"Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me."

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Summer pictures

Christian with his Auntie at the park. My children just adore her. 

Jonathan spending time with books, of course. This appears a bit ambitious--was he really planning to read all of those books???

Christian just turned one! My mom made them matching vests. So cute!

This picture was while I was at work.

My sister took this picture of Christian while she was visiting.

Cuddling with my kids and their teddy bears after work, because I'm exhausted and I missed them. I still really like my job, but it is not easy and I am arrantly tired when I get home. It can be crazy and stressful, and my feet and legs get sore from standing and walking the whole time. 

I love summer, Tes, our family, and our new home. Not necessarily in that exact order. :)


In June we went to Wisconsin for family camp. 

It was definitely worth the drive to see all of the relatives and connect and just have a good time. The drive itself, while long, was mostly fun as well.

Tes went fishing with my cousins and uncles and caught a number of fish including this nice catfish. I did make him a huge catfish stew when we got home with tomatoes and onions and spices. Just the Ethiopian way. Actually, I put way too much tomato in it. 

Cousin Kate

The kids were either in the water or the sand the whole time. 
I'm already looking forward to next summer! We actually went back to Wisconsin in the end of July to visit our relatives again :) I'm so glad we live closer now than where we did the last couple of years.