This week I have been very grateful for my family. I have the best family. We're kind of an odd bunch, each of us has very different and distinct characteristics, but combined, we have a lot of fun together. It's just too bad that we don't often have that time that we are all together.
I was very lucky to get to spend a week with Caroline's family. She has one of the most beautiful families I think I've ever seen, and I'm not just saying that because she's my sister and I'm biased. D has a very pure and sensitive soul, so unlike most six year olds, and he's also very intelligent. I look up to Caroline and Jonathan so much for how they have raised him. He is going to grow into a very responsible, and hard working young man.
A is going to be a heart breaker. It's not very often that you see a small child and find that "beautiful" is a better description for her than "cute". A has got a lot of spirit. She's got a good set of lungs, and she can throw a fit that rivals the ones her mother used to have. It's a good thing, too. She's going to have a lot of boys on her tail, and a little stubbornness to ward them off with will be useful.
P is a cutie. And I mean a real cutie. And he's such a happy baby! I've never met a happier baby. I can see him being more of the mellow type.
I expected this visit to be more of a vacation type of visit, and I did do a lot of relaxing, but more than anything, I learned. I'm so glad that I had a sister like her come before me, and show me the way. When the day comes, and I have my own family, I'm so grateful that I have women in my life like her to look up to.
I'm sorry that I don't have any pictures of my visit with them. You can always check Caroline's blog for them. She's got plenty :)
Now I'm in Texas! It's warm, it's sunny, the trees have exploded into full on summer, and I feel so moisturized! I miss humidity. It's great to be home :)