Monday, May 11, 2009

Where the Wind Comes Sweepin' Down the Plain

Saturday we got the kids up bright and early and headed south to Oklahoma City. We had a packed weekend of visiting lots of old friends.

This is my dear friend, Ashley, who is a speechie that I used to work with. She is still Sophie's "Auntie Ashley," even though it looks like Sophie is scared of her in this picture. It was also great to see my other speechie friend, Jennifer, and her growing, handsome boys!

We had some wonderful friends in Edmond who were our "adoptive parents" while we were college students. Their names are Bill and Amy Arbuckle. We grew very close to them and their kids - Will, Justin and Jemma. Our Will is of course named after both grandpas (William Robert), but we call him Will after Will Arbuckle.

Here are Will and Will:

All 3 Arbuckle kiddos with Will:

I had to throw this one in for my brother - sportin' his Marines' gear:

Saturday night we stayed with my fabulous friend, Heather, who I grew close to in grad school. Her little girl, Emelyn (Emme), is 2 weeks older than Sophie. It was so fun to have the girls together again.

Here are Soph and Emme at 1.5 months:

Emme now:

Kisses for an "old" friend:

Emme was kindly checking Sophie's heart for her:

And yet again, Emme was helping out Sophie - fixing the velcro on her shoe:

We also spent Sunday morning/afternoon with our old church friends, the Carters and the Hagers... might I add how above-and-beyond Kellee Hager went for us in helping clean up Will & Ben's clothes after a massive blowout (Ben's a little old to still be having those).

The last thing on the agenda was a Sunday evening trip to Capitol Hill to visit the kiddos that we used to work with. It was great to see everyone so grown up, and especially beautiful to see two of our kids who are now in college and leading God-honoring lives.


Harrold Family said...

Glad you had a good visit and are back home safely.

Amy in Edmond said...

I'm so glad you could come and visit. We had a great time.

A couple hours after you left the kitchen sink wouldn't drain. After messing with it most of Sunday and paying the plumber 103.00 on Monday, Bill was glad it had waited until you were gone before acting up.

Shyla said...

It was great to see you. Next time you're in town we'll have to have a longer visit.

Andrea Kay said...

You did have a packed weekend! Isn't it fun to see old freinds?? I love the Marine outfit on Will! Too cute!

OK Chick said...

I'm glad you were able to come for a visit. It sounds like a nice time.

Justin is one of my Journey Land kids. I've had him for about 2 years. I love that kid! Sunday, I'll ask him about you. :)