Thursday, July 9, 2009

Well, wonders never cease.

And no, I'm not talking about the fact that I'm actually posting after a week has come and gone since my last post. If you can even call what I wrote last time an actual "post". Although, it is a small wonder that I'm finding making time to sit down and give some attention to my little blog, read by a few faithfuls.

The wonders that I speaketh of are many, though. So I will proceed. You're welcome.

I might, in fact, be referring to the wonder that we finally made it down to California to visit part of Billy's side of the family after having not been for about a year and a half. Too long!

And it's possible that I might be speaking of the wonder of quality time spent just "being" together...
(We started missing you the moment we stepped into the car to leave Tia Gina, Uncle Joe, Dani, Gabe, Ang, Noah, Micah, and baby Lily!)

...and to the wonder of God's creation provided for our enjoyment (and for our cooling off)...
...and to the wonder that IS Puerto Rican Lechon, rice, and beans prepared lovingly by Billy and his uncle (while wearing aprons - why don't I have a picture of that?) (and homemade cheesecake that wasn't around long enough to get a picture of)... ...and to the wonder that kids have for the simple joys of the sprinkler (have I mentioned the cooling off part?)...

...or not...
...and to the wonder of the hand and "bottom" prints...
...which they happened to think looked like a bunny's head. I didn't argue with them.

...and to the wonder of...

(need I say more?)

...and to the wonder of beautiful babes...



(See that boy on the dock? Yup, that's my oldest. And that's about as still and about as close as I could get for a picture the whole time we were there.)

(I couldn't resist, Dani. You ARE one of the beautiful babes.;))

...and the fact that God even gives us the privilege of caring for them.

But the best wonder of all that I might be referring to would be witnessing one of God's miracles in person. The birth of one of God's creations never gets old to me and I couldn't have received a greater blessing to send us off on our way home.
Welcome to this big, crazy, loving, all-up-in-your-business (in a good way), amazing family, sweet baby Lily!! We love you!


...aaaaand...I'm done. And it only took 2 hours 8 minutes 23 seconds (ok, maybe a smidge more), 20+ photos, and more brain cells than I could stand to loose to do it. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. Wonders never cease.

Speaking of wonders (which I have been, in case you just skipped to the bottom of this post), it's a wonder that you kind people stuck around through that highly overdue monstrosity of a long post. Kudos to you.

Now, if I could just get that "The Contents of my Purse" post, that has you all waiting on pins and needles, drafted. Now that would be a wonder....





11 comments:

Amber said...

About ding-dang time. But...I'm not going to hound you too much since I'm proud of you for dedicating time to the ole family. You know I'm just a bit bitter by your bloggy absence because it makes me look better when other people spend WAY too much time on the ole keyboard. But...enough about me. AHEM.

Those pictures are so good! And look at you with the mad photog skilz. All side-ways-ie and stuff. NICE!

And can I just say, "I KNOW!" in my best Monica Geller voice to the whole taking 2 hours and 5011 minutes to upload pictures to a blog post. HATE it, girl. HATE it.

Aye-ight. Gonna wind it down...before I sceere off your other readership.

Mighty M said...

It wasn't that long!! I love the name Lily!! Great pics - sounds like a wonderful trip for all of you!!

MamaBear said...

Can I hire you to get ME caught up on blogging? Seriously! I am SO behind I don't even know where to start most days. I have 4 photoshoots in the next 3 days. There is NO time for blogging and when I DO make time for it, I'm too overwhelmed to do anything about it. Ugh.

Family of 5 said...

Aww,,,your back! And what a refreshing post it was, not that your others aren't...but all those water pics with the cute kids and all fun...those are refreshing on a hot day! Love days like those! What a beautiful baby girl Lily is! Precious!

Gretchen said...

Beautiful, Cathy. All of it. But I'm so in awe of that beautiful preggo belly and little, sweet Lily saying her hellos.

I give you a hat tip and major kudos, for I know the toil of loading pics. Well done. Glad you had fun.

Jenny said...

What a beautiful family! I love Puerto Rican food.

And... did you change your hair?! i love it!

Muha

Carpoolqueen said...

Love the pic of you and the baby. Cuz you know how crazy I can get around a baby, and you have that same look in your eye.

Your husband had best be careful.

Mich said...

Just thought I would stop by and see who one of my sisters favorite bloggy friends was.

love your post. loved all the pictures. Beautiful family.

I enjoyed my visit. It was nice seeing who "cathy" is on all of Amber's comments.

God bless!

Becca said...

What great pictures! :-)

Amanda P said...

Oh, you silly girl. We all know what's in your purse because we have them too...so you can let go of that one and just keep the photos rolling in because you have a beautiful family!!

Basking in the Son said...

That makes me homesick! Gina looks GREAT! I love the picture of her and Emma.