Thursday, June 23, 2016

One Summer Day at Lunch.

I took my girls out to lunch.
We discussed Summer plans, baking ideas, 
and we also dabbled on the subject of wedding dresses.  
Both Claire and Jane have very classic tastes. 
They love traditional styles but are both very different. 
Lottie was busy pulling Claire's hair and whispering the same silly thing
 in Jane's ear over and over again.
It's fun to have my big girls and then my little girl at the tail end.
I am really in a wonderful place in my life.
I have a good relationship with all my children, and have really enjoyed
all the stages so far.  
Charlotte reminds me so much of Claire at this age.
Both are animated, inquisitive, and curious. 
But Lottie looks so much like Jane at this age;
with wispy orange hair and little freckled arms and hands.
 When it gets too hot to be outside, 
we watch our old family videos (Thanks Martha!).
It's been so fun to watch The Little Nies grow up. 
With each child, we've watched minutes after they were born
 and me expressing my joy and relief!
We've watched Mr. Nielson graduate college and buy our first car.
There are videos of our first house in downtown Provo.
We watched our lives unfold in the heat of Arizona,
Jimmy our dog, clips of our wedding day, and our many adventures
living back east in New Jersey.
Before long, we will be filming the girls in their beautiful wedding dresses
that we talked about one summer day at lunch.