We've been blessed to be married for nine years and to see our family grow in beautiful ways. It doesn't seem that long ago that we were battling the heat inside the now-closed Church of St. Philip, but at the same time it seems like a different lifetime. Nina has been a part of our life for over half our marriage and Pip has inserted herself with authority too.
The girls have been fairly nice to each other recently and play together more and more. They invent some games, tell some stories, and like to make each other laugh. Yesterday, in the car, Pip said, "Hey Nina, let's hold hands." When Nina asked why, Pip responded, "Because we're sisters!" The hand-holding lasted about 3 seconds, but the quote was still cute. Also, Pip insists that the days of the week go "One-day (Monday), Twos-day, Threesday..." Nina is attempting to steer her right. Our family has loved trips to the pool more than ever as Pip has taken to the lazy river while Nina cannot get enough swimming in the deep pool. She loves to go underwater, touch the bottom with her feet, and bounce back up with a variety of games.
We got to see a fair amount of family recently when Cassie came back to be in a wedding down the street and Erin Nak graduated. It was wonderful to see Paul, John, Esther, Lara, Shane, and the boys. Luckily, there were some cool parties like the Aquatennial to help console us once they all left.
"They call them the Twin Cities, ya know"