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A Day at the Park

It’s been almost a month since I posted here. I didn’t realize that it had been so long, and although I could give you a string of excuses, none of them are really good enough to justify an absence of a whole month. The last couple of weeks, in particular, have been eventful. We waited around for a couple of days in Spangdahlem and then caught a flight on a C-17 to Washington. Brad flew with us and informed me that hanging out in a small airport with three small children for two days really made for a very enjoyable and relaxing weekend. Either work is really bad, or he is a really nice guy. Probably both. We spent the night in a hotel in Seattle and the next afternoon Brad flew back to Germany so he could be back at work on Monday. Thank you, Brad!

We have spent the last two weeks at my parent’s house, and it has been wonderful. Annika is missing her Daddy and the bakery, but is enjoying many things that we don’t get to experience in Germany. She can go in and out as she pleases, and has been happy to spend hours on the “tramp-o-bean” (trampoline) and in the “hot swimming cool”  (the hot tub).  All three of my girls are getting spoiled by their Oma and Opa, and they are in love with Uncle Nate. We’ve gone on long walks, we’ve watched Nathan play tennis, we went to two farmer’s markets, and yesterday we took Annika to the beach. She jumped and splashed in the waves until she was soaked. The weather has been beautiful, and if Brad were here I would be completely happy.

Today we took Annika and the babies to a “castle park.”  We had a great time, and these are the only pictures of the trip I have edited so far, so they are the ones you get to see first. (You can see a few more pictures of our trip on my Mom’s blog.)

Laura Black - Erica these pictures are beautiful. Your girls are darling, and the joy on your moms face is priceless. You deserve some kind of award for making the trip in a C-17!!! Brad gets the husband of the year award for making the trip just to make it easier for you, that is just precious, that is love
Thanks for sharing your beautiful family
Laura

Monica - You know I don’t mean to get emotional everytime I see your pics but those girls are just so sweet and precious and it makes me miss you all so much! I love that Elise and Lucy are doing those HUGE baby smiles! I bet Anni is loving her time wiht your awesome mom and dad!! You look great ERica. I’m glad you’re enjoying your family time!

Cristine - I’m with Monica… I can’t help but get emotional when I see pics of you guys! Lucy and Elise are getting so big and I LOVE their smiles! Anni looks like a big girl and it makes me happy and sad at the same time. And you look GREAT!!!! Hope you enjoy your time with family. I wish El Paso was closer to Washington! Love you guys!

P.S. Kudos to Brad for flying with you guys! He is awesome!

Erin - I loved those photos Erica. Looks like you guys are having a great time. It is so fun to have the grandparents really get to know our kids.

Your hair looks super cute, short like that. Also, I just looked at your mom’s blog..do the twins sleep together in the same crib? Funny, the dynamics of twins.

Amanda - Pretty sure that I have a similar photo of those tires…when we were 8. :) Can’t wait to see you guys!

Shari Davis - Your girls are beautiful!!!! I couldn’t help but smile when i saw these pictures!

Wendy - can I just say that I check this every day and I’m so excited for these new pictures! I CANNOT WAIT to see you and these cute little babies next week!

Taniel - Oh yeah, photos! It’s about time. I am still considering coming out, but I keep going back and forth. After seeing these pictures, I want to come see you so bad again. You look great, by the way.

Britteny Grow - I love all of these pictures. It is so fun to share a few momments with you. Plus, your girls are just so cute they are always fun to look at. Can wait to see you.

Carrie - Erica! Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog the other day…made my day! I’m so happy you left it too, because it made me realize I haven’t been on yours in forever and I’m DYING over how stinkin ADORABLE your babies are! Ahhhhh! Cutest things ever!!! All 3 girls are just stunning and you are such an incredible photographer! I love it! Definitely coming back often! :)

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