Monday, June 30, 2008

Back from Leavenworth!

Before I talk about our trip, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, KELLY!!! Kelly turned 29 (again) on Saturday--we're going to lunch tomorrow to celebrate. We're going while the kids are at church play day, so don't tell Sophie...she's crazy about her Aunt Kelly!!

The trip to Leavenworth was good but exhausting. It was good to see Dad doing so well. He got tired pretty quickly, but that's to be expected--I didn't expect him to be doing as much as he did. You'd never know he'd been through such an ordeal!

Dad and Louise had all of the family over on Saturday afternoon. It was great seeing everyone, and I was so sad to see everyone leave. I miss the relaxed conversations that came before having kids--I can't remember the last time I had a long, relaxed chat with anyone, and I miss it!! I'd give anything to freeze-frame the entire afternoon and talk with everyone that was there individually. I miss you all so much!!!!

I got some good pictures, but not enough. Here are a few of the snapshots--the first one is the girls in the outfits I made them. Didn't they turn out cute?! The last picture is Aunt Judy with her grandson Carter--the newest baby in the family!

4 comments:

Jennifer Gragg said...

You MADE those outfits!? Holy cow Jen! You could make a killing selling that stuff. I'd buy from ya! ;-) Too cute!

Glad you had a fun trip & I'm so glad your dad is doing so well.

The five of us: Brent, Jennifer, Sophie, Blake & Graham said...

Actually the ribbon and decorative seams are mine--the pants started as a pair of jeans that I altered and the shirt was a plain pink t-shirt. But still--pretty impressive, eh?! :-) Whooo, I need to gain some modesty...ha!! Those were my very first sewing projects (unless you count a bookbag disaster in junior high home ec class), so I was happy they turned out well. My sister-in-law always has my nieces in the cutest outfits, so I was nervous that she wouldn't like them. I think they went over well, though.

If you think THOSE are cute, wait until you see Sophie's little Hello Kitty dress that I made...I'll get a picture of her in it tonight and post it tomorrow.

Jennifer Gragg said...

I thought you'd only embellished them -- not made them from scratch -- so I'm still super impressed! Too cute!!! I really love them.

leann said...

those are great pictures!! the boys are so cute and getting so big....Oh and they love angel food cake of course in small bits. Sophie is just ADORABLE and those outfits LOVE THEM...shared those pictures with the girls at work and they are so impressed and wonder if you ever sleep :)

and as for the bags in home ec i bet u mine was worse then yours