Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Boo Boo & Ya Ya

A couple of weeks ago, we were blessed by a visit from my S-I-L, Kathy (affectionately known at "Ya Ya" by the kids) and our niece, Kelsey (affectionately known as "Boo Boo" by the kids). They flew in so we could all celebrate Murphy's graduation together.

Kathy and Kelsey don't make it down from Michigan often, nor do we make a trip often make to see them. So, we treasure our precious time together, and this visit was no exception.

Kathy actually arrived when Madi and I were at Girl Scout camp. It worked out great because it gave Aunt Kathy a couple of days to bond with Charlie one-on-one. They had a blast. By the time Madi and I entered the picture again, it was clear that Aunt Kathy and Charlie were tight. Madi has always adored her Aunt Kathy, so they picked up right where they left off, too.

Despite ugly weather, we enjoyed family time, hanging out, sharing our love of good food, and even some pool time.

Kelsey's time with us was limited to the weekend. She's a sophomore at Michigan State now, and it's amazing how she's transformed into this beautiful young woman. Kelsey always has been a beautiful person, but each year seems to add another layer of charm. I can't wait to see how God works in her life, and what good things she'll do. She's already in a nursing program to specialize in Hospice care. That ministry obviously takes a very special person.

We just received word that Kelsey's going to come back for a few weeks this summer. Apparently, she misses all of us already:)  We miss her, too, so we are totally psyched that we will get more time with her!

Here are some photos from our time together. You can kinda tell which ones were taken by the little man...