Monday, June 20, 2011

An Ode to Family

Okay, perhaps it's not exactly an ode...but I bet I had you going there for a minute. My brother and his family were on their way back to South Dakota last week and we got to spend a whole day with them. As you can see from this series of shots, Jordan was in vacation mode. Picture-taking wasn't evidently on his list of priorities, so he kept being silly and lengthening the time between pictures and eating those incredible pork chops Glen grilled.

I'll cut him a little slack though, because he also was in the act-like-Daddy mode. He banged our front door into submission (after our home-health company left it open in a wind storm, while we were gone) and replaced a faucet we've been trying to get to for a long time.

My lovely sister-in-law, her much, and desperately wish she lived closer! (Does it say something about me that all my sisters-in-law moved so far away? They are currently in South Dakota, Alaska, and Virgina. You can't get too much further apart and be in the same country....unless I move to Florida! :)

Kayla and I took off for The Pointy Pencil here in town to shop for stuff she can't get in South Dakota. What fun! I entered notes into my phone for things I had wanted and were cheaper there than I had thought they would be. (Es, it's reloacated downtown and it is beautiful! They have crafts anytime of the day for the kids, and a play area that would be a dream school room!)

And the kids...Brianna, 5 (6 weeks younger than our Olivia); Daniel, almost 3 (2 weeks older than our Madeline); and Alyssa, 16 months (?)


Shore Girl said...

Looks like fun! I can't believe how much Jordan looks like his Daddy....sounds like he acts like him too! Wish I could have come this week (as before planned) and shopped, talked, and ate (Glen's grilling and your sweet concoctions!) with you as well. Oh, well.....maybe later!

Anonymous said...

So good to see the pics -- and Jordan relaxed enough to act a little crazy! I think I worked him way too hard while he was here -- still feel really guilty about that! It makes me so happy that you all love being together so much! And I think it is hilarious that you and Kayla are so much alike!! Love you!