Tuesday, September 11, 2012

the mix

Here's a mix of pics from our past 12 days....  we are so grateful to the Lord for this wild bouquet of assorted gifts and graces!

the view from our apartment building, night before we left last last Friday
Sad goodbyes....  this is our dear house helper & friend who watched John and then Vivi 2 mornings a week
exploring together....  the Puget Sound, last Sunday
scrumptious....  both the hunt and the blackberries
little boy laughter.... the joy of new friends
how fun to have such fun friends with such fun toys!
on the ferry ride into Seattle
Pike Place Market....  we just nibbled and people watched on our way to the train station
woke up on the train to views of Glacier National Park.  This was the wide open prairie just beyond the park, the dry side of the continental divide.  All of it absolutely GLORIOUS.
Cousin Love....  our big two have been holding their breath til the time they could play with this loved little girl!
he was very serious about his job helping Grandma water the plants...
Grandma love 
Uncle Chris hosted a party for the family at a hotel swimming pool.  There will be no topping this 5 year old birthday girl party in any of our children's memories!  It was perfectly, fantastically fun!  Such a joy to celebrate these two girls together!!
And such joy to introduce Vivi to family.... Auntie Amy is an expert cuddler!
(For you, Heather.  There are many more photos to be posted soon..... I took 148 last night on a (Missouri) riverboat ride with family, so few only because my battery ran out at the half way point.  Many more family shots to post once they're uploaded!


  1. thank you, thank you, thank you! we treasure each one and yearn to be there with you!

  2. So great to see these beautiful photos of your happy family. :) Welcome stateside!

  3. Such great pictures, Jill!! It looks like you have been having a wonderful time.:) We are so looking forward to seeing all of you!