Monday, March 31, 2008

We are home!

Gracie and her cousin Matthew.

Having fun at Chuck E Cheese.


See...Spring really is coming. Now it just needs to move further north.


Playground fun outside in early Spring.



Ahhh...we are home. Back after a busy 5 days away visiting family in the state of Indiana. First we saw my sister Betsy and her family in Carmel. Grace had a great time with her 12 year old cousin Matthew, who is one of the sweetest boys I've ever come to know. Even with their 6 and a half year age difference they played and got along amazingly well. What did we do with the kids? Made a trip to Chuck E Cheese where the 2 of them had a blast. Also saw the movie, "Horton Hears a Who," which I highly recommend. I brought Grace's bicycle with us in the car, so Grace and Matthew rode their bikes a lot too. We were on Spring Break and Matthew wasn't, so one day Betsy, Grace and I had a major shopping adventure while Matthew was in school. Grace was quite patient with her Aunt Betsy and momma and it seems she is turning into quite the little shopper too. Let's just say that Grace really doesn't need anymore Spring or Summer clothes now...tee-hee. She needed clothes, as she's had a big growth spurt over the Winter in height. I love spending time with my sister. When Betsy and I get together we finish each other's sentences, laugh until we cry and could stay up all night talking. I am blessed to have a sister and 2 brothers, but there is something very special about a sister. Friday night Dan arrived and the 3 of us traveled an hour and a half away to see his mother, Grace's Grandma. Another very nice visit too. Spring is arriving in central Indiana and I loved it that Grace could play outside at a playground and burn up some energy. It was only in the mid to upper 50's outside, but it felt great to us after our "endless Winter" in the upper Midwest. We are home now, it sure is nice to be able to sleep in our own beds. Now back to the real world. :)

8 kind words:

Kathleen Coyle Jursa said...

Hi Gail, It sounds like you and Grace had a fun week. I see a little of Nick in Matthew. When I look at pictures of Grace I just have to smile, she seems so full of joy. Spring is on it's way, I'm sure of it!

OH MY #6 said...

Yeah, your back!

Sounds like an awesome time.

I am envious of your relationship with your sister. Very nice, take care of it.

I have cousins in Indiana and go at least once a year. I love it there. My next trip will be in October for yet another family wedding.

Lea

Brandi said...

Welcome back, Gail! We missed you!

Glad to see you had such a good time, and were able to enjoy the nice weather.

Mob said...

Welcome back, its always nice to get home. The daffodil bulbs are a happy sign. Mine are coming up too and I know spring is just around the corner.

Angie said...

Welcome home, Gail! I missed you!

I am so glad that you had a great time with your sister. You are right, there really is something special between sisters.

Ashley said...

Your trip sounds fun! Love the photos, and very glad you had such a successful shopping spree! I know what you mean about sisters, that is a special bond.

Hoping you see more signs of spring soon!
:) Ashley

Christine said...

I agree, there is nothing like a sister. I also just spent some time with mine. Glad you had a good time with yours and that Grace will also have a sister to enjoy one day!

Denise C said...

Oh what a blessed trip you had visiting with your families!!! The pictures are lovely and It sounds like you had such a precious time with your sweet sister!
So glad you are home safely sweet friend!
Hugs,
Denise

 
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