Monday, August 9, 2010

Fun at home

In July I was able to make a quick trip home to see my family and friends and participate in my cousin Julie's wedding.  As always my time at home seems to fly by and I never get to see all the people I want to or visit all the places I intend! There is just never enough time to get it all in!! But I count it as a blessing to get to visit once or twice a year- and I am so grateful for that!  Here are some of the fun moments captured while at home....

cutest little nephew ever!  Caleb-28 months

Julie and Lucas Johnson!

It was so fun to be a part of my cousin Julie's wedding-- we've been dear friends since childhood and have really grown up together and walked through life together- even though we've never lived by each other. It was awesome to see God bring this beautiful couple together and just see his faithfulness!  I was very blessed to get to spend this special day with them and all the fun that came in the days leading up to it!


my lovely family at the wedding!
always fun taking a family picture with a 2 year-old!

Amber and I have been friends since 3rd grade and have seen each other through so much of life!  She has two beautiful children and after missing both births, I was able to celebrate her daughter Hallie's first birthday- which was a wonderful day at Green Lake park.  As you see pictured, I like to use Caleb as my loaner kid!  It was fun to have my beautiful sis-in-law and Caleb get to attend the party as well!

Many of you may remember the story of Oskana being adopted in 2009, by the Jones family- from my home church.  I was able to spend a day with them at the zoo- which was very fun! It still amazes me the miracle God did to bring her home and she is turning into such a beautiful girl!  It is always a treat to get to hang out with the Jones when I'm in town and catch up on all things 'Ukraine'! :)
Annamarie and I have been friends since SPU days and she is now the mother of 3 amazingly sweet children.  The 3rd of which was born while I was home. It is always fun to get to time my trips with the birth of new babies.  Audrey Joy is a beautiful addition to the Windham family! 

And yes-- I did manage to take countless pictures of my nephew while I was home!  This is a favorite! :)

1 comment:

Natasha said...

Oh, sweet friend - we feel blessed to have you - thank you for spending a whole day with us - it was fun!!!