Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Boating at My Brother's

Because I had just started posting Leila's adoption story, I didn't get a chance to post pics of our weekend at my brother's house a couple of weeks ago. As most of you know, I am the VERY proud Aunt of three beautiful kids - Jorge, 5, born in Guatemala, Lucy, 4, born in China, and Joe, 1, born in Guatemala. We live in neighboring states, but different states nonetheless, so we don't get to see them as much as we'd like. But when we do, the kids have tons of fun. I just love watching them play together. Leila has always had a very special bond to Jorge. And Mia can't stop saying, "I want to see MY Lucy" the entire three-hour trip. And Joe, well... the girls just smother Joe with tons of kisses and invade his personal space. Poor guy. Here are some pics from our weekend together. This was Mia's first boat ride. She absolutely loved it! Her favorite thing was to, "Go fast! Go fast!" :-) Rob & Shelly - We loved your new boat. We'll be back soon!

The 5 Cousins

Boating 1

Boating 2

Boating 4

Boating 3

Wagon 1

And yes, they are nearly two years apart, yet only 1 shoe size different. ;-)

Lucy Mia Pond

Digital Kit: Journey of the Heart from Oscraps


Annette said...

Awesome photos and scrapbooking! And, oh my, that little Joe is adorable! I just want to squeeze him he's so cute! I really like how you represented each child with the flags... such a neat idea!

redmaryjanes said...

What beautiful children~
And your scrapbooking for your blog is just stunning.
I am looking for an e-mail address for you so I can send you the Starfish info.
Can you e-mail me?

redmaryjanes said...

Oh, I just found it in my e-mail, so I'm all set!

Steffie B. said...

stunning pictures....and great scarp pages! ;)


your scrapbooking is amazing ... i just love all your pictures ... what a legacy your families are leaving ... they are all beautiful children ... looks like you had a fun time ...

thanks for praying for my friends ...

Bella's momma said...

Oh my goodness~ they are stunning babies!!! You should be a proud aunt and a proud momma!!!

What pure joy they all are!

Have a wonderful 4th! and a great weekend~


Bella's momma said...

PS I love the scrapbook pages ~ you are one talented girl!

Joe and Jane said...

You could not have had more perfect weather! The kids are clearly having a fantastic time and you represented it so well with your scrapping. (Really, I should just pay you to do mine!)

And happy birthday Leila!!

Her Royal Highness said...

Gorgeous pages - and I LOVE those quotes!

mommy24treasures said...

these pics are great!!!! Love the clarity and color. Looks like a fun day:)

missy said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family! Your neice and nephews are so precious. And Leila and Mia are stunning, too. You are one blessed lady!

Alyson & Ford said...

Love your scrapping... (I don't know how to even begin...).
Your family is beautiful!!

Alyson LID 01/27/06

JinXiu said...

Love the new photos and scrapbooking. You are so talented.
The children are so beautiful and it looks like they had a a super fun time.

Love the internation flare
reminds me of my family

happy 4th

Michelle said...

Hi Michelle!

Thanks so much for visiting our blog and for your kind words and prayers!!

Wow...your blog is just beautiful as well as the scrapbook pages you have made...beautiful!!!

And your girls are sooo adorable!!!

Somewhere In The Sun said...

I love your scrapbooking! And how cool to have such a diverse family!