Thursday, July 31, 2008
My sister, Kristen, is getting hitched! Her boyfriend, Jake, proposed on Monday night at sunset up in Traverse City. He is going to be an awesome addition to our family and we welcome him with open arms. I am so thankful that God has blessed my little sis with such a wonderful partnership. Many blessings on them both!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
A few weeks ago we were so lucky to have my sister, Kristen and my brother, Walker come out to visit for an entire week. I almost did a double-take when Walker came up the escalator at the airport. I hardly recognized him, he had gotten so tall! We had a great week filled with crafts, swimming, hot dogs, Manwich and bike rides. One of the greatest parts about the week was seeing how much my sister has turned into such an amazing woman. She has just finished her first year of teaching, is training for a marathon, has become an avid reader, is dating a great guy and has really grown in her faith with God. I still remember the days that she and I used to have "knee races" down our Aunt Miriam's double hallway. While those days seem like just yesterday, I am so pleased to see her becoming so successful. :)
Our week home was jammed-packed. I worked a few days, went to the dentist and had to get ready for our next trip: Ohio and Michigan! For the third weekend in a row, Sofia and I were going to be on a plane. She, of course was a rock star and blew everyone away with how well-behaved she was on the plane.
The trip home was great -- relaxing and filled with lots of time with friends and family. It was great to be able to see everyone and have Sofia play with so many different people. :) Spending 10 days on the trip lent itself to TONS of great stories and moments that I will remember always. I think that my favorite thing about it all was watching Sofia warm up to everyone so quickly. It made family time even more special. (pictures coming soon)
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Is this cute or what?
Nothing better than a little pollen in your nose.
Sharing one of your favorite places in the world with your little one is an amazing feeling.
She loves tossing rocks! I had to hold onto her belt loop because the ground was so soft and uneven. Like a two year old needs a belt...
Dad, can I have another rock?