I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Thy works, and my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Let's Do June....

Shall we?  Let's just go ahead and start with June....well, and the end of May.
The end of May and the month of June can be covered with two exciting events.
First of all on May 20th I got a beautiful new niece!  She loves me almost as much as I love her. And when she's with us she gets lots of lovin from all the little people in my house.  Here she is when I went to stay with her the day after she got home from the hospital.  She was a big girl...which makes my favorite kind of baby.  The squishy kind.  Don't you just want to smooch her?  Believe me...I did.

And here she is more recently...cute as ever.  There are lots more pictures where these came from.  We'll save those for another day.

The big thing that happened in June is that my Aunt Lisa came to visit.  This may not seem like a big deal, but let me just tell you where she visited from.  Mongolia.  That's right...like the country.  That's a long way to go to visit someone huh?  Lisa is my Mom's only sister.  They have always been close, and therefore I have memories of fun times with Aunt Lisa from the time I was a very little girl. 

We are very similar people, Lisa and I.  We have the same sense of humor and I just LOVE spending time with her.  It's been a few years since she's come up to the resort to spend time with us so I was SO excited when I found out she was coming for 10 whole days!  Yippee!  I couldn't wait for my kids to spend time with someone who is so special to me and for her to meet my kids and really get to know them.
Well let me tell you...they fell hard for her.  As I knew they would.  Jillian fell especially hard.  It was as if she'd known her for years.

She is still talking about things she learned from Auntie Lisa.  She finds heart shaped things...rocks, chips, whatever, and says, "Love ya like a rock!"  She thinks it's just the best.  Sometimes she wants me to fix her hair like Aunt Lisa did it. 
The boys had a great time with her too, they just didn't get to see her quite as much since they were still in school.  The poor saps. 

We took a whole day and went thrift store shopping and out to lunch...just Jill and I, Lisa, and my Mom.  So much fun.  Jill and Lisa and I even went to Shakopee for the weekend.  We went to see my brothers and their wives and all their kiddies.  It was a super fun adventure. 
I know I speak for my Mom too when I say we are so thankful to the Lord that he provided Lisa with this time to come and visit us.  It was time that we all needed so badly and it absolutely flew by.  I wish with all my heart she lived closer and could spend time with us more often, but she and her family feel God calling them to be in Mongolia right now and you can't argue with that.  Maybe someday they'll live closer.  We sure hope so.  We miss our Lisa and all the laughs we have when she's with us.  Love that girl to pieces!



  1. Awww....so sweet, Jen. I love you. I MISS you. But oh, what a blessed time God gave us together....I treasure it still in my heart.

    "love ya like a rock!" ha ha....I love it that Jilly does this, too!!! Tell her Auntie Lisa said to keep looking for those hearts - they're all around you!

    Speaking of our shared {goofy} sense of humor....she's got it, too, don't you think?!

    Give big hugs all around from me, will ya? I'd love to take a zip through the woods w/Calvin & Nathan....what fun we had.

    (ping-pong, anyone? Cal??)

    Big squeeze to Marc, too....what a sweet guy!

    <3 from afar....Lisa

  2. ps -- I told Ahnya, "hey! I'm in PRINT!" :)