Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pictures = 1000 Words

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then I think I'll keep it simple.

Some pearls I've learned along the way:
Families can be simple but not easy.
Parenting is guerilla warfare.
Find the joy and bring your kids along.
Quantity time matters.

John and Jack waiting for Marie at the Frankfurt Airport... it was 5:45am.

Me and Jack - we know the flight has landed, but she's working her way through immigration and baggage claim. Looks like I could use a Diet Coke, eh?


John took this great picture from the other direction - with Jack snapping the camera, I guess the other folks were looking to see which rock star was arriving.

Jack, Marie, and me.

John and Marie - don't they look happy?

So glad she had a great semester at the LDS BC - gotta love Christmas break in Germany.

The casually-strolling-back-to-the-parking-garage look.

I added it since because I can still embarass some of my people. ☺

After a quick nap, I drug Marie up to the Heidelberg Int'l School Fall Festival. Flower's grade was in charge of face painting... Marie was such a good sport to get her face painted too.

Joe and Flower - terrific students and a real support to the school. I love these guys.

Marie, Joe, and Flower

Marie, "I look funny without my glasses."
Flower, "Are we done yet?"
Joe, "Last one, then I'm outta here, right?"

FINALLY - all four together!
Joe, Jack, Flower, & Marie.
My people finding their way back to one continent is where it's at.


  1. LOVE IT!!! What a beautiful family--have a wonderful reunion together!

  2. yeah! This is so fun! Have a great break there!

  3. Great family pictures! I love reading about your adventures.

  4. How great to have everyone together!!! Love all the pictures and the fun face painting... your kids are good sports! Hope you are having a great time with everyone!

  5. Hi Julia! Your family looks so beautiful and happy. Have a Happy New Year!

  6. Beautiful people. I can't believe how tall Flower is getting! She's supposed to be the little one, after all. . .