Michelle and Becky have lived Asia for most of their adult lives and it is where their kids call home. We often go 3 or 4 years in between visits, so when we do get together everyone has a blast. So much so, that when they left, we were all a little depressed knowing how long it would be before we see them again. When Jude heard it would be 2 years before he would see his cousin Charis, he broke down in tears.
Clutching a picture of his cousin Charis, Jude said, "But Mom, that's two whole summers and then two whole winters. And what if I lose her picture!" It was heartbreaking to see. Post-departure sadness aside, we had an amazing time. I can't believe how fast they grow up. Michelle and Becky, you have such wonderful amazing children. We love you guys.
|Not to be slowed down by a 27 hour trip from Thailand and Cambodia, everyone headed for the pool.|
|When it's 100 degrees everyday, swimming is about all you can do outside.|
|Nerts (this sort of a speed, group solitaire) has been a family staple for 30 years.|
|Here is the crew, spanning in age from 2 to 18.|