Monday, April 19, 2010


The last 5 weeks have been a lot of fun, but very tiring as well.  I feel asleep on the couch watching TV yesterday.  I'm ashamed to say how long I slept.  No I'm not!  I was tired and it's a day of rest.  Let's just say it was decadent.  Anyway, I was out of town most or all of the last 5 weekends.  I had missed church at Central the 3 Sundays preceding yesterday.  (I was accused of missing 2-3 months, but that was a stretch:)  It was so good to be back.  I'm certainly not complaining about the things I did, though. 

I'll try to do a little show and tell of my travels.  There was nothing as exciting as Scotland or Liberia, but still good times spent with people I love.  One of the weekends was just to pick up a car that I bought from my mom's co-worker.  Now that's the way to do it.  (By the way, I have a used Saturn for sale if anyone knows of someone who needs a used car that gets great gas mileage!)  Cindy's husband is a bit OCD about caring for cars, so I managed to pay for a 3 year old car that feels brand new.  Nice!  I love a good deal.
Easter weekend I went to Virginia with my parents.  If you've ever read my blog or FB profile, you know what little girl I was excited to see!  It was a lot of fun.  We did the usual walk to the farmer's market downtown.  The picture above was a little hard to focus as Grandma (my mom) was confused about the fact that it wasn't a race to the market.
Just because one feels compelled to post a photo of those amazing eyes! 
Sometimes Grandma finds it more ergonomically correct to turn the stroller around and tip it backward. It seems to be nearly more than Katie Grace can take!  There was another picture that showed her holding onto the upright bars for dear life!  No babies were harmed in the taking of these photos, but I'm sure it felt a little awkward. 

The next weekend was a visit to Chelsea, MI to see Beth, one of my best friends from high school and her lovly new daughter, Kate.  Katherin/Kathryn in it's many forms seems to be a popular one this year!  Let me tell ya, being the aunt and holding sweet babies is HARD work! I'll have you know I willingly took one for the team!  Well, I didn't literally take a baby, but you know what I mean. 
Here's the beautiful baby Kate and her mama. 
On the way back to Ft. Wayne, I went to Sturgis again for the Eichorn (mom's side of the family) Easter. What a fun time!  The egg hunt only included 440 eggs, the woods, a field, and a farm.  Just a small affair:)  Then we played the Amazing Race.  Let me just say my cousin Cathy is creative and a lot of fun to have around.  Thanks to her and her mom, Chris,  for all of their hard work! 

I pretty much have a crush on this little guy, Grant.  He's my cousin Jayne's youngest. 

Please don't tell Grant, but I also have a crush on Carter.  He's Brian's son. 

I'm pretty sure my cousin Ellie, Scott and Becky's youngest, enjoyed having the attention of TWO of her big brothers pushing her on this swing! 

This last weekend I went to Lansing, MI to see my aunt, Phyllis, and share a bit about my trip to Liberia.  It was a women's ministry dinner, international theme, amazing food!  The spring fling dinner with the women at her church was fun, but I just thoroughly enjoyed my whole time there.  We sat up gabbing until an obscene hour.  It was great fun, and I didn't regret the lack of sleep in the least! 
That's Phyll in the middle on the trip to the BWCA a few years ago.  Wow, 5 years ago already! 

It's been a great 5 weeks.  Whew!  I'm tired! 


Mary said...

Yeah for fun weekends! It's good that you can make these trips, be close enough to enjoy your ever growing family and skip around whistling to the happiness. I hope you will make a trip to Nashville one of these weekends. We should probably put it on the calendar.

Nicole said...

I have missed seeing you girl but it looks like you had lots of fun!! What an adorable niece you have!! And what you wrote was cracking me up!!! I needed that!!

sherri said...

Wow, what fun memories for you! Your niece is adorable...those eyes got my attention right away.

I love the blessing of are blessed, Cheryl. :)

heather said...

I hadn't realized you were so many places in the last month. :) :) Good for you. I love the pictures of Katie Grace. She is such a little sweetie!!! That last picture of her in the little off white dress with flowers is my favorite! (Suzy has the same dress)