So I've posted a succession of journal entry posts. Feel free to spend a minute or 40 catching up with us.
First off, we're experiencing a mild drought in our region. But finally some welcome, and prayed for rain visited us. Our children were so excited that they set up camp to watch it.
And that's our new 2004 Toyota Sienna (8 passenger, we're so excited!) van they're behind. No more traveling in two cars to church, shopping or anywhere, as a family. Now to sell our car.
Our little man Joshua is growing like a weed. I'm taking weekly pictures of him, an idea I got from Young House Love. At his 6 week appointment he weighed in at 13 lbs. 2 oz. I don't know how this compared to Sophie (the twins started out much smaller so it's not a fair compare), but he is a big boy, and so happy most of the time.
He's just started to smile at us and seems more interactive. His clavicle is completely healed and he sees the cardiologist in July, but his irregular heartbeat doesn't seem to be slowing his growth at all. His pediatrician thinks he'll just grow out of it.
We had a visit from Matt's mom and sister ... thank you so much! We just loved having family here. They spoiled us and Matt became a whirlwind tour guide. These are some D.C. pics, but a funny side note is when Matt took Shannon to Philly for her flight out they saw some sights and while at the Liberty Bell ran into Sarah Palin on her opening day of her America tour, or whatever it was. Funny, huh.
Matt's mom had to cut her visit short since Alice, daughter #4, had her first baby 3 weeks early; so off Brenda flew to Denver! Busy Grandma.
We also went to Assateague with them and just all in all had a good time.
We also said goodbye to the first family who had us over for dinner here in our new ward. They had pool parties at their home almost every night for a month before they left. We'll miss them!
My brother came to our neck of the woods for a business trip and we were able to visit with him for an hour or so. It's always fun to meet up with family in different parts of the country. He knows the D.C. area better than we do since he did an internship here with a Utah politician, can't remember who, back in the mid 90's. Good thing he does since we left our GPS at home and had to be guided to his suburban location via phone. It was good to see him. I can't believe how much he's reminding me more and more of our dad .. mannerisms, looks, etc.
Next up ... a trip to our beloved Connecticut! I can't tell you how excited I am!
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