Sunday, February 15, 2009

My sisters come to visit!!

As usual, Alix's blog postings are vastly superior to anything I could write, so I'll jot a few notes then refer you to hers. We did have a wonderful time last weekend when Lisa and Alix came to spend a few days. We had many laughs and so much fun with the grandkids. My daughters were happy to get together with us every day, and the little ones cooperated with great naps, smiles, and fun. Here is Lisa playing "Ring Around the Rosy" with Zoey at Jenni's and Dave's house. Notice the Pittsburgh Steelers banner adorning the front door. During football season, we all live, sleep, and breathe Steelers football. This year we have good reason to be thrilled!
Next we have Auntie Alix holding precious little Leo, with Auntie Lisa in the background. Leo has a great smile, but it's hard to catch it with the camera. He's a very mellow, happy little guy.
One of the highlights of the weekend was accidental. Josh and Erika found out quite at the last minute that there would be a baby dedication (one of only 3 during the year) the Sunday the aunties were visiting, so we all were able to participate in Leo's very moving and meaningful dedication to God. It was an honor and privelege to be included, and I'm so glad my sisters could be here for the occasion. Here is our extended family at Irving Bible Church, laying hands on Josh as he humbly kneels in submission and offers his and Erika's son to the Lord.They say dogs can't see 3 dimensions, but as you can plainly see below, Millie defies that concept. She frequently watches tv with us, and she almost inevitably rushes the tv and barks when she sees other dogs. Here she's expressing her enthusiasm for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. I'm probably prejudiced, but she has them all beat. As always, I was terribly sad to see my sisters leave, but we'll be getting together again in a few months, so we have that to look forward to. I just wish we lived closer to each other. Maybe God has us spread out for a reason. As kids, we tried our darndest to kill each other, so I guess absence truly does make the heart grow fonder!