We were thrilled with the timing and location of the Fair Trade Conference this year – the week before Easter and in Westminster, CO. This is a conference that Aunt Jennie often attends. Naturally, we were pretty vocal in our desires to have her out for the conference and for the weekend afterwards. The best part of this was when Jen and J became parents through the beautiful and arduous process of adoption just 5 weeks prior…which meant that all three of them could come out and we’d have to chance to meet Baby Girl and enjoy their company over Easter! It was wonderful and we were SO thankful that they were brave first-time parents flying across the country with our sweet niece/cousin!
We saw them briefly for dinner on Monday night at our home before they headed north for the conference. Then we drove up to see the fair trade expo, to help out a bit and to grab dinner with them on Wednesday evening. And by Thursday night, they were back by us for the long weekend!
I would simply LOVE to show you Baby Girl’s darling face, but that will have to wait for a few more months… Suffice it to say, she’s beautiful and loves to be snuggled!! Micah and I took turns snuggling her a whole bunch – I think I may have even finished a book during their visit. =)
Monday Night dinner and hang out:
Wednesday at the fair trade conference (we did the butterfly pavilion while we were up there, but I’ll save that for another post):
On Thursday night, we enjoyed merging our two sides of the family together. Grandma Cleve was in town helping Ashley and Zach to move so we were thrilled to get to have dinner all together (sadly, minus Zach)!
Other highlights from the weekend together included some workouts in the park, walks, bike rides, making paper airplanes, playing memory/matching, reading books, going to church and out for ice cream, enjoying Easter dinner at the Jonker home, and Jen, J and Mike floating (*milestone for Jen and J) while I got the chance to babysit Baby Girl! Oh, and I can’t forget laughing while the boys fed Aunt Jennie her Good Friday meal while holding Baby Girl! We sure had a lot of fun hosting these guys!
Thanks for honoring us by having your first flight with Baby Girl be out to Colorado to see us! We were so excited to have you all with us again! Both boys expressed their desire to have you live in town after you left. =)