Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Fragments

We spent last weekend at the lake with the Miller family. Tyler became friends with David, and then Andrew, back when they were students at Purdue. Tyler was in both of their weddings, and they were both in his. Last summer, we held the inaugural weekend with both families gathering at the lake for fun, food, and fellowship. It was so well-received, that, after many, many attempts at finding a date (thanks, David!), we did it again. Tyler's parents, 2 brothers, spouses, and baby joined our group for a crazy crowd of family, friends, and floating on Sweetwater. I will admit to being a total photo-taking slacker, but I did get a chance to spend some time in the water enjoying one of the first really summer-like weekends of 2014. :)

Tyler's mom, Kelli took this one of (some of) the group gathered around the water mat.
I did take this one of Noah and his buddy George having some breakfast.

For Christmas, Adam and Courtney gave our whole family 'Team Sweetwater' tank tops with carefully thought-out nicknames printed on the back. The back also has a number, which signifies in what order we joined the Stewart family. Pretty cute. And clever. (I was a little miffed that Jim got to be #1, and I had to be #2, but it was technically correct.)
Last weekend was the first time all of us were actually able to be at the lake at the same time, and I was determined to get a photo. I pictured us all sitting on the dock, arm in arm, water behind us, sun shining,  and faces smiling. Unfortunately, by the time we were all ready for the photo, the rain was falling, the wind was blowing, and we were indoors instead of out. I'll take it. :)

The front view...
the silly view...
and the back view. In number order. The burning question, of course, is "where's number 12?"
Nicknames are, in order: JimPa, StewMama, Dr. "D", The Cow Whisperer, Photo Jen-ic, Jon (Golfs) Daly, Captain Morgan Adam, Shy So Fly, Pastry Princess, Mr. Fancy Pants, and Teach. #wheres#12? #lookinfor#12.

The rest of my week was spent with this little guy, who had his one-year checkup at the doctor. I tagged along, since his pediatrician was one of the team members on my last trip to Haiti. It was good to see Dr. Scott. And good to hear that Noah is healthy and happy.
After the appointment, Jennifer was off to a meeting at JVC, so I took Noah to lunch. I thought he deserved a chocolate chip cookie after all those shots!
We did a little shopping,
and headed back to the house to continue boxing and packing. And boxing and packing.
One last bottle in his cute nursery before moving into temporary housing in the apartment above the vet clinic.
Where's everybody going, Granny?
The good news is that they were starting to pour concrete at the new home site. Please pray for their closing, for the building, and for a stress free transition for Bryan, Jennifer, and Noah.
A sweet smile after a long day...
and dinner at B-dubs to finish it off. Look at that little Sauce Boss. :) I am thankful to Jonathan for coming to help with the moving. Kind of a Golden Rule of helping one another. You may be the next one needing assistance. :) There's lots of moving going on in this family right now.
A beautiful sunrise over the farm to finish off a busy, beautiful week. God bless us, every one!

Linking up with Mrs. 4444 at Half-Past Kissin' Time for Friday Fragments.
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retired not tired said...

Love all of the family time. Hope this weekend is as much!

Doreen McGettigan said...

What a great group you had at the lake and such an adorable baby boy.
For our family it is all about creating those kind of family memories.
Have a fun and safe holiday weekend.