We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Sunday, October 18, 2009


So we headed to the city yesterday to see this......

And this....

Nice lips, Uncle Pat. Yep. Our people from Austin flew in to see us. Yep, that's a lie. They flew in to see their teams play football. Crazy. But one team sort of forgot to show up. It was a sorry game for my favorite teacher niece from Texas....but her dad was happy. About as happy as our newest great niece was to see these lips. I am sure they seemed giant to her but she didn't complain. Just smiled and laughed like we all do at Uncle Pat. No pics of my favorite teacher niece from Texas. Not sure why I don't have any pictures...next time I will do better.

Bless her heart. She asked me if teaching got easier and I told her nope. She said so they're all lying to me...yep. She knew it. She just needed someone to tell her the truth.

These two grown-ups brought their people in from St. Louis to us. Yep. Another lie. I think that they came to see MawPaw and Aunt Ellie and Uncle Matson...but bonus for them. We were there. And this little piece of preciousness is why we were there....Chloe Jane made her first car trip to see her extended family. This is what she spent a lot of time doing. Is there anything better than a sleeping baby? Her mother says there isn't.

Great Aunt Lisa found the cutest pink outfit in the whole wide world and managed to purchase it....

and Chloe slept through the opening of the gift and putting it on...

and taking it off. Her mother was thrilled. On a side note, Chloe's mom turned 28 last week. Her uncles felt...well, really old. Her favorite uncle was pretty sure that she was just born a few days ago. And now she is a pretty darn good grown up.

Baby lips are the greatest thing ever.

It was a wonderful day spent with family...we had some sick people, we missed one family because of football games and one member had to race in the mud....I know he was sad that he didn't get to see me. We had some great food and Granny's frosting was superb as usual. Just sayin'.

1 comment:

Allison said...

Hello Kelli, what a fun surprise to hear from you! Aren't blogs great? I love being able to keep up with so many people I wouldn't otherwise be able to. As our blog indicates, we spend as many weekends as possible at the lake. We're 5 miles up the Gravois Arm which is off the 6mm so we're a little ways by water from your in-laws but very close by land. We're about 5 minutes off of Hwy 5 north of Laurie. We just passed through Sunrise Beach today on our way down to Ha Ha Tonka state park. I can't believe how grown up your kids are! Where has time gone? Thank you for getting in touch; it was nice to hear from you. Oh, and your story about the 3rd grader is hillarious.

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17