Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mother's Day - Jonas visit

Last Sunday was Mother's Day. We gathered up a rowdy mob of mothers and hugged them.

It was the 63rd Mother's Day for my dear mother.

It was the 62nd Mother's Day for the sweet Oma. 

It was the very 1st Mother's Day for the cute and adorable Samantha.
Samantha is such a great mother. Happy 1st Mother's Day to her.

As you might have noticed, Jonas is with us again.
He is visiting after a 5 month adventure throughout Southeast Asia. Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia - but not necessarily in that order. His stories are captivating. His photos are compelling. 
(Malaysia - No clean drinking water but ample wi-fi and fancy satellite dish.)

Jonas was last here in the summer of 2011. While we got to see him in Germany and France during the summer of 2012, it is fun to have him with us again. I'm thinking that Jonas might enjoy the peaceful spirit - and clean drinking water - of good old Topeka, Kansas ... his home away from home.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Dad's 88th Birthday

Yesterday was Dad's 88th birthday. After a 2 hour birthday lunch at the Courthouse sponsored by the extended Court Family, his birthday dinner was small but punctuated by a frosty chocolate milk shake made with multiple-scoops of real-deal chocolate ice cream.
Happy 88th Birthday Day to the best Dad ever.