Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Blessing of Family

We kicked our Spring Break off with a visit to Cincinnati to visit the highly adored, Unc and Esie. We had a great time hanging out with them and even got to enjoy our time playing in a riverfront park (maybe Sawyer's Park???). The weather was to die for and we all wished we were wearing short sleeves and flip flops! Who could have predicted that beautiful sunny day after last week it was in the 40's? Ivy played on two playgrounds and ran through grassy areas playing tag with Unc. Tula was just happy to be along for the ride! She loved the wind blowing in her wispy hair and was bounced with every step in the baby carrier. We all relaxed and took in the beauty of spring time.

A wind blown family portrait!

Playing on the playground with her very first pony tail :)

5 people that I love so dearly!

Love, love, love this picture!

This weekend we were thankful to be able to enjoy the true blessing of family. As we sat down and ate lunch I could just breathe such a sigh of relief that we have family to share our children with. Ivy and Tula will be able to learn so much from Unc and Esie. It is obvious every time we are around them that they love Jesus and that is what they want for EVERYONE... is to know Jesus. In ministry, that is what they give their whole life for but it is just as special to hear Unc have a "Jesus conversation" with my 3 year old! I am glad that Ivy and Tula will forever have people (other than Mommy and Daddy) that clearly want the same things that we want for them. We feel so blessed to have family in our lives!


  1. Awww, this made me cry! I love all 4 of you so, so much.

  2. Sweet times with family are the best!


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