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We're back!

We are back from our 12 day trip to Wisconsin. We had a fabulous time! The weather was perfect and it was so great to catch up with friends and family. Traveling with a 1, 3, and 5 year old was not exactly a piece of cake. I think Evie's age (15 mo) is the absolute worst for air travel. I am sure that those sitting around us on the plane agreed. :/

We arrived at my parents' at 4:30 in the morning after our flight was repeatedly delayed. Thankfully the kids all slept in late the next day. We spent time catching up with extended family and seeing both sets of my grandparents. I loved this photo of J and I and my grandpa out by his garden.

We then did a road trip to Madison to spend time with our friends there. This gave my mom and dad time to get things ready for my sister's wedding which was at their farm.

My dear friends, Emily and Heather. Emily (in the middle) is the one who pumped all of the milk for Evie.

We also had the opportunity to meet up with Emilie, who we traveled with in Ethiopia. She and her husband adopted two children, ages 2 and 4. It was great to see them!

My brother, Nathan (aka Noodles) helping set up outside for the wedding

My sister, Emily, the bride

My new brother-in-law, Fin, and his dad

We spent the 4th at a campground with my extended family.

On the 5th, we went on our much anticipated visit to Margie's farm.

Thank you to all who made our trip so wonderful.


  1. Welcome back! We missed you! So many wonderful pictures. You and your sister are absolutely gorgeous!

  2. ahem (this is Dan). I think you left off the part of your sentence that says, "and dan is usual."

  3. Must I always state what is so obvious to us all? Dan, I was thinking debonair as well as your usual dashing...

  4. and your sis look so much alike...both gorgeous!!! looks like the wedding was fabulous! i love all of your sewing projects...from the ethio[ia project to the little dress for indigo, your work really amazes me! so funny that people were stoppping you to give advice on E's hair! glad you were able to find a solution. our big prob is our climate is way too dry for M's skin...he needs to bathe in aquaphor. you are a beautiful mama!

  5. Wow! It does look like you had a wonderful time! Welcome home to Texas heat though huh?

    Your sister looked radiant! Uncle Noodles looks like he's a lot of fun!

    Oh, yeah, and, uh, Dan looks dashing, I guess? HA! ; )

  6. Looks like my kind of fun! Congrats to your sister and brother-in-law. Glad you had fun times together.

  7. Welcome back ~ what a splendid family time!!

    Congratulations to your sister ~ what a lovely and intimate setting!!

    Wonderful pics too!!


  8. What a perfect vacation that looks like! You and your sister are so beautiful and classy. I am sure it was nice to get away as a family.

  9. Looks like you had a great vacation (minus plane delays...grrrr) and you were busy! One of these days when you get back up here we should try to get together, that would be fun! :)


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