Monday, March 21, 2011
Chris and Jouni.
Hello. How was your weekend?
Ours was really good. On Sunday we went to see Jake's aunt Chris and uncle Jouni in the MTC. They're leaving on an LDS mission to Finland. Jake has a lot of extended family who live in Australia and this is his aunt and uncle who met me and our children for the first time! It was so nice to see them!! (And I know it's not the best picture of us, but it was taken by a freshly-turned-19-missionary, so whatever...)
My parents are also in town to see my new nephew Finn and so my Dad and I took a quick trip to Rexburg to see my sister Naomi play a symphony concert. It was fantastic!
I'm back home and getting my bearings.
I'm going through a period of time in my life where I'm looking inward. To myself and my family. I'm getting rid of the superfluous and time-gobbling things... It makes it more difficult to find the motivation to blog. But the reason I blog is for my children and so I am still here! :)
When I was in California, my parents gave me a journal they kept about me when I was little. There were only about 20 entries in it. I hung on every word I read as we drove down the windy redwood highway. And that made me think how valuable these records are for our children. How it's like looking through a window to their younger selves. I'm committed to giving them this same gift, and expanding on it with photos and daily gems.
And please, Spring, if you can hear me, COME!!!!!!