Monday, July 9, 2012


A couple of weeks ago, Michael and I got to take the kids on a week-long beach vacation.  My sister (Mary) and her husband (Jason) are going to East Asia for a year, leaving in August.  I am so excited for them and for what they will accomplish while they are there and the experiences they will have, but I am at the same time sad that I won't get to see my sister, brother-in-law, or nephews for a whole year :(  I'm sure we will talk and Skype and all that, but it's not the same.  Anyway, their leaving made this vacation super extra special, because we got to spend the whole week with them (along with my other sister, Katie and her husband, Eric, my mom and stepdad, and my grandma).  I'm so thankful for the memories we made on vacation and for the hundreds (literally) of photos I now have of our families!

A sampling...