Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pool party pictures


Wet and wild, apologies in advance if these get tedious. We had LOTS of fun in the pool. The kids improved their swimming skills tremendously and Carrie turned into a fish.

Above, the Indiana branch of the family: Zach, uncle Kelly, aunt Becky, and Lizzie. This crew left early so that they could be in St. Louis in time to say their goodbyes to aunt Becky's precious mother, Sue, who ended up passing away Saturday night. She is with her heavenly Father now and is not suffering any longer from angiosarcoma. We missed them for the rest of the trip, but were super glad for the time we had with them and we're also glad that they got to be there in time for Sue. She will be sorely missed. She was one classy, elegant, Proverbs 31 woman!


Not sure what happened here, but I love the pouty lip on Damon.


Dada, uncle Kelly, and uncle Rob have a cousin named Jonay who lives in Florida. She packed up her kids and came to visit us on Tuesday night, so we got to see Eliza, 16, Eliana, 13, Timothy, 8, and Olivia, 5. Timothy and Carrie raced in the pool, and Liam would not be separated from Olivia. We had never met the youngest two, and hadn't seen the oldest girls since uncle Rob and aunt Jana's wedding. It was SO GOOD to see them all. I think it was the highlight of the trip for me. I loved all the hugs and the singing and was greatly encouraged to see how kind the biggest girls were to our kids and especially their own siblings. Gave me hope for my own kids becoming kind some day as a rule, instead of when they feel like it. ;)

Olivia with Eliza

Above, Timothy.

Below, Zach, whose daddy was blowing water out of a pool noodle at him..
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