Pieces of Me

Sunday, March 22, 2009


As you all know, our Spring Break was spent up north with extended family.  I'm so thankful we made the trip, even though the drive was long and tiresome.  Here are just some highlights of our trip. 

These flowers were some of the few from PapPap's yard that actually bloomed this year.  PapPap usually takes wonderful care of his yard and garden.  I know the Lord allowed these flowers to bloom for me as a gentle reminder that no matter what happened, He is with us.

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PapPap's sister, Aunt Carol came up for a visit from Florida.  She arrived the day after we did.  It was great to see her.  She had not met my kiddos before this trip.  She and Hannah really hit it off.  Cayden was not interested in meeting more people. 

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Mimi and Uncle Eddie came up for a visit as well.  Our trips overlapped for a few days.  I think we saw more of them this trip than we have in months. 

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We got to spend some time with our cousins, Susie and Greg, while we were visiting.  We even got to attend one of Greg's indoor soccer games - and embarrass him just a little bit.  :)  He's pretty awesome!



Here are a few photos we got with GG (Grandma).  PapPap was just too ill for photos this trip, which makes me really sad.  But I totally understand.  And I just want him to feel better.  I know he's not going to get better, but I do pray he starts to feel better. 

Our trip was much too short, but by Thursday, it was time to head home.  We left around lunchtime and stopped in Beavercreek to visit with Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Rita.  They were wonderful hosts - a wonderful meal, tasty wine, great conversation, and a yard for the kids to run around in before bedtime, not to mention the fun the kids had with Scout and Ollie!


And Julia and Matthew (more cousins) stopped by for a short chat.  It was great to see everyone.  Our family is certainly blessed and does not lack in the love department.