Monday, May 5, 2008

Time with Friends and Family

I had a great weekend with family and friends. I took Thursday and Friday off work and headed to Illinois. (A big thanks to Anna for taking the reigns in the office.) Bekah had a meeting not too far away, so she drove four extra hours to spend some time with me. It was really fun to spend time with her. It's wonderful to have her as a best friend, but a bummer that she lives in Pennsylvania and will soon be moving to Japan.

I hadn't seen my brother and his family since Thanksgiving, so I was prepared for a lot of growth in my niece and nephew. They are such fun! Here are some pictures of the weekend.

This was actually our goodbye, but I decided to put it first. I just love those kids.

I gave them these towels for Christmas. Aren't they adorable?

I gave them bubbles, so of course we had to try them out.

I loved this picture of them chasing the bubbles.

I just loved this picture of Ethan.

We decided to try to climb the neighbor's tree.

Yep, even I gave it a try.

I didn't realize until Bekah left that we didn't get any pictures taken together. She will love that I put on this one of her "climbing" the tree too. Love you Bekah!

It was also great to spend some time with my aunt, uncle and cousin. I love you all!


Mary Ann said...

Way to go, Erin! You're a super auntie - buying them cute things (the towels), fun things (the bubbles), & playing with them (great attempt @ tree climbing!). I'm glad we both got to see Bekah too, although the time was too short. I hope you're having a great week!

Anonymous said...

Erin - What awesome pictures (I could be a bit prejudiced)! Glad that you had such a great time!
Love, --Mom

Amy Blackburn said...

I think that you two are both very rooted on the ground!! That isn't climbing that is hugging - you TREE HUGGER YOU!!!

By the way, Bekah plans to hurt you!!! I was telling her about the picture and she said your were DEAD!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice pitures!!!! We did have a lot of fun together. Can't wait until it we can get together again.

Stacey said...

Erin, looks like you had a GREAT and relaxing weekend. Glad you had fun and too bad you didn't make it up that tree!

Steve n Vickie said...

Its always good to spend time with family. Looks like you and Becca had as much fun with the tree and bubbles as the kids did.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could have been there and climbed the tree too. YOu know I would have...Pookie