Finally! After a long DrakeCity drought, we are finally giving you an update. Below are several pictures from our time together with my mom, sister Steph and our two nieces Caden and Olivia. We had a wonderful time with them while they were here with us at the beginning of the year, and we have missed them every day since they left. Praise the Lord for family!
Grandma Jo with her four little Hershey's bars (Noah, Levi, Olivia, Caden)
We have about 10 fantastic pictures of this same pose. Hammin' it up!
Caden and Noah had a blast playing together the entire two weeks.
We had great fun hanging out with our good friends Erman and Ba?ak.
Caden and Olivia were a little more effective in the silly-face picture game.
Marsha and my mom enjoyed a trip to Ephesus to see some great history.
Touring Istanbul...Steph, Caden and Mom in front of the famous Blue Mosque.
Mom, Caden, Noah and Steph posing in front of the amazing Hagia Sophia.
Noah and Levi always enjoy boat rides, including this one up to the Black Sea.
We took a tour boat up along the Bosphorus Strait to the Black Sea.
The kids had a lot of fun climbing around Yoros Castle on the Black Sea.
We've decided this is a good place for a family picture, our second one here.
While Levi and Olivia slept on the boat, Noah, Caden and I fed the seagulls.
Standing on the Asian side of Istanbul along the Sea of Marmara.
Noah loved cuddling with Grandma Jo, especially with his PJs on before bed.
When it was time for bed, the kids didn't mind staying up for more pics!
Levi hadn't seen Aunt Steph since he was one but now he adores her.
It took a couple days, but Olivia definitely warmed up to me and we had fun.
Like Noah and Caden, Levi and Olivia became big buddies and hammed it up.
Their last night and the morning they left was a very sad time for all of us.
The night before everyone left, Levi fell asleep on Grandma Jo's lap. Precious!
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Adopted child of the King; husband of Marsha; dad of Noah, Levi, Silas, Zoe and Micah; pastor of Richland Baptist Church (Kingdom City, MO); servant to all.
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