandparents). The turkey legs make me think of my mom - that was what she craved when she was pregnant with me! Total diversion - you have the darn cutest wardrobe ever!

Kim Caldwell said...

Love the pictures cutie! Looks like you had a wonderful time. . . Can't wait to see you soon!

Hugs, K said...

I'm on my way to Indy this week too, I grew up in Anderson/Pendleton and still have family there. My aunt lives in Beech Grove.

Your birth mom looks so happy to see you all. I hope it was a wonderful trip!

Dianne said...

Girl, you get around!
So nice for the extended family to meet all of you. That's great. : )
Great photos-looks like too much fun!

Sue said...


How wonderful that you have found and been able to develop such a wonderful relationship with your birth mom and dad. I found my birth mom about 5 years ago and she & her husband are now a huge part of my and my families lives. It sounds like you had a great time in Indiana!



Debbies Doodle said...

Hey Jessi,
As I read your post it brought back so many memories. My husband found his birth family 12 years ago. I remember the wonderful but awkward visits we had when first meeting family members. We are from Indiana but never attended the 500 yet. I have also had dinner on the river boat you took a picture.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! I live in St. Louis...let me know when you are coming back and I can give you a list of fun place to shop, eat and sightsee!! xoxo Megan