Before leaving I was pretty nervous about flying with Joseph by myself. I think because our plans were last minute I didn't have time to mentally prepare myself, so I stressed a lot about how exactly I was going to get through the airport (because, you know, babies come with so. much. stuff.). Luckily, everything went smoothly.
|Joseph's first plane ride!|
Once we made it to Texas, Joseph was in baby heaven - he got to nurse any time he wanted, he got loved on, doted on and played with by all his aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandpa - basically anything he wanted he got...as soon as he wanted it.
Here are a few pictures from the week.
|Joseph and cousin Clare|
|Joseph meets Aunt Dinora|
|Aunt Kristin, cousin Beth and baby Clare|
|Beth, Uncle Joe and Joseph|
|Clare is checking Joseph out|
|Joseph meets Aunt Jeannette|
|Grandpa is so cozy to sleep on|
I also enjoyed learning more about my grandparents and watching a beautiful video put together by my Aunt Kristin from my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary. It was so sweet hearing their voices again and listening to them talk about their relationship. It was quite obvious how much they loved one another and their children. What a blessing to have such a large, loving family!
|Aunt Nancy, Aunt Margo, Alicia and Joseph|
|Joseph with Aunt Marie|
|Joseph with Aunt Beth|
|Alix and Clare|
|Abby and Joseph|
|Aunt Alyse, Joey and Joseph|
(I think this is my favorite picture from the week)
I had a hard time not posting every. single. picture. that I took. I'm a little obsessed with my sweet Joseph and my awesome family. It was great seeing you all last week - I love you all!
|I love you Grandma!|
A Prayer for Grandma - "Sweet Alice"
God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.
Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.
In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.