Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Forever with Family

This morning I met with my midwife and was shocked to realize that this pregnancy is nearly half over--I'm already 19 1/2 weeks along! Somehow the time has slipped by so quickly.

Glimpsing back through the last months of our calendar reminded me why the time has flown by.

Here's a quick rundown:
December 20--NomiAnn and Papa Kay arrive from Omaha, Nebraska.
December 22-24--We take a trip to Switzerland via Annecy and Chamonix.
December 25--Christmas
January 4--Kay and Cathy fly back to Omaha.
January 5-11--Jason travels to Paris for an intensive week of architectural history studies.
January 27-30--Jason's brother Lance comes to visit from Poitiers, where he's studying international business.
February 12-14--We travel to Bern, Switzerland on a ward temple trip.
February 21-March 1--Uncle Lance comes to visit again.
March 12--Grandma Susie and Grandpa Charles arrive from Hyde Park, Utah.
March 13--Aunt Christy arrives from New York.
March 14--Uncle Ben and Uncle Lance arrive.
March 20-22--We take a road trip to Poitiers.
March 23--Christy heads back to New York.
March 24--Charles and Susie fly back to Utah while Lance and Ben fly to Rome.
March 25--Jason's birthday
March 29-April 4--Uncle Adam and Aunt Callie come to visit from Puyallup, Washington
April 5-April 13--Jason's Uncle Merlen comes to visit from Boise, Idaho.
April 14--Our one-bedroom apartment feels strangely lonely and empty with just the four of us.

As you can see, we've been busy. Over the past eighteen weeks, only five of them have been devoid of either family or our own travels. Over the past month, we've only had five days where we were just the four of us.

You'd think that with all of the company, we'd be sick and tired of sharing our place, but in actuality the opposite is true. We feel so fortunate that our families have made such a sacrifice to come and see us: it's been a treat to share Lyon with them. It really does feel kind of strange and empty here without extra folks to share in the laughs, so we're counting down the days until the next person arrives. (Less than a month now, Dad.) :)

P.S. Speaking of fun with family and friends, here are a few favorite pics from our time with Callie, Adam, and Uncle Merlen.


Susie said...

I recognize that trampoline! Brings back good memories.

The Favorite said...

WOW! That is one big list of visitors and fun times!
That is also SO fun to find out that you are far a long in your pregnancy. Hope all continues to go great!