Tuesday, August 30, 2011

15 Year Anniversary Pics in Mexico

We had a photographer take some fun pics of us in Mexico to celebrate 15 years of J & Al!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

KC trip and glad to see Mammy & Pops

I made a quick but very important trip to Kansas City to be with family and friends for the passing of our Preston. Preston and Cathy are technically my sister's godparents but I didn't even know that until I was a teenager because they have always loved my sister and I the same. They've been there for just about every major milestone in my life. It was a sad but good day. Lots of reflection and thank-fullness and realizing how incredibly blessed I am. We spent the day all together at Cathy's house and did lots of eating, laughing, games, and reflecting with old pictures. Preston will be missed so much. He was such a man of integrity and honesty. He spoke few words but when he did speak it usually always made me listen intently or crack up with laughter. Mom and Dad came down the day after the funeral and we did a fun but very hot picnic lunch in the park.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Our St Louis layover

We had a bit of a layover in St Louis before we got on our plane to Mexico but we had fun going to a cardinals game,driving around my old neighborhood, eating at the Hill, running by the arch and of course eating at white castle

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fwd: Jackson's first day of third grade


> So Jackson is officially a third grader. He is at the same wonderful school he has been attending since first grade. Ms Lynn is his teacher this year. The biggest excitement is that Jackson is doing band and he has chosen the trumpet as his instrument.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Jackson at K-1 for a month

Jackson went to Kanakuk for 28 days! I can't believe he was gone that long! He had a blast. My sweet sister in law Jill picked him up cauz we were in Texas finishing up Camp Barnabas in Medena and visiting family and friends. Jason's parents were also able to be there for closing as well. His three counselors were Jesse, Brooks & Adam. I want to add to this post some fun thoughts from Jackson. But overall: He loved trip. They won honor cabin, loved blobbing, the party barn & camp Sundays! He seemed to bond with his cabin and his counselors stated that he was very wise and mature and was often times a fourth counselor to the rest of the cabin. Oh dear. That's my first born. More than anything I am so grateful that he has this opportunity to get to experience Kanakuk for a month. It is not an opportunity that we take for granted in the Brawner house! We are very blessed!