Then Father's Day celebrations...
|45 years later. And I can't believe we're all in the same positions!!|
|Allison, Brandon, Grant and Nicole.|
Just this morning, Grant departed for South Korea to begin a pretty exciting chapter, teaching English to a bunch of little ankle-biters. I wish I could be there on his first day when his tall, lanky self walks into the room! He will do well - better than well. But we are all a bit off kilter today knowing that we won't see him for 365 days.
Bubbles with the cousins, Matthew and Michael.
|Daddy Brian and the boys.|
|The somber sisters.|
Some children were a little less agreeable about being photographed, as you can see.
The house is ready for a weekend of family from Cinci. We are looking forward to spending time with my cousin Jesse, his wife Marie and their girls Kaia and Anna. The connection for Kaia and Ella is one that we hold dear. My camera is charged!
AND it looks like we may be providing a little extra love BEFORE we go on vacation. Ella doesn't know that when our out-of-town guests leave on Sunday, we will be heading to the Humane Society to pick up a litter that needs our hands on attention. To be honest? I could use some kitten pitter-patter antics after watching one of my babies leave the nest to go so, so far away. And if I'm really, really being honest, I've been missing Sunflower, Simba, Bootsy and Una something fierce!
|Grant stopped over to say good-bye last night. I look 4' tall next to him.|
|No nap + swimming lessons = This.|