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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Our week with Andy

We had a wonderful week of vacation while Andy was home. We didn't do anything special, just enjoyed our time together. I have a few pictures to give you an idea of how we spent our time.

Our cat Oliver, wasn't real sure about this guy who was invading his territory but after a day he found that Andy was fun to play with. Andy pulled out a flashlight with this green light on it every evening and Oliver went crazy chasing it. Here he was flattening himself out, trying to sneak up on the light.


We spent a lot of time with family. Here is Andy with Bob's mom...


and with my Dad. The grandparents were glad to see him again!


We were able to see almost every family member on both sides which was a lot to see! This is Arianna, who rode her bike over to our house on Friday so she could say goodbye to Andy.


Andy was able to meet his cousins fiance for the first time. Ovidiu is from Romania, and will be marrying Bob's niece Alecia in November. Since Andy won't be here for the wedding, it was nice that they were able to meet now.


We spent a day in Grand Haven, visiting Lake Michigan, walking the pier and since it was a beautiful day - we stopped for ice cream! Here Andy was demonstrating how to climb a wall.


He's not really into me taking his picture, but I managed to get a few.


We went to a wedding Saturday afternoon before Andy left, so I got a picture of my two guys together, while they were dressed up.


This picture is a good representation of our week; fun, a little goofy and lots of laughter!
Andy is now in Kentucky, doing paper work that is required when you change bases. It will be about a week doing that before he gets into a regular routine.
We're hoping we get to see him again at Christmas!

24 comments:

Nancy said...

Looks like you all had a great time with lots of family. Looks like he still has a good sense of humor like the rest of his family. LOL

Nancy said...

Oh Mari, isn't time with our children so precious and it looks like you enjoyed and took advantage of every second....I know you made a lot of special memeories.......The pictures are wonderful....

Mike Golch said...

I glad to hear that you had a good week.

Karin said...

It's great to get a break and such a joy to spend it with family. Glad you have made great memories! All the best to Andy.

Brenda said...

Glad you all had a great time. Sometimes it is just so much nicer to just relax and not feel obligated to have the days crammed full with activity.
Have a great week.

Susan said...

You can tell it was a great fun time. Love the last picture!! It "says" so much.

Cheri said...

Glad you had such a nice week with him. It went waaaay too fast!
The picture of Oliver totally cracks me up!

I'm Sadie said...

So glad you were all able to enjoy your time together. Love the pics!

Kim said...

What a great week! They go by way too fast, don't they?

So glad you got to spend time with your boy :)

Jenny the Pirate said...

Precious memories and beautiful photos! I love the cat sneaking up on the green light. I know you burst with pride for your brave boy. His sacrifice is much appreciated by most Americans! I'm going to see my Andrew this week in Knoxville, AND he will be home for Thanksgiving! Hooray!

Pat said...

I can relate to the love from both the granparents and parents - it's so deep and precious.
Great pictures of a wonderful family. Andy must really miss you all when he's away from home...and you (and even the cat) must really miss him.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Sounds like a great time, and even Oliver was included! I hope you get to see him again at Christmas too. It's not very far away either!

Connie said...

So glad you had a great week. The weather was perfect. God is good!

Lorie said...

Looks like you had a great homecoming visit!

Kat said...

So happy your time together was special. He looks good.

Hugs,
Kat

~Ginger said...

So nice to get those photos to remind you of your time together. I love the one at the beach of Andy just leaning.

I'm counting the days until next Weds when I fly out. So don't want to think about the goodbyes, but can't wait to get there and hug my girls...oh, and Beto, too!

septembermom said...

Fun and goofiness isn't that what life should be about most of the time? Love that last picture. So glad that you all had a great time with Andy. God bless him and all of you :)

Raise Them Up said...

I'm so glad you had a great visit! Your pictures are wonderful! :)

A Stone Gatherer said...

Sorry to miss Andy, but so glad you had a great time!

Kim said...

How nice that he will be stationed a little bit closer to home.

Kathy said...

Those are great pictures. For some reason I got tickled over your comment under the one of him climbing the wall, "this is Andy demonstrating how to climb a wall."....then on to the daily grind. Like, no big deal, just climbing a wall. Nothin' to it. I loved it. What a great guy....so loved by his Mom and Dad.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Love the photos....I bet you all really had a great time....I'm happy to hear that Oliver became calmer...but LOVE that photo of the poor, scared and confused, kitty.

Lynn said...

Looks like a fabulous time of reconnecting.

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

What a great week with your "baby boy." I hope he gets to be home for Christmas. I also I hope he doesn't read this because he won't like it, but it's amazing to me how you can still see him "growing up" in the pictures you've posted over the years. I know he's technically an adult, but still... he's matured a lot in his face since I've "known" y'all.