I always have a lot of fun with this side of the family. They are fun, down to earth, love to play games, and love to eat. My sister, Sara, and my brother, Jon, and I went outside to do some photos. Sara and I aren't afraid at all to act goofy, but Jon thought we were nuts. His facial expressions were priceless. Here are a couple of my favorites...
|Top: posing Korean style / Bottom: I have no idea...Sara and I were totally into though|
|Clockwise from top left: Sara and Dad; me with Dad; me with Grandmother and my stepmom, Debbie; me with my aunt Pam and aunt Tracy|
|Clockwise from top left: me with my aunt Lynn, uncle Ken, and Henry, the pug; Parker and Eva with Henry; me with Eva; Sara and Jon|
So you know I fit into my family well when there were 6 dogs at my aunt and uncle's house. Not all were theirs so don't worry. The one in the picture below was thrown out of the car window near their house. They passed by her curled by the side of the road a couple of times and decided that they couldn't leave her, so they brought her home and named her Lulu. She had mange so they took her to the vet and got her treated. When my cousins met her on Saturday, the kids (otherwise known as the 3 M's) knew that she was their new dog. Here they are with her. Adorable, right?
|Top: the kiddos with their new pup; Bottom: me with Dad and Debbie|
|Sara's non-senior photo session|
Having a going-away party with my family makes it seem pretty real now. I won't be home with them at Christmas. I won't be home for family dinners. I won't be home for Thanksgiving.
But....I will be making amazing memories having the adventure of a lifetime. I will NEVER regret this. And we are blessed with awesome technology today: Skype, Facebook, email, iMessage, etc. By the way, did you know that if you have an iPhone, you will be able to iMessage me for free? Cool, huh?