Wednesday, December 03, 2008


One of hardest parts about living away from family is that they don't get to see Hope and Anna enough. It would be great if they could witness all the growth and changes with us, and get to enjoy spending time with the girls. I'm glad we live in an age of airplanes, e-mail, digital cameras and skype so that they can get a good amount of glimpses of what's going on here in Deerfield. I think we've all learned how to make the best of it, and enjoy every minute when we're together.

We are so thankful to our family that were able to come out in the past few weeks. Mom and Dad were able to be here for Anna's birth and took care of Hope while we were in the hospital. Mark's dear Mom flew in on the day my parents left and took care of everything while we were adjusting to being at home. And Robin (Auntie Rah-Rah) was able to be here for Thanksgiving. We know it costs you in money and days off, but we REALLY appreciated getting to spend the time with you all and introducing you to Anna. Thanks for all of your help in cooking, cleaning and taking care of Hope. She really loves you!

Grammy and Anna.

Pappy and Hope the night before Anna's arrival.

Pappy and Anna (not sure why this one is so small)

Nannie and the girls.

Nannie and Hope spent lots of time at the table doing arts and crafts while mommy rested and daddy worked.

We managed to throw together a decent Thanksgiving dinner with Robin.

Auntie Rah-Rah and the girls.


Anonymous said...

Thank you, but the blessing was all mine. I am sorry too that we don't live closer to any of our grandchildren. God is so good though -- He has provided jobs that provide the $$'s and the time off. Those were memories I will treasure forever. Thank you for being so gracious and I love you and Mark and those two dear little girls. Give them kisses from us. Can hardly wait to see you again for Christmas. nannie

Kevin and Keri Sheckler said...

Being away from family can be difficult. What a special time for the Rogers family to have these past couple of weeks.