Monday, August 25, 2008

Getting Back

Wow, after that long trip, it was a long weekend getting home and getting settled again.

Thursday night I flew to Seattle, shuttled up to Oma and Opa's house, and Friday morning Nora woke up to Mommy's face! That meant that at her 5:30 changing, there was NO going back to bed. It was FUN TIME!

We got packed up and ready to go, but not before we had some more fun with Sammy the Dog and Oma. Nora had SUCH a good time with Oma and Opa, and Sammy followed her everywhere and was QUITE taken with Miss Nora. Not to mention patient with her!
We drove down to Jill and John's and picked up cousin Erik at the church where he was working in the Nursery.

Erik rode with Nora in the back seat for a few hours, then it was John's turn to get that last hour in with Nora screaming in the back.

Both boys did fantastically with her. She just loves her cousins!
Jill and John followed late Friday night, where Nora got to have Uncle John feed her.

At first she wasn't TOO sure about Uncle John's beard, but once she realized he was a source of food too, he was practically her BFF.
Saturday was nice and relaxing, with lots of time to play with Aunts, Uncles and cousins too.

John Michael and John worked on trying to influence Miss Nora to like Mac's better than PC's (a running joke in the family), by having her watch the Mac commercials online.
Later on, we headed over to Jeff & Judy's house for a big barbecue, where lots of ribs, rice, and pies and Mom's best potato salad ever waited for us.
Nora had a great time walking around, playing in the grass, on the porch, and inside too.
At the end of the night, as I left to go home, I saw the arrangement of the chairs in a big wide circle on J&J's porch. It struck me how the chairs were all different, but they all pointed towards each other.

And that's kinda describes in a nutshell what my family is like.

I love you all!

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