Aunt Leanne has been missing from the blog lately. Perhaps that's what happens when you move more than 700 miles away :-(
But for those of you eager for an Aunt Leanne fix, this post is for you. First, here is the thank you note she sent us for the birthday gifts. We sent her a bunch of personalized photo gifts because we believe when you're as cute as Leanne is, you should have your photo plastered EVERYWHERE!
So she received a photo calendar, a photo tee shirt,
and photo paper:
Dear Sis Family,
Thank you for
and this paper.
I love it.
Did you notice how I translated just like she types? Although, I think I should have hit the "Enter" key a few more times...love it!
Josie examined that note for the longest time. When I asked her what it said, she replied "I pray for you". I had to laugh because Leanne always tells Josie "I pray for you".
But we saved the best part of this post for last. Travis works for a great company and his job has afforded us the opportunity to move all over the country and live in some really cool places. However, this being 700+ miles away from Mama Hop and Aunt Leanne just won't work. So for many, many reasons (most importantly, as an investment in our relationship as a family), we found a little place here in our new residence where Mama Hop and Aunt Leanne can spend part of the year. Here's how Leanne reacted when we revealed the news:
It's difficult to hear Leanne's response but she immediately inquired as to whether or not we have a Starbucks here! Girlfriend has her priorities - she's not going anywhere without access to Frappuccinos!
We are so excited about this little place we found. It's conveniently located near Starbucks. It has a park right around the corner where the girls can play. It even has a nice little kitchen where Mama Hop can cook up all of her delicious meals and we're all looking forward to that! We plan to have fun making a few cosmetic changes and if all goes well with the inspection/closing (knock on wood) we'll be able to get started in August. Suddenly living so far away from family seems much more bearable!