Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Perks

There ARE perks to living far away from family.

Okay...there's one perk. I've only come up with one so far.

They come visit you! I get that heart-bursting, smile widening, silly stomach feeling when family comes to see us. It's marked on my calendar from the moment I know the date and once I even cleaned my fridge in preparation for the event. Those were a nice 3 days when my fridge was clean. I miss that...almost as much as I miss all our family.

When Nate's dad (and fellow birder extraordinaire) comes out this direction for his work we usually get to have him stay with us for a few days. This last time we made a last minute trip to Hocking Hills and froze our boo-tays off but it was, of course, worth it.
See that jacket I am wearing under Nate's jacket? I left it at church on Sunday. If you go to my church and are reading this, please don't steal it. It's kinda new and I really like it. See that threatening look Natalie is giving you? DON'T TAKE IT.
Had to throw this one in there:
I told you it was cold.

Missing all of you! Come visit again soon!


Lindsey said...

Ah man! I want somebody to come visit me. We haven't had any visitors yet. I love the pics of Natalie and I hope you get your cute jacket back.

Tina said...

I love it when family comes too. I get so excited and want everything to be perfect because who knows when they will come again. I'm hoping for at least two visits next year... at least.

Perry's said...

not sure why I never check your blog but I should. Super cute pics. You guys looked great at the party you pulled the hard look off pretty good!!

Shane's Angie said...

Thanks for throwing that extra picture of Natalie. Totally made my day. I clicked on it and everything.

Shane's Angie said...

BTW. Loved how you spelled "boo-tay". Sounds very piratey. And, makes me think that my plumpish rump is an "assett" and not a liability.

Jessi said...

I like the threat. Natalie definitely means business. And I hope when you get to church on Sunday, it's still there!

When we lived in Cedar City, we loved when family would come visit! I know the feeling. Sure puts a smile on everyone's faces :)

Kenj and Nate said...

Totally understand the family coming thing...Isn't it great