Friday, June 27, 2008

Postcard From The Midwest

View From the Back Deck

Dear Chris,

Greetings from the Heartland!  We're here in Toddville, Iowa (which is just outside of Cedar Rapids) staying at my sister's house and soaking in the lush green farmland.  The babies are soaking in all of the hugs and kisses, songs, games and silly faces from their cousins, Jakob, Josh & Hannah.  The cousins have braved feedings and even tried to change a few diapers, although I'm not sure any of those have been a success yet. 

Jakob, Josh, Hannah, Salt & Pepper

One of their cats recently had two precious kittens. The kids named them Salt & Pepper and they are so cute.  I had to laugh to myself to think that the cat had a smaller litter than you and I did. 

Hannah & Salt

Cohen, Jakob, Hannah & Noah

The scenery here is amazing.  It brings back so many memories from growing up and visiting my mom's family farm in Boone.  Babe, I walked out into the garage and got a whiff of what smelled like farm animals and it just brought back a flood of memories of grandpa's pig stalls and the big white barn. Then I realized they don't have any barn animals and it was just the babies' diapers that I'd been throwing in the trash out there. Still, it was nostalgic. 

The Old Windmill Out Front

At sunset you can watch the fireflies dancing across the meadow and it's beautiful.  The days are longer here with the sun coming up at 5:30 am and dipping down well after 9 pm.

We miss you terribly and can't wait for you to join us in a few weeks.  Sending you five big hugs and puppy kisses from all of us!  

Jakob & Sophia
Josh & Finn

Sending all of our love,
Mari, Cohen, Noah, Finn & Sophia


Alaine said...

What fun! Catch some fireflies for me. So neat of you to share with all of us about your visit.
Much love
"The Lord remembers us and will bless us.." Psalm 115:12
May He continue to bless your time away.

King Quads said...

How fun. Those babies are getting some serious lovin'. Cohen looks more and more like you (Mari) in every picture you post. Keep us updated!

Anonymous said...

How great to get to be with more family!! Looks beautiful there. My husband went to school in Iowa (Iowa Weselyn in Mount Pleasent). Enjoy yourselves!!!

Alaine said...

Happy Ten Month Birthday Cohen, Finn, Noah, and Sophia! Have your cousins make you some brownies.
Love you.

Goerlich Quadruplets said...

Wow! It is beautiful there! I love the pic of Hannah with Salt - classic. It looks like all are having a great time with lots of love to go around. I love you!