Facing a 4-day weekend last week, we decided last-minute to go home to New Mexico and see my family. I miss them. A lot. And I know now how much I took for granted growing up in the same town as both sets of grandparents. My childhood was priceless in that way- growing up with so much extended family around. I hate that my children are growing up so far away from my family. It's because of this that I make it a priority to see them regularly. Either they come here, or we go there. Not only do I miss my folks, I miss my grandparents and I want my children to know them and love them as I do.
So, we decided to head home, and I'm so glad we did. It was totally worth the twelve hours each way. The kids were stellar in the car- even Maura, who was a total gem and slept most of the time. We didn't do anything notable- just spent time together and watched the Olympics and laughed. A lot. I'm grateful I was able to snag a few shots of my sweet grandparents meeting Maura for the first time. These images are priceless to me, and will be to her someday...
 
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February 17, 2010

Facing a 4-day weekend last week, we decided last-minute to go home to New Mexico and see my family. I miss them. A lot. And I know now how much I took for granted growing up in the same town as both sets of grandparents. My childhood was priceless in that way- growing up with so much extended family around. I hate that my children are growing up so far away from my family. It's because of this that I make it a priority to see them regularly. Either they come here, or we go there. Not only do I miss my folks, I miss my grandparents and I want my children to know them and love them as I do.
So, we decided to head home, and I'm so glad we did. It was totally worth the twelve hours each way. The kids were stellar in the car- even Maura, who was a total gem and slept most of the time. We didn't do anything notable- just spent time together and watched the Olympics and laughed. A lot. I'm grateful I was able to snag a few shots of my sweet grandparents meeting Maura for the first time. These images are priceless to me, and will be to her someday...
 
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Comments
Helene says:

these are just beautiful and priceless, Rachel. Good for you!

(02.17.10 @ 09:44 PM)
Shari says:

Beautiful. I'm sad for you that you can't be closer. I know what it feels like to be too far. It aches. My parents live in Qatar and I am anxious for summer when I can see them. I'm happy for you that you were able to go home for the weekend so you could take these priceless pictures:)

(02.17.10 @ 09:50 PM)
Jen says:

Oh Rach! How awesome are these?! I love the one with your Grandpa with that big smile in the background. And Maura looks SO MUCH like Rowan in these it is crazy! Before I started reading I thought these might be old pics with Row as a baby! Can't wait to meet little Miss in a few weeks!

(02.17.10 @ 10:15 PM)
gwen says:

Gorgeous, Rachel. Just gorgeous.

(02.17.10 @ 10:50 PM)
gina says:

priceless and just beautiful...

(02.17.10 @ 11:16 PM)
Cindy says:

How sweet are these!!! Such precious memories for all of you... I love the one with your granddad's huge smile.

(02.18.10 @ 01:23 PM)
Bonnie Doolin says:

Those are just precious pictures. I remember your grandparents Rhien. We used to go to church with them, great people. Great opportunity to be with them all. Your children are just beautiful.

(02.18.10 @ 09:36 PM)