Alia, Mikayla, Annika and Zac at my Dad and Margaret's house after a refreshing dip in their pool!
Me and the kids on Ma'am and Mr. B's front porch (one of the houses where I grew up)
Many of the family gathered after the BBQ at Ma'am and Mr. B's house
Grandma and Grandpa Boerding (Kel's parents)
Matthew (Jeff and Lea's son)
My brother John and sister-in-law Sheila, my niece Emma, and nephew Jack
My niece Annika (Stacy and Scott's daughter)
My nephew Jack
Alia and Emma
My niece Mikayla (Stacy and Scott's daughter)
My Mom's mother Grandma Faulstich with her grandchildren (me and John) and great-grandchildren (Alia, Zac, Emma and Jack)
Kelly and her beloved Ron
Great-Grandma Guenther and Ga-Ga with the grandchildren
Me and my Ma'am (the woman who nurtured and loved me after my own Mother passed away, as well as many years before that!)
Great-Grandma with Poppy (my Dad), Zac, and Alia
The kids together
Stacy and her husband Scott
Great-Grandma Guenther and Baby Alice (Margaret's daughter Lyle and son-in-law Bill's baby)
We had a really wonderful trip back to St. Louis in August. We tried to make it back to visit Grandpa Guenther before he passed away, but alas, it wasn't meant to be. We did get to spend time with the Grandmothers and many other members of our extended family. Alia, Zac and I were spoiled by everyone. Stacy and Scott put up with us as we took over their house with our suitcases, Red Hot Riplets, Imo's Pizza, White Castles etc.
Though we live many, many miles away, and it had been 4 years since we'd seen everyone, it was like it was yesterday. We love you! We miss you!