Monday, March 08, 2010


Last week we shared three wonderful, blissful, happy days with Dan and Bethany in their sweet Virginia home. Did I mention that we had a fantastic time?! In fact, the days flew so quickly that we almost forgot about that fun gadget called the camera. But we did capture a few moments in between all the hugs, games, laughter, and lively chatter.

Literally smothered in hugs!

Time for some baking...mixing up Bethany's famous cookies and fantastic homemade rolls.

Charissa was thrilled to help

Thank you for your hospitality, Dan and Bethany!
We love you!


Erin said...

What cute pictures! I love the last one were Bethany is covering her hand with her own :) I am glad that you all had a great time.

Safe driving home to all of you.

Annie said...

Oh, how sweet! I'm so glad y'all had a nice time with the newlyweds! How fun for Charissa to see Bethany again. :)

Kimberly Ruth said...

Ahhhhh! Sooooo sweet!!!:):)

Jenna said...

I love this post! So precious to see the siblings unite again and all the hugs and kisses:)

Happy that you all got to visit Dan and Bethany, and see their new home!!


Charity said...

Oh... sounds awesome! I agree with Erin - love the last picture. so sweet!

Linda said...

What joy was shown in those pictures! Hard to tell who was more excited.

Amber said...

I can totally feel the excitement y'all had over getting to see your sister again! (Dan too, of course. :) My own sister is getting married soon, and I know how much I'm going to miss her, and how wonderful it will be to visit her in her own home. I'm so glad she isn't moving far away. I'm glad y'all got to see one another and have a good visit. :)

Btw, I don't comment much on here, but I read every post, and I just want to say how fun it is to see your family interacting. I love the love you have for the Lord and one another. I come from a "tiny" family of 8, and when I look at your photos I recognize those happy smiles that can only come from loving family interaction. The smiles seem awfully familiar! :) :) I love you guys, and your bit of music that I've heard, and would love to meet you in person some day. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, how EXCITING! It must have been a VERY happy time for you all(considering the fact that you almost forgot to take pictures:)!
Love the top photo:) Quite cute!

~ An Indiana Aquaintance:D

JoyfulJewels4Jesus said...

Oh! I was looking forward to this post so very much! I'm sure you had such a delightful time seeing Bethany and Dan again! And it looked like Charissa was absolutely delighted to see Bethany, as well!


Kenna said...

Loved seeing the pictures! So cute!
Where's Dan in all these???

Glad ya'll had a wonderful time!!!!

Becca said...

So fun!
It looks like you all had a good time.
I love the first picture with the little ones hugging Bethany.
Too cute.

Our Army of Six said...

Would love Bethany's chocolate chip recipe! Great pictures and I'm glad you got to spend time with them!

Lulu said...

That's sooo sweet! Bethany looks like such a home maker! :)