Tuesday, September 14, 2010

First Week in California

We've had a GREAT first week back in California. We're amazed it's only been one week. We've had a wonderful time catching up with friends and family. One of the major hightlights of the week was meeting our new baby neice, Daisy Anne. She was born on September 1, while we were in Hawaii. We actually had FOUR neices born during our two years on board the Logos Hope. My (Jennifer) brother and his wife had their second, a baby girl Lauren. And John's sister and brother-in-law had twin daughters June 2009 and then their third on September 1. Below are a few adorable pictures of our neices.

John with baby Daisy. She was just eight days old in this picture.

I'm in love with my new baby neice! I love being an aunt to four beautiful neices and a nephew.

The twins are just over 15 months old now. They are identical, so John and I were having trouble telling them apart!

True love.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Back in California!

We arrived in California last night after our wonderful week in Hawaii. We were so surprised when our closest friends were all at the airport to welcome us! We are so thankful for an awesome welcome back to California. We'll be in California for about six weeks before relocating to Florida. We're so excited to spend these six weeks resting and recouping, and also connecting with John's family, our friends and our home church.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More Hawaii Pictures

A few more Hawaii pictures for you to enjoy.

My baby neice Lauren! She is such a doll baby!

Pink ladies! Posing in front of Diamond Head -- me, sister-in-law Jen, mother Carol and Grandmother Mary.

John really enjoyed surfing several times along Waikiki as Hawaii is the home of surfing! Here he poses with a wooden surf board from long ago.

Happy 1st Birthday Lauren!
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We had a WONDERFUL week in Hawaii celebrating my Grandparent's 65th anniversary. What a momentous occasion! We loved having the whole family together -- we had a 4-bedroom condo, so we all got to stay together! We really DID Hawaii.... we visited the Pearl Harbor Memorial, went to a luau, took hula and ukulele lessons, and went parasailing, kayaking, snorkeling, surfing, paddle board surfing, and even swam with huge sea turtles! We had a fabulous time! We also had the wonderful privilege of celebrating my niece Lauren's 1st birthday with her on Saturday. This was our first time meeting Lauren as she was born while we were on board the ship. We absolutely loved getting to play with her and her big brother Gavin all week! We are so thankful to God for this great celebration. What a wonderful week!

Ready for the luau with all our leis on!

Beautiful palm leaf crowns.

I love this picture of my brother Scott playing with his baby Lauren at the luau.

Beautiful family!
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