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Thrice Blessed

How so?  Randy's recent home leave of 2 weeks was chock full of family time--and so very intentional--leaving me blessed with 1) God's goodness displayed in and through our wonderful family 2) the grand time we had in the moment and 3) the memories I'm left with!

This blog is a wee bit late and I can blame it on this beautiful new baby:

Yes, I have crossed over into Mac land and am infatuated with this little (and super light) Mac Book Air.  However, we are still bonding; and while I've adapted great with email, general navigation, etc., transferring pictures and such has been a bit more challenging.  Good thing I signed up for classes, eh?

Without further ado, here are the pics from our week in the TriCity area of WA state with Jana & Ben's bunch followed by our week in Colo with Nikki & Casey's munchkins.




Cooking with the masters :D


Much more fun....and....

Such sisters--brings back some memories, hmm?

2 engineers hard at it--truly

Papa showing love by fixing everything in sight :)

How could my grandchildren not be gorgeous--look at the gene pool!




OK, a disclaimer here--for some weird reason, I don't have near the pics in Colo that I have from Washington.  Hmm...could it be that the camera man (ME) was distracted and busy with other things?  Ah well, the gene pool is the same as evidenced by the Mother's Day pic :)  Casey's absence was due to the Army (he says he was in Nebraska but we are suspecting he was in Special Ops seeing to that Bin Laden thing... :)

"Papa, come help me do what I can't do"   xxoo :)

Kelby got a Papa-esque hair cut :)

Good-bye's are never easy

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BJ said…
Mom! Those are some really great pics!!
Jana

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