July 23, 2008


Luke can sit up on his own in his baby chair (pictures soon).
Jake can help Mommy read Go, Dog, Go although it sounds like doe, dog, doe.

July 14, 2008

Life and Times

On Friday my great-grandmother passed away. She was 92 and had lived a full life and had a wonderful family. We were amazed at the funeral by the list of names of descendants that had preceeded her in death, 1. She had 7 children, 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. Wow. She married my great-grandfather two years after the great depression began. Wow.

I really thought a lot about the difference between her generation and mine. They didn't use credit cards. They paid their houses off, even bought lake houses and paid those off, stayed with the same company forever, saved, saved, saved, and weren't completely overwhelemed by the amount of things they felt and were told they needed. She lived in a modest size house (which was more than adequate for our family gatherings) and she knew which soda and food that each grandchild preffered. She set a great standard for our family.

Also, my sister came over and spent the day this Monday. How fun! We haven't spent much time together really since I left for college. Jake hit the door running when he saw her and wrapped himself around her legs when she was half way down the walk. We watched the boys swim, snooze, and we even worked on a little project.