Monday, June 20, 2011

Weekend Perfection

This past weekend was perfect in every aspect of the word. My Dad called me up on Thursday and said:

"Hey Jenny, I've got a crazy idea for you. What if we came up for the weekend?"
Crazy? Nah, maybe the idea was a little cramped sounding (we only have 1 spare single bed). It might sound a little like me cleaning the house like mad the next day, but crazy? More like wonderful! Who could say no to being with their Dad on Father's Day? Not me! I relish every chance I get to see these people. They are my favorites.

So Saturday morning my parents packed up my two youngest siblings (there are 6 of us total) and made the 4 hour trek to our apartment. My parents are pros at this by now. All of our family lives 8 plus hours away and most of the time all 8 of us rode together in a van. Traveling with only 2 kiddos in a regular car for once? No problem!

Anyway, once they got to our place we spend the rest of the day having fun just being together, eating, shopping at our favorite outdoor apparel store, and watching Tangled. Perfect, and again I say perfect. On Sunday, my family was able to see us lead worship at our church! It meant a lot to me for them to witness such a big passion in our lives. Then to put a big fat cherry on top, we went to lunch with Jonathan's parents at the best southern comfort food type of restaurant I have ever been to. (It's so good that we go there almost every Sunday.)

Oh, and we snapped some pictures too!

Aren't they just adorable? They both have my mom's moon shaped eyes. I love those baby blues!
The classic family Father's Day photo
 They would! My parents are so silly sometimes. Now you know that I come by it honestly! If you only knew the amount of silly pictures I have taken in my lifetime...let's just leave it at that.
Could we pass as parents of an 11 and 8 year old...at 22 and 23? Haha! Maybe we'll still look like this after having a few youngsters...maybe.
I love my Daddy! He and Jonathan are my heroes!

I love my life with Jonathan, but I really didn't want to see them go. I guess you realize just how much family means to you with age. One thing is for sure, I am incredibly blessed by them!

I hope you all had wonderful weekends as well!


30 comments:

Bethany G said...

These pictures are so adorable.
I SO know what you mean about leaving your fam when you get married.
I miss my fam dearly- they mean so much to me!

LOVE your dress!

Cathy Marsh said...

You have the same amount of siblings as me except with me i have four brothers and a baby sister all of them are younger than me and car trips are hectic.

Ashley Somawang said...

Looks like you had a great weekend:) Family time is always the BEST!!

Bon Bon said...

Family time is the best! So glad you could have a special spur of the moment weekend together. You all are adorable:-) xoxo

Live Joyful said...

You have the most stunning blue eyes! Glad you enjoyed your weekend :)

Alyss said...

Aww that's the best. Love family time! I love the moon shaped description. So right on.

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Alyss said...

Wow. Four times, Alyss? Geez.

Emily said...

Yay for spur of the moment trips! Glad you had a great time with the folks and kiddies.

And don't you love finding a restaurant you absolutely love and have it become your go to place!?

Alexis Kaye said...

How fun that you got to share it with him! fathers are awesome! :) And I really love your hair dark!

Natalie said...

Love the family photos! =D

Miss Willow said...

This makes my heart happy :) I so wish I could have spent the day with my Daddy (alas, Texas is nowhere near Minnesota...womp, womp.)...so happy you were able to have this time with yours!

Rachel at Eat and Write said...

Looks like you guys had a great time - sometimes reconnecting with family is just what you need!

christine donee said...

I definitely feel more appreciative of the time I have with family the older I get.. like, when my mom would make my bed for me. I really appreciate that now.

The Soul Anchor said...

Oh my goodness, what a fun family! I'm glad you got to see your father on Father's Day, that's really awesome.

Sydney said...

That's so precious! I agree, you realize how important and how much you love family when they're not around!
I grew up with six kiddos as well, I understand the car thing etcetra :)

Lori said...

Such a beautiful family! Gorgeous pictures :)

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

What a beautiful family you have! And I am LOVING your pretty dress! :)

Gelai said...

i love the family portraits! Happy fathers day to your dad, miss beautiful! :)

Laura said...

Ah, looks and sounds like a wonderful time. I love your dress!!
Laura
www.luluanddumps.blogspot.com

Just me said...

What a BEAUTIFUL family!

Tatiana said...

You've got such a gorgeous family! So cute! I'm glad you were able to have a great father's day with your fam.

Amylou said...

That sounds like an amazing father's day weekend! I'm sad because I was away from my daddy, but hopefully this weekend will be our chance to spend time together!
Loved the cute photos of your family!

Recovering Church Lady said...

Yay for families! As the mom to grown sons, there is nothing I love better than my house full of my guys and their sweethearts! And someday grandbabies!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh these pics are adorable!

Laura said...

thanks for visiting my blog! and yes, my dogs name is Apple Dumpling, for her color. :)
Thanks again,
Laura.
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LCR said...

girl, you are beautiful! your eyes are unreal.
Your family looks like tons of fun, and seems like you had a great fathers day celebration:)
xo
L

Monique said...

Such a lovely post and what fun pictures! Glad you were able to spend time with your Dad on Father's Day!

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