Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Here's what we're up to

Andy is trying to recuperate from a 13 hour flight and a 13 hour time difference. He's doing all right with a cat nap now and then. It doesn't help that he got a cold. He's not used to Michigan germs!
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We've been giving the Wii a workout. Here are the kids playing Mario Cart.
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Andy and Bob have also been doing a little Wii golfing.
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Heather and Andy celebrated St Patrick's Day by having a Shamrock Shake.
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We had a little fire in the back yard. This is the kind of picture you get when you have your camera on night setting and your kid decides to goof off as you snap the picture.
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Bob and Andy enjoyed the nice weather we've been having by getting in a little basketball.

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Andy went with me on my walk yesterday and you can see how much he enjoyed it when I insisted on taking his picture!

Yes, we are enjoying the time off work and having a fun week even though we aren't doing anything big!


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29 comments:

Lara Gisela said...

I loved your pictures, Mari. I'm sure you're having a great time, enjoying the fact that Andy is back and spending time in family. Isn't it wonderful?
Blessings

Diane said...

The pics are great... the one of Andy by the fire kinda freaks me out a little bit though! I'm glad you're enjoying your time together! Make the most of each day as I know you are! :)

Bonnie said...

That fire picture is WILD !!

Jennifer said...

The fire picture is really crazy. I bet you didn't know it would turn out like that.
I am glad to see you are enjoying yourselves!
Smiles!

Terri said...

Poor Andy - MI germs are tough. At least he had his shamrock shake. He's had 1 more than me!

Sandy Toes said...

Just hanging out is fun! What great pictures!
sandy toe

Susan said...

I can only imagine how he must feel to finally be home and surrounded by family and love.
Susan

Mike Golch said...

great photos.enjoy the week.

Cheri said...

I bet that's been your favorite walk so far!!!
Glad you're having a good week!

Perri said...

Looks like a memorable time. Doesn't have to be BIG stuff to be great memories.

Pat said...

Didn't the Lord provide perfect weather for Andy's homecoming?!
What great family pictures, everyone is better then the last.

Rebekah said...

Love the bon fire picutre (lol) But you have to do one more thing before he leave. Get some pictures of you and Andy together!

I know, I know- you are always the one taking the picture. :)

septembermom said...

Nice pictures! Looks like lots of fun. My kids are addicted to the Wii. It keeps them busy. Hope Andy feels better. Looks like he's enjoying his time home.

Lorie said...

Sounds like you are having fun!! Mario Kart is one of our favorites here!!!

Brooke said...

but you ARE doing something big. :) nothing can be more important than time with family.

Cherdecor said...

Savor the moment! These are great days you are experiencing!

Kae said...

You guys deserve time off. Now that Andy is home it's easier to enjoy the time and not be so overwhelmed....It seems to me that you're a having a blast....keep it up.....blessings to your family, Kae

photomama said...

sometimes just taking it easy is so much more enjoyable than doing big things. I had a shamrock shake on st patty's day as well.

Growin' with it! said...

that fire picture was trippy! ahh, rest...the best way to spend time together if you ask me!

Lois Lane II said...

I'm so glad y'all are having a good time with him. I bet that is a rough adjustment with the time difference!

Brenda said...

What a wonderful time you seem to be having! So blessed.
I love that picture with the fire. That turned out really cool!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I ought to send Buddy your way and see how they all match up in Mario Cart. He kicks our tails up one side and down the other...we use the wheels and he uses the controller and nunchuck thing...I just don't get it. Caboose wants me to tell you that he's second best and kicks my tail too.

That fire picture is totally weird. The kids thought it looked like a ghost.

So sorry he got sick...

Sandra said...

I love all the pictures and actually that night one came out so cool...I love it.

I am so glad you're all enjoying Andy and he's enjoying his time with you all too, it's tough on them being away from home, so I'm sure he's enjoying home cooked meals and having mom and dad and siblings around.

Hugs,
Sandra

Deb said...

Oh Mari, Enjoy your family and time with Andy. . .You are a Blessed woman of God:)

Nancy said...

It was good to see him today too!! I like your fire picture, really cool

Mary said...

Mari,

I'm glad you are enjoying Andy's company. Looks like you're all having a lot of fun. Doing something big isn't necessary, it's being together. The boys and I love nature walks and going to the lake to have an ice cream and enjoy the scenery. Some of the finest things in life are the small things.

I bet those kids were ecstatic to have Andy talk to the class and the coins would have made their day. How nice that they made him cards and sent him letters at Christmas.

Enjoy your week, my friend.
Blessings,
Mary

Leigh of said...

Oh, Mari! It looks like you all are having a wonderful time.

A Stone Gatherer said...

I'm so glad he's home! Looks like you guys are having a great week!

Saija said...

awwww ... makes me teary ... so glad you guys got to have some family fun!!! ya!