Monday, January 18, 2016


Good morning, it is Monday.

Friday Maren and I took off of work, pulled the littles out of school and drove in a caravan with Maren's family down to Wilsonville Oregon for a memorial service for Maren's uncle John. His memorial service and following reception was a mix of his family who saw relatively little of him over the last 15 years, and a group of folks from Wilsonville who have know him only for the last 15 years. It is interesting how people have different seasons in their lives, and I'd say over the course of this weekend we learned that John was a true blessing to the A.A. and the literature communities in Wilsonville.
We stayed the night in Wilsonville and were able to hang out with cousins on Saturday morning before driving back home.
As many funerals are, they are chances to catch up with people you don't get to see all the time. Hansen and Lillie (as well as the adults) got to hang out with cousins from North Carolina and Indianapolis. There were many other kids/cousins who didn't make this picture, it was great to see them all together having fun with each other.
Here is a picture of a picture of one of the pictures on the picture table. This is the cousins of Maren's generation. The kids were perfectly aged together as are our kids now (see previous picture). From L-R: Stef, Amy, Annie, Melanie, Maren, and Ethan.

See you tomorrow.

1 comment:

Amber said...

The vintage vs. new cousin pics are amazing!