Friday, January 20, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
We made one more trip up to Milwaukee to spend more time with my family and meet my brother Daniel's girlfriend, Helen, who had flown over to the United States from Africa. She has grown up all over the world and has duel French/British citizenship. She got a large dose of American culture and cuisine, and I enjoyed listening and learning about some of her formative life events:)
Even though we only spent a short 2.5 days together, it was a delight to see that my brother is himself with Helen. They seem to bring out the best in eachother. Each year, Daniel has grown more comfortable with who God has designed him to be. He has matured (is maturing) into a compassionate, thoughtful and responsible man. I am a proud big sister! I sure do love you little brother!
It was also good to spend the extra couple of days with Dave, who also will be moving onto different and better life opportunities here in the next couple of months. It might have been one of the last times to see both of my brothers for a very long while.
In typical fashion, we enjoyed games, games and more games! But I think one of my highlights of our time in Milwaukee was getting to look at pictures of my brother's time spent in England and the many African countries he has been able to visit with Helen.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Grandma Angie takes such good care of her grandbabies (and me too!). I am so blessed to have such a thoughtful, loving, and gracious mother in-law. Grandpa Morry is fabulous too! But I realized that I didn't have as many pictures of Angie when her whole family descended upon her home. Why you may ask? Because she works so hard to take care of us.
So here are a few pictures of her sitting and enjoying two of her grandkids. Hannah and Abigail, you are well-loved little ladies.
Friday, January 13, 2012
We were even able to enjoy a night of fondue toddler free, so it made for an enjoyable family tradition. We were blessed to be together for TWO holidays this year, which takes work and effort since we live all over the country. I am praising God for the blessing of family.
love his long lashes...
My handsome hubby and sweet baby girl.
Abigail enjoying playing some "Memory" with Grandpa...
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Abigail of course enjoyed getting to see even more people and open more presents. Our girl is a well-loved little lady (spoiled too!).
I didn't take as many pictures because I did lots of chatting and sipping tea. My soul needs and craves quality, quiet time. It was a good day.
I took a TON of pictures; regrettably, very few were family shots. I blame Hannah and mommy brain. Maybe next year I will be less scatterbrained :)
Below are pictures spent with my family.
Uncle Dave "hiding"...but all in all he was a good sport...so good to be with both my brothers...