This Summer we had particularly special guests to North Idaho.
Grama and Grampa (my parents) came for a visit!
Both Grama and Grampa made themselves instant favorites
and were game for any kind of play my hoodlums and their cousins
could think up.
I was a little afraid the ol' Grampa ride might break down! Not so, apparently.
This Grampa is not one of those newfangled contraptions, but a properly built model.
On top of that, he didn't even need to be fed tokens!
What fun :-)
The cherry on top of this visit was the tag-along presence of my youngest brothers
and sister. Uncle Daniel, Uncle Ben, and Auntie Mattie were 6, 5, and 4 years old
when AJ and I got married.
I wasn't a big part of their lives growing up and it is such joy getting to know them
as adults! A little slice of Heaven.
There were hikes.
And tea parties.
Lots of stories and crafts.
Some music :-)
Oh that Auntie Mattie! What can possibly be more fabulous than
an Auntie that plays Dress-Up with you?
Autie Mattie Grace~ You are the best!
Grama and Grampa~ What precious memories we made together this Summer!
Thank you for coming all this way, and I hope it inspired you to do it again (after your
batteries and sore parts have a chance to recharge that is).
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times