March 18, 2009

my big apple family...

Is she not the cutest thing you have ever seen? Talk about a photo to melt your heart! On Sunday after church, I stopped by to visit my only family out here in the big apple--the Buckners. They have 5 kids, and let's just say that kids are something I am not usually surrounded by in this crazy, on-the-go lifestyle of mine. 4 wild boys, 1 adorable girl. The time there included rowdy boys doing rowdy boy type stuff (of which I am not accustomed to) and about 3 tea parties with quite possibly the cutest little girl ever. Lauren is my little buddy and was thrilled when I let her dress up in my jewelry and purse. The funniest moment though was during a short FHE when Jen (the mom) was giving the lesson. She spoke about being a good example and how sometimes it is hard when we feel we are the only one amidst our friends choosing the right. She asked her children for examples in their life and Brandon, who is about 10 I think) blurted out, "Yea, I know what you mean. It is like when voting day comes around and you are the ONLY Republican in your entire school!" Not exactly what she probably had in mind! Anyway, it was so refreshing to be around a "family atmosphere" and just sit back and laugh. I miss being around kids.

1 comment:

  1. So fun! I remember staying with them when we traveled to NYC a long time ago!