Our fourth day of travel started after hanging out for a while. We made a stop in St. Louis, where we checked out the arch and Tessa got her first stamp in her National Park Passport book. It was a beautiful day and a very nice break in our travels. There was even live music playing right in front of the Mississippi River that we could sit for a while and enjoy.
After all this rejuvination, we were able to make it ALL THE WAY to Holland that night (actually 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning!) We got a great nights sleep and were able to go to church with the entire family!!! Grandpa, Grandma, Auntie Erin, Uncle Mike, Cousin Freeman, Mommy, Daddy, and Tessa! Wonderful...together at last. (First time with all 8 of us.) We then went and had lunch at Great-Grandpa and Grandma's house. This was their first time meeting Tessa. What a beautiful picture that was! Praise God for family...4 generations. :) After that we went home and crashed for a total of 45 minutes before we headed off to the Mannes family reunion. What a great time! Again, such a nice time of re-connecting and showing off our precious little daughter!
The Mannes Clan
Cousin Danielle and Tessa
Aunt Dottie and Cousin Kate
Praise God for safe travels! Thank you for your prayers...Tessa was an incredible little trooper.