Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Friends even more then family

For the past week Kate, Finn and I have been lucky enough to have my two aunts here with us. My mom's sister and my dad's sister hopped on a plane in Portland, OR and came to visit, teach, and play. That seems rare to me, would anyone else's family do something like that? Well they did and it was a great time. We snuck into the garden where Kate and I were married, toured Union station and snuck into a train car room, drove to Parke County to take in some Covered Bridges and eat great fudge. They baby sat Finn and paid for Kate and I to go out to dinner. Usually you have to pay your babysitters but these ladies had a different economy. Through it all I realized that I really liked hanging out with my Aunts. There was a lot of laughter through out the week and some great tips for cooking a roast. Thank you Aunt Brigade, you made our week. You are both such amazing, strong women and I love you as much for being family as I do for being my friends.


Jamie said...

It was great to get to know you as a father and husband. The last time we were together you were single, then a newly wed. It was fun to become friends. It was also a very comfortable vacation. I loved taveling with Bum and you and Kate made us feel so welcomed and accepted. I'm so happy we got to spend time with Kris and Tom even though it was short. They are so much fun! I'm glad you have such wonderful people surrounding you. Just the hanging out was fun and deciding within minutes of what we were going to do, it was all cool. We did shift right into a routine of doing with little communication, like we all knew our jobs. I enjoyed my time with Kate when you went out. We get to spend so little time together. I loved it and can hardly wait to come back!

The only thing is that we went to such a different relationship place that it was doubly hard to leave and I continued my crying on the airplane. I miss you all!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Jamie and Roxanne,
just a quick note to say thanks so much for the salmon,(if Tom is lucky there will still be some when he gets home from Chicago tomorrow!)it is so good!! Tell Myron thanks too!
Also thanks for the time we got to spend with you, we enjoyed it so much, and I know Kate loved having you guys too!
See you real soon I hope, and Godbless! Kris

Anonymous said...

Dear jamie and Roxanne,
would you by any chance barter a trade for the recipe of the yummy "candy" salmon??!! It was so good, and I would love to try making it. I know it will not be any where close what you guys can do up there, but close might be good enough"!! I have Grandma Anderson's sugar cookie recipe, and/or Aunt Ruthies sour cream apple pie recipe!? Both are really good, and world renown! Love ya both Kris