Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Family Fun Day

This past Sunday we took the twins to the park to play and feed the ducks.  One of their favorite things to do in Michigan was to visit their Papa and feed the ducks....so it was only natural when we told them what they were doing they asked to go to Papa's.

It was very sweet.  We weren't able to make the fourteen hour long drive home to Michigan, but we fed the ducks nonetheless. 

Thanks Papa, for teaching them not to be afraid of ducks.  :)

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Well, there were ducks AND geese!  ;)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wordless (walk-back) Wednesday





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Don't worry everyone.  Sam and Lil' Lenny will get their turns too.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Typical Tuesday

Well any day, really.

A day in the life of two year old twins.  Correction:  ten minutes on any given day in the life of twin two year olds.

We are coloring nicely.

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There is trouble brewing.

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And it begins.




And the victor!


FYI:  This was more of a tickle match then a wrestling match.  I condone no violence....just like to sit back and take pictures.  :)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

860 miles...

Away from home.

That is about how many miles are now put between our little family and the rest of our family and friends.

For at least two years.

I wanted to start this blog to chronicle our journey and to share with our friends and family back home stories, pictures, and basically our well being.  So, seeing as it has been our first week here, it has been...well....


It's not easy moving hundreds of miles away from a place you've only known as home.  I should know this better than anyone.  Ya see, I was one of those people that actually lived in only one house for twenty-three years before I got married.  I was born at the hospital, brought home and, well, stayed there.  Yes, eventually I moved out obviously--first to a home three minutes away and then a couple of years later to a home fifteen minutes away. 

And now to a home about fourteen hours away.

It's hard.

I hope that it will get easier.

It's odd that when before we left I felt like I was in some sort of denial mode--I really couldn't think about being so far away and when people asked me about it I told them the truth--"I don't think it has sunk in yet."

Well, it's starting to sink in.

It starting to sink in that I can't just hop in my car and drive to see my grandma and be there in twenty minutes.  Or my niece and nephew.  Or the same for anyone else important in our lives. 

So, it's gonna be hard.

But rather than making this whole entry full of sadness and despair, I'm gonna try and turn it around.

I know it's going to be okay.

I know it's going to be okay because we have wonderful people in our life.  We have wonderful friends and family that went out of their way to show us love and support when we left and will continue to show us love and support from fourteen hours away.  If you're reading this, you all know who you are.  You may have helped me through an upsetting phone call this week, or sent me a nice email, or made me laugh. 

And that is how I know it is going to be okay.

Because when you have people like that in your life they come through for you.

Even if it's fourteen hours away.

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These pics couldn't possibly cover everyone....just a few to share!