Monday, June 18, 2012

now with bow tie

After Max's frightening visit to the hospital in April, I felt compelled to flee the state with kids in tow.  Don't ask me for details of the solo-parenting flights to Salt Lake (a frightening blur), but the memories I'm left with are these---

A month of reveling in familial goodness
A month of my parents mugging on Alice and Max
A month of playing with cousins and visiting with our nearest and dear
A month of checking in with our dear Winston, checking on his amazing recovery
A month of fun and backyard play

And also this, Max's blessing day, with every single one of my siblings in attendance.  All of the cousins except for one (we greatly missed Taylor).

I was the perfect reason for Max to don infant formal wear.  He was very dapper.

It felt like we were swimming in an ocean of love.  We can't thank mom and dad enough for opening their home to us.  And the hugest of thanks to Kimmie, Steve, Curtis and their families for everything. 

I do so love this group of crazy people.


serenity now said...

So glad you were able to have some well-deserved family time. You look radiant!

Alicia said...

Glad you got some good time with the fam.

Kim and Franklin said...

Seeing these pictures makes me happy. I love your family!

tearese said...

glad your blogging absence was for something good, and not something bad. Looks like you had a lovely time, and yes, he was quite dapper.

Amy said...

Lovin' that boy! And girl! You have such a lovely family and I'm happy to see you around here. :)

Sibley Saga .... said...

Welcome back my friend! I am loving these pics! Your family looks darling and I love to see you happy and smiley. I hereby banish any and all things that threaten to pull you into any more dark and frightening times. It's time for more smiles and red bow ties!!!

angelalois said...

duder! you look FABULOUS. Also, tha pic of him in the hat? in chip's arms? gosh he looks SO MUCH LIKE ALICE. Can't believe it. Congrats on the new little bugger. And you really look great. post-partum life suits you :-)

stacie d said...

I love your family!!

Inspired Kathy said...

Love the picture of you with your siblings. I got to see your parents, Kimmie & Steven last month. Saw Curtis last summer but it's been forever since I've seen you!