On Thursday morning...12:30 a.m. to be exact....we woke up and piled in the Passat so we could begin a 9 hour journey to Las Cruces, New Mexico. Our mission was to see the new twins! The kids have been so excited since Kate and Josh were born that I don't think we could have waited another day before we went. The trip to Las Cruces was fairly uneventful. Because we traveled at night, the kids slept well, then we got some breakfast and we were about an hour away. Ben did get a speeding ticket from a state trooper who said he was going 71 in a construction zone with workers present...which equals a $300 ticket. We showed him that our speedometer was set at 41 mph, but he, of course, is never wrong and told us we could just pay the ticket. Ben told him he didn't plan on doing that, so the police officer told him he could go to court. WHATEVER! That part wasn't fun at all...but then we got to Jamee's and got to hold the babies. They are so perfect and precious. The kids fought over who would hold them, feed them, give them their pacifier, rock them....everything! It was so sweet. Jacob was very enthralled with Uncle Jason, and he and Cole had fun going hiking with him and his dog Wyatt. They loved being out in the country and seeing the mountains. Cole hoped they would find a snake, but they didn't. Boy am I glad! We went to the corn maze because we hadn't ever been to one before, but when we got there they informed us they weren't open to the public....so we still haven't been to one! Ben got some good pics of the twins and some of all the grandkids also. We had a lot of fun, but the trip home was soooooo long. I am just thankful that we "gained" an hour of sleep last night, so I felt a little more rested before church today!