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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

With Good Reason

I know my posts have been few and far between over the past few weeks.  It was for a good reason...we had family in town.  I think it is safe to say this is the longest visit I have had with my parents since leaving for college.  My husband and I have always lived in a different state or country so visits with my parents have been limited to a week.  What a blessing it was to have them for a longer stay!!

What have we done?  Well, a little of this and a little of that.  Because we were not sure of the length of 
their visit...we continued with school as best we could.  

Kylee read her bible curriculum to Grammy most mornings and Grampy read Chemistry to Mélika.  Who knew Chemistry could be so silly:)

Grammy got schooled in the use of their ipod touch and became quite proficient in sending emails and looking up things of interest.  

We took Grampy on a rowdy bus of youth to do inner city ministry.  He was a great sport and I think he really enjoyed himself.  

We spent time horsing around.

And had a brief invasion of masked visitors.

I was able to be with my mother for her birthday for the first time in YEARS!  We enjoyed a nice meal together at Olive Garden and a mini cake at home.  My parents also took me out to the Sweet Tomato for my birthday coming up at the end of the month.  

We discovered a new shopping destination.  The kids exchange!!!!!  I have never been to this event and was overwhelmed with where to start!!  

My hubby has been in and out over the past few weeks.  He had a conference in CA, a men's retreat with our church, and had to maintain his busy work schedule.  Nonetheless, the girls got their snuggle time in.  There may have been some treat runs involving my father.  I guess we will never know?!   

You really can't spend any length of time at our house without the trusty Catan board coming out!!  I have learned that my parents are QUITE competitive and were eager to add their names to our running list of winners on the inside of the box.  

My heart hurt as my parents left this morning.  I had very much hoped to have our babies home during this visit.  I longed to place grandsons in their arms.  But, it looks like it was not to be this trip.  I am thankful for the time we had.  The ability to share our journey with those we love.  

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