Thursday, August 03, 2006

An Unexpected Family Reunion

So the other week, we were given a huge blow to our little world. Pat Shea, our beloved friend, passed away. It's still hard for me to think about, much less than write too much about, so for now, I will just highlight the fun part of the trip And that was getting to have a mini- improptu family reunion minus Scott. The last time our whole family was together was I think Thanksgiving 2004. Anissa was very pregnant with Alethia and Joshua wasn't even a twinkle in his mother's eyes yet. This was the first time we have seen Josh and Anissa and their kids since Alethia was 4 months old. She's 18 months old now, so it's been a very long time since we've been together. I was so excited to fianally get to meet my nephew too. He's already 4 months old. The funny thing is that I have really been having a hard time this summer because my parents and Jessica have seen Josh and Anissa a ton. It just worked out that way. I was really, really missing them and having a hard time with that. I began praying that God would make a way for me to spend some time with them. I wanted Natalie to be with her cousins and play with Lei Lei. I wasn't expecting Him to answer me in this way, but He did and I praise Him for knowing just what we ALL need. The girls had so much fun together!!! They instantly bonded. Natalie fell in love with Bubby too, as did I. They all three shared passifiers. Alethia and Natalie finally were able to wear their matching outfits together. Alethia and Bubby finaly were able to fall in love with their aunt Mimi (me). And most of all I got to fall in love with them. Here are a bunch of pictures of our time together as a family...


  1. Hey... when you can, I would really like to hear more about Pat's funeral. We need to talk soon! Cute pictures - the one of you and your nephew in the kitchen is very cute. Where did you guys stay?

  2. I loved all the pictures of the kids! It was so great to see all of you...just a bummer it had to be under those circumstances, but I'll take what I can get! I LOVE the picture of Natalie and Alethia holding hands in the car....too cute! Miss you lots!!! :)

  3. Hey, I think that last picture looks like... could it be??? the Fritzel house? Maybe not, who knows...


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