Wednesday, August 27, 2008

This one is for you Uncle Jon

Yesterday Tim's younger brother Jon left for college. He is attending Cal Baptist in Riverside. My kids love there Uncle Jon, especially Carson! He will be greatly missed, but we are excited to see what God does in this new chapter of his life.
Below is a conversation Cait and I had about Jon being gone:

Cait (C): Jon left today for college.
Me (M): your right, before you were even up!
C: I am going to miss him

C: On Friday I don't have school
M: Actually, Friday you get out early and Monday you don't have school
C: Yeah, it is a holiday
M: Your right, Labor Day
C: Does that mean Uncle Jon will be home (very excited)
M (at first a little confused, and then I realized what she meant): No, Labor Day is a quick holiday and Jon just left. He won't be home until Thanksgiving
C: How long until Thanksgiving?
M: It will be after your birthday, and the baby coming
C: Ah, that's a long time, I really don't want to wait that long to see him. When do we get to visit him?
M: He just left, you can call him sometime.
C: Maybe I will tomorrow

We love you Jon and you will be missed! Oh yeah, I think we are going with Makaylee!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Tahoe Fun

Some dear friends of ours came up the weekend before Cait started school to spend some time with us. We had a great time and used it as a good excuse to take them to Tahoe. Two of them had never been!

Amanda, Michelle, and Emily

Carson throwing rocks in the lake

Emerald Bay

Our kids love Amanda, Emily, and Michelle. We had so much fun with them and can't wait until they come again (hint, hint!)! Thanks for coming!

First day of Kindergarten

Here are some fun pictures of Cait's first day of Kindergarten. It is hard for me to believe that we are already here. Everyone says it goes by too fast and I agree. However, it is really fun to be able to watch Cait grow and experience new things. When she got home on her first day she had a headband on that said "I love Kindergarten." she told me what her headband said and then told me, "and guess what, I really do love kindergarten!"

The rest of us missed her while she was gone. The biggest adjustment is definitely going to be for Grace. They were so cute when I had them lay down that afternoon. Neither of them slept and about 20 minutes later I heard them giggling. I went to tell them they needed to rest but when i got down there I didn't have the heart. They told me that they missed each other so much and they hadn't got to play at all that day! I love that they are such great friends!