I'll let the pictures really do the talking for how awesome my weekend was!
|Sometimes I am dismissive of the beauty of the midwest - but it's out there, and I was reminded of it on my drive on Saturday when I encountered a beautiful field of sunflowers! Of course the picture doesn't do it justice!|
|We all ate al fresco - even the kiddos!|
|I love my little red-headed nephews! I think Charlie is going to look a lot like James - but with curly hair!|
|We celebrated James's 8th birthday. Getting Andrew, James, and Matthew to all look at the same camera at the same time was impossible!!|
|I snatched my niece Anna from my sister-in-law's arms the minute she walked in the house! I hadn't seen my brother Chad and his family for 8 months so I was VERY excited to see this little lady!!|
|Anna and Charlie are 4 months apart but are basically the same size! They played together pretty well at first...|
|But then Anna got a little bit aggressive - which Charlie did NOT like. She's trying to sort of ride on his back in this photo!|
|James and Kolin (Kolin is Anna's brother) were up early the next morning. The boys had hot cocoa, mom and I had coffee. :)|
|I think Anna will be walking VERY soon!|
|Grandpa and Anna!|
Like I said, it was a wonderful weekend and I feel like I truly relaxed this weekend. Don't get me wrong - I have had an enjoyable summer and have relaxed, but my pending CFA results were always in the back of my mind... It's kind of like waiting to really, truly exhale for 7+ weeks. It's nice to put that exam in my past and focus on enjoying my freedom!
My only regret is not getting a photo of Anna and my 5 nephews!! They aren't all together very often so I am kicking myself for missing this opportunity to get a picture. Hopefully we'll all be back together for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Do you have freckles? If so, do you like them? If not, do you wish you had freckles? I have always just sort of accepted the fact that I have freckles so am sort of ambivalent about them. But when people see me in person I get a lot of - 'whoa, you have a lot of freckles' comments! I am a little bit envious of my little sister as she has this cute dusting of little freckles instead of blotches like I have!