Thursday, January 3, 2013

With Our NY Kids

A few days after Christmas, John and I traveled to New York to spend some time with our daughter, Jill, Brad and their children, Ryan, Brenna and Shaela.
 Our 5 1/2-hour drive turned into an eight+ one but we finally made it safe and sound.
 Raider is a great traveling companion except that he thinks he can only do potty in grass...
dry, green grass... let's just say he spent way longer than usual outside.

 gift time
 seeing their new home
 Raider (the Schnauzer) and Rudy (the Yorkie-poo) did very well together.  Rudy was a gracious host.
From their appearance, Raider and Rudy look the same size.  But Raider is a stocky and compact 20-pounds and Rudy is a fluffy, curly 12-pounder under lots of fur.
Raider is not agile and even has trouble doing steps.  Rudy is light on his feet and bounces and dances like a feather.
 We enjoyed sitting in as Brad led a Sunday School class and hearing Jill as she played her violin during Worship time at their church.
Afterwards, it was lots of giggles through lunch.
 New Years Eve was spent playing, "Don't Eat RUDY", (their version of Don't Eat CASHEW), eating delicious food Jill made and watching the sweet movie, Nanny McPhee.
 All but one (youngin') stayed awake to see the ball drop and welcome in 2013
 Dear Brad and Jill
Jill and her parents
My Beloved and I
beginning another year together.
(pretty scarf and earrings are from Jill and family)

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14

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